Ontario PNP held its first In-Demand Skills draw through the Expression of Interest system
Ontario held its first-ever In-Demand Skills stream under their new Expression of Interest (EOI) intake system on July 15.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to immigration candidates who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has not yet released the number of invitations issued, nor the EOI cut-off score.
The OINP targeted candidates who are registered in the Regional Immigration Pilot.
Ontario also held a draw through the Regional Immigration Pilot inviting immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Invited candidates under this stream had work experience in one of nineteen (19) occupations.
See below for a list of the occupations, categorized by sector with their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.
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 of the Greater Toronto Area 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.
Invited candidates now have fourteen (14) calendar days to apply for a nomination from the OINP.