OINP Entrepreneur Point System and Calculator

OINP Entrepreneur points and calculatorAarav is a successful businessman from India. Since he has many relatives in Ontario, Aarav has decided to immigrate to this province. Of course, being the most populated province in Canada, Ontario is picky about selecting immigrants. Aarav intends to immigrate as an entrepreneur. However, to apply under the OINP Entrepreneur system, he needs to collect enough points. Thus, he could compete with other job creators who intend to move to Ontario. Of course, Aarav wonders what constitutes the points he needs.

According to Statistics Canada, Ontario hosts more than 14.7 million people. Consequently, about 39% of Canadians live in Ontario. No wonder many immigrants have family members in Ontario and would like to immigrate to this province.

The OINP Entrepreneur stream

OINP stands for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. This program is a Provincial Nominee Program for those people who intend to reside in Ontario. Of course, OINP comes in different options. However, the focus of this article is a specific option for job creators. If you are a successful businessperson or senior manager, this option could be for you. Nonetheless, you need to meet the minimum requirements before applying for this program. If you are not familiar with the minimum requirements, consider reading the following articles first:

The OINP Entrepreneur stream point system

If you intend to apply under this program, you need to show your interest first. Consequently, you need to open an online account and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) application. Based on the answers you provide, the immigration officers assign you points. Of course, you only remain in the pool of EOI if you meet the minimum requirements. Nonetheless, those who stay in the pool of EOI compete with each other.  Now and again, the officers pick those who receive the highest number of points. Therefore, it is essential to obtain a high score.

The construct of OINP Entrepreneur points

You could receive up to 200 points based on the following three scoring sections.

  • Human Capital Factors – up to 80 points
  • Investment Factors – up to 46 points
  • Business Concept – up to 74 points

There are no minimum score requirements for the first two categories. However, you need to receive at least 37 points under the Business Concept scoring system, or the officers won’t accept your application.

Human Capital Factors

Under the OINP Entrepreneur point system, you could receive up to 80 points in this category. Here is a breakdown of these points:

  • Business experience – up to 25 points
  • Past specific experience – up to 35 points
  • Level of education – up to 10 points
  • Official language ability (i.e. knowledge of either English or French languages) – up to 10 points

Investment Factors

OINP Entrepreneur point system assigns up to 46 points under this scoring section, namely:

  • Net worth – up to 15 points
  • Investment amount – up to 25 points
  • Business-related visits to Ontario – up to 6 points

OINP Entrepreneur points based on the business concept factors

You could receive up to 74 points under this OINP Entrepreneur scoring category. However, you need at least 37 points, or you have no opportunity to immigrate. Unfortunately, the points you receive under these factors highly depend on the officer’s decision.

  • Business model:
    • Description of the proposed business – up to 15 points
    • Market research – up to 15 points
    • Key sector and economic benefit – up to 10 points
    • Investment allocation – up to 10 points
  • Business location – up to 10 points
  • Job creation – up to 7 points
  • Creation of N0C 0, A or B jobs – up to 7 points

Of course, you could read the application guide for OINP Entrepreneur to learn more about the details of each scoring option.

OINP Entrepreneur points calculator

We have designed a proprietary calculator that helps you estimate your EOI score. The following image takes to the calculator page.

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Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada


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This article has been expertly crafted by Al Parsai, a distinguished Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice) hailing from vibrant Toronto, Canada. Al's academic achievements include an esteemed role as an adjunct professor at prestigious Queen's University Law School and Ashton College, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University. A respected member of CICC and CAPIC organizations, Al's insights are further enriched by his experience as the dynamic CEO of Parsai Immigration Services. Guiding thousands of applicants from over 55 countries through the immigration process since 2011, Al's articles offer a wealth of invaluable knowledge for readers.