IRCC Announces New Immigration Programs; Ontario Issues NOIs

Marc Miller, the Immigration Minister of Canada, recently announced that there will be two new immigration pilot programs available in 2024 fall. These pilots are: the Rural Community Immigration Pilot and Francophone Community Immigration Pilot. Both programs aim to increase the population of skilled workers in their respective areas. 

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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) saw significant growth so, IRCC will be transitioning it into a permanent program. The RNIP has been playing a significant role in bringing in required skilled workers for rural communities in Canada. Hence, its transition to a permanent program should prove even more beneficial. 

The aim of launching these two pilots is to help the existing rural and French-speaking communities in Canada thrive even more. 

About the New Pilot Programs

The Rural Community Immigration Pilot and the Francophone Community Immigration Pilot will be open this fall. IRCC has mentioned that particular communities will be able to participate in these pilots and interested applicants can apply once the pilots are open.

Rural Community Immigration Pilot: Similar to RNIP, this pilot program will also facilitate smaller rural communities in Canada to invite eligible skilled workers to fill the labor shortages. 

Francophone Community Immigration Pilot: Canada aims to invite eligible French-speaking skilled workers to the country. Hence, as part of its Francophone Immigration Policy, this new pilot program will also work towards increasing the population of Francophones in Canada. 

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    Ontario Latest NOI Draw – 7 March 2024 

    Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its latest NOI draw on 7 March 2024. For the Human Capital Priorities stream, 2104 candidates receive a Notification of Interest (NOI). 

    Candidates needed a CRS score between the range of 352-421 points. Since this draw was for Health occupations, the ones that received an NOI needed work experience in one of the following NOC codes. The same NOC must be listed as the primary NOC in their Express Entry profile. 

    • NOC 30010 – Managers in health care
    • NOC 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
    • NOC 31101 – Specialists in surgery
    • NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
    • NOC 31103 – Veterinarians
    • NOC 31110 – Dentists
    • NOC 31111 – Optometrists
    • NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
    • NOC 31120 – Pharmacists
    • NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists
    • NOC 31200 – Psychologists
    • NOC 31201 – Chiropractors
    • NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists
    • NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists
    • NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
    • NOC 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
    • NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
    • NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
    • NOC 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
    • NOC 32100 – Opticians
    • NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
    • NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations
    • NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
    • NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
    • NOC 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
    • NOC 32110 – Denturists
    • NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists
    • NOC 32112 – Dental technologists and technicians
    • NOC 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
    • NOC 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
    • NOC 32122 – Medical sonographers
    • NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
    • NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians
    • NOC 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians
    • NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
    • NOC 32201 – Massage therapists
    • NOC 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
    • NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
    • NOC 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
    • NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
    • NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
    • NOC 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services

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    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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