Opportunity Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP):

Eligibility Criteria for Individual Investors

Although the investment component of Opportunities Ontario is geared towards corporate investments in the province, individual investors seeking nomination can also qualify for the program.


To qualify for a provincial nomination, individual investors must meet all of the following four additional eligibility criteria as required by federal law:

  • Be actively involved, on an ongoing basis, in the management of the business;
  • Control, or will control, at least 33.334% of the equity in the business, or make a minimum $1 million investment in the business;
  • Not have the option of redeeming the investment after a specified period; and
  • Invest the capital in the business not for the primary purpose of deriving interest, dividends or capital gains.