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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

Occupation 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)


Occupation 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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