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For Ontario PNP applications, new Instructions Released

New instructions have been released for all candidates who have submitted profiles for Express Entry and Ontario’s Expression of Interest system.

Ontario has given a few more specific instructions to aspiring migrators keen to apply for the provincial program. Candidates are required to send complete applications to the OINP. The applications with any missing elements might be returned.

New instructions for submitting complete applications pertain to Ontario Express Entry and Expression of Interest candidates.

New instructions for Ontario Express Entry:

Applicants under the Express Entry stream having foreign education will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to gain points for educational qualifications.

Ontario specified World Education Services (WES) on its official website. Still, candidates are allowed to get their credentials assessed from other designated organizations approved by the federal government, which are listed on the government’s website. Candidates are required to authorize WES to send a copy of the ECA Report for OINP. This can be done by ordering an additional ECA report and then selecting the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program as a recipient.

Candidates will have to share the ECA report with IRCC and OINP; otherwise, the application under OINP might be returned as incomplete and the application fee will be refunded.

New instructions for Expression of Interest Streams:

Applicants under an Employer Job Offer stream will have to submit a PDF copy of the Attestation Form. The form must be printed and signed in ink by the candidate. It should be uploaded under the Supporting Documents in “Other” tab. In the absence of the PDF copy of the Attestation Form under OINP, the application might be returned, and the application fee will be refunded.

Applicants must be careful while submitting their applications as one minor mistake can lead to cancellation of the application. To apply for one of the programs leading to Canadian Permanent Residency, contact Options Abroad powered by a board of experienced IRCC members, immigration lawyers, and leading visa and immigration experts.

Professional experts Ontario seeks as an impact of COVID-19

Covid has changed the way humanity thinks, live, and work. During lockdowns, when everyone was supposed to be at home, some professionals remained on duty. Besides this, some occupations gained significance, especially because of lockdown. Thus, while some occupations have suffered a loss, some other jobs have seen an upward trend.

Looking forward to settling down in Ontario, Canada, the aspiring immigrants here is your guide to know, which occupations are in demand. As per the Federal Government survey to find out the impact of the pandemic on job market across Canadian Provinces, the researchers have found that in Ontario over 100 professions have undergone a considerable change in the past one and a half year.   

This write-up lets us find out some of the major professions in demand in Ontario which are listed on NOC (National Occupational Classification). Also, the aspirants can make use of Trend Analysis Tool to know about the ongoing job market trends.  

  • Digital Marketing (Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations): Considering the huge reach, affordability, and wider perspective, the brands and organizations have identified digital marketing as a preferred choice for promotional purposes, particularly amid Covid-19. The need for digital marketing professionals in Canada, especially Ontario, is high.
  • IT Professionals: The remote working trend or Work From Home (WFH) became the only choice during lockdowns due to the fast-spreading of Coronavirus. The demand for well-qualified and expert computer and information systems managers increased. These professionals have proved to be the rescuers for some of the companies during the lockdown. Also, these professionals have managed to offervirtual facilities like medical appointments, e-commerce, job fairs, educational tutorials and more.
  • Epidemiologists and Biologists: The worldwide spread of the deadly virus and its recurrent variants has created a need for continuous research and vaccines. Thus, there is an increased demand for Epidemiologists,immunologists, bio-information workers, pharmacologists, etc.
  • IT Consultants and Information Systems Analysts: The lockdowns across the globe led maximum IT and ITES companies to take work from the home route. This transition from office to home need the support of IT consultants and Information System Analysts. Thus, amid Covid-19 there has been an increased demand for skilled professionals.
  • Data Management Scientists: The need to maintain the data of covid patients, keeping track of immediate contacts and schedules related to quarantine periods require expert data management professionals. Thus, these professionals are also in demand.   
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists: Ontario had a shortage of such professionals even before the pandemic, and during a pandemic, a crunch for experienced, well qualified and trained lab technologists was felt. Pandemics require regular testing and reports generation. Thus, the provincial government is all set to welcome expert Medical Laboratory Technologists. Also, the province of Ontario is funding a new program to train laboratory workers.  

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the best route for qualified professionals in demand to accomplish their permanent residency dreams in Canada. The chances are even brighter for aspirants to settle in Ontario who already have an express entry profile.

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