Province of Ontario held its first provincial draw of the year 2020 on Friday, inviting a total of 242 candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream for a provincial nomination for Canada Permanent residency.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows the province to search for skilled immigrants in the express pool of express entry program. Express entry program manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through:
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, they are given a major boost of 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points effectively make sure that the candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees &Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
OINP’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows the province to nominate skilled immigrants who are able to meet the requirements of the stream. The major requirement of the stream is that candidates must be proficient in French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher. They are also required to be proficient in English at CLB level 6 or higher, among other requirements.
In the latest OINP draw that was held on January 8th, invited a total of 242 express entry candidates with CRS score ranging from 433 to 472 points. The maximum range of CRS scores of candidates invited is one point less than the latest CRS score cut-off.
For any candidate to be considered for a provincial nomination through OINP’s French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream, the very first step is to check whether they are eligible for the Express Entry pool.
Reference is taken from CIC News.