Ontario has announced the closure of intake for the Employer Job Offer In Demand Skills stream for the rest of 2020. The decision comes after the province reached the registration intake limit for the stream. No additional registrations will be accepted until further notice, an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program statement said. Ontario expanded the scope of the In-Demand Skills Stream in July 2020 by adding 13 new eligible manufacturing occupations. The new occupations for positions based outside the Greater Toronto Area became eligible when the stream reopened for applications on July 6, 2020. By adding 13 new occupations, the OINP brought to 23 the total number of eligible jobs for the stream. Positions featured in the Employer Job Offer: In Demand Skills stream are low or semi-skilled, falling into National Occupational Classification (NOC) C or D.
Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream
A permanent and full-time job offer under certain occupations in the agriculture or construction sector and meets the median wage in Ontario for the occupation
For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid.
9 months of cumulative work experience in the last three years in one of the eligible occupations. Experience must be paid and full time or the equivalent amount in part-time work in Ontario.
Seasonal work does not count.
Equivalent of Canadian high school education or higher.
Valid certificate or license at the time of application for any claimed work experience that requires it.
Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 in English or French in all language competencies.
Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
Intention to settle in Ontario.
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream: 10 Occupations Eligible In Any Location
National Occupational Classification
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
Residential and commercial installers and servicers
Transport truck drivers
Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
Nursery and greenhouse workers
Construction trades helpers and labourers
Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers