Ontario invited 48 immigrants to apply for a nomination as a provincial candidate on August 11.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program held its second-ever draw for In-Demand Skills under its new intake system. Ontario’s new Expression of Interest (EOI) system replaces the old first-come-first-served model, and means that interested candidates can register at any time for a chance to receive an invitation from Ontario. To put it another way, candidates can “express their interest” in applying for a provincial nomination under the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program.
Find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration
This draw did not require a score. Candidates invited to the In-Demand Skills stream must be eligible and have job offers for the following occupations. These occupations are listed in alphabetical order according to their National Occupational Classification code (NOC).
Agriculture and health:
NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
NOC 4412: Home support workers and related occupations (exclusions housekeepers).
NOC 8431 – general farm workers
NOC 8432: Nursery and greenhouse workers
NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
NOC 9462: Industrial butchers and meat cutters as well as poultry preparers and other related workers
Manufacturing (outside of the Greater Toronto Area):
NOC 9411: Machine operators, mineral and metallic processing
NOC 9416: Metalworking and Forging Machine Operators
NOC 9417: Machine tool operators
NOC 9418 – Other metal product machine operators
NOC 9421 Chemical plant machine operators
NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operator
NOC 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
NOC 9461: Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
NOC 9523 – Electronic assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, as well as testers
NOC 9526 – Mechanical assemblers, inspectors
NOC 9536 – Industrial painters, metal finishing process operators and coaters
NOC 9537 – Other products assemblers and finishers, inspectors
Candidates who have received an invitation today have 14 days to apply in a provincial nomination. This will support their application of permanent residency.
About the In-Demand Skill Stream
This program is more focused on the province’s demand than on occupation skill levels. Many immigration programs target occupations considered “highly skilled.” However, Ontario has labour shortages for occupations that are “lowly skilled.”
You can apply for the In-Demand Skill stream. For foreign workers who have been offered a job in Ontario, they can apply for a nomination if they have nine months of cumulative work experience within the last three years. Seasonal work experience does not qualify for the work requirement. If the candidate has worked the required amount of hours, part-time work may be acceptable. You must have worked at least 1,200 hours in a single job for 18 months. For those with more than one job it would be equivalent to working at least 30 hours per semaine for nine months, totaling 1,200 hours.
There are many other requirements. Candidates must have a high school diploma, a minimum of 4 in each language, and sufficient settlement funds.
List of occupations in high demand
NOC Code Occupation
3413 Nursing aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
4412 Home support workers, and related occupations (excluding housekeepers)
7441 Servicers and installers for residential and commercial properties
7511 Truck drivers
7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
8431 General farm workers
8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
8611 Harvesting labourers
7611 Construction trades labourers and helpers
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparationrs, and related workers
Only available to candidates who are not from the Greater Toronto Area
NOC Code Occupation
9411 Operators in mineral and metal processing
9416 Forging and metalworking machine operators
9417 Machining tools operators
9418 Operators of other metal products machines
9421 Operators of chemical plant machines
9422 Operators of plastics processing machines
9437 Woodworking machine operators
94446 Sewing machine operators in the industrial sector
9461 Food, beverage, and related products processing, process control and machine operators
9523 Electronics assemblers/fabators, inspectors, and testers
9526 Inspectors and assemblers of mechanical components
9536 Industrial painters and metal finishing process operator
9537 Other product assemblers, inspectors, and finishers
How can you earn points for Ontario immigration?
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based upon a variety of human capital factors the province considers important for selecting immigrants who have the potential to succeed. Points are awarded for your Canadian work experience and the skill level of your job.
The OINP scoring system varies depending on the stream you are applying for. It takes into consideration your skill level, work experience, and education. To meet labour market demands, the province can also allocate 10 points.