Ontario targets Express Entry candidates in two consecutive draws

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held two consecutive draws that targeted Express Entry candidates on June 17 and 18. The first draw targeted candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. A total of 758 invitations were issued in the draw and the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of the selected candidates ranged between 400 and 436. In the second draw held on June 18, a total of 143 Express Entry candidates under the Express Entry French-speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) stream received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Ontario. The CRS score of the candidates invited in the draw ranged between 424 and 436.

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The candidates invited in these two consecutive draws are those who have an Express Entry profile. The Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under the three major federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class. Each Express Entry profile is assessed and ranked on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS), which awards a score out of 1200 to each of the profiles based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience etc. Candidates who are nominated by provinces will have 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total CRS score.

Ontario Express Entry: French-speaking Skilled Worker stream

The stream targets French-speaking skilled workers who have strong English language abilities. To receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario under this stream, the candidate must have qualified under either the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class(CEC). They must also demonstrate a language proficiency level equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher in French and a CLB 6 or higher in English besides meeting other criteria.

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of OINP targets skilled trades candidates with work experience in an eligible trade and invites them to settle in Ontario. To receive an invitation under this stream, the candidate must qualify under the Canadian Experience Class(CEC). They must also have indicated an interest to immigrate to Ontario or selected “All Provinces and Territories” on the Express Entry profile besides meeting other criteria.

The candidates who have received Notifications of Interest in the two latest OINP Express Entry draws may apply for provincial nomination within 45 days.

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