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OINP opens and closes its Foreign Worker Stream intake in just one day

In just one day, Ontario has opened and closed its in-demand Foreign Worker Stream intake after the limit of 1250 registrations was reached.

This news comes after Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) had opened its door for Foreign Worker Stream candidates to apply in their Provincial Nominee Program on Wednesday, October 21.

The application managing system has been closed and is not accepting any new applications because the intake limit of 1250 applications was reached in just one day! This shows how many applicants are still trying to get nominated to achieve Permanent Residence in Canada even during the Pandemic.

The Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is an immigration stream that is open to candidates living in and outside of Canada who have a job offer from an eligible employer in Ontario.

If a candidate is nominated under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Employer Job Offer Category for Foreign Worker Stream, foreign nationals can apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canadian permanent residence.

Foreign Worker Stream applicants who wished to apply had to register under the Ontario Immigration Program Nominee (OIPN) and were placed in entry pools with other candidates. To be eligible to get an Invite to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence, candidates had to provide personal details as well as their occupation and work experience details.

To qualify, Candidates were required to:

  • Have an intention to settle in Canada
  • A permanent full-time job offer under the category NOC 0, A or B that meets the average wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is essential to the business. For the candidates who are already employed under the necessary category must be proposed more wages than their previous wages.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in the last five years before applying.
  • Should be working, studying, or visiting Canada on valid permits.

To ensure all the work-related details were accurate, Candidates were required to submit the most recent version of the Employer Form completed and dated no earlier than October 21.

A statement issued by the province of Ontario stated that the application intake for the stream will be halted for the time being depending on the province’s requirement.

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