Ontario OINP Immigration Occupation List

The Ontario Immigration Occupation List or Ontario occupation list is a list of all the eligible occupations in Ontario for skilled immigrants who wish to apply for Canada Immigration under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Once the candidate has checked that his job profile is present in the occupations mentioned in the Ontario Occupation in demand list, they can go forward with the application process.

The benefit of having experience in an occupation from the Ontario Occupations mentioned in OINP Immigration Occupation List helps the candidate to score more points on the Ontario Immigration Points Calculator  which  will help them to score more points for being able to get a higher Comprehensive Ranking System Score (CRS) for fast track immigration to the province Ontario through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Ontario employers sponsor international skilled workers for Canadian Permanent Residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A and B occupation under the General Category (Employer Category).

The Ontario worker Immigration List is given below. Check if your job profile is mentioned below:

NOC CodeOccupations
7311Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
7237Welders and Related Machine Operators
7294Painters and Decorators (except interior decorators)
7291Roofers and Shinglers
7233Sheet Metal Workers
7284Plasterers, Drywall Installers, and Finishers and Lathers
7242Industrial Electricians

The occupation under the National Occupation Classification skill (NOC) Skill level C or D is as follows:-

 NOC CodeOccupation
7441Residential and commercial installers and services
7521Heavy equipment operators (crane operators are exception)
8431General farm workers
8432Nursery and greenhouse workers
8611Harvesting labourers
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
9462Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers

OINP General Category

The OINP General Category targets foreign skilled workers with job offers who want to settle permanently in the province of Ontario.

For a nomination certificate to be issued under this category, both the employer and the foreign national must show that eligibility requirements are met. Eligible employers are required to complete an Employer Form, which is submitted with the foreign workers application.

Minimum Requirements for OINP Immigration Occupation List

In Order to be Eligible as a Foreign Worker under the OINP General Category, applicants must:

✍  Have at least two years (24 months) of paid and verifiable work experience, either in Canada or abroad, within the previous five years in their intended occupation OR have the appropriate registration in Ontario, if applying for a position in a regulated occupation in the province;

✍  Have a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC levels 0, A, or B) from the employer that is also submitting an application; and

✍  Be residing abroad OR residing, working or visiting Canada on a valid work permit, study permit or visitor record.

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