Ontario To Open Applications For Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Last Updated on October 21, 2020

Ontario immigration says it will open to applications for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream on Wednesday, October 21.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream is aimed at candidates with a job offer under National Occupational Classification 0, A or B, with two years of work experience in the last five.

An Ontario immigration statement warned that when the intake limit had been met, the online filing system would automatically stop accepting applications. The statement said Ontario is expecting a significant number of users to access its online system.

Ontario is requiring each application to be submitted with the most recent version of the Employer Form completed and dated no earlier than October 21. This is to ensure all the information contained on the form is current.

“Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to October 21, 2020 or failing to provide a current job offer will result in your application being returned as incomplete,” an OINP statement said.

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Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, 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.
  • Two cumulative years of relevant work experience in the previous five years before the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Under the Employer Job Offer streams, the business must also meet the following requirements:

  • Active business for the past three years.
  • Business premises in Ontario.
  • In compliance with all the employment, health and safety legislation.
  • If located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): minimum of $1,000,000 in gross annual revenue and five full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • If located outside GTA: minimum of $500,000 in gross annual revenue and three full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • For the Foreign Worker Stream only: Demonstrate recruitment efforts if the applicant is living outside Canada or is working in Canada but outside Ontario.

    • If the applicant is currently working in Ontario, this requirement is waived.

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