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Ontario’s Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream Opens and Closes In Hours

Applicants had to be very fast to take advantage of the opening of Ontario’s Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on Wednesday, August 19.

Ontario Immigration department opened and closed in 25 minutes, after being announced by the province on Tuesday.

“Please note that the ontario’s Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream has reached the registration intake limit,” an Ontario statement said. “The program is now closed and no additional registration will be accepted until further notice.”

Due to the current situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) required each application to be lodged with the most recent version of the Employer Form completed and dated August 19, 2020. This is to ensure all the documents and information contained on the form is current.

The Ontario Employer Job Offer category is targetted at candidates who have a job offer from an Ontario employer.

For the International Student Stream, applicants are required to have graduated from a publicly-funded Canadian university or college.

How to Apply Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

The Ontario immigration department says interested candidates should access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream webpage on the OINP website.

Click the button that says “Submit an application.” Ontario immigration recommends applicants to use a computer device to access the e-Filing system.

New Employer Form required

The new Employer Form launched during the previous application intake is also required for international students registering today.

The Employer Form should be completed and dated on or after August 19, 2020, otherwise, the application will be rejected.

The Employer Form shows that it must be lodged within six months from the date of signing, but the form must contain the most recent information, the OINP says.

Those who successfully register today will have fourteen (14) days to lodge their completed application, and they can use this period to upload their up-to-date Employer Form.

The ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to show whether the employer’s business is compliant with provincial employment standard and occupational health and safety standards.

“Carefully have your employer assess the information listed in the Employer Form to respond correctly in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application,” the OINP says in the media release.

The Ontario immigration says anyone who experiences technical itches or difficulties while registering, should contact them at [email protected] and include:

  • a screenshot indicating the time and date stamp; and
  • details about how the error happened.

Anyone whose application deadline is affected by the scheduled maintenance has to contact the OINP through the above email address. The OINP gives no end time to the scheduled maintenance.

Ontario’s Employer Job Offer: Eligibility Requirements

As the name suggests, eligible persons need a job offer from an eligible employer in the Ontario province. Though the candidate does not necessarily need to be currently residing in Ontario, they need to hold legal status if they are applying in Canada. The Ontario immigration department will accept applications from applicants who are on implied status.

The job offer must be in a skilled occupation classified as type 0, A, or B according to Canada’s National Occupational Classification.

Among other eligibility requirements, applicants must have graduated from a full-time related degree or diploma program in Canada within the past two years. Over fifty (50) percent of their studies must have been completed while they were lawfully living in Canada.

They will also have to show their intention of residing in Ontario and demonstrate their ties to the province which could include previous experience or social connections among others.