Ontario to increase manufacturing workforce via Employer Job Offer Category

The princely province of Ontario has been a favorite Canada immigration destination for millions around the globe. With thousands of applications storming-in year after year, Ontario’s provincial nominee program has seen unprecedented success over the years. And year 2020 is no different, as on January 16, OINP is have released 13 new manufacturing jobs to eligible candidates under its widely renowned Employer Job Offer category.

Being regarded as the largest manufacturing capital province homing Canada’s national capital – Ottawa, this move will definitely cause a stir in the number of applicants in the job pool. With a total of 141,258 candidates sitting in the express entry pool as of January 20, 2020, this update from the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program would certainly have reduced the numbers in the days to come.

But there’s a catch, OINP permits only those candidates to apply to the new National Occupational Classification codes who have received a job offer outside the Greater Toronto Area.

Based on the study of labour shortage in the regional area of Ontario immigration, the proposed regulation amendment is introduced to increase the Ontario immigration ratio outside the Greater Toronto Area.

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This way OINP will be more responsive to fill-in the gap of labour shortage for manufacturing industries outside the GTA. And as on 15 January 2020, the new NOC’s will be available in all the 3 immigration streams of Ontario immigration Employer Job Offer streams, which is:

  1. Foreign Worker Stream
  2. International Student Stream
  3. In-Demand Skills Stream

These are the 13 new proposed occupation codes that you’ll see in the Ontario immigration – Employer Job Offer Category.

1. 9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
2. 9417 Machining tool operators
3. 9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
4. 9422 Plastics processing machine operators
5. 9446 Industrial sewing machine operators
6. 9416 Metalworking and forging machine operators
7. 9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
8. 9421 Chemical plant machine operators
9. 9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
10. 9461 Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
11. 9437 Woodworking machine operators
12. 9418 Other metal products machine operators
13. 9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

The proposed 13 new NOCs will be added to the existing 10 In-Demand Skilled Stream, with no geographical limitation.

1. 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
2. 4412 Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
3. 7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
4. 7511 Transport truck drivers
5. 7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
6. 8431 General farmworkers
7. 8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
8. 8611 Harvesting labourers
9. 7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers
10. 9462 Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers

Apart from introducing these new NOC codes, the amendment also assures to remove the requirement for settlement fund in these job titles, instead a cap will be placed on the number of approved applications in a calendar year for an employment position. Furthermore, this removal of settlement fund will reduce the workload on OINP administration staff.

These changes would bring equality in the distribution of workforce among the regional and suburban areas, reinforcing the employers to opt for Canadian citizens or permanent residents first.

With only a limited number of applications in the International Student and Foreign Worker streams. The Cap-limit proposed to bring equality in the distribution of workforce in Ontario immigration is as follows:

  • 1 overseas application / 5 existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents’ working within the GTA.
  • 1 foreign worker / 3 existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents’ working in outside the GTA.

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