November

November 22, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has implemented the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 system as required by the Federal government.

The OINP e-filing system has now re-opened and reflects the implementation of the OINP 2021 system.

Please resubmit your Expression of Interest profile now. To make re-submitting easier, your previous submission is still available to you.

You can find more information about the Federal OINP 2021 on the Statistics Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada webpages.

November 16, 2022

Introduction of Federal National Ocupational Classification (NOC) 2021

Effective today, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is required by the Federal government to adopt the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 system.

As part of this transition, the OINP e-filing system is temporarily closed to new activity between November 16 and November 21, 2022.

Individuals with expression of interest (EOI) profiles that were submitted before November 16, 2022 will need to re-submit their EOIs once the system re-opens. To make re-submitting easier, previous submissions are still available to individuals.

During the temporary closure period, individuals will be able to access applications that were previously submitted and check processing status, but will not be able to complete any new activity.

Further information on the Federal NOC 2021 can be found on the OINP webpages and via the Statistics Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada websites.

Changes to expression of interest scoring

Effective today, the OINP is implementing updates to the EOI scoring factors. The updated scoring matrix is designed to enhance regionalization, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the program’s exposure to program integrity risks.

Information about specific changes to the scoring for each OINP stream can be found on the OINP stream webpages.

November 8, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pleased to announce an update on the Entrepreneur Pilot.

Administered by the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), the pilot has been launched as the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative (OINP-ESI).

Announced as part of the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario, the initiative will help 100 immigrant entrepreneurs to establish and grow businesses across the province outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

For more information, please visit the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative (OINP-ESI) website at futureisontario.com or contact TBDC at info@futureisontario.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OINP at business.immigration@ontario.ca.

October

October 25

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters and PhD Graduate streams

On October 25, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream with a score of 35 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest pool who may qualify under the PhD Graduate stream with a score of 24 and above.

Invitation to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign worker stream in a targeted draw for a candidate of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued 1 targeted invitation to apply to a potential candidate who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Foreign Worker stream.

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on October 25, 2022.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

September

September 29, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On September 29, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score of 266 and above.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on September 29, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 28, 2022

Tech Draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On September 28, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on September 28, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score of 496 and above and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0213 – Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 – Computer engineers
  • 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 – Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 – Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 – Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 27, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign worker stream in a targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued three targeted invitations to apply to potential candidate who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Foreign Worker stream.

September 23, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On September 23, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score of 326 and above and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 0213 – Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
  • NOC 2172 – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • NOC 2173 – Software Engineers
  • NOC 2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • NOC 2175 – Web Designers and Developers
  • NOC 3011 - Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3111 - Specialist physicians
  • NOC 3112 - General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC 3113 - Dentists
  • NOC 3114 - Veterinarians
  • NOC 3121 - Optometrists
  • NOC 3122 - Chiropractors
  • NOC 3124 - Allied primary health practitioners
  • NOC 3125 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 3131 - Pharmacists
  • NOC 3132 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 3141 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 3142 - Physiotherapists
  • NOC 3143 - Occupational therapists
  • NOC 3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3212 - Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
  • NOC 3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 3216 - Medical sonographers
  • NOC 3217 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  • NOC 3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  • NOC 3221 - Denturists
  • NOC 3222 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 3223 - Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
  • NOC 3231 - Opticians
  • NOC 3232 - Practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses
  • NOC 3236 - Massage therapists
  • NOC 3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on September 23, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed above

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 20, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate stream

On September 20, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream with a score of 33 and above.

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation to apply on September 20, 2022.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 16, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, September 16, 2022, at 6:00pm to Monday, September 19, 2022, at 9:00am.

During this period, we will not accept registrations or applications. You should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

If your application deadline is affected by the system maintenance, contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

September 7

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On September 7, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 320 and above and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7231 – Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7234 – Boilermakers
  • NOC 7235 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7237 – Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7243 – Power system electricians
  • NOC 7244 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • NOC 7246 – Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • NOC 7247 – Cable television service and maintenance technicians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7252 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 7253 – Gas fitters
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7272 – Cabinetmakers
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7283 – Tilesetters
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7292 – Glaziers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7295 – Floor covering installers
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7304 – Supervisors, railway transport operations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7316 – Machine fitters
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7322 – Motor vehicle body repairers
  • NOC 7331 – Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
  • NOC 7332 – Appliance servicers and repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7335 – Other small engine and small equipment repairers
  • NOC 7361 – Railway and yard locomotive engineers
  • NOC 7362 – Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 7372 – Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
  • NOC 7373 – Water well drillers
  • NOC 7381 – Printing press operators
  • NOC 7384 – Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on September 7, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 6, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) that will impact the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The proposed amendments would align the OINP with the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 system that is already in use by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada (StatCan) as their official classification system. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will also be implementing NOC 2021 in November.

The implementation of NOC 2021 will impact which occupations are eligible for each OINP stream. Prospective OINP applicants are encouraged to review full details of the NOC 2021 system on the Statistics Canada website and on IRCC’s website, as well as to stay informed by following updates on the OINP website.

In addition to regulatory amendments to align with NOC 2021, the Ministry is proposing updates to language criteria for the Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream, education criteria for the Employer Job Offer International Student stream, and changes to the minimum amount for the OINP’s administrative monetary penalties.

The amendments are now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation.

Feedback on these proposed changes can be submitted during the consultation period which ends on October 21, 2022.

August

August 30, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign worker stream in a targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued one targeted invitation to apply to a potential candidate who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Foreign Worker stream.

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters and PhD Graduate streams

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest pool who may qualify under the Masters Graduate stream with a score of 37 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest pool who may qualify under the PhD Graduate stream with a score of 26 and above.

August 16

invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream

On August 16, 2022 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 30 invitations to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. Expressions of interest received and scored by August 8, 2022 were eligible for consideration for this round.

Invitations to apply were issued for expressions of interest that received a score of between 138 and 160.

If you received an invitation to apply, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails containing login information and instructions for submitting an application.

If you received a notice that your expression of interest was eligible to receive an invitation to apply but did not receive an invitation to apply this round, the expression of interest scored below 138. An expression of interest remains eligible to receive an invitation to apply for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and expression of interest scoring criteria.

August 15, 2022

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, IRCC will be adopting the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Please continue to monitor this site for additional information about how this will affect the OINP.

August 12, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, August 12, 2022, at 6:00pm to Monday, August 15, 2022 at 9:00am.

During this period, we will not accept registrations or applications. You should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

If your application deadline is affected by the system maintenance, contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

August 11, 2022

2021 OINP results

Demand for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) continues to be strong despite the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic.

In 2021, the province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 8,350 nominations. An additional 250 nominations were allocated to Ontario through the National Occupational Classification-Level C (NOC C) Pilot, a Federal-Provincial partnership to increase permanent resident pathways for in-demand, lower-skilled workers with job offers. The OINP met its full 2021 nomination allocation.

In addition to the province’s initial allocation, the federal government granted Ontario an additional 400 nomination spaces which were also fulfilled before year end. Including this year-end increase, the OINP was able to nominate 9,000 individuals in 2021, including 250 applicants through the NOC C Pilot.

2021’s nominations were issued under the following streams:

2021 OINP nominations by stream
StreamNumber of nominations
Employer JobOffer: International Student stream1,240
Employer JobOffer: In-Demand Skills stream540
Employer JobOffer: Foreign Worker stream1,705
PhD Graduatestream212
Masters Graduate stream1,202
Ontario’s ExpressEntry Skilled Trades stream177
Ontario’s ExpressEntry Human Capital Priorities stream3,513
Ontario’s ExpressEntry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream410
Entrepreneurstream1
Grand total9,000

The top 20 occupations nominated by the OINP in 2021 are below:

National Occupational Classification (NOC)OccupationsNumber of nominations
NOC 2173Software engineersand designers792
NOC 124Advertising,marketing and public relations managers482
NOC 1111Financial auditorsand accountants382
NOC 2174Computer programmersand interactive media developers374
NOC 6311Food servicesupervisors353
NOC 7511Transport truckdrivers325
NOC 2172Database analystsand data administrators319
NOC 1122Professionaloccupations in business management consulting267
NOC 601Corporate salesmanagers258
NOC 213Computer andinformation systems managers252
NOC 1121Human resourcesprofessionals186
NOC 122Banking, credit andother investment managers183
NOC 2175Web designers anddevelopers167
NOC 1112Financial andinvestment analysts164
NOC 1241Administrativeassistants148
NOC 2147Computer engineers(except software engineers and designers)133
NOC 1215Supervisors, supplychain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations122
NOC 6322Cooks118
NOC 114Other administrativeservices managers114
NOC 4163Business developmentofficers, marketing researchers, consultants103
All other occupations 3,758
Grand total 9,000

In 2021, the OINP saw a high number of nominations in technology-related occupations. Approximately 25% of all nominations were to individuals citing work experience or a job offer in a high-tech occupation, including:

  • software engineers and designers
  • computer programmers
  • interactive media developers
  • IT systems analysts
  • technology consultants

The OINP continues its commitment to address labour market needs for skilled trades. In 2021, roughly 15% of nominees had work experience in a skilled trade with over 800 nominations made under the program’s Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streams. The top skilled trades occupations of nominees were: Transport truck drivers, Cooks, Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors, Carpenters, and Bricklayers.

The OINP also nominated health workers to address labour shortages in health care. The program nominated over 100 health care workers in 2021, including approximately 50 personal support workers.

In 2019, OINP committed to undertake a two-year pilot (2020–2021) to support employers in three pilot communities, outside of the Greater Toronto Area, to leverage the OINP to target skilled labour that is not available locally. Since its launch during the pandemic in 2020, the pilot has seen great success with over 226 nominations. In early 2022, OINP will process the remaining applications and is projected to meet the 300 nominations goal for the two-year pilot.

The program also surpassed its 5% target for francophone immigration, issuing 5.3% or 480 nominations to individuals with high French language proficiency. Most francophone applicants received nominations under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream and the Human Capital Priorities stream.

In 2021, the program issued its second nomination under its Entrepreneur stream. By the end of the year, 32 other applicants were in the stream’s compliance monitoring process, including nine applicants living in Ontario and working to establish their business. We anticipate that these 32 Entrepreneur stream candidates will invest over $25.2 million dollars and hire 133 Ontarians as a result of establishing their businesses in the province. An additional 63 applications are in processing, which we received in 2020 and 2021.

OINP nominees in 2021 came from over 130 different countries with the highest number of nominations made to applicants from India and China.

Top 10 countries of birth
Country of birthNumber of nominations
India4,332
China1,736
Nigeria438
Pakistan211
Brazil210
South Korea139
Iran116
Morocco114
Philippines108
Portugal100
All other countries1,496
Grand total9,000

In 2021, the OINP nominated individuals with job offers from over 2,200 employers across every industry in Ontario. At least 39% of nominees already had a job offer in Ontario prior to nomination.

While the program’s aim is to be responsive to employer needs and to be available year-round, the OINP continues to experience substantial demand for its streams in 2021, far surpassing its annual nomination allocation.

July

July 28, 2022

Invitations to apply issued under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream in a targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued two targeted invitations to candidates who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer : Foreign Worker stream.

July 22, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, July 22, 2022 at 6:00pm to Monday, July 25, 2022 at 9:00am.

During this period, we will not accept registrations or applications. You should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

If your application deadline is affected by the system maintenance, contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

July 15

Issued invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream

On July 15, 2022 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 33 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream (OINP:ES). Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by the OINP:ES by July 8, 2022 were eligible for consideration for this ITA Round.

ITAs were issued for EOIs that received a score of between 146 and 174.

If you received an ITA, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails containing login information and instructions for submitting an application.

If you received a notice that your EOIs was eligible to receive an ITA but did not receive an ITA this round, the EOIs scored below 146. An EOIs remains eligible to receive an ITA for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

July 14, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On July 14, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 310 and above and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7234– Boilermakers
  • NOC 7235 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7237 – Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7244 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7252 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7283 – Tilesetters
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7292 – Glaziers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on July 14, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

July 11, 2022

Ontario’s 2022 nomination allocation

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has received its 2022 nomination allocation from the federal government. The province’s 2022 allocation is 9,750 nominations.

The OINP continues to monitor the intake of applications within the limits of Ontario’s federal nomination allocation for 2022.

Please be reminded that the program does not provide advance notice of Expression of Interest system or Express Entry draws.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

July 8, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, July 8, 2022 at 6:00pm to Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9:00am.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

June

June 30, 2022

Expression of Interest system: invitations to apply issued

Employer Job Offer: International Student and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streams

On June 29, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream with a score of 74 and above.

The OINP also issued invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 24 and above.

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on June 29, 2022.

If you received an invitation, you don’t need to contact the program.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

On June 29, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued two targeted invitations to candidates who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

Employer Job Offer: International Student, In-Demand Skills, Masters and PhD streams

On June 1, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted draws under the following streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: International Student
    • General draw: 229 invitations to apply were issued to potential candidates with a score of 79 and above
    • Targeted skilled trades draw (see list of targeted NOC codes below): 217 invitations to apply were issued to potential candidates with a score of 62 and above
  • Masters Graduate: 491 invitations to apply were issued to potential candidates with a score of 38 and above
  • PhD Graduate: 65 invitations to apply were issued to potential candidates with a score of 28 and above

Under the International Student stream draw, the OINP targeted candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • NOC 2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 - User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 - Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7233 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7242 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7282 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7301 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7303 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7371 - Crane operators
  • NOC 9241 - Power engineers and power systems operators

On May 4, 2022, the OINP conducted the following draw:

June 28, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On June 21, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score of 440 and above and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 2173 – Software Engineers
  • NOC 0213 – Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • NOC 2172 – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • NOC 4031 – Secondary school teachers
  • NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
  • NOC 2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • NOC 2175 – Web Designers and Developers
  • NOC 4032 – Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses

On June 9, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score of 481 and above and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 4031 – Secondary school teachers
  • NOC 5125 – Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
  • NOC 4032 – Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on June 9, 2022 or June 21, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed above

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On May 26, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 295-461.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on May 26, 2022.

June 13, 2022

Entrepreneur stream: updated vendor list for review of personal net worth

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream is pleased to announce the successful vendors from the recent request for bids (RFB) for net worth verification and legal accumulation of funds:

  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Any reports applicants received from vendors up to and including May 31, 2022 remain valid. The updated vendor list is effective June 1, 2022.

Get information on the criteria for entrepreneurs from outside Canada looking to start a new business or buy an existing business in Ontario.

April

April 29, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, April 29 at 6:00pm to Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:30am.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

April 28, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On April 28, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 460 and 467.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on April 28, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

April 26, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On April 26, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 300-461.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on April 26, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

April 19, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pleased to announce that the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) has been selected to deliver the Entrepreneur Pilot for two-years.

Announced as part of the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario, the Entrepreneur Pilot will help 100 immigrant entrepreneurs to establish and grow businesses across the province outside of the Greater Toronto Area. The jobs and investments these businesses generate will help to support soon to be selected regions needing the most help recovering from COVID‑19.

Identified through a publicly posted competitive request for bids, the TBDC is now working closely with the OINP to develop and launch the pilot. Please continue to monitor this space for future updates.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OINP at business.immigration@ontario.ca.

April 12, 2022

Publishing orders for contravention of the Ontario Immigration Act by individuals, employers and representatives

Effective May 3, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will publish the names of individuals, employers and representatives who have had an administrative monetary penalty or banning order imposed against them for contravening the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015.

When applying to the OINP, individuals, employers and representatives must provide information that is:

  • accurate
  • correct
  • not misleading

Providing inaccurate, incorrect or misleading information may result in penalties.

Publishing contraventions of the Act is an important measure to protect the public and further strengthen the integrity of the program.

Email programintegrityteam@ontario.ca if you suspect an individual, employer, or representative is providing inaccurate, incorrect or misleading information to the OINP.

April 1, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Sunday April 3, 2022, from 9am to 5pm.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

March

March 30, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker, and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streams

On March 30, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream with a score of 39 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 23 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 –Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 21 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health, agricultural and select trades occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • NOC 8431 – General farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on March 30, 2022.

If you received an invitation, you don’t need to contact the program.

March 24, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, March 25 at 6:00pm to Monday, March 28 at 8:30am.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On March 24, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream a with a comprehensive ranking system score between 350-600.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on March 24, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

March 4

Issued invitations to apply to the Entrepreneur stream

On March 3, 2022 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by February 17, 2022 were eligible for consideration for this ITA

We issued Invitations to Apply for EOIs that received a score of between 152 and 169.

If you received an EOI, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails containing login information and instructions for submitting an application.

If you received a notice that your EOI was eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply, but did not receive one this round, the EOI scored below 152. An EOI remains eligible to receive an ITA for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

If you registered an eligible expression of interest prior to February 21, 2022, OINP staff will manually transition it into the e-Filing Portal. OINP staff will notify the EOI registrants, and/or their representatives, impacted by this transition by email about how to access their EOIs in the e-Filing Portal.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

March 1, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams

On March 1, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool as follows:

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream with a score of 42 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 - User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 - Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 - Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 - Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 - Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 - Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 - Power engineers and power systems operators

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on March 1, 2022.

If you received an invitation, you don’t need to contact the program.

February

February 28, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the PhD Graduate stream

On February 23-28, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the PhD Graduate stream.

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation between February 23-28, 2022.

If you received an invitation, you don’t need to contact the program.

February 24, 2022

Notice to candidates that received a notification of interest under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream on February 22, 2022

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 455 and 600 and whose IRCC profiles were created between February 22, 2021 and April 29, 2021.

If your Express Entry profile expires before submitting your OINP application, you must create a new Express Entry profile then upload to your OINP application:

  • a copy of the letter you received from IRCC acknowledging the new profile with the Express Entry number and job seeker validation code visible
  • a copy of the letter you received from IRCC acknowledging the expired profile with the Express Entry number and job seeker validation code visible
  • a copy of the profile expiration letter received from IRCC.

Failure to notify the program of your new Express Entry profile will result in your application being returned as incomplete and your application fee refunded.

If your Express Entry profile expires during the processing of your OINP application, you must notify us as soon as possible by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include the documents above.

February 24, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On February 24, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

You may apply to the Skilled Trades stream if you received a notification of interest on February 24, 2022. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 359-600.

February 23, 2022

Introducing an updated process for registering an expression of interest for the Entrepreneur Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) updated the process for registering an expression of interest (EOI) for the Entrepreneur Stream and has resumed accepting EOIs.

If you are interested in being invited to apply to the Entrepreneur Stream, you can now register an EOI using the e-Filing Portal.  Applicants no longer have to contact the program to request an EOI registration form. This update only applies to the Entrepreneur Stream.

If you registered an eligible expression of interest prior to February 23, 2022, OINP staff will manually transition it into the e-Filing Portal. OINP staff will notify the EOI registrants, and/or their representatives, impacted by this transition by email about how to access their EOI in the e-Filing Portal.

This updated process does not change the Entrepreneur Stream’s regulated requirements.

Find more information and instructions about using e-Filing Portal.

February 22, 2022

Notifications of interest issued by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 22, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 455 and 600 and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on February 22, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed below

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

Invitations to apply issued under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream in a targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued eight targeted invitations to candidates who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

February 11, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Saturday, February 12.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

February 9, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and In-Demand Skills streams

On February 9, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 41 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 24 and above and work experience in the national occupation codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 15 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health, agricultural and select trades occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • NOC 8431 – General farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on February 9, 2022.

If you received an invitation you don’t need to contact the program.

February 8, 2022

Updated Conditions and/or Restrictions of Approval under the Employer Job Offer streams

On December 8, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program updated the standard conditions and/or restrictions of approval for applicants for certificates of nomination and employment positions under the Employer Job Offer streams.

Nominees and employers must comply with all conditions. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your approval.

If you were nominated under an Employer Job Offer stream you must:

  1. continue to demonstrate on a reasonable basis an intention to reside in Ontario.
  2. be employed in the approved employment position as of the date of your nomination, if you are already working for the employer.
  3. apply for a work permit within six (6) months and begin working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of your nomination, if you are not already working for the employer.
  4. inform the OINP immediately in writing if you have not begun working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of your nomination.
  5. continue to be employed in the approved employment position during the nomination period (i.e. until you receive permanent residence). This means that your terms of employment must remain consistent throughout the nomination period, including your:
    • employer
    • position title and duties
    • wage
    • hours of work
    • work location
  1. notify the OINP immediately in writing if there is a change in the nature of your employment, including any of the above terms of employment by contacting the OINP at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

Your nomination may be cancelled if:

  • the above conditions and/or restrictions are not met
  • the employer withdraws your job offer
  • you decline your job offer
  • your employment is terminated either by you or the employer

If you are an employer approved for an employment position under an Employer Job Offer stream, you must:

  1. employ the nominee in the approved employment position as of the date of nomination if the nominee is already working for you.
  2. employ the nominee in the approved employment position within ten (10) months as of the date of nomination if the nominee is not already working for you.
  3. inform the OINP immediately in writing if the nominee has not begun working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of nomination.
  4. continue to employ the nominee in the approved employment position during the nomination period (i.e. until the nominee receives permanent residence). This includes the following terms of employment:
    • position title and duties
    • wage
    • hours of work
    • work location
  1. notify the OINP immediately in writing if you are no longer able to comply with any of the above conditions and/or restrictions by contacting the OINP at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

The approval of the employment position and the nomination may be cancelled if:

  • the above conditions and/or restrictions are not met
  • you withdraw the job offer
  • the nominee declines the job offer
  • the nominee’s employment is terminated either by you or the nominee

Conditions of nomination are authorized under section 17 of the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c. 8 (Act). Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of the approval in accordance with section 18 of the Act.

February 8, 2022

Tech Draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 8, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on February 8, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 463 and 467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On February 8, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 463 and 467.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on February 8, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

February 4, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Friday, February 4 from 5:00 p.m. to Monday, February 7 at 9:00am (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca

February 1, 2022

Regulatory amendment impacting the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has implemented a regulatory amendment impacting the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. The amendment can be found at Ontario Regulation 31/22 (General) (made to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General)) and will:

  • require employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to demonstrate that they have a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate and a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory Unaudited.

The amendment aims to:

  • protect successful nominees and support public safety on Ontario highways as employers without an acceptable safety rating will be ineligible for approval
  • promote applications from employers with clear business ties to the province, since employers will be required to have their vehicles plated in Ontario

The amendment is effective February 1, 2022.

The Ministry consulted on the development of this amendment using:

Stakeholder feedback was considered where possible.

January

January 27, 2022

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On January 27, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 381-461

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on January 27, 2022.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

January 19, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has reached its 2021 nomination allocation and continues to notify successful applicants. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued a total of 9,000 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2021, including 400 additional nominations received through an in-year reallocation and 250 NOC skill level C nominations.

New applications, and applications already submitted to the OINP, will continue to be accepted and considered under the program’s 2022 nomination allocation.

You can check the status of your application at any time through the OINP e-Filing portal.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

January 12, 2022

Notifications of interest issued by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On January 12, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to potential candidates for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 464-467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

You may apply to this stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on January 12, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed above

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

January 11, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for all Employer Job Offer streams

On January 11, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates as follows:

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 11 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health and agricultural occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on January 11, 2022.

If you received an invitation you don’t need to contact the program.