OFA supports the Ontario government’s proposed regulatory amendments to remove red tape burden with respect to the Ontario Immigrant Nomination Program (OINP). OFA recommends improving the applicability of the In-Demand Stream to the agricultural and agri-food sector by having the OINP In-Demand Stream adopt the same guidelines announced in the spring of 2019 for the Federal Agri-food Immigration Pilot (AFIP) program. We recommend that the In-Demand Stream update the education requirements to align with the AFIP by accepting a high school certificate and transcripts from the worker’s home country with an educational credential assessment (ECA) report by an officially recognized agent. We believe this update is the single largest improvement the OINP can make to the In-Demand Stream to improve its ability to meet the critical and growing labour gap in rural Ontario. Improving the OINP In-Demand Stream has the potential to address the growing gap for trained, permanent workers facing the agriculture and food-processing sector in Ontario. Improving long-term access to labour will significantly help Ontario’s farm and food sector improve its international competitiveness and economic performance with no additional cost to the taxpayer.