Recent Changes in Ontario PNP Benefits Trucking Industry in Province -24th October, 2019

Recent Changes in Ontario PNP Benefits Trucking Industry in Province
Ontario province’s trucking industry is profiting from the latest change made to the Ontario province’s In-Demand Skills Stream.

The transport truck drivers (NOC code 7511) were one of three professions added to the Ontario PNP stream on July 2019. It indicates that experienced truck drivers with an employment offer in Ontario province can now receive provincial support in getting Canadian PR.

Canada’s trucking industry handles a huge difficulty with staffing deficits, finding it hard to bring a younger generation of drivers into the profession.

As a portion of the July 2019 changes, Canada’s most populated province also decreased the work experience demand through the stream, to 9 months within the previous three years. Previously, applicants were expected to have 1-year work experience in the previous three years.

The In-Demand Skills Stream developments are part of a raft of latest proposals published in the budget of Ontario in April.

After the consultation with the public that closed on 30 May 2019, Ontario approved the reforms in an Ontario PNP announcement on 8 July 2019.

The other two professions attached to the stream in July 2019 were:

  • Nurse aides, patient service AND orderlies associates (NOC 3413)
  • Home support workers and similar professions, excluding housekeepers (NOC 4412)
Eligible Professions for 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

Requirements for Ontario's In-Demand Skills Stream

  • A full-time and permanent job offer under specific professions in the construction or agriculture sector and satisfies the median wage in Ontario for the profession and in a place that is essential to the business.
  • 9 months of comprehensive work experience in the past three years in one of the qualified occupations.
  • The equivalent of high school education or higher education in Canada.
  • Valid license or permission at the time of appeal for any claimed work experience that needs it.
  • Minimum CLB 4 in the English language or French language.
  • Adequate funds and/or income in the Ontario province to cover settlement costs for the primary applicant and family members.
  • Intention to reside in the province of Ontario.
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