Since India and China are the two top source countries, software engineers and designers are the leading occupation category among provincial nominees in 2017 as per the report shown by Canadian province of Ontario’s immigration
There are many under the target of OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program)-
- Individuals for permanent residence.
- Skilled workers
- International students
- Employers (supporting their work to fetch skilled workers)
Software engineers and designers are the topmost OINP’s five nominee occupation categories, followed by computer programmers and interactive media developers. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) occupations include the nominees as 2017 report.
Following are two new immigration streams launched by Ontario under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee program—
- Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream
- Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream pilot
In order to reduce the processing time and keep up with demand for the OINP, Ontario expanded its human resources and introduced an online application system.
The report has said that within the time span of 60 days most of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) applications have been processed.
The OINP’s popular ‘Human Capital Priorities Stream’, which is aligned with the ‘Federal Express Entry pool’, also opened on a number of occasions in 2017 with the goal to search the pool for qualified candidates and issue them a Notifications Of Interest, which is an invitation for the application of provincial nomination certificate.
A new Human Capital Priorities-linked initiative in June 2017 launched by Ontario prioritized Express Entry pool candidates with work experience in 15 Information and Communications Technology-related occupations.
Strategy with Global skills
The touted work of the Government of Ontario with the federal government was with the motive to reform Canada’s temporary foreign worker system and launch Global Skills Strategy. For processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications for temporary foreign workers, GSS provides a two-week service standard and assists employers to better understand their immigration options and have a go-to approach with the good available options.
Minister’s Employers Tables
Another way Ontario is working with employers to discuss challenges and identify labour market needs is a series of roundtables known as Minister’s Employers Tables. Ontario gathers perspectives of employers on immigration needs and the best practices to be granted in terms of policy and programming. Three objectives are the production occurred by the 7 METs which are-
- Address barriers within the immigrant selection process.
- The labour market integration improvement of international talent.
- Development of business advisory council.
In 2017, 4,758 skilled newcomers completed a bridge training program funded by the Government of Ontario. When Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program was also on the verge to shake hands with Ontario meanwhile, these programs help new immigrants by “removing barriers and increasing the number of internationally trained professionals.” There is an estimate about receiving of $91 million in funding for bridge training programs over the next three years by Ontario under the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement, which the Government of both announced in November.