Ontario Targets Agriculture And Construction Occupations In New Canada Immigration Draw

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 2023 Released By IRCC
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Ontario has issued 295 Canada immigration invitations in a new Expression of Interest draw through its Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skilled stream.

The April 11 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw required a minimum score of 30 through the Ontario Expression of Interest system. It was a general draw, targeting all occupations.

To qualify for the draw, candidates needed to have a job offer and have created profiles between November 22, 2022 to April 11, 2023.

The In-Demand Skills stream focuses on jobs in agriculture and construction.

Qualifying for Jobs Anywhere In Ontario

  • NOC 44101 – Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
  • NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  • NOC 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  • NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  • NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers
  • NOC 85103 – Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  • NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Qualifying Jobs Outside the Greater Toronto Area

  • NOC 94100 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 94105 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 94106 – Machining tool operators
  • NOC 94107 – Machine operators of other metal products
  • NOC 94110 – Chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 94111 – Plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 94124 – Woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 94132 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 94140 – Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  • NOC 94201 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 94204 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 94213 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 94219 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  • NOC 95102 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities

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

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

Date issued Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
April 11, 2023 295 November 22, 2022 – April 11, 2023 30 and above General Draw

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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: 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, 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.
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