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Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream – Applicant Checklist

Summary

When applying to the International Student Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) you need to scan and upload copies of the following mandatory documents with your application:

  • declaration
  • identity documents
  • status documents in Canada
  • employer documents
  • job offer documents
  • education documents
  • resumé
  • expression of interest selection factors
  • other optional documents (if applicable)

Important: All documents are mandatory unless otherwise stated. Please do not include additional, non-mandatory documents as this will delay the processing of your application.

Declaration

The Attestation Form  must be completed, signed, and uploaded in the Required Documents section of the application. The Attestation Form should be signed on the same date that you submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to the OINP.

Identity documents

1. Photograph

You must scan and upload a copy of a passport or visa photograph of yourself with your application.

Photographs that are not clear or are of low quality will not be accepted.

2. Passport

You must scan and upload a copy of the personal details page of your passport and all pages that contain Canadian visas and entry stamps.

3. Your family members’ passports

If you have included family members in your application, you need to also scan and upload copies of the personal details page from the passport of each dependent family member. A dependent family member can include your spouse or common law-partner, your children under the age of 22 and their children.

Status documents in Canada

You must scan and upload copies of current and previous status documents given to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Documents may include:

  • work permits
  • study permits
  • temporary resident visas
  • any other Canadian immigration document

If you currently have implied status, scan and upload a copy of either:

  • the letter from IRCC acknowledging that they received your application to extend your status or
  • the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada fee receipt, and/or
  • the post office mailing receipt you received when you applied to extend your status (if applicable)

Employer documents

For this stream, you must include a completed and signed Employer Form from your employer (or signing officer). You must scan and upload a copy of this form which includes business and position information.

Important: When we assess your application, we may need additional supporting documents from your employer to validate information included in the Employer Form. Please review the Employer Checklist for a list of possible documents that may be requested.

Job offer documents

1. Job offer letter

You must include a copy of your job offer signed by you and your employer. The job offer letter must:

  • be less than six months old
  • be printed on business letterhead and identify the business address, telephone/fax numbers, email, and website addresses
  • identify the responsible officer/supervisor and include their signature
  • be stamped with the business’s corporate seal (if applicable)
  • include:
    • job title
    • National Occupational Classification (NOC) code (learn how to find your National Occupational Classification code)
    • wage for the position being offered
    • duties and responsibilities
    • number of hours per week and the number of weeks of work per year
    • number of days/weeks of vacation
    • workplace location
    • employment start date
    • an indication that the offer being made is for a full-time position of an indeterminate duration (no end date)
    • confirmation that the terms and conditions of the job offer are effective as of the date of nomination if you are already working for your employer in the approved employment position, or if you are not, on the date that you obtain a work permit and begin working for your employer in the approved employment position

If you are currently working for your employer in the same position as your job offer, you can submit your original job offer with your application, even if it is older than six months. However, you will also need to include a recent letter from your employer confirming your ongoing employment, the conditions of the job offer and any changes to the position being offered to you. Your original job offer letter must:

  • be signed by both you and your employer; if your original job offer was not signed by you and your employer, you will both need to sign the recent letter from your employer confirming your ongoing employment
  • include all of the mandatory information listed above

2. Current employment

If you are currently working for the employer in the same position as your job offer, include copies of your two most recent pay slips.

3. Collective agreement

If the wage of your position does not meet the low wage requirement but adheres to the wage requirements outlined in your collective agreement, include a copy of the applicable section in your collective agreement that outlines wages.

4. Licence or authorization

If your job offer is in an occupation that requires a mandatory licence or other authorization in Ontario, scan and upload a copy of your licence or other authorization.

Education documents

You must scan and upload a copy of:

  • your education degree, diploma or certificate (also known as your education credential) earned from an eligible college or university in Canada
  • your official transcripts issued by the college or university in Canada that granted your education credential

If you don’t have your education credential yet, you must scan and upload a copy of:

  • your official letter (on institution letterhead) from the college or university in Canada which will be granting your degree, diploma or certificate confirming that:
    • program requirements have been successfully completed
    • there are no outstanding fees to be paid and
    • the scheduled date on which your educational credential will be granted
  • your official transcripts issued from the college or university in Canada that granted your educational credential

If applicable, you must also scan and upload other education documents such as other degrees, diplomas, transcripts, occupational certificates and/or licences needed to work in an occupation that requires licensing in Ontario.

Resumé

You must scan and upload a copy of your most current resumé with your application. The resumé should outline your current and past work experience, as well as your education and include your current residential address, email address and phone number.

Intention to reside in Ontario documents

To demonstrate your intention to reside in Ontario, you must list your established ties to Ontario. Ties to Ontario can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • current and/or previous employment in Ontario
  • job offers or jobs applied to/interviewed for in Ontario
  • education in Ontario
  • volunteer work in Ontario
  • lease agreements for a residence in Ontario or property ownership
  • professional networks and affiliations
  • family ties
  • social connections or personal relationships
  • previous visits to Ontario

If you do not have ties to Ontario, you may provide a statement of intent that you wish to reside in Ontario.

Expression of interest scoring factors documents

If you are invited to apply, you will be required to scan and upload specific documents to support each scoring factor for which you received points.

Scoring factors are not the same as stream criteria. You must meet all stream criteria and provide the mandatory documents noted above. If you are claiming points for scoring factors in your expression of interest, you must upload the documents noted below.

Job offer: NOC skill level, NOC type and wage

  • job offer letter with description of job duties and wage

Canadian work experience: duration

  • employment/work experience reference letter(s) from Canadian employer(s) outlining dates of employment and hours worked per week
  • full-time work experience means working in a job with at least 30 hours of paid work in a week that amounts to at least 1,560 hours of paid work in one year
  • part-time equivalent work experience means:
    • working in one job for at least 15 hours per week, for two years that amounts to at least 1,560 hours in that two-year period, or
    • working in more than one job for at least 30 hours per week, for one year, that amounts to at least 1,560 hours of paid work in that one year period

Canadian work experience: NOC skill level

  • employment/work experience reference letter(s) from Canadian employer(s) with description of job duties

In addition to employment/work experience reference letter(s), you may also submit supporting documents that describe your duties and responsibilities including job descriptions, performance reviews and job advertisements.

Canadian work experience: earnings history

  • Notice of Assessment(s) issued by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the last five years

T4 slips alone will not be accepted. You must have earned at least $40,000 in a single calendar year (as reflected on a single Notice of Assessment issued in the last five years) to receive points for this factor. Combined earnings over multiple calendar years will not be accepted.

Highest level of education

  • degree, diploma, certificate (if obtained in Canada), or an Educational Credential Assessment

The Educational Credential Assessment report cannot be more than five years old at the time you submit your application. We must be able to confirm your Educational Credential Assessment results with the organization that completed it. This means you must authorize the organization to share the results with the OINP.

Field of study

  • official transcript from your Canadian degree, diploma or certificate

Canadian education experience

  • credential(s) must be from a Canadian public institution that is either:
    • for a degree or diploma program that takes at least two years to complete on a full-time basis, or
    • for a degree, diploma or certificate program that takes at least one year to complete on a full-time basis and requires a degree as an admission requirement

This means that in order to be eligible, your one-year program must require a completed degree as an admission requirement. One-year programs are ineligible if they require a degree or a diploma, or “a degree or work experience”, or similar, regardless of whether you personally completed a degree program prior to being accepted into the one-year program. For a certificate program to be eligible, it must take at least one year to complete and require a completed degree as an admission requirement. A certificate program that takes two or more years is still subject to the degree requirement.

Full-time study is determined by your college or university. Generally, it means a minimum of 15 hours of instruction per week during the academic year, including any period of training in the workplace that is part of your studies.

Official language ability and knowledge of official languages

  • language test(s) obtained within the last two years from an approved language testing service ((IELTS, CELPIP, TEF Canada, TCF Canada)

Regional immigration: location of job offer

  • job offer letter with location of employment clearly stated

Regional immigration: location of study

  • official transcript from your Canadian degree, diploma or certificate

Please ensure you remove/black out any credit card number(s) and/or social insurance numbers on all documents.

Updated: May 25, 2022
Published: November 19, 2018