July 2, 2020
Regulatory amendments affecting the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
Please be advised that the regulations made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 have been amended. The In-Demand Skills Stream is currently closed but will re-open on July 6, 2020. At that time, new applications under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream (in-demand skills category under the regulations) will be processed based on selection criteria set out in Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) as amended and posted on Ontario’s e-Laws website on July 1, 2020.
The amendments to the selection criteria for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream were designed to enhance responsiveness to program priorities and regional employer needs.
- expand Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream eligible occupations by adding 13 new manufacturing related National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes for employment positions located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) only (i.e. work or report to work outside the GTA). The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream supports employers facing labour shortages in specific in-demand occupations, such as agriculture, construction and other low-to-semi-skilled NOC C or D occupations