December 17, 2018 – Ontario has followed the federal government by announcing it is now accepting results of a second French-language for immigration applications.
An Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program statement says the Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is accepted as of December 10, 2018.
It follows an announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in November that results of the same test are now accepted for federal immigration applications.
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The test is administered by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP).
Ontario made the announcement along with several other minor changes to immigration forms, guides and requirements for using a representative.
The other changes include:
1) Change to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
Employers are no longer required to provide additional supporting documents at the time of application to demonstrate they meet program criteria.
If additional documents are required, they will be requested later in the application process.
The following documents are now required at the time of application for all Employer Job Offer streams (Foreign Worker, International Student, In-Demand Skills):
- Employer form.
- Original signed and dated job offer.
- Collective agreement (if the wage of the job offer is subject to a collective agreement) .
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if the applicant is currently working for the employer on a LMIA-backed work permit).
2) Updated Employer Form
Ontario has updated the OINP Employer form with further instructions and hints on how to complete the form.
Employers can also now appoint an authorized representative to conduct business on their behalf with the OINP in Section A of the Employer form.
3) Definition of Authorized Representatives
The definition of an authorized representative has been modified to align with the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015. Only representatives who are authorized under the OIA can be appointed by an applicant or employer.
4) Updated Application Guides
All of Ontario’s program application guides have been updated.
Status of OINP Streams
|Human Capital Priorities||Open||Linked to the federal Express Entry system|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker||Open||Linked to the federal Express Entry system|
|Skilled Trades||Open||Linked to the federal Express Entry system|
|Employer Job Offer||Open||Job offer required under all three sub-streams|
|International Student (Masters Graduate)||Closed||Stream opens and closes throughout the year|
|International Student (PhD Graduate)||Open||Stream opens and closes throughout the year|
|Business Immigration (Corporate)||Open||Eligible candidates may apply directly|
|Business Immigration (Entrepreneur)||Open||Eligible candidates submit an EOI and must wait for an invitation to apply|
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