Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream to reopen July 6 with 13 new manufacturing related occupations
Due to regulatory changes introduced by the Ontario government, this popular permanent residence program for individuals in semi-skilled occupations will now include 13 new manufacturing related National Occupational Classifications for employment positions located outside the Greater Toronto Area.
To be eligible, candidates must obtain a full time, permanent job offer and must be in an eligible occupation outside the Greater Toronto Area. The 13 additional occupations are:
- 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
- 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
- 9417 – Machining tool operators
- 9418 – Other metal products machine operators
- 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators
- 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators
- 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
- 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators
- 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
- 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
- 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
- 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
- 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
The regulatory changes to this stream also provide that applicants will no longer need to prove minimum settlement funds when applying under this program.
Immigration candidates must have at least 9 months of cumulative paid full-time work experience in the occupation they have received a job offer. They must also have the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school (high school) education, or higher, and a minimum English or French-language level of a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4 or higher in each competency (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
Among other requirements include an immigration candidate demonstrating they have a valid license to work in an occupation that requires a license or other authorization in Ontario.