Ineligible Businesses under OINP

The OINP will not accept EOIs or applications for proposed businesses which fall
under the list of ineligible types of businesses.

List of ineligible types of businesses in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
• Existing Franchises in Ontario (new foreign franchises expanding into Ontario are permitted)
• Gas Stations
• Tire Recycling
• Scrap Metal Recycling
• Pawnbrokers
• Bed and Breakfasts
• Holding Companies
• Laundromats
• Automated Car Wash Operations
• Pay Day Loan and related businesses
• Businesses which have been previously owned/operated by current or former OINP business stream nominees

List of ineligible types of businesses outside of the GTA:
• Tire Recycling
• Scrap Metal Recycling
• Pawnbrokers
• Holding Companies
• Laundromats
• Automated Car Wash Operations
• Pay Day Loan and related businesses
• Businesses which have been previously owned/operated by current or former OINP business stream nominees


For Corporate Stream

  • If your proposed business will be located in the Greater Toronto Area, the following types are also ineligible:
    • existing franchises in Ontario (new foreign franchises expanding into Ontario are permitted)
    • gas stations
    • bed and breakfasts