Two Ontario Employer Job Offer streams open and close on same day
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Employer Job Offer category allows immigrants with a job offer to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. They can apply in Canada or from abroad, as long as they have been hired for a permanent position with an Ontario employer.
On March 3, the OINP released a statement opening up applications to the International Student Stream. Intake was quickly paused due to «technical issues,» according to the OINP webpage.
It was later re-opened along with the Foreign Worker Stream, but shortly after applications to both streams had reached their intake limits and were closed.
The OINP said they received 1,322 successful registrations during the application intake window. Those who were successfully registered and received a file number have 14 days to submit an application, which takes about three hours on the OINP web portal.
«Demand for the streams was extremely high, so not all who wished to register were able to do so,» a representative from the OINP wrote CIC News in an email. «The OINP will continue to monitor intake of applications across all streams to determine when the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams will reopen in 2020.»
For now, applications to these two streams remain closed until further notice.
Applications are open to those who are eligible for the In-Demand Skills Stream under Ontario’s Employer Job Offer category.