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Foreign Workers Stream- Ontario Opens Employer Job Offer

The Ontario immigration has announced that the Foreign Workers Stream of the Employer Job Offer category is accepting applications. This stream targets foreign citizens holding an Ontario job offer and results in provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.

Applicants can file their applications through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-filing portal.

Essential requirements for the stream include a valid full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B and two (2) years working experience in your occupation.

Full candidate and eligibility requirements are listed below.

The Ontario Employer Job Offer stream replaced the former Employer Pre-Screened stream with the key difference being that the candidate, not the employer, controls the application process.

An OINP announcement said the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream remains suspended to intake.

Foreign Worker Stream- Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and valid job offer (full-time) under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is relevant to the business. For those already working in the job position, the proposed wage or salary must be equal or above the current wage being paid.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience in the last five years before the date of application.
  • Related mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position requires.
  • Live abroad, or be working, visiting or studying Canada on a valid permit.
  • Must be ready to settle in Ontario.

Under this category, businesses must also meet other requirements:

  • Been active for the period of  three years.
  • Have investments in Ontario.
  • Comply with all the employment, health and safety rules.
  • If bussiness is situated in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): minimum of $1,000,000 in gross annual revenue and five (5) employees (full-time) who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
  • If situated outside GTA: minimum of $500,000 in gross annual income and three (3) full-time employees who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
  • For the Foreign Worker category only: Show recruitment efforts if the worker is living outside Canada or is working in Canada but outside Ontario. If the candidate is currently working in Ontario, this requirement is waived.

Ontario Top Choice for New immigrants to Canada

Ontario receives more new migrants than any other province in Canada and, this year has the highest immigrant nomination allocation ever.

In 2019, Ontario is set to welcome 6,900 newcomers and their acommpany family members. Skilled job growth is accelerated by Ontario, in large extent to its intake of skilled workers. If you are looking at working in Canada, now may be the best time to start an application.