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OINP Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream


If you have a job offer from an Ontario Employer, which has been in business for at least the last 3 years, has a revenue between $300,000-$500,000 with at least 3-5 employees, and the job offer is in NOC TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3, this program may be right for you. This stream is open to foreign workers both inside and outside of Canada. To be eligible, applicants must first register in the OINP’s Expression of Interest System and receive an invitation to apply. If nominated, the next step is to apply to the federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Foreign Worker Stream, individuals must meet the following criteria:

Job Offer Requirements: Have an approved full-time job and a permanent job offer in a “skilled occupation” classified under Canada’s National Occupation Classification TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 in Ontario, relevant for the OINP foreign worker stream. The wage for your job offer must be equal to or higher than the median wage level, for that occupation, in the specific region of Ontario where you will be working, ensuring compliance with the OINP Foreign Worker Stream processing time. To convert the annual wage into an hourly rate, divide your annual salary by (52x No. of hours of work/week e.g. 40). The position itself must be urgent and necessary for the employer’s operations. Self-employed professionals are not eligible for this category, but they may be eligible for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. Work Experience & Authorization or Licence Requirement: Have at least 2 years of relevant work experience within the last 5 years, either within or outside Canada, OR have a valid licence or authorization from the relevant regulatory body in Ontario for the same occupation as the one listed in the job offer, fulfilling OINP Foreign Worker Stream timeline requirements. Intention to Reside in Ontario:

All applicants must intend to reside in Ontario, adhering to OINP Foreign Worker Stream draw 2024 guidelines. The OINP will request that the applicant demonstrate ties to Ontario, which include (but are not limited to) current and/or previous employment, job offers or jobs applied/interviewed for, education, volunteer work, lease agreements for a residence, property ownership, professional networks and affiliations, family ties, social connections or personal relationships, and previous visits to Ontario.

Legal Status:

Hold legal status (i.e. a visitor record, study permit, or work permit) and should maintain that status until nomination (if residing in Canada at the time of applying). You can also apply while on “maintained/implied” status. Employer Eligibility Requirements Have been in active business for at least three years prior to your application submission, meeting OINP Foreign Worker Stream employer job offer requirements. Have business premises in Ontario where the prospective nominee will work. Demonstrate sufficient proof of recruitment efforts if the prospective nominee is currently living abroad, or working in a province or territory other than Ontario. Comply with all provincial labour laws, including, but not limited to, employment standards, health and safety, and labour relations legislation. If the applicant will work or report to work inside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the employer must have at least $1,000,000 CAD in annual gross revenues and 5 full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. If the applicant will work or report to work outside the GTA, the employer must have at least $500,000 CAD in annual gross revenues and 3 full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The employer must make an application for approval of an employment position by submitting an employer form, fulfilling OINP Foreign Worker Stream employer job offer requirements. Scoring Enough Points

The OINP Job Offer Foreign Worker stream is points-based. You need to score enough points to be invited to apply for a nomination. There are no points for education, and language proficiency is not mandatory to be demonstrated, but you do get points for a valid language result. To calculate your points, use our free points calculator.

Also, recently the invitations have been given to targeted occupations only, such as skilled trades, healthcare, and tech, in line with the foreign worker stream OINP trends. There were 15 tech, 40 healthcare, and 63 skilled trades occupations chosen in the recent round of invites. So you need to have one of these occupations, plus score sufficient points, e.g., more than 40 points as per the recent trend. In Jan 2024, 1,451 applicants were invited to apply by OINP for the Job Offer stream. While in 2023, 6,456 applicants were invited. This makes this the largest stream of OINP.


Required Supporting Documents

Employee’s documents

1. Summary

  • Scan and upload all mandatory documents with your application.
  • Avoid including non-mandatory documents to prevent delays.

2. Attestation

  • Complete, sign, and upload the Attestation Form on the application submission date.

3. Identity Documents

  • Photograph:
    • Scan of a physical photo meeting passport or visa requirements.
  • Passport:
    • Scan of the personal details page and all pages with Canadian visas and entry stamps.
  • Family Members’ Passports:
    • Scan of the personal details page for each dependent family member.

4. Status Documents in Canada

  • Scan and upload current and previous status documents from IRCC or CBSA (work permits, study permits, temporary resident visas, etc.).
  • For implied status, upload the IRCC acknowledgment letter, fee receipt, and/or post office mailing receipt.

5. Employer Documents

  • Include a completed and signed Employer Form.
  • Upload your employer’s job advertisements and CVOR Certificate for specific NOC codes if applicable.

6. Job Offer Documents

  • Job Offer Letter:
    • Signed by you and your employer, less than six months old.
    • Includes job title, NOC code, wage, duties, hours per week, weeks of work per year, vacation details, workplace location, start date, and full-time indeterminate duration statement.
  • Current Employment:
    • Two most recent pay slips if working in the job offer position.
  • Collective Agreement:
    • If applicable for wage requirements.
  • Licence or Authorization:
    • For occupations requiring a mandatory license in Ontario.
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment:
    • If working on a work permit supported by an LMIA.

7. Work History Documents

  • Reference Letters:
    • Detailing employment period, positions, duties, salary, and benefits.
  • Work Contracts (optional):
    • For the required work experience.
  • Proof of Compensation:
    • Pay slips, bank statements, income tax documents, or employer letters.
  • Canada Revenue Agency Statements:
    • T4 Statements and Notice of Assessment if worked in Canada.
  • Self-Employment Documentation:
    • Business registration, tax returns, client letters, invoices, etc.
  • Other Work-Related Documentation (optional):
    • Additional supporting documents for work experience.

8. Resumé

  • Scan and upload your current resumé outlining work experience, education, and duties.

9. Intention to Reside in Ontario Documents

  • List established ties to Ontario or provide a statement of intent to reside in Ontario.

10. Expression of Interest Scoring Factors Documents

  • Job Offer:
    • Job offer letter with duties and wage.
  • Work Permit Status in Canada:
    • Copies of current and previous status documents from IRCC or CBSA.
  • Job Tenure with Job Offer Employer:
    • Employer job offer indicating start date and position details.
  • Earnings History:
    • CRA Notice of Assessment(s) for the last five years.
  • Official Language Ability:
    • Language test results from approved services.
  • Regional Immigration (Job Offer):
    • Job offer letter with employment location.

Important Notes:

  • Redact any credit card numbers and social insurance numbers before uploading documents.
  • Ensure all scans are clear, complete, and comply with the specified requirements.


Employer’s documents

  • 1. Employer Form

    • Complete and sign the Employer Form.
    • If appointing a representative, ensure both you and the representative complete and sign section A.

    2. Job Offer

    • Provide the original job offer signed and dated by both you and the applicant.
    • Ensure the job offer:
      • Is less than six months old (exceptions for current employees).
      • Is printed on business letterhead with full business contact details.
      • Identifies responsible officer/supervisor and includes their signature.
      • Is stamped with the corporate seal (if applicable).
      • Includes job title, NOC code, wage, duties, hours per week, weeks of work per year, vacation details, workplace location, start date, full-time indeterminate duration statement, and confirmation of terms effective as of the date of nomination.
    • If the applicant is currently working in the same position, provide a letter confirming ongoing employment, job conditions, and any changes.

    3. Other Documents (If Applicable)

    • Job advertisements for recruitment efforts.
    • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), if available for the same NOC code.
    • Section of the collective agreement outlining wages, if applicable.

    4. Specific for Transport Truck Driver Positions

    • Valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate.
    • Safety rating (Excellent, Satisfactory, or Satisfactory Unaudited).

    5. Additional Documents (Post-Submission, If Requested)

    • Business operation proof for at least three years.
    • Proof of business presence in Ontario.
    • Gross annual revenue documentation.
    • Proof of full-time employees (Canadian citizens or permanent residents).
    • Recruitment efforts for Canadian citizens or permanent residents (if required).
    • Specifics for each document type detailed below.

    6. Active Business Documents

    • For businesses active in Canada: CRA Schedules 125 and 141 or CPA-signed financial statements.
    • For businesses active outside Canada: Foreign tax returns, incorporation documents, and proof of affiliation with the Ontario business.
    • For amalgamated businesses: Relevant documents for predecessor businesses.
    • For businesses purchased within the last three years: Financial statements, purchase agreement, and proof of continuous operation.

    7. Business Premise Documents

    • Deed to the property or valid lease/license/notice of license.

    8. Gross Annual Revenue Documents

    • CRA Schedules 125 and 141 or CPA-signed financial statements for the most recently completed fiscal year.

    9. Number of Full-Time Employees Documents

    • Completed full-time employee chart.
    • Business’s organizational chart.
    • Individual T4 statements and pay slips.

    10. Recruitment Efforts Documentation (For Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills Streams)

    • Proof of recruitment efforts (job bank advertisement, print media, general/specialist employment websites, employer’s career website, job fairs).
    • Advertisement details (operating name, address, position title, skill requirements, wage, work location, contact information, advertisement duration).

    How to Submit Documentation

    • Give the Employer Form, signed job offer, and any applicable documents (job advertisements, LMIA, collective agreement, CVOR certificate) to the applicant to upload with their application.
    • Additional supporting documents will be requested by OINP post submission if needed.

    Important Notes:

    • Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents can be considered part of the employer’s full-time staff.
    • Avoid submitting personal information about candidates in recruitment documentation.
    • SIN numbers beginning with nine are issued to temporary residents and do not count as full-time employees.
    • Be prepared to provide additional supporting documents post submission as requested by OINP.


Application Process

To obtain Permanent Residence through the Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Create a profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal, or have your authorized representative do it on your behalf from their portal;
  • Submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the OINP job offer foreign worker stream;
  • Receive an invitation to apply (ITA);
  • After receiving an invitation to apply, submit the application through the OINP e-Filing Portal within 14 days by filling in forms and uploading the required documents;
  • Receive the provincial nomination;
  • Apply for permanent residence to the federal government (IRCC) within 6 months of receiving the nomination.

Processing Times and Fees

The Foreign Worker Stream has an application fee of $1,500 CAD (If the job offer is outside GTA) or $2,000 (if the job offer is within GTA), which can only be paid using a credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard). The processing times for a Foreign Worker Stream application are estimated to be between 90 to 120 days.

By meeting the eligibility criteria and successfully navigating the application process, applicants can build a future in Ontario and contribute to its vibrant workforce through the OINP Employer Job Offer program: Foreign Worker Stream.

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I’m Rashid Ali, a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant, having a designation of RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) from the College of Citizenship & Immigration Consultants of Canada or CICC (Previously known as ICCRC). CICC is the official regulator of immigration consultants in Canada. I’m also a member of the Canadian Association for Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

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