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Ontario Adds 35 New Occupation to In-Demand Skills stream

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July 5, 2024

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Naju Gadhavi

Ontario Occupation Indemand stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has added 35 new occupations to the list of eligible occupations for the In-Demand Skills stream for permanent residency. Previously, only 22 occupations were eligible for this stream. With these new additions, the list now includes 56 eligible occupations.

This permanent residency stream under Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the best options for individuals working in TEER 4 or 5 occupations. These occupations are ineligible for the federal Express Entry system for permanent residency.

Key Points: Ontario PNP Occupation In Demand

OINP regularly offers job opportunities in traditional and popular domains such as nursing, business management, ICT, administrative services, finance.
The Express Entry program conducts draws at regular intervals throughout the year, making it the fastest mode of immigration.

Ontario’s diverse industries, encompassing finance, technology, manufacturing, etc., offer opportunities for individuals with various job profiles to apply, secure job opportunities, and build flourishing careers.

These NOC codes represent the occupations recently added to Ontario’s In-Demand Skills stream.


Occupations that are eligible if the position offered is in any location in Ontario

Occupation NOC Code
Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations NOC 44101
Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale NOC 65202
Construction trades helpers and labourers NOC 75110
Other trades helpers and labourers NOC 75119
Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators NOC 84120
Livestock labourers NOC 85100
Harvesting labourers NOC 85101
Nursery and greenhouse labourers NOC 85103
Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers NOC 94141


Eligibility Criteria for Ontario PNP In-Demand Skills Stream

Work Experience

  • You must have at least 9 months of cumulative, full-time, paid work experience.
  • You must have acquired this experience within the three years before submitting your application.


  • Completion of at least the Canadian equivalent of secondary school (high school) is required.

Language Proficiency

Sufficient Funds

  • You must have adequate funds or income in Ontario to cover settlement costs.
  • A job offer for the In-Demand Skills Stream automatically fulfills the sufficient funds requirement.

Job Offer Requirements

  • You must secure a full-time job offer (1560 hours) that is permanent in any of the eligible occupations listed later in this article.
  • Furthermore, the job offer must meet or exceed the median wage for the specific occupation and region on the Job Bank website.
  • Seasonal and/or contract-based job offers are ineligible.
  • Moreover, your job offer should not affect the employment of a person involved in a labour dispute.



Date Invitations Date Profile Created Score
December 5, 2023 262 November 22, 2022 – August 15, 2023 30 and above
August 15, 2023 256 November 22, 2022 – August 15, 2023 23 and above
June 20, 2023 256 November 22, 2022 – June 20, 2023 26 and above
April 11, 2023 295 November 22, 2022 – April 11, 2023 30 and above


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