Launch of New Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, Streamlined Employer Job Offer Stream and Updated Entrepreneur Stream
The OINP has launched a new stream for skilled trades workers under the Express Entry system, and has streamlined its Employer Job Offer Stream and updated its Entrepreneur Stream.
New: Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
The new Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream is targeted at attracting skilled trades workers to meet labour market needs in the construction and agricultural sectors, but could be expanded to other sectors in the future. Applications are now being accepted online for this stream.
Streamlined Employer Job Offer Stream
The former employer driven streams are now called the Employer Job Offer Stream. The Employer Job Offer Stream has a new streamlined application approach for international students and foreign workers with a job offer. The nominee, instead of the employer, now leads the application process and is responsible for preparing their application. Less documentation is required upfront from the employer. Applications are now being accepted online for this stream.
Updated Entrepreneur Stream
The minimum language level required for the Entrepreneur Stream has been lowered, and potential applicants will receive more points on their Expression of Interest if they wish to establish their business, or buy an existing business, in a community outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Expressions of Interest continue to be accepted online for this stream.
Please refer to the new application guides for further details on applying to each of these streams:
Please monitor this OINP Updates page for news, announcements and program developments.
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