The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) issued 667 invitations to Express Entry candidates belonging to the Skilled Trades Stream in the latest draw held on December 11. The draw followed the additional allocation of 700 nominations that the province received for the year 2019. With the latest allocation, the total allocation of nominations for OINP for the year has touched 7350. The original allocation for Ontario for 2019 was 6650 nominations.
OINP Skilled Trades Stream
All the 667 Notifications of Interest issued in the latest draw went to Express Entry candidates belonging to the Skilled Trades Stream. It is one of the three immigration pathways under OINP that are linked to the federal Express Entry stream. The stream allows OINP to select candidates with work experience in eligible skilled trades and invite them to apply for provincial nomination. To be eligible, the candidates must have at least one year of Ontario experience in one of the eligible skilled trades besides meeting other criteria.
In the December 11 selection round, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score required for the candidates to be selected was 410. This is way too low when compared to the minimum CRS requirement for the latest federal Express Entry draw, which was 472. Those who have received NOIs in the December 11 draw will be considered under the 2020 nomination allocation of OINP.
OINP Express Entry
The Skilled Trades Stream is one of the three immigration pathways under the OINP that are aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The other two streams are Human Capital Priorities Stream and French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, Ontario issued a total of 6958 Notifications of Interest this year, while the number of NoIs issued through the French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream is 549. Those who receive provincial nomination from Ontario will have 600 additional points added to their total CRS score and that would ensure them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Canada Provincial Nominee Programs offer numerous options for Canada immigration aspirants, especially those who are less fortunate with federal Express Entry draws having low CRS score. Do you want to know which your best pathway for Canada migration is? Get in touch with the expert Canada migration consultants of CanApprove who can advise you and guide you through the entire Canada immigration process.