Ontario Issues More Than 1,100 Canada Immigration Invites In 6 Employer Job Offer Draws

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Ontario Targets Three Canada Immigration Streams With 1,320 Invitations
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Canada immigration news: Ontario has conducted six separate Expression of Interest draws through its Employer Job Offer streams for Foreign Workers, International Students and In-Demand Skills, issuing 1,186 invitations.

Two draws under each stream were conducted on December 7, 2021.

Under the Foreign Worker stream, a general draw saw 470 candidates invited, with a minimum score of 37 points on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program points grid. A further targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates saw 33 invitations issued.

For the International Student stream, a general draw saw 583 invitations issued, with a minimum score of 62, while a Regional Immigration Pilot draw featured 37 invitations.

Under the In-Demand Skills stream, a Regional Immigration Pilot draw saw 10 invitations issued, while a targeted draw saw 53 invitations issued to candidates with skills and experience in the following health, manufacturing and agricultural occupations:

Health and Agricultural

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers.
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers.
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers.
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers.
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers.

Manufacturing (outside GTA only)

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

To qualify for each draw, candidates needed to have created profiles between April 28 and December 7, 2021.

Full requirements for all the mentioned streams are included further down this article.


Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

December 7, 2021

470

April 28 – December 7, 2021

37 and above

General draw

33

N/A

Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.


Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

December 7, 2021

583

April 28 – December 7, 2021

62 and above

General draw

37

N/A

Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.


Ontario Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

December 7, 2021

53

April 28 – December 7, 2021

N/A

Targeted draw for health, manufacturing and agricultural occupations.

10

N/A

Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.


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The Ontario EOI system manages application intake for the following streams:

Ontario Expression of Interest Ranking System

Points are awarded based on the following attributes:

  1. Level and field of education and where they completed their studies.
  2. Proficiency in English or French.
  3. Intention to settle outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
  4. Skill and work experience level, earnings history, other factors relevant to prospects in Ontario job market.
  5. Labour market needs in the province or region of the province.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Two cumulative years of relevant work experience in the previous five years before the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets low wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Either
    • Graduated or met requirements of a full-time minimum two-year degree from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university; OR
    • Graduated or met requirements of a full-time minimum one-year post-graduate diploma program from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university.
  • Completed at least half the studies in Canada;
  • Apply within two years from the date you completed the above course
  • Legal status in Ontario
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

This stream targets candidates with specific skilled in-demand in Ontario. To qualify, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under certain occupations in the agriculture or construction sector and meets the median wage in Ontario for the occupation (see table below), and in a position that is necessary to the business.
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid.
  • 9 months of cumulative work experience in the last three years in one of the eligible occupations. Experience must be paid and full time or the equivalent amount in part-time work in Ontario.
    • Seasonal work does not count.
  • Equivalent of Canadian high school education or higher.
  • Valid certificate or license at the time of application for any claimed work experience that requires it.
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 in English or French in all language competencies.
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Regional Immigration Pilot

The Regional Immigration Pilot is designed to use the OINP to bring skilled labour not available locally to smaller Ontario communities.

To qualify candidates must have a permanent job offer from one of the three participating communities:

  • Chatham-Kent.
  • Cornwall.
  • Quinte West/Belleville.

Candidates must also meet the criteria for one of the Ontario Employer Job Offer streams, namely:

  • Foreign Worker.
  • International Student.
  • In-Demand Skills.

Candidate Requirements

  • Full-time and permanent job offer from an employer in one of the participating communities.
  • Meet the criteria for one of the Employer Job Offer category streams (see below).

Number of Nominations

Approximately 150 Employer Job Offer nominations have been set aside for the pilot.

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