Ontario announces changes to its immigration nomination scheme

Ontario announces changes to its immigration nomination scheme

The province of Ontario announced that three new changes have been made to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The first would be the reopening of the newly designed Employee Job Offers Stream, which has been reopened to the public and currently accepting new changes as of May 31, 2017. Also, the pre-screening approval stage will no longer be part of the application. A new approach will now focus on catering to international students and foreign workers with a job offer from a legitimate Ontario-based company.

 
 Speak to one of our ICCRC-Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants to understand how these changes will affect your application to Canada. 
Take the eligibility test on our website to determine if you qualify for a Canadian work visa under the 
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

 
 
“The nominee, instead of the employer, now leads the application process and is responsible for preparing their application. Less documentation is required upfront from the employer,” the OINP stated on its website. Alongside this tweak is the introduction of a new form catering to all foreign citizens applying under this stream. The new Employer Job Offer and Declaration Form must be filled out by the employer to prove that the applicant has met all the conditions and requirements for the program. However, despite this change, the OINP clarified that the selection criteria remain unchanged, while the processing fees for this stream have not been altered in any way.
 
A new stream has also been introduced to entice skilled tradespersons in the agriculture and construction industry.  Although the new Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream was designed to help the province boost the thriving agriculture and construction segment, it will soon be expanded to other sectors in the near future, depending on the labour needs of the province.
 
The last changes were made to the Entrepreneur Stream’s selection criteria in which the minimum language requirement has been lowered to CLB4 from previous ruling’s CLB5. Also, additional points (maximum of 10 points) will now be given to applicants who plan to put up or acquire a business in smaller communities in the province.
 
For the province of Ontario, these new changes will play a significant role in meeting its immigration target for this year, which is a total of 6,000 nominations. Lowering the language requirement and designing new dedicated immigration routes will entice more talents outside the country.  


 
 Speak to one of our ICCRC-Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants to understand how these changes will affect your application to Canada. 
Take the eligibility test on our website to determine if you qualify for a Canadian work visa under the 
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
 



About Migration Expert:

Migration Expert is the visa & immigration consulting company of choice in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. Their registered consultants provide expert legal counsel on all aspects of immigration law, including family-sponsored immigration, employment-sponsored immigration, investment immigration, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, citizenship, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. 

Interested in living, working, studying or traveling to Australia, Canada, the UK or the US? Visit our website at www.migrationexpert.ca for more information.
 

0 Comment

Leave a Comment.