How to qualify for the latest immigration stream

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The Ontario PNP (Provincial Nomination Program) introduced a new immigration stream in addition to options for foreign workers and international students: the In-Demand Skills Stream. Parked under the employer’s job offer category, it operates on the same Expression of Interest (EOI) system currently used for the Ontario PNP. As the name suggests, you must have a job offer in Canada to apply for either of these streams.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Canada needs workers in agriculture, construction and transportation, as well as health care workers and home support. Source: Don Emmert / AFP

Who is eligible for the Skills in Demand stream?

This latest Ontario PNP stream has one main objective: to attract international talent to fill high-demand positions in Canada’s Capital Province. To be eligible, you must have at least nine months of relevant and cumulative work experience in the province within the past three years. These in-demand occupations are grouped under skill level C or D of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC). These include workers in agriculture, construction and transport, as well as nursing and home helpers.

Full-time work is better, but part-time employment also counts if you have worked at least 1,200 hours at one job in the past 18 months, or worked multiple jobs for at least 30 hours per week in the past 18 months. last nine months. Unfortunately, seasonal work is not recognized. Other requirements include a high school diploma, a language score of at least 4 in all skills, and settlement funds.

Applicants outside of the Greater Toronto Area may also work in manual positions involving heavy machinery, metalwork, construction and electronics. You can see the full list professions in demand and more details on the official website.

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Canada is looking to fill many manual positions over the next few years through the latest immigration stream. Source: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images / AFP

How to Apply for the Ontario PNP

Each month, eligible applicants are invited to apply to the Ontario PNP, which will guarantee their PR status in Canada. Your EOI profile is scored based on your job offer, work experience, salary, education and language skills, among other things, to determine if you are fit to live and work in Canada. Once your profile enters the EOI pool, it is valid for 12 months, which means you can be invited at any time of the year.

In June alone, 940 international students and temporary workers were invited to apply for the Ontario PCP; of this number, 317 would be accepted through the international student stream. Canada has also increased invitations to bimonthly public relations through the 2021 Express Entry raffles for the Canadian Express class. IRCC gives priority to applicants who are already in the country because it is easier for them to obtain permanent residence. However, eligible applicants from all over are welcome to apply.

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