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July 5, 2024

Ontario Expands In-Demand Skills Stream with 35 New Occupations

Dear future neighbour,

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has expanded its list of eligible occupations for the in-demand skills stream by adding 35 new occupations for permanent residency.

The in-demand skills stream in Ontario’s PNP now includes 56 eligible occupations, up from 22, making it a top choice for TEER 4 or 5 workers ineligible for federal Express Entry.

Effective July 1, these are the new list of occupations eligible for Ontario-OINP In-Demand Skills Stream.

Below occupations are eligible if the position offered is in any location in Ontario:

  1. NOC 44101 – Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
  2. NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  3. NOC 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  4. NOC 75119 – Other trades helpers and labourers
  5. NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  6. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  7. NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers
  8. NOC 85103 – Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  9. NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Below are the eligible occupations if the position offered is outside the Greater Toronto Area  (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions).

  1. NOC 14400: Shippers and Receivers
  2. NOC 14402: Production logistics workers
  3. NOC 65320 – Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
  4. NOC 74200 – Railway yard and track maintenance workers
  5. NOC 74203 – Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
  6. NOC 74204 – Utility maintenance workers
  7. NOC 74205 – Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
  8. NOC 75101 – Material handlers
  9. NOC 75211 – Railway and motor transport labourers
  10. NOC 75212 – Public works and maintenance labourers
  11. NOC 85102 – Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
  12. NOC 94100 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  13. NOC 94101 – Foundry workers
  14. NOC 94102 – Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
  15. NOC 94103 – Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
  16. NOC 94104 – Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
  17. NOC 94105 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  18. NOC 94106 – Machining tool operators
  19. NOC 94107 – Machine operators of other metal products
  20. NOC 94110 – Chemical plant machine operators
  21. NOC 94111 – Plastics processing machine operators
  22. NOC 94112 – Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
  23. NOC 94120 – Sawmill machine operators
  24. NOC 94121 – Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators
  25. NOC 94123 – Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
  26. NOC 94124 – Woodworking machine operators
  27. NOC 94132 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  28. NOC 94140 – Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  29. NOC 94142 – Fish and seafood plant workers
  30. NOC 94143 – Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
  31. NOC 94200 – Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
  32. NOC 94201 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  33. NOC 94202 – Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
  34. NOC 94203 – Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
  35. NOC 94204 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  36. NOC 94205 – Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
  37. NOC 94211 – Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
  38. NOC 94212 – Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  39. NOC 94213 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  40. NOC 94219 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  41. NOC 95100: Labourers in mineral and metal processing
  42. NOC 95101 – Labourers in metal fabrication
  43. NOC 95102 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
  44. NOC 95103 – Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
  45. NOC 95104 – Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
  46. NOC 95106 – Labourers in food and beverage processing
  47. NOC 95107: Labourers in fish and seafood processing

New OINP Update on Education Requirements for Nurses

Starting July 1, 2024, Ontario has simplified the process for nursing professionals applying through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams. Nurses who are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the General, Extended, or Temporary class and have a primary NOC in the specified occupations below no longer need to meet the education requirement.

  • NOC 31300: Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302: Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 32101: Licensed practical nurses

To qualify for the OINP In-Demand Skills Stream, you need a full-time (1,560 hours per year), permanent job offer in an eligible occupation with a pay rate at or above the median wage listed on the Job Bank for the region. Additionally, you must have at least 9 months of work experience in Ontario in the same occupation (NOC code) as the job offer within the last 3 years.

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