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Applicants to file EOI for Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

The OINP will introduce updates to its expression of interest scoring matrix on November 16, 2022. An expression of interest system is used by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to manage applications for the following streams:

  1. Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
  2. Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
  3. Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
  4. Masters Graduate stream
  5. PhD Graduate stream
  6. Entrepreneur stream*

You must first register an expression of interest with the OINP in order to let them know you want to be invited to apply for these streams.

Only those who have been invited may apply to these streams. Expressions of interest should not be confused with applications for the OINP or permanent residence.

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By registering, you give the OINP access to vital data about yourself that it can use to rank and choose candidates who are most likely to satisfy Ontario's economic and labour market needs based on one or more of the following characteristics:

Language: English or French

Regional Immigration: Intention to Reside Outside the Greater Toronto Area

Education: Level, Field, and Place of Completion

Other elements that affect employment possibilities, such as job offers in Ontario and Canadian work experience, include skill and work experience level, earnings history, and strategic priorities. - Characteristics that would meet the urgent needs of Ontario or a region of the Ontario labour market.

Eligible NOCs who can apply

The position being offered may be located anywhere in Ontario, both inside and outside of the Greater Toronto Area, and it must be in one of the following professions in TEER category 4 or 5:

NOC 44101

Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations

NOC 75110

Construction trades helpers and labourers

NOC 84120

Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators

NOC 85100

Livestock labourers

NOC 85101

Harvesting labourers

NOC 85103

Nursery and greenhouse labourers

NOC 94141


Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related


NOC 65202

Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

The offered work must be located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York, and Peel regions) and must be in one of the following jobs with a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D:

NOC 94100

Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

NOC 94105

Metalworking and forging machine operators

NOC 94106

Machining tool operators

NOC 94107

Machine operators of other metal products

NOC 94110

Chemical plant machine operators

NOC 95102

Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities

NOC 94111

Plastics processing machine operators

NOC 94124

Woodworking machine operators

NOC 94132

Industrial sewing machine operators

NOC 94140


Process control and machine operators, food and beverage


NOC 9401

Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

NOC 94204

Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

NOC 94213

Industrial painters, coaters and metal-finishing process operators

NOC 94219

Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

How to submit a letter of interest

To be sure you're qualified, review the stream criteria.

When you register for or amend your expression of interest, the information you supply in it must be accurate.

On the same day that you submit your Expression of Interest, you must also complete your Attestation Form (EOI). You must upload this form as part of your application if you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Only one expression of interest may be submitted for each OINP stream at any given time.

If you get a request to submit an application

The OINP occasionally ranks applicants in one or more of the OINP stream selection pools, either generally (ranking all applicants who submitted an expression of interest) or specifically (ranking only those applicants who possess one or more specifically targeted labour market or human capital attributes), and then extends invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest rankings.

If you receive an invitation to apply, you have 14 days from the invitation date to submit your application.

Drishty Gupta