1. Employer Job Offer Category (OINP)
The Employer Job Offer Category of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) is for workers who already have a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer.
|Employer Job Offer|
|Stream/Category||Job offer required?||Basic criteria|
2. What are the detailed criterion for Employer Job Offer Category?
This category gives employers the ability to employ and keep skilled foreign laborers, workers and international students in the province. If you want to apply for any of the streams under this category, you must a valid, full-time, permanent job offer from an employer in Ontario.
2.1 General Requirements
Under the Employer Job Offer Category, the employer who offers you the job and the particular job offer needs to meet several requirements as well.
2.2 International Student Stream
This stream is not currently accepting applicants
If you choose to apply for the International Student Stream, you must make sure that your offer of employment is for a full-time, permanent position in a skilled occupation listed on the National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A or B. The job must also meet Ontario’s standard wage level for the occupation.
|To be eligible for this stream you must:|
|Have a tertiary qualification from a recognized Canadian institution that took a minimum of two years to complete; or|
|Have a tertiary postgraduate qualification from a recognized Canadian institution that took a minimum of one year to complete;|
|Have completed at least half of your studies in Canada. You must have already graduated or be graduating soon from a publicly funded college or university in Canada;|
|Have submitted your application no later than two years after the date that you received their Canadian degrees or diplomas. It can be submitted as early as the last semester of your studies; and|
|Have legal status like a work or study permit if you are living in Canada|
2.3 In-demand Skills Stream
This stream IS currently accepting applicants!
You can only apply for this stream if you have a job offer that meets the following criteria:
|The job must be for a full-time, permanent position in agriculture or construction;|
|The salary must meet the industry average for the occupation in Ontario; and|
The job must be listen in the following NOC Skill Level C or D:
In addition to the above criteria, you must also meet certain standard requirements set for foreign workers.
|The standard requirements for foreign workers are:|
|Work Experience – You must at least have nine months of work experience in Ontario accumulated within the three years before you applied. The job must have been a paid position in an occupation listed in the above NOC codes;|
|Education – You must have at least completed high school;|
|Valid Certificate or Licence – You must have all the certification and licensure needed to perform the work’s duties;|
|Language – You must at least have CLB level 4 for either French or English in reading, writing, listening and speaking;|
|Settlement Funds – You must have enough money to settle you and your dependents in the province;|
|Intent – You must have the intention to live in Ontario|
|Legal Status in Canada – You must have legal status in Canada if you are living in Canada already from when you apply|
2.4. Foreign Worker Stream
This stream is not currently accepting applicants
You can only apply under this stream if you have an offer for a full-time, permanent job listed in NOC level 0, A or B. The job must also meet the wage standards of Ontario for the occupation.
|In addition to a job offer meeting the above requirements, you must also have:|
|At least two years of work experience accumulated within the five years before you applied. The job must be listed in the above NOC codes and it must be the same as the new job offer you received;|
|The licensing needed to fulfill the jobs duties;|
|The intention to live in the province; and|
|Legal status in Canada if you are living in Canada already from when you apply|
|The employer must:|
|Have been in business for a minimum of 3 years;|
|Have business premises in the province. This must be the same premises where you will work;|
|Be in line with all the legal requirements set out in the Ontario Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act;|
|Have a minimum of $1,000,000 gross annual revenue and have five full-time employees who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if the employer is inside the Greater Toronto Area; and|
|Have a minimum of $500,000 gross annual revenue and have three full-time employees who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if the employer is outside of the Greater Toronto Area|
|The job must:|
|Be in a permanent, full-time position;|
|Meet the average salary level of the job in Ontario;|
|Offer you a higher salary or the same salary, if you are already working for the employer in the position;|
|Be in the NOC code 0, A or B if you are applying through the Foreign Worker with a Job Offer Stream or the International Student with a Job Offer Stream;|
|Be in the NOC code C or D if you are applying through the In-Demand Skills Stream;|
|Not have any effect on the settlement of a labour dispute or a person involved in such a labour dispute;|
|Be needed by the employer’s business, meaning that all of the job duties must be related to the normal business activities of the company; and|
|Have all of its anticipated employment activities primarily occurring in the province|
3. What is NOC, CLB, CEC, and FSWP?
National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a system to classify jobs.
|0 (zero)||management jobs||restaurant managers, mine managers, and shore captains (fishing)|
|A||professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university||doctors, dentists, and architects.|
|B||technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice||chefs, plumbers, and electricians|
|C||intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training||industrial butchers, long-haul truck drivers, and food and beverage servers|
|D||labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training||fruit pickers, cleaning staff, oil field workers|
The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is a 12-point scale of English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency.
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training – Test score equivalency chart|
The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents.
The minimum requirements for CEC are: at least a year of legal full time work experience in Canada, CLB7 for NOC 0 and A, CLB5 for NOC B jobs.
3.4. FSWP: Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry)
This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.
The minimum requirements of FSWP are: at least a continuous year of full time NOC 0, A, or B work experience, high school or higher educational diploma, CLB7 or higher.
If you meet all the minimum requirements, there is a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors(age ,education ,work experience ,whether you have a valid job offer, English and/or French language skills, and adaptability).The current pass mark is 67 points.
There are three streams for you. International Master’s Graduate Stream (no job offer required); International PhD Students Stream (no job offer required); and the International Student Stream under EE (job offer required).
If you are a bachelor degree student, then you can only choose the last one. However, a NOC 0, A, B job offer is a must. And it is currently closed.
If you are graduate school student,with 2 year full time diploma/degree or 1 year post graduate certificate, you are qualified for International Master’s Graduate Stream (no job offer required). There is also a language requirement of CLB7 here. This stream is currently closed.
If you are a PhD student, then International PhD Students Stream (no job offer required) is your thing. You have to be graduated and completed at least two years’ study in Ontario. If you are still waiting to finish the program, then you have to wait. This stream is accepting applications now.
If you are an agricultural or construction worker, In-demand Skill Worker stream is your best option. These are the requirements: CLB 4, with high school diploma, at least a year of work experience in Ontario in the last three years.
If you have been doing some full time office work for at least a year, and you graduated with a bachelor degree or higher, then Human Capital Trades Priorities Stream is your choice. You need CLB7 in English or French.
Your choice is Foreign Worker Stream under Employer Job Offer Category. This stream has no requirements for English or French. All you need is at least 2 years of work experience accumulated within the five years before applied. And an offer for a full-time, permanent job listed in NOC 0, A or B.