Ontario Plans to Add Nursing Related Professions to In-Demand Stream -29th November, 2019

Ontario Plans to Add Nursing Related Professions to In-Demand Stream
The latest change to Ontario's Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream produces a new avenue to Canada for applicants with skills and relevant work experience in nursing-related professions.

In July 2019, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee (OINP) Program moved to add 3 codes of National Occupational Classification to the stream, two of which were directed at personal care workers.

The 2 NOC codes are listed below:

  • Nurse aides, patient service associates and orderlies (N.O.C 3413)
  • Home support workers and related professions, excluding housekeepers (N.O.C 4412)
The additions are specially intended to target personal care workers, as stated in Ontario’s accompanying announcement. The motive for the additions was to support changing labor market requirements, the province announced.

As a piece of the corresponding change, the 3rd NOC code was added to the stream to target truck drivers (NOC 7511).

Following a public consultation that closed on 30 May 2019, Ontario published the reforms on 8 July 2019.

 List of Eligible Professions for the Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream

National Occupations Classification

Job Title

NOC 3413

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 4412

Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers

NOC 7441

Residential and commercial installers and servicers

NOC 7511

Transport truck drivers

NOC 7521

Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

NOC 8431

General farm workers

NOC 8432

Nursery and greenhouse workers

NOC 8611

Harvesting labourers

NOC 7611

Construction trades helpers and labourers

NOC 9462

Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers

Ontario's In-Demand Skills Stream Requirements

This stream aims at candidates with specific skills that are in-demand in Ontario. To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A full-time & permanent job offer beneath the specific occupations in the agriculture or construction industry and also matches the median wage in Ontario province for the profession, and in a place that is important to the business.
  • 9 months of combined work experience in the prior 3 years in one of the qualified professions. Experience needs to be paid & full time or an equal amount in part-time work in the province of Ontario.
  • High school education or above which is equal to Canadian standards.
  • Valid license or certificate while submitting application for any authorized work experience that needs it.
  • A minimum of CLB or NCLC 4 in English and/or French in all language abilities.
  • Adequate funds and/or income in the province of Ontario to cover settlement expenses for yourself and to your family.
  • Living, or working, or studying, or visiting Canada on a genuine permit;
  • Plan to settle in the province of Ontario.
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