New Ontario EOI Stream For Healthcare Workers & Technicians

Ontario opens new EOI stream for in-demand occupations including Healthcare workers

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) opened new immigration streams for in-demand skills since it first revamped the immigration system last year. 

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The new EOI system is now open for healthcare workers, technicians and other semi-skilled workers under the Employer Job Offer Category. The new stream will join the Foreign Worker and International Student streams in the EOI system that was open this year. 


The province is yet to launch the EOI system for the Master’s Graduate, and PhD Graduate streams. As per the latest provincial release, the OINP webpage says these Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will be a part of the EOI system “in the near future.”


(Note: a detailed list of targeted occupations is tabulated towards the end)


Revamped Immigration Intake System

To begin your process of qualifying for OINP draws, interested candidates must register their EOI profiles. Upon registration, their profiles will be evaluated and ranked on factors like job skill level, total work experience, education, proficiency in English or French. Study or work experience inside Canada can fetch you additional points.


The invited candidates may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. It is open to any foreign national who has at least:


  • two years of work experience in a relevant skilled occupation, 
  • has an eligible job offer in Ontario, and 
  • intends to settle permanently in the province. 


There are a number of other eligibility requirements for in-demand skills candidates. Typically, candidates need a high school education, a language score of at least 4 in all proficiencies, and sufficient settlement funds, among other requirements.


Ontario’s Growth Is Dependent On Immigration 

A report prepared by Scotiabank sees an influx of up to $2.9 billion in Ontario’s economy through the rise in newcomers as per the current immigration plans. Additionally, the federal investment of $1million in 2021 in Northern Ontario will boost immigration.  


Beyond 2022, immigrants are expected to make up half of the economic growth generated in the province. Without newcomers, Ontario’s GDP could be 20% lower than the present year, about $157 billion. 


Some of the most demanding occupations among the invited workers include Software engineers and designers, Computer programmers, Interactive media developers, IT systems analysts, Technology consultants, and Healthcare professionals. 


The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) allows immigration of foreign workers through Express Entry streams, Tech Pilot streams, Human Capital Priorities Stream. 


List of in-demand 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 7511- Transport truck drivers
  • NOC 7521- Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 8431- General farm workers
  • NOC 8432- Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611- Harvesting labourers
  • NOC 7611- Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • NOC 9462- Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers


Available only to candidates outside the Greater Toronto Area


  • 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


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