The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held a nomination draw on May 11, the first after revamping its immigration intake system.
A total of 81 candidates with work experience in one of 23 occupations were issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for provincial nominations. This is necessary to support their final application to secure permanent residency in Canada.
The OINP draw on March 11 targeted 15 specific health care professionals and 8 other skilled trades occupations. All the targeted profiles were required to have a minimum qualifying EOI score of 31 out of 100 points.
May 11 draw also happens to be the first non-Express Entry or ‘base’ provincial draw from Ontario after the introduction of the new Expression of the Interest intake system.
(Note: a detailed list of targeted occupations is tabulated towards the end)
Revamped Immigration Intake System
Following the introduction of the ‘two-step immigration’ system, all the 81 invited candidates were selected from the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.
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 in the May 11 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.
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 15 Targeted Health Care Occupations|
|3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses||3112 – General practitioners and family physicians||3125 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating|
|3121 – Optometrists||3122 – Chiropractors||3124 – Allied primary health practitioners|
|3131 – Pharmacists||3132 – Dietitians and nutritionists||3236 – Massage therapists|
|3215 – Medical radiation technologists||3216 – Medical sonographers||3232 – Practitioners of natural healing|
|3213 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians||3214 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists||3141 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists|
|List of 8 Invited Skilled Trades Occupations|
|7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)||7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews|
|7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics||7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics|
|7316 – Machine fitters||7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics|
|7271 – Carpenters||7291 – Roofers and shinglers|
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