1084 immigration candidates invited in first Ontario PNP draw of 2022

In the first Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw of 2022 held on January 11, a total of 1084 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The invitations were issued through three streams under the Employer Job Offer category of OINP, which are Foreign Worker, International Student and In-Demand Skills streams. While Foreign Worker stream candidates received 264 invitations, International Student Stream candidates received 762 invitations. The number of invitations issued to In-demand Skills stream was 58.

The minimum score required for Foreign Worker Stream candidates was 38 and International Student stream candidates were to have a minimum score of 59 and for In-Demand Skills stream candidates, the minimum score was 11.

NOCs invited under Ontario PNP In-demand Skills stream

Under the In-demand Skills stream, invitations were issued to those candidates who had work experience in the following National Occupational Codes (NOCs):

Health and agricultural occupations


NOC code

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 3413

Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers

NOC 4412

General farm workers


NOC 8431

Nursery and greenhouse workers


NOC 8432

Harvesting labourers


NOC 8611

Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

NOC 9462


Manufacturing (outside the GTA only)



NOC code

Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

NOC 9411

Metalworking and forging machine operators

NOC 9416

Machining tool operators

NOC 9417

Other metal products machine operators

NOC 9418

Chemical plant machine operators

NOC 9421

Plastics processing machine operators

NOC 9422

Woodworking machine operators

NOC 9437

Industrial sewing machine operators

NOC 9446

Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing


NOC 9461

Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

NOC 9523

Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

NOC 9526

Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators


NOC 9536

Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

NOC 9537


Ontario needs more immigrants

Ontario is one of the most popular destinations for newcomers to Canada. In the year 2021, Ontario issued nominations to a total of 8600 immigration candidates. News reports say that the province has asked the federal government to double the allocation in 2022. The allocation number will be revealed only later this year.

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