Employer Job Offer Stream (OINP)

Employer Job Offer Stream (OINP):

This category allows employers to hire skilled foreign nationals and foreign students with an eligible job offer. Under this, both the applicant and employer need to prove eligibility.

This stream further divides into:

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


Foreign Worker

This stream provides foreign skilled workers with an opportunity to apply for permanent residence in Ontario. This stream is open for people in and outside Canada with a valid job offer from Ontario.

To be able to apply you need to meet the following terms:

  1. You need to have a fulltime, permanent NOC 0, A, or B job offer in Ontario. Your job offer needs to meet the entry-level wage criteria in Ontario.
  2. You need to have a min. work experience or a valid license/authorisation for your job profile.
  3. You need to prove intent to live in Ontario.
  4. You need to have legal or implied status in Ontario.


Work Experience

In this term, people need to prove their work experience eligibility. Firstly, you need to show 2 years full-time, paid work experience in or outside Canada. The same should be verifiable and within the time frame of 5 years. And, full-time work refers to 39hours in a week. Secondly, you must possess a license and your work experience must come under NOC. Lastly, if you are including paid self-employment then you must give valid papers of the same.


Job Offer

Every applicant needs to show proof of a valid job offer under OINP. You are eligible:

  1. If your occupation comes under ‘skilled occupation’ in NOC 0, A, or B.
  2. If your job offer is permanent, regular and paid. It needs to cover min. 1560hours within 12 months.
  3. If your job offer meets or exceeds the median wage level of a region in Ontario.
  4. Your job offer should be necessary for the employer’s business.


International Student

This stream is open for international students with a valid job offer under NOC 0, A, or B.

OINP can consider your profile if you meet the following terms:

  1. A full time, permanent job under NOC 0, A, or B that meets min. wage level in Ontario.
  2. You have full-time min 2-year degree or graduation from Canadian college/university. Or min. 1 year fulltime postgraduate diploma from a Canadian college/university.
  3. You need to at least complete half of your studies in Canada.
  4. You need to apply within 2 years of completion of your studies.
  5. You need to show proof of legal/implied status.
  6. Show proof of intention to settle in Ontario.


In-Demand Skills

This stream captures workers with skills that are in hot demand. And to qualify an applicant needs to have:

  1. A permanent, full-time job offer in eligible occupations list.
  2. A min 9 months of paid, full-time/part-time work experience within 3 years.

Full-time work refers to 30 hours in a week and 1200 hours in a year. Part-time job refers to 15 hours in a week and 1200 hours in a year within 18 months.

  1. Education qualification that is on par with the Canadian education system as verifiable in ECA.
  2. Proof of language skills in English or French. You must show test results with the Canadian Language Benchmark score of 4 or more. You can submit test results for IELTS, CELPIP, TCF, or TEF.
  3. A valid license/certificate (if your job profile requires it).
  4. Proof of funds for settlement in Ontario.
  5. Proof of legal/implied status.
  6. The intent of living in Ontario by showing ties to the province.


Employer Eligibility

Under this term, even employers need to qualify for hiring foreign nationals. They need to show proof of the following:

  1. You need to have an active business of at least 3 years.
  2. Your business should be in Ontario where a foreign employee will work.
  3. Show proof of recruiting employees (OINP nominee in Canada or outside Canada).
  4. Your business is legal, verifiable and does not violate any laws.
  5. Your business follows all health, employment, and safety laws.
  6. If the business is in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): Show $500,000 annual revenue with 5 full-time employees. The employees have to be Canadian or are permanent residents.
  7. If outside GTA: Show $500,000 annual revenue with 3 full-time employees. The employees have to be Canadian or are permanent residents.


Eligible Jobs: In-Demand Skills Stream


National Occupations Classification (NOC) List


Job Profile
NOC 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient services
NOC 4412 Home support workers excluding housekeepers
NOC 7441 Residential/commercial installation and service
NOC 7511 Transport Truck Drivers
NOC 7521 Heavy Equipment Operators (other than cranes)
NOC 8431 Farm Workers (General)
NOC 8432 Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
NOC 8611 Harvesting Labourers
NOC 7611 Construction: Helpers and Labourers
NOC 9462 Industrial butchers, poultry workers, meat cutters and other related jobs.


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