Ontario is reopening and expanding one of its components of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on July 6. OINP’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skill Stream will reopen on this date and will include 13 additional positions located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The purpose of this component is to help respond to labor shortages in specific demand professions such as agriculture, construction, trucking, or personal support work. Workers inside and outside Canada can apply for this stream.
To obtain a provincial appointment under the component, an immigrant candidate must have a valid job offer and meet other eligibility criteria.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Applicants must obtain a full-time, permanent job offer (i.e. a minimum of 1560 hours per year and no end date). The job must be in an eligible occupation inside or outside the GTA.
The job must correspond to one of the skill level C or D codes of the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code:
As of July 6, a job offer under the following CNP codes (also levels C or D) will be valid for this stream, as long as the job is outside the GTA:
Employers have many obligations. For example, they must demonstrate that the person they hire through this component of the OINP is necessary for their business and they must pay them at or above the level of the median salary for the profession.
Applicants for immigration must have at least 9 months of full-time, paid full-time work experience in the profession for which they have received a job offer. They must also have the equivalent of a high school level in Canada (secondary) or more, and a minimum level in English or French language proficiency with a CLB level of 4 or more in each skill. (reading, writing, listening) and speaking).
Among other requirements, an immigrant candidate must demonstrate that he has a valid permit to work in a profession that requires a permit or other authorization in Ontario.
OINP is the largest PNP in Canada because it has the largest population and economy in the country.
IRCC granted Ontario a PNP allowance of 7,350 principal applicants in 2020. In addition, Ontario can appoint 250 temporary foreign workers in qualified intermediate occupations (NOC C roles).
The OINP remained active throughout 2020, including during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This year, it organized 12 draws of skilled workers and entrepreneurs.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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