Ontario launches new PR stream

A new Canadian immigration stream has been launched by the government of Ontario. The Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream, which was announced on August 16 and opened the same day, is a pilot for workers in high-demand occupations with a job offer in Ontario.

Applicants can only apply if they meet all eligibility criteria, have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Ontario employer, and have a completed and signed Employer Form to upload as part of the application package.

Occupation list

The job offer must be in one of the following eligible occupations in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D.


7441Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7521Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

8431General farm workers

8432Nursery and greenhouse workers

8611Harvesting labourers

7611Construction trades helpers and labourers

2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

9462Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers

Feb. 8 Express Entry Draw: 448 Points.

The last Ministerial Instructions for EE applications were set at 447 points - This has been the lowest draw number since the adoption of the new Express Entry program. The Federal government issued 3664 Invitation to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

Two big factors to obtain a competitive score in your Express Entry application are the following:

1. Education: Applicants with Master Degree(s)

2. High Level of English

For more Ministerial Instructions, please visit the Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/