72 workers invited by Ontario to apply for PNP

72 workers invited by Ontario to apply for PNP

“ The third In-Demand Skills stream draw in Ontario was also the largest to date. ”

Ontario welcomed 72 immigrant candidates to register for a provincial nomination on September 22.

Under its new intake method, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) staged it’s third-ever In-Demand Skills stream draw. The new Expression of Interest (EOI) system in Ontario replaces the previous first-come, first-served paradigm, and allows interested candidates to register at any time for a chance to be invited by the province. To put it another way, they “express their interest” in applying for a provincial nomination under the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

A total of 65 people were chosen in the general draw. Ontario also sponsored a drawing for the Regional Immigration Pilot, inviting seven people to participate. This stream does not have an EOI score requirement.

The following occupations, listed by sector and in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code, were required of invited candidates.

Health and Agricultural Occupations

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (Outside the GTA Only)

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
 

About In-Demand Skills Stream

This immigration programme places a greater emphasis on regional demand than on occupational skill levels. Many government-designated “high-skilled” vocations are the focus of many immigration initiatives. Despite this, Ontario continues to face labour shortages in “low skilled” occupations.

Enter the Stream of In-Demand Skills. With nine months of cumulative work experience in Ontario within the previous three years, foreign workers with suitable job offers in the province can file for a nomination. Seasonal work is ineligible for meeting the work requirement. If the candidate fulfilled the required number of work hours, part-time work may be acceptable. Over the period of 18 months, the quantity of work hours must match either 1,200 hours of paid employment in one job. Alternatively, for people with multiple jobs, it would need working at least 30 hours per week for nine months, for a total of 1,200 hours.

There are a few further prerequisites for eligibility. Candidates must, among other things, have a high school diploma, a language score of at least 4 in all proficiencies, and appropriate settlement funds.

List of In-demand occupations

  • 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • 4412 Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • 7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • 7511 Transport truck drivers
  • 7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • 8431 General farm workers
  • 8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • 8611 Harvesting labourers
  • 7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • 9462 Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers

Skills available to candidates outside Toronto Area

  • 9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • 9416 Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • 9417 Machining tool operators
  • 9418 Other metal products machine operators
  • 9421 Chemical plant machine operators
  • 9422 Plastics processing machine operators
  • 9437 Woodworking machine operators
  • 9446 Industrial sewing machine operators
  • 9461 Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • 9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • 9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • 9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • 9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

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