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Ontario PNP – Here Are Top 20 Occupations Nominated In 2021!

On August 11, 2022 Ontario PNP commonly known as Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) shared important data on 2021 OINP Results. OINP issued total of 9,000 nominations in 2021.

In 2021, the federal government granted 8,350 nominations. In addition, 250 further nominations were made through the NOC C Pilot, which is a National Occupational Classification-Level C. Furthermore, 400 nominations were granted as allocated by Federal government in addition to the initial allocation.

The OINP provided a large number of nominations for occupations related to technology. A high-tech employment offer or work experience was stated in almost 25% of all nominees, and examples include:

  1. software engineers and designers
  2. computer programmers
  3. interactive media developers
  4. IT systems analysts
  5. technology consultants


Breakdown of the streams and invitations that were sent out in 2021.

StreamNumber of nominations
Employer Job Offer: International Student stream1,240
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream540
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream1,705
PhD Graduate Stream212
Masters Graduate stream1,202
Ontario’s Express: Entry Skilled Trades stream177
Ontario’s Express: Entry Human Capital Priorities stream3,513
Ontario’s Express: Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream410
Entrepreneur Stream1
Grand total9,000

OINP streams and invitations sent in 2021

The top 20 occupations nominated by the OINP in 2021 are below:

National Occupational Classification (NOC)OccupationsNumber of nominations
NOC 2173Software engineersand designers792
NOC 124Advertising,marketing and public relations managers482
NOC 1111Financial auditorsand accountants382
NOC 2174Computer programmersand interactive media developers374
NOC 6311Food servicesupervisors353
NOC 7511Transport truckdrivers325
NOC 2172Database analystsand data administrators319
NOC 1122Professionaloccupations in business management consulting267
NOC 601Corporate salesmanagers258
NOC 213Computer andinformation systems managers252
NOC 1121Human resourcesprofessionals186
NOC 122Banking, credit andother investment managers183
NOC 2175Web designers anddevelopers167
NOC 1112Financial andinvestment analysts164
NOC 1241Administrativeassistants148
NOC 2147Computer engineers(except software engineers and designers)133
NOC 1215Supervisors, supplychain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations122
NOC 6322Cooks118
NOC 114Other administrativeservices managers114
NOC 4163Business developmentofficers, marketing researchers, consultants103
All other occupations 3,758
Grand total 9,000

OINP – Top 20 NOCs Invited In 2021

There were more than 130 nationalities represented among the OINP nominees in 2021, with China and India receiving the most nominations. Below is country-wise list with number of nominations.

Country of birthNumber of nominations
India4,332
China1,736
Nigeria438
Pakistan211
Brazil210
South Korea139
Iran116
Morocco114
Philippines108
Portugal100
All other countries1,496
Grand total9,000

OINP 2021 – Country-Wise Invitations

The OINP nominated candidates in 2021 who had received job offers from over 2,200 employers in every industry. Before being nominated, at least 39% of the candidates already received an employment offer in Ontario.


Source: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program