Province of Ontario issued invitations to bilingual express entry candidates in the latest provincial draw held on April 30 through its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream.
The latest round of invitations is the largest FSSW draw of the year so far, with a total 0f 307 Notification of Interest (NOI)’s issued. All the invited candidates will be contacted by the provincial immigration authorities and will have 45 days to apply for provincial nomination online.
OINP’s FSSW allows the province to search for skilled candidates in the federal government’s Express Entry pool. Thus, if an express entry candidate is able to get a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points adding to their overall scores. These many points effectively guarantee that the candidates get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Express entry is an application management system for the candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through Canada’s three major federal skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
For an express entry candidate to be eligible for FSSW, they must meet the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Worker Program and must have minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in French and 6 in English, among other major requirements.
This is the second express entry-linked draw for OINP in two days. Draw on April 19, targeted 14 skills trade occupations.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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