In Demand Skill Employer Job Offer

Ontario In-Demand Skills is the Employer Job Offer Stream of the OINP. The province of Ontario manages a PNP. This stream points out foreign citizens who work in one of the province’s in-demand professions received within Ontario and held a legitimate job offer from an Ontario company.

Applicants who are successfully chosen through this program in Ontario will be summoned to submit an approved form for Canadian permanent residency.

This program has various conditions which must be satisfied by both the foreign citizen applicant and the Ontario company.

In Demand Skill Employer Job Offer

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Workers

Applicants must have a minimum of nine months of paid full-time work experience in Ontario within the three years before the submission date or the equivalent amount of part-time work in an eligible occupation. Seasons do not count toward the experience. Applicants must provide documentation that the work experience matches the NOC for the proposed job. OINP requires supporting documentation.

Applicants must have a Canadian equivalent to a high school education or higher, supported by a valid ECA.

Applicants must hold a valid certificate or license for any experience claimed if that occupation requires certification or licensing when the application is submitted.

Applicants must have language ability in either English or French at or above CLB 4 in all language competency areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Language ability must be supported through valid test results from an approved language testing organization for English, such as IELTS or CELPIP, and for French, TEF, or TCF.

Applicants must have sufficient funds or other income available in Ontario to support settlement costs. Sufficient funds or income can be supported by bank statements, annual earnings from continued employment in Ontario, and/or a full-time job offer in the province.

Applicants must demonstrate an intention to permanently reside in Ontario by establishing connections to the province.

Applicants already living in Canada must hold legal status in Canada (such as a visitor record, study permit, or work permit) and maintain it until the nomination is released.

Minimum Requirements – In Demand Skill Employer Job Offer

Express Entry ProfileNo
Work ExperienceIn-Demand Profession list (1 year)
Language AbilityCLB 4
Education LevelHigh School
Job OfferYes
Connection to the ProvinceWork Experience

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Job Offer Requirements for Ontario’s Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream

To apply under Ontario’s Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream, applicants must have a job offer that meets the specific criteria outlined below:

  • Position Details: The job offer must be for a full-time, indefinite position in an eligible occupation classified under NOC Skill Level C or D.
  • Wage Requirement: The offered wage must meet or exceed the median wage level for the occupation in the Ontario region where the applicant will be employed. If the applicant is already used in the offered position, the wage must match or exceed the current median salary for the occupation in that region.

Eligible Occupations

The job offer must be for a position falling within the following NOC Skill Level C or D occupations:

  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates (NOC 3413)
  • Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers (NOC 4412)
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers (NOC 7441)
  • Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane operators) (NOC 7521)
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611)
  • General farm workers (NOC 8431)
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432)
  • Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)
  • Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers (NOC 9462)
  • Machine operators, mineral and metal processing (NOC 9411)
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators (NOC 9416)
  • Machining tool operators (NOC 9417)
  • Other metal products machine operators (NOC 9418)
  • Chemical plant machine operators (NOC 9421)
  • Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422)
  • Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437)
  • Industrial sewing machine operators (NOC 9446)
  • Process control and machine operators in food, beverage, and associated products processing (NOC 9461)
  • Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors, and testers (NOC 9523)
  • Mechanical assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9526)
  • Industrial painters, coaters, and metal finishing process operators (NOC 9536)
    Other products assemblers and inspectors NOC 9537; finishers

Employer Requirements for Immigration Suitability

Employers who wish to utilize this immigration stream must meet the below requirements:

  • Business Operation: The employer must have been in active operation for at least three years.
  • Ontario Premises: The employer must have business premises in Ontario where the nominee will be working.
  • Compliance with Labour laws: The employer shall abide by all labour laws of the provinces in all manners; that means employment standards, health, and safety, and labour relations legislation.

This applies to employers in the Greater Toronto Area:

  • Gross Annual Revenue: At least $1,000,000 in gross annual revenue during the most recent fiscal year.
  • Permanent Employees: The employer must have at least five permanent full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents per position to be filled each calendar year at the location where the nominee will work.

The following apply to employers who are located outside the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Gross Annual Revenue: A minimum of $500,000 in gross annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year.
  • Permanent Employees: The employer must have at least three permanent, full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents per position to be filled each calendar year at the location where the applicant will work.

Employers who want to hire truck drivers under NOC code 7511 must:

  • Hold a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration Certificate (CVOR).
  • Hold a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory, or Satisfactory Unaudited.

Application Process for Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream

Once an invitation is accepted, the candidate has 14 days to appeal for nomination. If the province agrees with the application, Ontario will inform the candidate chosen for provincial nomination.

After receiving a provincial proposal, a candidate must submit a governmental application for Canadian permanent residency. Candidates in this program must finish and submit a paper-based application.


Before registration for the In-Demand Skills Stream of the Ontario Employer Job Offer Category, foreign workers should carefully review the eligibility criteria and gather the necessary supporting documents in either English or French.

Application Submission

Upon completing registration, applicants have 14 calendar days to finalize and submit their application. This can be done in multiple sessions and applicants can authorize a representative to complete the application on their behalf. All required supporting documents must be scanned and ready for upload.

Applicants are responsible for translating and notarizing any documents not in English or French. OINP-preferred certified translators are accredited by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO). If no certified translators can be found in Ontario, a notarized translation is required, accompanied by a letter explaining the efforts made to locate a certified translator.

For applicants outside of Ontario, translations must be notarized initially. If deemed insufficient, the OINP may request a translation from an ATIO-certified translator. Translations completed by the applicant, their representative, or individuals with personal ties will not be accepted, even if these individuals are certified translators.


The OINP considers applications incomplete if wrong or uncertified documents are provided. In this case, the application fee is returned. Applicants must inform the OINP of any changes to personal information as outlined in the program guide.

Applicants can request an internal review of the decision within specified timelines if they believe an error was made. The review must not include new evidence unless it was unavailable during the initial application.

Nomination and Obligations

Nomination Approval Letter and OINTP Certificate of Nomination Upon nomination, applicants receive a Nomination Approval Letter and OINP Certificate of Nomination. Nominees are obligated to continue to meet the conditions of nomination, including residence in Ontario and working in the approved position. Any job offer conditions that change are to be reported to the OINP.

A work permit application must be made within 6 months and the approved position of work must commence within 10 months after nomination, if not previously employed by the sponsoring employer. Under approved circumstances, a request for extensions of the Nomination Certificate may be made.

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