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When Will OINP Open in 2020?

Ontario's In-Demand Skills Stream re-opened on July 6 with 13 new eligible occupations.

When the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) re-opened, it expanded the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream. Thirteen new eligible occupations were added. These employment codes are for positions located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) only (i.e. work or report to work outside the GTA).

The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream supports employers facing labour shortages in specific in-demand occupations, such as agriculture, construction and other low-to-semi-skilled NOC C or D occupations

The additional 13 NOCs are:

  • 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

  • 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators

  • 9417 – Machining tool operators

  • 9418 – Other metal products machine operators

  • 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators

  • 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators

  • 9437 – Woodworking machine operators

  • 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators

  • 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing

  • 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

  • 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

  • 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

  • 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

  • remove the settlement funds requirement for In-Demand Skills Stream applicants

OINP 2020, Immigration Canada, Immigrant Nominee Program, PNP, Provincial Nominee Program, Toronto

How to become eligible for the OINP In-demand skills stream

Option 1: Work inside or outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

To be eligible for the OINP’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream, candidates must obtain a full-time and permanent job offer (i.e. a minimum of 1,560 hours in a year and no end date of the position).

The job must be in an eligible occupation inside or outside of the GTA.

Option 2: Work outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Candidates must obtain a full-time, permanent job offer (i.e. a minimum of 1,560 hours in a year and no end date of the position).

The job must fall under one of the eligible NOC codes.

OINP Regional Immigration Pilot

A new pathway to permanent residence is also now available for prospective Ontario immigrants. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications for the Regional Immigration Pilot.

In order to be eligible, candidates must meet the criteria for any of the OINP Employer Job Offer streams, candidates also need to have full-time and permanent job offers from employers located in one of three Ontario communities:

  • Chatham-Kent

  • Cornwall

  • Quinte West/Belleville

The two-year pilot includes:

  • approximately 150 nominations under the employer job offer category set aside for applicants destined for pilot communities

  • marketing and outreach to raise awareness among local employers

  • dedicated business service support for employers

  • partnering with stakeholders to leverage the entrepreneur stream for local business succession

OINP Processing Time

The OINP processing time estimate was updated on June 4, 2020. According to the Government of Ontario, the OINP processing time for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is 60 to 90 days.

Do you want to apply to the OINP? Contact us today for an eligibility assessment and we’ll review your likelihood of acceptance into the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.


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Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.

We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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