Temporarily put on pause in April 2019, the Foreign Workers Stream of Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is once again open to accept applications. At this time, eligible candidates are able to submit an application through the OINP e-Filing portal. If successful, selected applicants will receive a work permit support letter, allowing them to apply for a Canadian work permit while their application for permanent residency is being processed.
The Foreign Workers Stream has several advantages for eligible applicants. There are no minimum requirements for language proficiency and education, nor do candidates need to have a pre-existing connection to the province. Those selected for nomination by Ontario will be given the go-ahead to submit a paper-based application for permanent residence with Canada’s federal government.
In order to qualify, a foreign national must have a valid job offer from an Ontario employer. The job offer must be for a full-time position paid at or above the median wage level for that occupation in the province. The occupation must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill level 0, A or B.
Applicants must be able to prove at least 2 years of full-time work experience gained in the last 5 years; this experience must be in the same NOC code as the job offer. This requirement does not need to be met if the candidate holds a valid licence, certificate, or the authorization to practice the profession described on the job offer. The license must have been issued by the appropriate regulatory body in Ontario.
Ontario receives more newcomers than any other Canadian province and, this year, has the greatest immigrant nomination allocation ever. In 2019, Ontario is set to receive 6,900 newcomers and their families. Skilled job growth is driven by Ontario, in large part due to its intake of skilled workers. If working in Canada has caught your interest, now may be the best time to begin an application.
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