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Ontario Shifts the Occupations In Demand on the Expression of Interest System

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"Ontario recently shifted its Occupations In Demand Stream in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Meaning that now applicants can submit their applications for the Occupations In demand subcategory through the EOI system."
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Published on:  Jul 21, 2021
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Ontario recently shifted its Occupations In Demand Stream in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Meaning that now applicants can submit their applications for the Occupations In demand subcategory through the EOI system. 

The Occupations In Demand stream is joined by the Foreign Worker and International Students stream in the EOI system. However, the remaining immigration programs under the OINP include the Master's Graduate and the Ph.D. Graduate streams are yet to be shifted in the new application intake system. The OINP webpage says that these immigration streams will be part of the EOI system shortly. 

What Is the Expression of Interest (EOI) System?

The EOI system allows applicants to submit their applications for the OINP at any time during the year. The EOI system ranks the applicants based on factors such as their age, language proficiency, education level, and work experience, among others. 

The main purpose of the EOI system is to select applicants with skills and experience relevant to the needs of the local labor market. Recently, the OINP nominated 940 applicants to the International Student and Foreign Worker stream in the EOI system for provincial nomination.

What Is the Occupations In-Demand Stream?

The Occupations In Demand stream is offered by the OINP to facilitate the immigration of high-skilled and low-skilled foreign workers in occupations that are high in demand in Ontario’s labor market. 

Applicants must have at least 9 months of cumulative work experience gained in the province in the last 3 years from non-seasonal employment. Applicants must also have at least a high school diploma and language proficiency in English or French, among other things.

What Occupations Are In Demand In Ontario?

The following occupations are in demand in the province of Ontario: *Noc Codes in ascending order

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code

Occupations

3413

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

4412

Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers

7441

Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7511

Transport truck drivers

7521

Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

8431

General farm workers

8432

Nursery and greenhouse workers

8611

Harvesting labourers

7611   

Construction trades helpers and labourers

9462

Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers


The following occupations are in demand outside the Greater Toronto Area:

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code

Occupations

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 products processing

9523   

Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

9526

Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

9536

Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

9537

Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

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