Updated Employer Form Released by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Releases New Employer Form
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The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has introduced a revised version of its Employer Form, effective April 10, for all new applications seeking a nomination under the Employer: Job Offer stream of the Provincial Nominee Program.

As per the OINP guidelines, the ‘Application for Approval of Employment Position’ form is now mandatory. Failure to submit the updated form will result in the application being deemed incomplete, leading to a refund of the application fee.

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Here are the key eligibility criteria for the various streams under the Employer Job Offer category:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

  • Applicants must hold a permanent and full-time job offer under NOC (National Occupational Classification) categories 1, 2, or 3, meeting Ontario’s median wage levels and deemed essential to the business.
  • The proposed wage should match or exceed the current wage for those already employed in the position.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience within the past five years is required.
  • Mandatory licensing in Ontario, if applicable to the position.
  • Applicants must reside abroad or have legal status in Canada under a permit (work, study, or visit) and express a genuine intention to settle in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

  • Candidates must possess a permanent and full-time job offer under NOC categories 1, 2, or 3, or Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B, meeting Ontario’s low wage levels and essential to the business.
  • Similar to the Foreign Worker Stream, the proposed wage must meet or exceed the current wage for existing employees.
  • Eligible applicants should have completed either a minimum two-year degree or a one-year post-graduate diploma from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university, with at least half of the studies completed in Canada.
  • Applications must be submitted within two years of course completion.
  • Legal status in Ontario and an intention to settle are prerequisites.

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Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

  • This stream targets individuals with specific skills in demand within Ontario.
  • Requirements include a permanent and full-time job offer in designated occupations within the agriculture or construction sector, meeting Ontario’s median wage levels.
  • Candidates must have at least 9 months of cumulative work experience in one of the eligible occupations within the last three years, with seasonal work not being considered.
  • Educational qualifications equivalent to Canadian high school education or higher.
  • Proficiency in English or French (CLB/NCLC 4) in all language competencies.
  • Similar to other streams, applicants must reside abroad or have legal status in Canada under a permit and express a genuine intention to settle in Ontario.

Eligible Occupations:

  • The In-Demand Skills Stream encompasses a range of occupations critical to Ontario’s economy. These include but are not limited to home support workers, construction trades helpers, specialized livestock workers, industrial butchers, and electronics assemblers, among others.

In conclusion, the revised Employer Form underscores the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s commitment to streamlining processes and ensuring the selection of candidates who meet the province’s economic needs while also facilitating their integration into Ontario communities.

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