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Ontario holds first PNP draw of 2022

Ontario invited 1,084 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on January 11. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to candidates who had profiles in its Expression of Interest (EOI) system. These candidates were eligible for one of three streams under the Employer Job Offer category: Foreign Worker, International Student and In-Demand Skills. Below are the invitation numbers by Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream:

  •  Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 264
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 762
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 58

Candidates invited under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream had work experience in the National Occupational Codes (NOC) below:

Health and agricultural occupations:

NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers

NOC 8431 – general farm workers

NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers

NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers

NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing

NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators

NOC 9417 – machining tool operators

NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators

NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators

NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators

NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators

NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators

NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing

NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors

NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

Each year, the federal government allows the provinces provinces and territories that run the PNP to issue a certain number of nominations. In 2021, Ontario was allowed to nominate 8,350 immigrants. The province got an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations, NOC Skill Level C.

By November 10, Ontario had issued 8,600 nominations. The province’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, told CIC News in an October interview that the province is asking the federal government to double their allocation in 2022. The province will receive its allocation number from Immigration Canada later this year.

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