Regulation - Other

Proposed Regulations under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
Summary of Decision:
A decision has been made to bring the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations into effect on January 1, 2018. The Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations have been published on E-Laws, as well as, volume 150, issue 47 of the Ontario Gazette.

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 16, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario Immigration Act (the Act) received Royal Assent on May 28, 2015. Regulations are necessary to bring many of the Act's provisions into effect. In January 2016, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) completed public consultations on draft regulations related to the administration of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and the selection program eligibility criteria for six different categories under the OINP. However, due to the ongoing modernization of the OINP, those regulations did not proceed and the Act was not proclaimed.

Prior to proclaiming the Act, MCI is now seeking input on the modernized, streamlined job offer based categories, the business categories, and the two new categories of the OINP selection program launched in 2017.

Contact Address:
Akbar Katawazy, Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Ave, 3rd Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2R9
Effective Date:
January 1, 2018