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What is the process of Ontario Permanent Residency Program Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream?

If you want to file an application for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, a specific process needs to be followed.  This process can make the entire activities streamlined and you can easily obtain the visa under this category. The entire process is stated below for your convenience:

What is the process of Ontario Permanent Residency Program Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream?
What is the process of Ontario Permanent Residency Program Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream?

Online profile creation for express entry for Ontario Permanent Residency Program

Candidates need to develop their profile initially under the Express Entry System using the online medium. Once they receive the Express Entry Profile number along with the job seeker validation code, they need to express their interest in the “All Provinces and Territories” or Ontario. This is to be followed by the next step of meeting the application for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. Candidates need to qualify for the Canadian experience.

Identification of candidates by Ontario Immigration Nominee Program in the Express Entry pool

Generally, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program prefers the Express Entry Pool that fits the in-demand occupation listed for the Ontario province. The selected candidates will receive a Notification of Interest through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada online account from Ontario.

Applying to the Ontario Permanent Residency Program

After a candidate receives the Notification of Interest, he has just 45 days to apply under the Ontario Express Entry for Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. He needs to submit the application through the e-filing portal of Ontario Immigration Nominee Program in order to apply for the Ontario Permanent Residency Program. Supporting documents need to be properly attached. Plus, a non-refundable application fee has to be submitted along with their documents, i.e. $1500. This cost includes the processing fee for the application as well. The candidate’s nomination will be further accessed by Ontario Immigration Nominee Program in accordance with the eligibility criteria of the Skilled Trades Stream.

Permanent residency application and nomination acceptance

If the Ontario Immigration approves the application of a candidate, he will receive a notification on the online account of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada about the same from the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program’s end. An individual has a month or 30 days for accepting the Ontario Nomination in Express Entry. Undoubtedly, this is beneficial for a candidate as he can easily earn 600 additional points under the Canada Immigration point based system as well as receive an Invitation to Apply for the permanent residentship. After receiving the invitation to apply, an individual has three months for 90 days for submitting his application for permanent residentship to the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Occupation list for Ontario Permanent Residency Program – Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

There are certain occupations that are in listed under Ontario Permanent Residency Program Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Candidates need to ensure that their past experiences and the desired jobs fall under the occupation list provided below:

NOC Code Jobs Job Classification
Minor group 633 Bakers and Butchers


6332 — Bakers

6331 — Butchers, fishmongers, and meat cutters– wholesale and retail


Major Group 73 Equipment and maintenance operations trade


730 Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators


 7301 — Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades


7384 — Other trades and related occupations, not elsewhere classified
7381 — Printing press operators
7373 — Water well drillers
738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations not elsewhere classified
7372 — Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
 7333 — Electrical mechanics
 7335 — Other small engine and small equipment repairers
 7302 — Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
 7334 — Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics
 7361 — Railway and yard locomotive engineers
 7371 — Crane operators
 7313 — Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
 7322 — Motor vehicle body repairers
737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters
7362 — Railway conductors and brakemen/women
736 Train crew operating occupations
 7332 — Appliance servicers and repairers
 7331 — Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
733 Other mechanics and related repairers
7321 — Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
732 Automotive service technicians
 7304 — Supervisors, railway transport operations
7303 — Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7318 — Elevator constructors and mechanics
7316 — Machine fitters
7315 — Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7314 — Railway carmen/women
7312 — Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7311 — Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7305 — Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
Major group 72 7305 — Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators 720 — Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers
7294 — Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295 — Floor covering installers
7293 — Insulators
7292 — Glaziers
7291 — Roofers and shinglers
7282 — Concrete finishers
729 Other construction trades
7284 — Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7283 — Tilesetters
7281 — Bricklayers
728 Masonry and plastering trades
7272 — Cabinetmakers
7271 — Carpenters
727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers
7253 — Gas fitters
7252 — Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7201 — Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7245 — Telecommunications line and cable workers
7231 — Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237 — Welders and related machine operators
7236 — Ironworkers
7235 — Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7234 — Boilermakers
7233 — Sheet metal workers
7232 — Tool and die makers
723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
7205 — Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7204 — Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7203 — Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7202 — Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
7243 — Power system electricians
7251 — Plumbers
725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
7247 — Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7246 — Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7244 — Electrical power line and cable workers
7242 — Industrial electricians
7241 — Electricians (except industrial and power system)
Major group 82 Supervisors and Technical occupations in natural resources in natural resources, agriculture and related production 821 Supervisors, logging and forestry


8211 — Supervisors, logging and forestry
822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
8221 — Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222 — Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
8232 — Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers


 8262 — Fishermen/women
8261 — Fishing masters and officers
826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women
8255 — Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8252 — Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
825 — Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
8241 — Logging machinery operators
824 — Logging machinery operators
8231 — Underground production and development miners




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