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OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Updated: May 14

The promise of a new chapter in a foreign land beckons, and for foreign workers skilled in sought-after fields, Ontario's welcoming embrace holds the key. Enter the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's (OINP) Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream, a pathway tailored for those with coveted skills and a job offer in hand.


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OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

We will delve into the details of this stream, uncovering how it can usher you into a prosperous life in Ontario.


What is OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is a specialized pathway designed to facilitate the immigration process for foreign workers who have received a job offer in specific in-demand occupations within the province of Ontario, Canada.

How OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream Can Help You Settle in Ontario

Relocating to a new country can be daunting, but the OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is designed to make your transition smoother. It provides a streamlined route for foreign workers like you with job offers in designated in-demand occupations to transition from temporary work status to permanent residency in Ontario. On the other hand,  OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream targets occupations that are identified as in-demand within the Ontario labor market. This means that foreign workers like you with job offers in these specific occupations are likely to have greater employment opportunities and stability.

How to Be Eligible for OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Eligibility is the cornerstone, and the OINP has established specific criteria to gauge your suitability for this stream. Let's explore the qualifications you need to meet: The Job Offer You Received Must Meet the Following:

  1. Full-time and permanent (1,560 hours of paid work annually).

  2. Occupation falls within the NOC skilled occupations in Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) categories 4 or 5. (See table below for the list of eligible occupations)

  3. Align with or exceed the median wage level.

  4. Job role is of urgent necessity to your employer's operations.

  5. The geographical base of your work must be Ontario.


You Must Meet the Following Personal Criteria:

  1. Demonstrate your sincere interest in settling in Ontario and receive an invitation to apply.

  2. Possess at least 9 months of cumulative paid full-time work experience (or equivalent in part-time work) in Ontario, in the same in-demand occupation as your job offer. The experience gained should be within the three years prior to the date you submit your application.

  3. Hold a valid license or authorization, if applicable to your occupation.

  4. Prove your English or French language proficiency at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher.

  5. Hold a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or a credential equivalent.

  6. Demonstrate your intent to make Ontario your home.

  7. Maintain a legal status, such as a work permit, study permit, or visitor record within Canada if applying from within Canada.

For more information about the programs, please refer to the OINP website or talk to our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) regarding eligibility. 


Find Out If Your Occupation is Eligible for OINP Employer Job Offer: In-demand Skills Stream

The position offered to you can be situated anywhere in Ontario, whether inside or outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or only outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It must belong to National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER categories 4 or 5.

Job Positions Eligible Inside or Outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Job Positions Eligible Only Outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

  • 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

  • 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


Advantage of OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream in the Federal Express Entry system

The OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is your gateway to an enhanced profile in the Federal Express Entry system. If you receive a provincial nomination through this stream, you are awarded additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the federal Express Entry system. This boosts your overall CRS score, increasing your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry draws.

How Chitra & Associates Immigration Consultants Can Help in the Immigration Process

Navigating the immigration process can be overwhelming, but the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) of Chitra & Associates Immigration Consultants possess the expertise to guide you. From assessing your eligibility to steering you through the application process, their knowledge can be your guiding light as you embark on your journey to Ontario. In essence, this stream is your avenue to a thriving professional future in Ontario. By grasping the program's prerequisites, fulfilling eligibility conditions, and potentially seeking expert guidance, you're scripting your own success story within Ontario's dynamic landscape. Remember, your journey to Ontario's opportunities starts with a job offer – a key that opens doors to not only a new chapter but a whole new dimension of possibilities.




A Cautionary Note: The foregoing provides only an overview and does not constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal advice should be obtained, and the readers are asked to refer to the government website for the most updated information.

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