Changes to In-Demand Skills and Human Capital Priorities


Ontario (597/22)

On December 28, 2022 the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development made amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 which deals with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (Programme ontarien des candidats à l’immigration) under the Ontario Immigration Act.

The amendments included: changes to In-demand skills, specifically revoking section 7 subparagraph 1 iii, Changes to Human capital priorities, specifically, Section 10, subparagraph 5 ii replaced with “that is listed in the National Occupational Classification under Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) Category 0, 1, 2 or 3,”

The Regulation was also amended by striking out “Broad Occupational Category 0 Legislative and senior management occupations or under Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) Category 1, 2 or 3” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) Category 0, 1, 2 or 3”.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) a provincial economic immigration program. In partnership with the Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.

Foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education apply to the OINP for a nomination. The OINP recognizes and nominates people for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy needs, and the Government of Canada makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence.

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