The government of Ontario has officially extended the deadline for candidates to submit an online application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), from the initial seven days to fourteen days. The move will affect applicants in the following streams: the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the International Masters Graduate Stream, and the International Ph.D. Graduate Stream.
The extension follows the recent media reports that Ontario’s new e-filling system was experiencing technical glitches that hindered users from completing and submitting their online application.
The Ontario government stated in a communication posted on their website that “We are making every effort to ensure that we have the technical capacity to meet volume demands and we will continue to monitor the system 24 hours a day, to address any issues.”
The website registered 117,000 visits over four days last week, in what the government of Ontario described as ‘unprecedented application-volume demand.’
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), was reopened on 21 February 2017 and reached its intake limit on 24, February.