Ontario PNP : Your Path to PR for TEER 4 and 5 Occupations

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Are you interested in obtaining permanent residency (PR) in Ontario while working in TEER 4 or 5 occupations? The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) offers a specialized pathway called the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream. This program enables eligible candidates to secure permanent residency in Ontario, even with job profiles in TEER 4 or 5 occupations.

Eligibility Criteria for Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream

To qualify for the Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Work Experience: You must have a minimum of 9 months of cumulative, full-time, paid work experience within the three years prior to the application submission date.
  2. Education: You should have completed at least the Canadian equivalent of secondary school (high school).
  3. Language Proficiency: You need to achieve a minimum of CLB level 4 or higher on an English or French language proficiency test. For instance, reaching CLB level 4 in IELTS corresponds to 4.5 in listening, 4 in writing and speaking, and 3.5 in reading. You can consult the CLB level 4 language equivalency chart for more details.
  4. Sufficient Funds: You must have sufficient funds or income in Ontario to cover the settlement fees associated with the Ontario PNP. However, if you have a job offer, this requirement is automatically fulfilled as the job offer demonstrates your ability to support yourself financially.
  5. Job Offer Requirements: You need to secure a full-time (1560 hours/year) and permanent/indeterminate (with no end date) job offer in one of the eligible occupations listed below. The salary or pay for this job offer must meet or exceed the median wage level listed on the Job Bank website for the specific region in Ontario. Please note that seasonal and contract-based job offers are not eligible, and your job offer should not impact the employment of individuals involved in labor disputes.

List of Eligible TEER 4 or 5 Occupations for In-Demand Skills Stream

Job Offer LocationNOC CodeOccupation
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 44101Home support workers, caregivers, and related occupations
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 65202Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 75110Construction trades helpers and laborers
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 84120Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 85100Livestock laborers
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 85101Harvesting laborers
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 85103Nursery and greenhouse laborers
Anywhere in OntarioNOC 94141Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, etc
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94100Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94105Metalworking and forging machine operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94106Machining tool operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94107Machine operators of other metal products
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94110Chemical plant machine operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94111Plastics processing machine operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94124Woodworking machine operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94132Industrial sewing machine operators
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94140Process control and machine operators, food and beverage proc
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94201Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors, testers
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94204Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94213Industrial painters, coaters, and metal finishing process op
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 94219Other products assemblers, finishers, and inspectors
Outside GTA (City of Toronto and regions)NOC 95102Laborers in chemical products processing and utilities

Points Calculation for Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream

Your eligibility for the In-Demand Skills Stream is determined based on a points system. Here’s how the points are calculated:

Job Offer: NOC Broad Occupational Category

Occupational CategoryPoints
0, 2, 310
77
1, 95
4, 84
5, 63

Job Offer: Wage

Hourly WagePoints
$40 or higher10
$35 – $39.998
$30 – $34.997
$25 – $29.996
$20 – $24.995
Less than $200

Work Permit Status

Work Permit StatusPoints
Valid Work Permit10
No Valid Work Permit0

Job Tenure with Job Offer Employer

Job TenurePoints
6 months or more3
Less than 6 months or none0

Canadian Work Experience: Earnings History

EarningsPoints
$40,000 or more3
Less than $40,0000

Regional Immigration: Location of Job Offer

LocationPoints
Northern Ontario10
Other areas outside GTA8
Inside GTA (except Toronto)3
Toronto0

How to Apply for Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream

Applying for the Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below to submit your application:

  1. Create an Expression of Interest (EOI): Eligible candidates should create an online Expression of Interest (EOI) on the official OINP website. The EOI remains valid for up to 12 months, and there is no fee required for registering an EOI.
  2. Invitation to Apply (ITA): The OINP conducts regular draws specific to the In-Demand Skills Stream. If you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in one of these draws, you will be required to submit supporting documents that validate the information provided in your EOI.
  3. Submission of Documents: Once you receive an ITA, submit the necessary documents to the OINP as per the provided instructions. Make sure to provide accurate and authentic information to avoid any delays or complications in the processing of your application.

It is worth noting that the number of invitations issued under the In-Demand Skills Stream is subject to change. In 2021, 238 profiles were invited, followed by 523 invitations in 2022. As of 2023, the OINP has already invited 551 profiles. With the increased quota for the Ontario PNP this year, we anticipate approximately 500 more invitations to be issued in 2023.

The Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream is a promising pathway for individuals in TEER 4 or 5 occupations to secure permanent residency in Ontario. Make sure to review the eligibility criteria, job offer requirements, and points calculation system thoroughly to optimize your chances of success. Begin your journey towards a brighter future in Ontario by applying for the In-Demand Skills Stream today!

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