Ontario came back with a bang on December 7, inviting 1,186 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
|Foreign Worker Stream||General||470||37|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||33||N/A|
|International Student Stream||General||583||62|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||37||N/A|
|In-Demand Skills Stream||Targeted draw for health, manufacturing and agricultural occupations.||53||N/A|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||10||N/A|
These candidates may be eligible for one of three streams under the Employer Job Offer category: Foreign Worker, International Student and In-Demand Skills. Some of the invitations went to candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot.
Candidates invited under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream had work experience in the National Occupational Codes (NOC) below:
Health and agricultural occupations:
Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):
In 2021, Ontario received an allocation of 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations, NOC Skill Level C.
As of November 10, 2021, Ontario has issued 8,600 nominations. Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, told CIC News in an October interview that the province is asking the federal government to double their allocation next year.
Ontario recently passed the Working for Workers Act, which among other things will help immigrant workers integrate into regulated industries outside of the health care sector. It will prohibit regulatory bodies from requiring Canadian work experience, eliminate the need to do a language test for the purpose of licensing, and speed up the licensing process, especially in cases of emergency.
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