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OINP – Employer Job Offer: 1,322 Successful Candidates Have 14 Days To Apply

The recent opening of application for Ontario’s Employer Job Offer streams for Foreign Workers and international students saw 1,322 candidates successfully registered.

Those candidates now have fourteen (14) days to lodge a complete application.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams opened on Tuesday, March 3rd and closed almost immediately, the same day.

Ontario immigration says it will continue to monitor the application intakes to see when the streams will reopen again in 2020.

Whereas, the OINP Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream remains open for applications.

Eligibility Requirements for OINP – Employer Job Offer

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

To be eligible under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A full-time permanent job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage requirements for Ontario, and in a position that is relevant to the business;
  • For candidates already working in the position, the proposed wage must be greater or equal than the current wage being paid
  • Two years of relevant working experience in the last five years before the date of application
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario province, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be studying, working or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to live in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: International Students Stream

To be eligible under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A full-time permanent job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets low wage requirements for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
  • For those already working in the job position, the proposed wage must be greater or equal than the current wage being paid
    Either;
  • Graduated or meet requirements of a full-time minimum two-year degree from a government-approved institution  Canadian college or university; OR
  • Graduated or meet requirements of a full-time minimum one-year post-graduate diploma program from a government-approved Canadian college or university.
  • Must have completed at least half the studies in Canada;
  • Apply within two years from the date you completed the studies or course
  • Legal status in Ontario
  • Intention to reside in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skill Stream

This stream targets applicants with specifically skilled in-demand in Ontario. To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • A full-time permanent job offer under certain occupations in the construction or agriculture sector and meets the median wage in Ontario for the occupation and in a position that is connected to the business.
  • For those already working in the job position, the proposed wage must be greater than or equal the current wage being paid.
  • Nine (9) months of cumulative work experience in the past three years in one of the eligible occupations.
  • The equivalent of Canadian high school education certificate or higher.
  • Valid license or certificate at the time of application for any claimed work experience that needs it.
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC Four (4) in French or English in all language competencies.
  • Enough funds in Ontario to cover settlement costs for yourself and your family members.
  • Live abroad, or be studying, working or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to live in Ontario.

Under the three streams above, the business must also meet several criteria:

  • An active business for the previous three years;
  • Business premises in the province of Ontario;
  • In compliance with all the employment, health and safety legislations;
  • If located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ontario: at least $1,000,000 in gross annual revenue and five full-time
  • employees who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
  • If situated outside GTA: minimum of $500,000 in gross annual revenue and three full-time permanent employees who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens
  • For the Foreign Worker Stream only: Show recruitment efforts if the individual is living outside Canada or is working in Canada but outside the province
  • If the applicant is currently working in Ontario, this requirement is waived