Ontario Adds 13 New Manufacturing Occupations to Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skilled Stream


Ontario Adds 13 New Manufacturing Occupations to Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skilled Stream

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Ontario immigration has dramatically expanded the scope of its popular Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream by adding 13 new eligible manufacturing occupations.

In changes announced on July 2, 2020, the settlement fund requirement has also been removed from the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream.

The new occupations – for positions based outside the Greater Toronto Area – will become eligible when the stream reopens for applications on July 6, 2020.

By adding 13 new occupations, the OINP brings to 23 the total number of eligible jobs for the stream. Positions featured in the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream are all low or semi-skilled, falling into National Occupational Classification (NOC) C or D.

The existing 10 occupations are for any location in the province of Ontario, inside or outside the GTA.

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Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream: 13 New Occupations (Outside GTA Only)

National Occupational Classification Job Title
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

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream: 10 Existing Occupations (Any Location)

National Occupational Classification Job Title
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

Requirements: Ontario Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skilled Stream

This stream targets candidates with specific skilled in-demand in Ontario. To qualify, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under certain occupations in the agriculture or construction sector and meets the median wage in Ontario for the occupation (see table below), and in a position that is necessary to the business. 

    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid.
  • 9 months of cumulative work experience in the last three years in one of the eligible occupations. Experience must be paid and full time or the equivalent amount in part time work in Ontario. 

    • Seasonal work does not count.
  • Equivalent of Canadian high school education or higher.
  • Valid certificate or license at the time of application for any claimed work experience that requires it.
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 in English or French in all language competencies.
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

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