So far, this is the third biggest in-demand skills draw in Ontario. This year on 22nd September, 72 ITAs were sent by Ontario with the purpose to encourage applicants to apply for a Provincial Nomination Program.
Ontario has a new Expression of Interest system that allows the interested candidates to apply anytime if they want to receive an ITA from Ontario. Ergo, in order to be nominated under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the applicants have to express their interest in order to apply for a provincial nomination
65 candidates received invitations through a usual draw. Ontario also invited seven candidates through establishing a draw in reference to the Regional Immigration Pilot.
There is no such requirement of the EOI score to be eligible for this stream.
The selected candidates who have received the invitations usually have employment experience in a job profile that has been enlisted in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.
What is the In-demand Skills Stream?
The in-demand skill stream aims at fulfilling provincial needs rather than occupation skill levels. The government labels selected occupations as highly skilled and a lot of immigration programs aim to only accept those occupations. Although, the province of Ontario still faces a shortage in occupations that are even lowly skilled.
International skilled workers who already have a legitimate job offer in Ontario may choose a nomination and get into by In-Demand Skills stream. The candidate is required to have an altogether work experience of nine months in the past three years.
Employees who work seasonally or freelancers do not qualify for this stream.
Those who work part-time will only be eligible if they have completed the required hours of work required.
The working hours should be equal to 1,200 hours of paid working in just one job for the period of 18 months. Those who work for multiple jobs have a requirement of 30 hours every week for almost 9 months, which takes 1,200 hours in total.
Indeed, there are eligibility parameters to prove if a candidate is worthy enough for the program or not. Some of these parameters are high school education, age, language proficiency, and all of the other requirements.
Scoring points for Ontario immigration
All the Expression of Interest profiles is ranked by the province of Ontario based on certain parameters like the capital factors that are pre-decided by the province. Every province has the liberty to select immigrants who can possibly be more successful.
All the streams that you apply for have a different scoring system. The OINP scoring system analyses your work experience, age, high school, and graduation education, language proficiency, and also the area you are currently located in. The province grants 10 points especially as a response according to the labor market requirements.