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Ontario Employer Job Offer – International Student Stream (OIS)

Ontario Employer Job Offer - International Student Stream 

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  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • C.E: Canadian Experience
  • P.S: Point System
  • EDU: Education-driven
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SUMMARY

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

This stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program gives international students with a job offer in a skilled occupation at TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.
This stream is operated under an expression of interest system. You can only apply if you first register an expression of interest (EOI) and are issued an invitation to apply.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream:

1- Job Offer Requirement

At the time of your application and at the time the OINP assesses your application for nomination, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from an Ontario employer in an eligible occupation. Your job offer must be full-time (at least 30 hours per week) and permanent (meaning job has no end date).
The job offered must be in a skilled occupation at TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) (➨Appendix 1).
To qualify under the International Student Stream, your Ontario employer must:
  • have been in active business for at least three years prior to submitting your application
  • have a minimum of $1,000,000 gross annual revenue in a location inside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or $500,000 outside GTA
  • have a minimum 5 full-time employees who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents  in a location inside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or 3 full-time employees outside GTA

2- Education in Canada

You must have received from an eligible Canadian or Ontario institution (➨immilib.com/OIS-Institutes):

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma from an eligible Canadian institution that takes at least two (2) years to complete if you study on a full-time basis
  • a graduate degree or diploma from an eligible Canadian institution that takes at least one (1) year to complete if you study on a full-time basis.
  • a college graduate certificate from an eligible Ontario institution that takes at least one (1)  year to complete if you study on a full-time basis
  • a university graduate certificate from an eligible Ontario institution that takes at least one (1) year to complete if you study on a full-time basis
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You must also have completed more than half of your studies while living and studying in Canada.

Some programs of study offered by eligible institutions may not meet the eligibility criteria. You must ensure that your specific program meets the relevant requirements.

3- Valid licence or other authorization (if applicable)

If your job offer is for a regulated occupation, you must hold a valid licence or authorization from the appropriate regulatory body in Ontario when you apply.

4- Legal Status in Canada (if applicable)

If you are applying from within Canada, you must have legal status (a visitor record, study permit, or work permit) at the time you apply and should maintain that status until the time of nomination.

5- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Ontario Job Offer: International Student Stream if you are

  • A self-employed professional (i.e. physicians) where there is no legal employer-employee relationship.
  • a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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CALCULATE YOUR SCORE

If you meet all above minimum requirement, then OINP will rank you in the selection pool, either on a general basis (rank all candidates who registered an expression of interest) or on a targeted basis (rank only those candidates who have one or more targeted labour market or human capital attributes) and invite the highest ranking candidates to apply (➨immilib.com/OIS-Grid).

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Factor 1: Job Offer 30
Factor 2: Canadian Work Experience 16
Factor 3: Education 32
Factor 4: Language Ability 20
Factor 5: Location of Job Offer / Study 20

Factor 1: Job Offer

You’ll get points based on the job offered by Ontario employer identified by Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) (➨Appendix 1).

Job Offer TEER Category (2nd digit of NOC) Points
TEER 1 10
TEER 2 or 3 8
TEER 4 or 5 0
Broad Occupational Category (1st digit of NOC) Points
BOC 0, 2, 3 10
BOC 7 7
BOC 1, 9 5
BOC 4, 8 4
BOC 5, 6 3
Job Offer Hourly Wage Points
$40 and above 10
$35 to $39.99 8
$30 to $34.99 7
$25 to $29.99 6
$20 to $24.99 5
Less than $20 0

Factor 2: Canadian Work Experience

If you have Canadian work experience with your job offer employer, you will receive up to 16 points based on your status, the length of your work in Canada (cumulative) and your earning history.
Canadian Work Experience Points
6 months or more with the job offer employer 3
Less than 6 months with the job offer employer 0
Work or Study Permit Status Points
With valid work or study permit status 10
Without valid work or study permit status 0
Canadian Work Experience Earning History Points
$40k or more earnings in a year 3
Less than $40k earnings in a year 0

Factor 3: Education

You can receive up to 10 points for the level of your education and up to 10 points for field of study.

Level of Education Points
Doctoral (PhD) level 10
Master’s level 8
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 6
Graduate diploma or certificate 6
Undergraduate diploma or certificate 5
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 5
College diploma or trade certificate 5
Less than college or trade certificate 0
Field of Study Points
Engineering 12
Health care 12
Math and computer science 12
Business and administration 6
Trades 6
Social, legal, education and science 6
Arts and humanities and other 0
Additionally you can receive up to 10 points if you have studied in a Canadian public institution and have received a degree or diploma that takes at least two (2) year to complete or a one (1) year program that requires a degree as an admission requirement.
Canadian Education Points

More than one Canadian credential

10

One Canadian credential

5

Factor 4: Language Ability

To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results.
Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to the date your EOI is submitted.
The lowest score achieved in the four (4) skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) is your score.
First official language (English or French)

First Official Language

(Lowest score in any of 4 skills)

Points
CLB 9 or more 10
CLB 8 6
CLB 7 4
CLB 6 or lower 0
You will receive extra points based on knowledge of one or two official languages (a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7 in one official language and a minimum CLB 6 in the second official language).
Knowledge of Official Languages Points
2 official languages 10
1 official language 5
To prove you language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:
  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General  or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada

To find out the equivalent CLB level for any of the above approved tests, see (➨Appendix 5).

Factor 5: Location of Job Offer / Study

You will be awarded points based on the location of your job offer in Ontario.
Location of Employment Points
Northern Ontario 10
Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) 8
Inside GTA (except Toronto) 3
Toronto 0
You will also be awarded points based on the location of your studies in Ontario.
Location of Study Points
Northern Ontario 10
Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) 8
Inside GTA (except Toronto) 3
Toronto 0
Your Total Score

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Complete Your Studies in Canada

In order to apply under the Ontario Job Offer: International Student Stream, the first step is to complete a full-time program from an eligible Canadian institution (➨immilib.com/OIS-Institutes):

  • a degree or diploma that takes at least two (2) years to complete if you study on a full-time basis, or
  • a degree, diploma or certificate that takes at least one (1) year to complete if you study on a full-time basis and that requires a completed degree as an admission requirement
You must also have completed more than half of your studies while living and studying in Canada.
You must submit your application within two (2) years of the date on your degree, diploma or certificate (also known as your education credential).

You need a study permit (➨Page) in order to study in Canada. Before you apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from one of the above institutions.

Step 2: Get a Job Offer

Before you can submit your application under the “Ontario Job Offer: International Student Stream”, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from an Ontario employer in an eligible occupation.

If you don’t already have a qualified job offer with the criteria explained in “Minimum Requirements”, you need to find an employer and secure the job for yourself.

Step 3: Submit an Online OINP Expression of Interest

If you meet the minimum criteria, you can register and submit an Expression of Interest to OINP.

You must create a candidate profile within the OINP e-filing Portal (➨immilib.com/OIS-Apply). Within the portal you must choose the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream and follow the instructions to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI).

Following submission you will be able to check the most up-to-date information regarding the status of your application at any time by logging in. If you are selected, you will receive a message in your Portal account including an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Your expression of interest registration will remain valid for up to 12 months until you receive an invitation to apply or until you withdraw your registration.

Recent Draws – OINP International

Student Stream

Date of Draw No. of ITA * Min. Score
Mar 12, 2024 1306 72
Mar 12, 2024 ** 649 66
Mar 12, 2024 ** 684 72
Feb 8, 2024 1182 78
Feb 8, 2024 ** 1252 73
Aug 15, 2023 ** 408 61
Aug 15, 2023 ** 445 61
May 9, 2023 ** 584 62
Regional Immigration Pilot
Periodically, OINP conducts general draws as well as targeted draws for “Regional Immigration Pilot” candidates”.
A number of nominations under the employer job offer category are set aside for applicants destined for the following participating pilot communities:
  • Chatham-Kent
  • Cities of Belleville and Quinte West
  • City of Cornwall

Step 4: Submit Application to OINP

If you are selected from the candidate pool and receive an invitation to apply, you may submit your application online and pay the application by credit or debit card in the OINP e-filing Portal (➨immilib.com/OIS-Apply).  You application must be submitted within 14 calendar days of receiving the ITA.

All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded in your online application and you need to submit a complete application online in the OINP e-filing Portal.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This will include your OINP file number.
You can check the status of your application through your account in the OINP e-Filing Portal.
If your application is successful, you will receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email. You will also receive a work permit support letter so you can apply for work permit and start living and working in Canada while your application for permanent residence is in process.
OINP Application
Submit online application:
immilib.com/OIS-Apply
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/OIS-Guide
OINP Application Fee:

$1,500

Processing Time:
immilib.com/ON-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/OIS-Doc

Contact:
416-327-0374
[email protected]
Your nomination is subject to the following conditions until you receive permanent resident status:
  • You must continue to demonstrate on a reasonable basis an intention to reside in Ontario; and
  • If you are already working for your employer in Ontario, you must continue working until you become permanent resident.  If you are not, you must begin working for your employer when you obtain your work permit and continue working until you become permanent resident.

Step 5: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the province of Ontario, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/PR-Portal).

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.
Apply for a Temporary Work Permit

When you receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination, you will also receive a work permit support letter so you can apply for work permit (➨Page) and start living and working in Canada while your application for permanent residence is in process.

Your work permit support letter document is valid for six (6) months. If you require an extension to your work permit and your work permit is due to expire within three (3) months, and then you may submit a request for a work permit support letter extension.

If you are in Canada on a work permit and your PR application is not finalized, you may be able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 6: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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