March

March 1, 2024


March 1, 2024

Express Entry Skilled Trades stream: skilled trades occupations invited

On March 1, 2024, we issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 350-424 and work experience in the following national occupational classification (NOC) codes.

Your work experience in one of the following NOCs must be listed as your primary NOC in your Express Entry profile:

  • NOC 72010 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72020 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72100 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 72101 - Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 - Boilermakers
  • NOC 72104 - Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 Ironworkers
  • NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 72201 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 72203 - Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 72204 - Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72205 - Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  • NOC 72300 - Plumbers
  • NOC 72301 - Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 72302 - Gas fitters
  • NOC 72310 - Carpenters
  • NOC 72311 - Cabinetmakers
  • NOC 72320 - Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 - Insulators
  • NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 72403 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 72404 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 72422 - Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 72423 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 - Crane operators
  • NOC 73100 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 73101 - Tilesetters
  • NOC 73102 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 73110 - Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 73111 - Glaziers
  • NOC 73113 - Floor covering installers
  • NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 73201 - General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • NOC 73202 - Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 - Other repairers and servicers
  • NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 73402 - Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
  • NOC 82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on March 1, 2024.

To apply:

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest, and receiving a notification of interest does not guarantee that you meet stream criteria or that your application will be approved.

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

February

February 26, 2024

February 8, 2024

February 6, 2024

February 5, 2024


February 26, 2024

New requirement for all applications – Applicant Consent Form

As of February 26, 2024, all new applications for an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) nomination must include the Applicant Consent Form. The form must be:

  • completed
  • correctly dated
  • signed by the applicant
  • signed by the applicant’s spouse and dependents, if applicable
  • uploaded with other documents in the application

If the form is not completed correctly, your application will be returned as incomplete and your fee will be refunded.

If you have a representative, they cannot not sign this form on your behalf.

You must complete this form after you have received an invitation to apply, or a notification of interest.

We no longer require the PDF Attestation Form for applications made under an OINP expression of interest system stream.

We have updated program materials and website pages to reflect the addition of the Applicant Consent Form.

If you are applying to the OINP, please carefully review stream specific document checklist to ensure you submit all mandatory documents.

Change to Eligible Tests for English Language Proficiency

Consistent with recent changes to federal policy, the OINP will also be accepting the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core from Pearson Canada, Inc. as demonstration of English proficiency for all OINP streams that require proof of English language proficiency and for OINP Expression of Interest (EOI) points claims. The PTE will be an additional test that applicants may submit to the program to demonstrate their language ability.

This change came into effect on January 30, 2024.

If you have registered an EOI and have not received an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you may want to update your EOI if you have taken the PTE.

This program change will not impact individuals who received an ITA or Notification of Interest from the OINP prior to January 30, 2024.

Program materials and website pages have been updated to reflect this update.

PTE Core - Test score equivalency chart

The table below shows the equivalency between the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and PTE scores.

CLB levelListeningReadingSpeakingWriting
1089-9088-9089-9090
982-8878-8784-8888-89
871-8169-7776-8379-87
760-7060-6868-7569-78
650-5951-5959-6760-68
539-4942-5051-5851-59
428-3833-4142-5041-50

February 8, 2024

Employer Job Offer International Student stream: general, health and tech occupations invited

On February 8, 2024, we 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.

General occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 78 and above.

Health occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 73 and above, and a job offer in one of the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 30010 - Managers in health care
  • NOC 31100 - Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31103 - Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 - Dentists
  • NOC 31111 - Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 - Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31200 - Psychologists
  • NOC 31201 - Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 - Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 - Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 - Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 - Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 - Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 - Opticians
  • NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 - Denturists
  • NOC 32111 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 - Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 - Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 - Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 - Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 - Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 - Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 - Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 - Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 - Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 - Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services

Tech occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 73 and above, and a job offer in one of the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 20012 - Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 - Data Scientists
  • NOC 21220 - Cybersecurity specialists
  • NOC 21221 - Business system specialists
  • NOC 21222 - Information systems specialists
  • NOC 21223 - Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 - Computer systems developers and programmers
  • NOC 21231 - Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 - Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 - Web designers
  • NOC 21234 - Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 22220 - Computer network technicians
  • NOC 22221 - User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 - Information systems testing technicians

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation to apply on January 8, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and click the newly created file number with the prefix JOIS.

Your new application file number is different than your EOI file number. The EOI file number (EOI-JOIS-XXXXXX) will be greyed out; this is not an error.

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

Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream: tech occupations invited

On February 8, 2024, we issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.

Tech occupations

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 471-480 and work experience in the following national occupational classification (NOC) codes.

Your work experience in one of the following NOCs must be listed as your primary NOC in your Express Entry profile:

  •  NOC 20012 - Computer and information systems managers
  •  NOC 21211 - Data Scientists
  •  NOC 21220 - Cybersecurity specialists
  •  NOC 21221 - Business systems specialists
  •  NOC 21222 - Information systems specialists
  •  NOC 21223 - Database analysts and data administrators
  •  NOC 21230 - Computer systems developers and programmers
  •  NOC 21231 - Software engineers and designers
  •  NOC 21232 - Software developers and programmers
  •  NOC 21233 - Web designers
  •  NOC 21234 - Web developers and programmers
  •  NOC 21311 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  •  NOC 22220 - Computer network technicians
  •  NOC 22221 - User support technicians
  •  NOC 22222 - Information systems testing technicians

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on February 8, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and follow the steps as a new or returning user.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest and receiving a notification of interest does not guarantee that you meet stream criteria or that your application will be approved.

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

February 6, 2024

Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream: health occupations invited

On February 6, 2024, we issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.

Health occupations

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 379-430 and work experience in the following national occupational classification (NOC) codes.

Your work experience in one of the following NOCs must be listed as your primary NOC in your Express Entry profile:

  • NOC 30010 - Managers in health care
  • NOC 31100 - Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31101 - Specialists in surgery
  • NOC 31102 - General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC 31103 - Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 - Dentists
  • NOC 31111 - Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 - Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31200 – Psychologists
  • NOC 31201 - Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 - Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 - Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 - Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 - Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 - Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 - Opticians
  • NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 - Denturists
  • NOC 32111 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 - Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 - Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 - Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 - Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 - Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 - Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 - Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 - Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 - Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 - Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on February 6, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and follow the steps as a new or returning user.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest and receiving a notification of interest does not guarantee that you meet stream criteria or that your application will be approved.

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

February 5, 2024

Entrepreneur Stream applications suspended

Effective December 4, 2023, we suspended receiving applications to the Entrepreneur Stream. No new expressions of interest or applications are being accepted. If you have any questions, please contact business.immigration@ontario.ca.

The ministry is committed to supporting immigration efforts through the OINP. We will continue to take an active role in helping employers find talent solutions through immigration and look forward to ongoing program growth to meet labour market needs in sectors across the province.

OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative

In connection with the Entrepreneur Stream suspension of applications, the Entrepreneur Success Initiative has also ended. Please note that services offered by the Toronto Business Development Centre under the Entrepreneur Success Initiative are no longer available.

If you have questions about the Entrepreneur Stream or the Entrepreneur Success Initiative, please contact the program directly at business.immigration@ontario.ca.

January

January 24, 2024

January 19, 2024

January 18, 2024

January 11, 2024

January 9, 2024

January 2, 2024


January 24, 2024

Masters and PhD Graduate streams: general occupations invited

On January 24, 2024, we issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream. Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 50 and above.

In a separate draw, we issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest pool who may qualify under the PhD Graduate stream. Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 45 and above.

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on January 24, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate stream pages to determine if you meet the requirement
  2. Review the document checklists for the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams to ensure you have the mandatory documents
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and click the newly created file number with the prefix NMAS or NPHD.

Your new application file number is different than your EOI file number. The EOI file number (EOI-NMAS-XXXXXX or EOI-NPHD-XXXXXX) will be greyed out; this is not an error.

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

Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream: Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) candidates invited

On January 24, 2024, we issued 12 targeted invitations to apply to candidates who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

January 19, 2024

Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream: general occupations invited

On January 19, 2024, we 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.

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 50 and above.

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation to apply on January 19, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and click the newly created file number with the prefix JOFW.

Your new application file number is different than your EOI file number. The EOI file number (EOI-JOFW-XXXXXX) will be greyed out; this is not an error.

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

Ontario’s 2023 nomination allocation reached

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has reached its 2023 nomination allocation. The program issued a total of 16,500 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2023.

New applications, and applications already submitted to the OINP, will continue to be accepted and considered under the program’s 2024 nomination allocation.

The most up to date status information can be found by logging into your account via our e-Filing portal. Our telephone Inquiry Officers do not have any additional status information.

January 18, 2024

Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream: general occupations invited

On January 18, 2024, we issued notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 317-469 and work experience in TEER Category 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on January 18, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and follow the steps as a new or returning user.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest and receiving a notification of interest does not guarantee that you meet stream criteria or that your application will be approved.

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

January 11, 2024

Express Entry Skilled Trades stream: skilled trades occupations invited

On January 11, 2024, we issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 350-424 and work experience in the following national occupational classification (NOC) codes.

Your work experience in one of the following NOCs must be listed as your primary NOC in your Express Entry profile:

  • NOC 72010 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72014 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 72020 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72100 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 72101 - Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 - Boilermakers
  • NOC 72104 - Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 - Ironworkers
  • NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 72201 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 72203 - Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 72205 - Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  • NOC 72300 - Plumbers
  • NOC 72301 - Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 72302 - Gas fitters
  • NOC 72310 - Carpenters
  • NOC 72311 - Cabinetmakers
  • NOC 72320 - Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 - Insulators
  • NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 72401 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 72403 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 72404 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 72422 - Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 72423 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 - Crane operators
  • NOC 73100 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 73101 - Tilesetters
  • NOC 73102 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 73110 - Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 73111 - Glaziers
  • NOC 73112 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 73113 - Floor covering installers
  • NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 73201 - General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • NOC 73202 - Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 - Other repairers and servicers
  • NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 73402 - Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
  • NOC 82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on January 11, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and follow the steps as a new or returning user.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest, and receiving a notification of interest does not guarantee that you meet stream criteria or that your application will be approved.

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

January 9, 2024

Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream: skilled trades, health and tech occupations invited

On January 9, 2024, we 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.

Skilled trades occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 33 and above, and a job offer in one of the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 22212 - Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22301 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22302 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22311 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 22312 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 70010 - Construction managers
  • NOC 70011 - Home building and renovation managers
  • NOC 70012 - Facility operation and maintenance managers
  • NOC 72010 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72014 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 72020 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72024 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 72100 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 72101 - Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 - Boilermakers
  • NOC 72104 - Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 - Ironworkers
  • NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 72201 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 72203 - Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 72204 - Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72205 - Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  • NOC 72300 - Plumbers
  • NOC 72301 - Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 72302 - Gas fitters
  • NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  • NOC 72311 - Cabinetmakers
  • NOC 72320 - Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 - Insulators
  • NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 72401 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 72403 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 72404 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 72422 - Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 72423 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 - Crane operators
  • NOC 73100 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 73101 - Tilesetters
  • NOC 73102 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 73110 - Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 73111 - Glaziers
  • NOC 73112 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 73113 - Floor covering installers
  • NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 73201 - General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • NOC 73202 - Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 - Other repairers and servicers
  • NOC 73300 Transport truck drivers
  • NOC 73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 73402 - Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
  • NOC 82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 92100 - Power engineers and power systems operators

Health occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 40 and above, and a job offer in one of the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 30010 - Managers in health care
  • NOC 31100 - Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31103 - Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 - Dentists
  • NOC 31111 - Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 - Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31201 - Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 - Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 - Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 - Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 - Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 - Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 - Opticians
  • NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 - Denturists
  • NOC 32111 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 - Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 - Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 - Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 - Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 - Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 - Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 - Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 - Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 - Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 - Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services

Tech occupations

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 40 and above, and a job offer in one of the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 20012 - Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 - Data Scientists
  • NOC 21220 - Cybersecurity specialists
  • NOC 21221 - Business system specialists
  • NOC 21222 - Information systems specialists
  • NOC 21223 - Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 - Computer systems developers and programmers
  • NOC 21231 - Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 - Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 - Web designers
  • NOC 21234 - Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 22220 - Computer network technicians
  • NOC 22221 - User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 - Information systems testing technicians

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation to apply on January 9, 2024.

To apply:

  1. Review the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream page to determine if you meet the requirements.
  2. Review the document checklist to ensure you have the mandatory documents.
  3. Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and click the newly created file number with the prefix JOFW.

Your new application file number is different than your EOI file number. The EOI file number (EOI-JOFW-XXXXXX) will be greyed out; this is not an error.

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

January 2, 2024

Eligibility changes for international students with a job offer

The regulations that govern the OINP have been amended to expand eligibility for international students. These changes include expanding eligibility to students who have obtained a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

Previously, the OINP’s Employer Job Offer: International Student stream allowed candidates to apply with a one-year credential from an eligible institution only if the program required the completion of a degree as an admission requirement.

With these amendments, applicants who have completed a qualifying one-year college program resulting in an Ontario College Graduate Certificate qualify.

The amendments came into effect on January 1st, 2024 and do not impact previously processed applications.

Summary of changes
 Prior to January 1, 2024Effective January 1, 2024
Program requirementStudents who obtained a one-year certificate from an Ontario college were only eligible if their program required a degree for admission.Students who obtain an Ontario College Graduate Certificate are eligible.
Program eligibilityMost one-year certificate programs were ineligible.Many one-year certificate programs in Ontario are eligible.

For details, please see the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream pages and Ontario’s e-Laws website: O. Reg. 422/17: General.

To align with this change, the Expression of Interest (EOI) scoring factors for additional Canadian educational credentials and highest educational credential have been revised. Current registrants who have not been invited to apply are encouraged to review the changes to these EOI scoring factors and may wish to update their EOI accordingly.

Revisions have also been made to the list of eligible Canadian and Ontario institutions for this stream.

We encourage potential applicants to review the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream requirements and EOI scoring factors before they apply to ensure they meet all stream criteria.