On September 22, Ontario invited 72 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Published by Hillfield Immigration on 23rd September, 2021.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held it’s third-ever In-Demand Skills stream draw 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. In other words, “express their interest” to apply for a provincial nomination under an Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
In the general draw, 65 candidates were invited. Ontario also held a draw for the Regional Immigration Pilot, where they invited seven candidates. There is no EOI score requirement for this stream. Our qualified consultant at Hillfield Immigration can provide information relevant to applying for this stream.
Invited candidates needed work experience in one of the following occupations, listed by sector in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code under Health and agricultural occupations and Manufacturing (outside the GTA only).
The In-Demand Skills Stream immigration program focuses more on provincial demand than occupation skill level. Many immigration programs target occupations that the government considers to be “high skilled.” Yet, Ontario still has labour shortages in occupations that are considered to be “low skilled.” Migrate to Canada and live your best life, our specialist professional at Hillfield Immgration can make your dream a reality! Contact us today!
Foreign workers with eligible job offers in Ontario who wish to enter the In-Demand Skills stream can apply for a nomination with nine months of cumulative work experience in the province within the past three years. Seasonal work experience is not eligible to meet the work requirement. Part-time work may be eligible if the candidate completed the required number of work hours. The number of work hours has to equal either 1,200 hours of paid employment in one job over the course of 18 months. Or, for those who had more than one job, it would mean working for at least 30 hours per week for nine months totaling 1,200 hours.
There are a number of other eligibility requirements. To find out more information or inquire about the requirements consult our Canadian immigration expert. Generally, candidates need a high school education, a language score of at least 4 in all proficiencies, and sufficient settlement funds, among other requirements.
To get points for Ontario immigration – Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province has decided will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on which stream you apply for. Other than skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your wage, education, official language ability, and the region in which you study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.
To find how to qualify for any of the streams above or how to apply to immigrate to Canada to work contact our legal professional at Hillfield Immigration for detailed information.