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Employer - In Demanding

In-Demand Skills stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It gives foreign workers (in and outside of Canada) with a job offer in specific in-demand occupations, such as in agriculture, construction, trucking, personal support work, and other select occupations the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. 


Application Requirements

  • You must have received an invitation to apply

  • You must submit application within 14 days of receiving an invitation

  •  Had the qualifications you claimed in the expression of interest that you   registered with the OINP

  • At least 9 months full-time work experience in Ontario (within the three years)

  • A mandatory licence or other authorization in Ontario

  • A Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), if you completed your studies outside of Canada

  • The employer had enough effort was made to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to offering the position to the applicant

  • Meet minimum language levels (English / French)

  • Have had legal status in Canada

  • Intention to live in Ontario

​Employer Requirements

  • Active business for at least three years

  • Business premises in Ontario

  • No outstanding orders made against (Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000/ Occupational Health and Safety Act)

  • $1,000,000 in total gross annual revenue and at least five full-time Canadian employees (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions) or $500,000 in total gross annual revenue and at least three full-time Canadian employees (outside the GTA)

  • Employer must make an application for approval of an employment position

List of Documents

  • A passport / Travel document

  • Proof of Expression of interest and invitation

  • Legal status in Canada (Study Permit/Work Permit)

  • Language test results (English / French)

  • Official transcripts

  • Official graduation Letter

  • Written job offer in Ontario

  • Written employee letter

  • Valid licence or other authorization 

  • Notice of assessment 

  • Proof of degree/diploma 

  • Official transcripts

  • Official graduation Letter

  • Proof of settlement funds

  • Proof of intention to live in Ontario

  • Most current resume 

  • Police certificates (In Canada/ Foreign Country)

  • Medical exams

  • Proof of funds

  • Birth certificate

  • Digital photos

  • Property Tax (If needed)

  • Marriage certificate (If needed)

  • Divorce certificate (If needed)

  • Proof of common-law (If needed)

  • Proof of relationship to a relative in Canada (If needed)

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