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Ontario Welcomes Immigrants with Its First PNP Draw of 2022

Peter Fey



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Ontario holds the first PNP draw of 2022 by inviting 1,084 immigrant candidates to file for a provincial nomination. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held a draw on January 11, 2022, issuing invitations under three Employer Job Offer Streams.

This draw certainly shows the seriousness of the Canadian government towards achieving its yearly Canadian immigration targets. OINP issued invitations to the candidates who had their profiles in the Expression of Interest system and be eligible for one of the streams under the Employer Job Offer Category: Foreign Worker, International Student, and In-Demand Skills.

A total of 264 employer job offers were made under the Foreign Worker stream, and 762 offers under the International Student stream. Similarly, 58 candidates were invited under the In-Demand Skills category.

The candidates who were invited under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream had work experience in the following National Occupational Codes (NOC) mentioned below:

Health and Agricultural Occupations:

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NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies & patient service associates
NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
NOC 8431 – general farmworkers
NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage, and associated products processing
NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors, and testers
NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters, and metal finishing process operators
NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers, and inspectors

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Every year, the federal government permits the Canadian provinces and territories that manage the PNP to grant a certain number of nominations. Ontario PNP was allowed to invite 8,350 immigrants in the year 2021. The province also got an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations, NOC Skill Level C.

Last year by November 10, Ontario had received 8,600 nominations. The province is further seeking that the federal government doubles its allocation in 2022.

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