On July 13, Ontario hosted three major PNP draws in remote regions, targeting foreign workers, international students, and candidates with a job offer.
On July 13, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 1,685 candidates whose profiles were found in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. Invited candidates may be eligible for one of two streams of Employer Job Offers. This is the most invites sent through the Employer Job Offer streams in 2021 to yet.
Candidates who may be qualified for the Foreign Worker Stream received 1,211 invites in the largest draw. A score of at least 33 was required for these candidates. There were no specific occupations or location restrictions for this draw because it was a generic one.
Another 431 students were asked to apply for a nomination in the International Student Stream’s general draw. To be invited, these individuals needed an EOI score of at least 62.
The OINP also sent 43 invitations to immigrants who had registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot and would be eligible for the same two Employer Job Offer streams.
The province also announced directions for filing complete PNP applications at the same time that the current draw results were released. Those applying under the Employer Job Offer stream must present a printed and signed PDF copy of an attestation document, among other requirements.
If you do not submit this form, your application will be returned as incomplete, your application fee will be reimbursed, and you will lose your chance to apply to the programme.
Job Offer from the Employer: Foreign Worker Stream
Foreign nationals with an eligible work offer from a company in Ontario can apply for the Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category. As long as you match the eligibility conditions, you are not required to apply from within Canada.
You must have the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation, have an approved employment offer in Ontario, and want to immigrate to the province, among other requirements, to be eligible.
To apply for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs), you must first create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile on the Ontario website.
Your profile will be added to the EOI pool once it has been registered. Based on the information you provide, Ontario will assign you a score.
About the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Foreign nationals with an eligible work offer from an employer in Ontario can apply for the Ontario International Student Stream under the Employer Job Offer category.
As long as you match the eligibility conditions, you are not required to apply from within Canada.
Among other requirements, you must have finished a programme at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution, have an approved job offer in Ontario, and want to immigrate to the province.
To be considered for this programme, you must first create an EOI profile on the Ontario website. After that, your profile will be added to the EOI pool, and you will be given a score depending on the files you submit.
Human capital elements that the province has concluded will reflect your potential to integrate into the labour market are given points.
What is the Regional Immigration Pilot, and how does it work?
To help alleviate labour shortages in some of these communities, the Regional Immigration Pilot was established. In 2021, the province will be able to distribute 150 nominations to three rural areas: Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, and Quinte West/Belleville.
These municipalities indicated to the province that they had skilled labour shortages and the competence to assist newcomers in settling in.
You may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the pilot if you are eligible for any of the OINP Employer Work Offer streams and your full-time job offer is in one of the participating areas.
There are three types of Employer Job Offers:
Before being evaluated, the pilot will run for two years. Depending on how well it performs, it may be prolonged or discontinued.
How can you earn points for immigration to Ontario?
Ontario evaluates EOI profiles according to a set of human capital indicators that the province has determined are significant in identifying immigrants with the ability to succeed.
Your job offer’s skill level, as well as your Canadian work experience, get you points. The province assigns points using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
Depending on which stream you apply for, the OINP scoring methodology differs. It considers your wage, education, official language proficiency, and the place in which you study or work, in addition to your skill level and job experience.
In addition, the province has the option of allocating 10 points to respond to labour market demands.