A new Canadian immigration stream has been launched by the government of Ontario. The Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream, which was announced on August 16 and opened the same day, is a pilot for workers in high-demand occupations with a job offer in Ontario.
The Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream is part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), which allows Ontario to nominate individuals for immigration to Canada based on criteria set by the province.
The current list of occupations includes occupations in the agriculture and construction sectors.
Applicants can only apply if they meet all eligibility criteria, have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Ontario employer, and have a completed and signed Employer Form to upload as part of the application package.
The job offer must be in one of the following eligible occupations in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D.
|7441||Residential and commercial installers and servicers|
|7521||Heavy equipment operators (except crane)|
|8431||General farm workers|
|8432||Nursery and greenhouse workers|
|7611||Construction trades helpers and labourers|
|9462||Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers|
To be eligible to apply for the Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream, applicants must have a job offer from an eligible Ontario employer that meets the following criteria:
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
In addition, the Ontario employer must meet the following criteria:
A permanent full-time job offer is an offer of employment with no end date and consisting of a minimum of 1,560 hours paid employment in a 12-month period with a minimum of 30 hours per week.
The Ontario Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system. Successful applicants will receive a provincial nomination certificate, allowing them and accompanying family members to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status.
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