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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) –

In-Demand Skills stream:

Personal Support Worker (PSW) 

Introduction to the scheme:

Healthcare-related professionals such as Assistant Nurses and Personal Support Workers are among the high-demand occupations in Ontario. The OINP invites experienced and skilled foreign professionals to work in Ontario to alleviate the problem of labor shortage. Applicants are eligible to apply for permanent residence after fulfilling the working hours through full-time job opportunities provided by Ontario employers.

Program features:

  1. Suitable for applicants who are planning to work in the healthcare-related field in Canada

  2. Receive the job interview and the job offer in Hong Kong

  3. Simple requirement, applicants are eligible to apply for permanent residence once the working hours are fulfilled

  4. Your spouse and children are eligible for work and study in Canada  

  5. Your children are entitled to receive free education and social benefits after getting the work permit


  1. Age: 20-50 years old 

  2. Educational level: degree or certificate in nursing from an accredited education institution

  3. Language proficiency: IELTS band 6/ fluent in English 

  4. Work Experience: at least 3 years experience of Enrolled Nurse (EN) or Registered Nurse (RN) would be preferable

Job duties:

  1. Help the patients with their daily mobility

  2. Provides personal care for patients including, such as assisting to get out the bed, bathing, grooming, getting dressed, etc.

  3. Plan and prepare meals and feed the patient if needed

  4. Change non-sterile dressings and give oral medications as instructed by the home care agency or supervisor

  5. Help with light housekeeping and cleaning work, such as doing laundry, washing dishes, beds making, etc.

  6. Keep a record of the patient’s health, daily routines, and improvements 

Application progress:

  1. Assessing applicant's past work experience and academic qualifications

  2. Applicant will be arranged an interview with the employer in Hong Kong 

  3. Applicant will receive the job admission notice

  4. Helping applicant to enter Canada in the form of a working visa 

  5. Applicant has worked in Canada for 18 months

  6. Employer will help the applicants to apply for permanent residence 

*The whole process takes around 2 years (The application time varies depending on the individual applicant’s circumstances)

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