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Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream to reopen July 6 with 13 new manufacturing related occupations

Registration for the Ontario Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is expected to reopen today July 6, 2020.

Due to regulatory changes introduced by the Ontario government, this popular permanent residence program for individuals in semi-skilled occupations will now include 13 new manufacturing related National Occupational Classifications for employment positions located outside the Greater Toronto Area. The 13 additional occupations are:

  • 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

  • 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators

  • 9417 – Machining tool operators

  • 9418 – Other metal products machine operators

  • 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators

  • 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators

  • 9437 – Woodworking machine operators

  • 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators

  • 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing

  • 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

  • 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

  • 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

  • 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

The regulatory changes to this stream also provide that applicants will no loner need to prove minimum settlement funds when applying under this program.

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