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Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream

35 New Occupations Added to Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream

Canada is a developed country that offers ample opportunities for expats in employment and permanent residency. Recent reports have projected Ontario as the leading benefactor in this direction. Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream spearheaded by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) under the PNP is one such opportunity worth exploring. Since it regularly offers opportunities in popular domains such as nursing as well as in TEER 4 or 5 occupations it is highly accommodative given you meet certain eligibility requirements.

The latest news on this In-Demand Skills Stream is the addition of 35 new occupations, effective from July 1st, 2024. Thus new avenues for Canada Skilled Migration can be said to have opened. If there were only 22 occupations that were accessible under this scheme, the fresh changes have put it at 56. The following sections explore these opportunities further.

Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream: An Overview of the New List

Firstly you need to acquire a full-time permanent job offer in one of the eligible NOCs. Once that is confirmed the following eligibility also apply.

Work Experience

The candidate must have a 9-month cumulative full-time work experience within the last 3 years. Please note that this experience should be in the same in-demand occupation as the job offer. The NOC code should also be the same.

Educational Qualifications

The basic educational requirement is the equivalent of the Canadian Secondary School level. However additional education and certifications may be required as per the job type. Having said that, it is worth mentioning here that the nursing professionals under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities and French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams are exempted from educational qualifications given they meet specified conditions, with effect from July 1, 2024.

Language Proficiency

CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level of 4 in English or French is a must. In case the CLB standards confuse you, consider IELTS equivalent scores of 4.5 in listening, 4 in writing and speaking, and 3.5 in reading.

Financial Requirements

The finances are expected to be covered under the minimum pay conditions. The pay rate should be equal to or higher than the median wage listed on the Job Bank of the region to which you apply.


So far we have discussed the new opportunities notified for Ontario’s In-Demand Skills Stream. The eligibility of the stream in general as well as the changes in eligibility such as in the case of nursing professionals have also been discussed.

In case this is the first time you notice these opportunities it is high time to get the assistance of a reliable immigration consultant. We at Trenity Consultants with full-fledged resources, contacts, and a workforce is here for your help. Reach out to us to make use of such promising opportunities.


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