Ontario invites 72 workers to apply for PCP
On September 22, Ontario invited 72 immigrant candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held its third In-Demand Skills draw as part of its new admissions system. Ontario’s new Expression of Interest (EOI) system replaces the old first-come, first-served model, and means interested applicants can register at any time for the chance to receive an invitation from the ‘Ontario. In other words, “express interest” in applying for provincial nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
In the draw, 65 candidates were invited. Ontario also held a raffle for the regional immigration pilot, where they invited seven applicants. There is no EOI score requirement for this stream.
The invited candidates had to have work experience in one of the following occupations, classified by sector according to their code of the National Occupational Classification (CNP).
Health and agriculture professions:
- NOC 3413 – Nursing aides, orderlies and patient service workers
- CNP 4412 – Home help and related personnel, excluding domestic helpers
- NOC 8431 – general farm workers
- NOC 8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
- NOC 8611 – Harvesting laborers
- CNP 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related occupations
Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):
- NOC 9411 – machine operators, minerals and metals processing
- NOC 9416 – Metalworking and Forging Machine Operators
- CNP 9417 – machining tool operators
- NOC 9418 – other metal product 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 – Machine and process control operators, food, beverage and related products processing
- NOC 9523 – assemblers, manufacturers, inspectors and testers of electronic equipment
- CNP 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
- NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
- NOC 9537 – assemblers, finishers and inspectors of other products
About the in-demand skills stream
This immigration program focuses more on provincial demand than on professional skill level. Many immigration programs target occupations that the government considers “highly skilled”. Yet Ontario continues to experience labor shortages in occupations considered “low-skilled”.
Enter the in-demand skill stream. Foreign workers with eligible job offers in Ontario can apply for appointment with nine months of cumulative work experience in the province within the past three years. Seasonal work experience is not eligible to meet the work requirement. Part-time work may be eligible if the candidate has completed the required number of working hours. The number of hours worked must equal 1,200 hours of paid employment in one job in the course of 18 months. Or, for those with more than one job, that would mean working at least 30 hours a week for nine months for a total of 1,200 hours.
There are a number of other eligibility requirements. Typically, applicants need a high school diploma, a language score of at least 4 in all skills, and sufficient settlement funds, among other requirements.
List of trades in demand
|3413||Nursing aides, orderlies and patient service workers|
|4412||Home help and similar professions, excluding household help|
|7441||Residential and commercial installers and repairers|
|7511||Transport truck drivers|
|7521||Heavy equipment operators (except crane)|
|8431||General farm workers|
|8432||Nursery and greenhouse workers|
|7611||Construction trades helpers and laborers|
|9462||Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers|
Available only to applicants outside of the Greater Toronto Area
|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 product processing|
|9523||Electronics assemblers, manufacturers, inspectors and testers|
|9526||Mechanical assemblers and inspectors|
|9536||Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators|
|9537||Assemblers, finishers and inspectors of other products|
How do you get points for immigration to Ontario?
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province believes will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job posting as well as your work experience in Canada.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on the stream you are applying for. In addition to skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your salary, education, proficiency in official languages and the region in which you study or work. The province also awards 10 points at its discretion to meet labor market needs.
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