Employer Job offer: OINP Foreign Worker Stream

Employer Job offer OINP Foreign Worker Stream

OINP or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program offers economic immigration to foreign skilled workers as well as students. OINP foreign worker stream is a stream of the Ontario Employer Job Offer pathway. You can apply through the Foreign Worker Stream if:

  • You are a foreign worker living in or outside Canada who is qualified to be employed in a skilled occupation.
  • You have received a job-offer from a valid employer to work in Ontario
  • You aim to settle in the province and contribute to the provincial economy.

OINP Foreign Worker Stream update: On 31st January, 2023 OINP issued 611 ITAs for eligible applicants with an EOI score of 53 and above. It was a targeted draw for specific NOC codes. 

Read more details about the OINP news.

Processing time for Employer Job Offer-Foreign Worker stream

The OINP Foreign worker stream takes approximately 90 to 120 days or 3 to 4 months to process your application.

Application fee for OINP foreign worker stream

The application fee for OINP foreign worker stream is $1500 if your job-offer is outside the Greater Toronto area (GTA), or $2000 if your job offer is in the Greater Toronto Area.

Who is eligible for OINP Employer Job Offer- Foreign Worker Stream?

To be eligible to apply for the OINP Foreign Worker Stream, you must qualify for the following criteria.

  • You must have created an Expression of Interest and should get an ITA from the OINP to apply for provincial nomination.
  • If you are applying for the program from inside Canada, you must be a temporary resident of the country. You must have a valid work permit, or study permit. You must maintain your permit and legal status until you are nominated.
  • You must have a valid job-offer from an eligible employer in Ontario to be eligible for OINP foreign worker stream.
  • If the job-offer requires any license or authorization, you must have acquired it.
  • You must have at least 2 years of work experience in the last five years. This amounts to at least 3120 hours of paid work in 24 months. The work experience must be paid, full-time, and in the same NOC code as your job-offer.
  • If you are working part-time, it should be for at least 15 hours per week. This means at least 3120 hours of work over a period of four years. Your part-time work will be eligible for OINP foreign worker stream only if it is paid and is in the same NOC code as your job-offer.
  • If you have Canadian work experience, it is eligible if it was gained while legally working and residing in the country.
  • Neither you, nor any of your family members have any equity in the business of your employer, in any way. It is only acceptable by the OINP foreign worker stream if you have gained equity as part of your employee remuneration. Under such circumstances, the equity gained must be less than 10 percent of the total equity of the employer’s business.
  • You must have plans to live in Ontario after getting permanent residency. You must demonstrate long term ties with the province such as:
    • Working in the province
    • Applying to jobs and appearing for interviews
    • Leasing or owning properties in Ontario
    • Having personal relationships and professional affiliations in Ontario
    • Studying in Ontario
    • Visiting and volunteering in the province.
OINP Employer job-offer Foreign Worker Stream

A valid job offer in OINP foreign worker stream

A job-offer is valid and acceptable in the OINP foreign worker stream under following conditions.
  • The Job-offer must be full time. A full-time employment requires 1560 hours of paid work in a year, or 30 hours per week of paid work in a year.
  • The job-offer must be permanent. This means that there should be no end date in the offer. Contract based job-offers are ineligible for OINP foreign worker stream.
  • Your job offer must not impact the job of someone involved in a labour dispute.
  • The job-offer must pay you higher than the median wage for that occupation in the region of Ontario the job is in. For example, the median wage of a nurse (NOC code 31301) in the Toronto region is $36.06 per hour. Thus, an eligible job-offer in OINP foreign worker stream will pay you at least $36.06 per hour.
  • In case you are already working with the same employer and in the same position as in your job-offer, you must be paid equal to or greater than your current remuneration.
  • Your job-offer must primarily be in Ontario.

NOC list of occupations eligible for OINP foreign worker stream

TEER 0

00010

00011

00012

00013

00014

00015

10010

10010

10011

10012

10019

10020

10021

10022

10029

10030

20010

20011

20012

30010

40010

40011

40012

40019

40020

40021

40030

40040

40041

40042

50010

50011

50012

60010

60020

60030

60031

60040

70010

70011

70012

70020

70021

80010

80020

80021

80022

90010

90011

TEER 1

11100

11101

11102

11103

11109

11200

11201

11202

21100

21101

21102

21103

21109

21110

21111

21112

21120

21200

21201

21202

21203

21210

21211

21220

21221

21222

21223

21230

21231

21232

21233

21234

21300

21301

21310

21311

21320

21321

21322

21330

21331

21332

21390

21399

31100

31101

31102

31103

31110

31111

31112

31120

31121

31200

31201

31202

31203

31204

31209

31300

31301

31302

31303

TEER 2

12010

12011

12012

12013

12100

12101

12102

12103

12104

12110

12111

12113

12200

12201

12202

12203

21100

21101

21102

21103

21109

21110

21111

21112

21120

21200

21201

21202

21203

21210

21211

21220

21221

21222

21223

21230

21231

21232

21233

21234

21300

21301

21310

21311

21320

21231

21322

21330

21331

21332

21390

21399

32100

32101

32102

32103

32104

32103

32110

32111

32112

32120

32121

32122

32123

32124

32129

32200

32201

32209

42100

42101

42102

42200

42201

42202

42203

42204

52100

52110

52111

52112

52113

52114

52119

52120

52121

62010

62020

62021

62022

62023

62024

62029

62100

62101

62200

62201

62202

72010

72011

72012

72013

72014

72020

72021

72021

72022

72023

72024

72025

72100

72101

72102

72103

72104

72105

72106

72200

72201

72202

72203

72204

72205

72300

72301

72302

72310

72311

72320

72321

72400

72401

72402

72403

72404

72405

72406

72410

72411

72420

72421

72422

72423

72429

72500

72501

72600

72601

72602

72603

72604

72999

82010

82020

82021

82030

82031

92010

92011

92012

92013

92014

92015

92020

92021

92022

92023

92024

92100

92101

TEER 3

13100

13101

13102

13110

13111

13112

13200

13201

33100

33101

33102

33103

33109

43100

43109

43200

43201

43202

43203

43204

53100

53110

53111

53120

53121

53122

53123

53124

53125

53200

53201

53202

63100

63101

63102

63200

63201

63202

63210

63211

63220

63221

73100

73101

73102

73110

73110

73111

73112

73113

73200

73201

73202

73209

73300

73301

73310

73311

73400

73401

73402

83100

83101

83110

83120

83121

93100

93101

93102

93200

OINP Employer Job Offer-Foreign Worker Stream: Employer eligibility requirements.

The employer who offers you the job will be valid for OINP foreign worker stream under the following conditions.

  • To be eligible for OINP foreign worker stream, your job offer must be from an employer whose business has been active for at least three years.
  • The business or at least a part of it must be situated in Ontario. Additionally, the vacancy for which the job is offered must be situated in Ontario. NOC codes 73300 assigned to transport truck drivers, and 73301 assigned to bus drivers, subway operators, etc, are exempt from this condition.
  • If your job-offer has the NOC codes 73301 or 73300, the employer must demonstrate a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration or CVOR.
  • If your employment offer is in the Greater Toronto area, the gross annual revenue of your employer’s business must be $1,000,000. If your job-offer is outside the Greater Toronto Area, the gross annual revenue of your employer must be at least $500,000.
  • If the location of your job is Greater Toronto Area, your employer must have employed at least 5 Canadian citizens or permanent residents. On the other hand, if the location of your job is outside the Greater Toronto Area, your employer must have employed at least 3 Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Your job-offer will be eligible for the OINP foreign worker stream if it is offered by an employer who has no outstanding orders against the Employment Standards Act, 2000, or the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • If the employer does not have a positive LMIA, he/she must be able to demonstrate that he/she attempted to fill the vacancy by offering it to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident before offering it to a foreign worker.
  • To be considered eligible for the OINP foreign worker stream, the employer must complete the Employer form .

Employer Job Offer- Foreign Worker Stream: Scoring factors

While registering your Expression of Interest to apply for the OINP foreign worker stream, you will be scored on the following factors.

TEER level of the job-offer (10 points)

TEER level 0 or 1

10 points

TEER 2 or 3

8 points

TEER 4 or 5

0 points

Broad Occupational Category of your NOC code (depicted by the first digit of your NOC code)

BOC 0: Senior management and legislative occupations

10 points

BOC 1: Jobs in business, finance and administration

05 points

BOC 2: Occupations related to Natural and Applied Science

10 points

BOC 3: Healthcare occupations

10 points

BOC 4: Jobs in academics, law and social, community and government services

04 points

BOC 5: Jobs in arts, sports and recreation

03 points

BOC 6: Sales and services jobs

03 points

BOC 7: Jobs related to trades, transports and equipment operators

07 points

BOC 8: Jobs in natural resources, agriculture and agricultural production.

04 points

BOC 9: Jobs in manufacturing and utility.

05 points

Location of the Job offer

Northern Ontario

10 points

Outside Greater Northern Toronto

08 points

Inside Greater Toronto

03 points

Toronto

00 points

Wages per hour paid by the job-offer

$40 or above

10 points

$35.00-$39.99 

08 points

$30.00-$34.99

07 points

$25.00-$29.99

06 points

$20.00-$24.99

05 points

Less than $20

0

Status of Work permit 

With work permit

10 points

Without work permit

0 points

Job tenure with the employer

If you have worked with the employer who has offered you the job for 6 month or more

3 points

If you have worked for less than 6 months or have never worked with the employer who has offered you the job

0 points

Earning history of Canadian work experience (if applicable)

If you have earned $40k or more in a year

03 points

If you have earned less than $40k in a year

0 points

Language Proficiency

CLB 9 or above

10 points

CLB 8

06 points

CLB 7

04 points

CLB 6 or below

0 points

Knowledge of official language

 

Both English and French (CLB 7 in one and at least 6 in other)

10 points

Either English or French

05 points

Maximum Points available

76 points

Provincial Nomination through OINP Employer Job Offer- Foreign Worker Stream.
Submit an EOI
  1. Submit an EOI
  2. Get a score out of 76 points and enter the selection pool.
  3. Get an invitation to apply in the OINP draws held for the OINP foreign worker stream.
  4. Submit the documents, pay the fee, and apply to the OINP foreign worker stream within 14 days
  5. Get a nomination certificate from the province.
  6. Apply to IRCC for Canada PR within 6 months.

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