Dr. Tofigh applies experience in immigration, business and law to help with the OINP Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. Through this program, foreign workers, foreign workers in and outside of Canada, with a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification may apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

If the province deems you a suitable candidate to invite to settle in Ontario, it will nominate you for permanent residence status. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada make the final decision on who becomes a permanent resident.

In order to qualify for the program, you must meet the requirements, including:

You must have a job offer from a qualified employer to the ‘Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream’. Read more Also see the Employer’s Guide to make sure you understand what’s involved.

  • the job must be full-time and permanent
  • the position must be in one of the eligible occupations found in the list of Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupation Classification
  • the position must be paid the Median wage level for your field in the province. See the Employer’s Guide for details.
  • proof must be submitted that the position is necessary to employer’s business
  • your physical place of work must be based in Ontario

The criteria for this program are strict.  To qualify you must:

  • have at least two years of paid full-time work experience or licensing in your field
  • have a valid license or other authorization (Compulsory trade’s Licensing)
  • intend to live in Ontario
  • have the proper documentation to be currently working or studying in Ontario, etc.
  • Both programs require:
    • a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree or it’s equivalent in another country, in which case you need to prove Canadian equivalency with an Educational Credential Assessment report
    • English or French language skills at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher
    • adequate settlement funds for you and your family
    • intention to permanently settle in Ontario