2020-11-27 – A recent change to the Ontario immigration Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream provides a new avenue to Canada for candidates with skills and experience in nursing-related occupations.
In July 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) moved to add three National Occupational Classification codes to the stream, two of which were aimed at personal support workers.The two NOC codes are:
The additions are specifically designed to target “personal support workers”, as mentioned in Ontario’s accompanying statement.
The motivation for the additions was “to support changing labour market needs”, the province said.
As part of the same change, a third NOC code was added to the stream target trucks drivers (NOC 7511).
After a public consultation that ended on May 30, 2020, Ontario announced the changes on July 8, 2020.
|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|
This stream targets candidates with specific skilled in-demand in Ontario. To qualify, applicants must have: