The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) has sent 758 invitations to applicants who may be eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This is the largest number of candidates invited via this component in a single draw since January 18, 2018.
The invited candidates had work experience as a tradesperson as well as a profile in the Express Entry pool. They also had a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score between 400 and 436.
Express Entry is the application management system for three economy class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class.
Applicants for Express Entry receive a CRS score which is based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language skills in English or French.
If applicants who have received a Notification of Interest (NOI), or an invitation from Ontario, successfully obtain the provincial nomination, they will receive an additional 600 points for their CRS score. These additional points will effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
A total of 948 candidates in the skilled trades component have been invited by OINP so far this year. A similar draw took place in April, targeting specific trades.
This is the second draw of the month in Ontario. On June 3, Ontario invited Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 358 to apply for a provincial nomination.
Ontario’s allocation for 2020 is 7,600 principal applicants during the year. This includes 250 applications for temporary workers in skilled intermediate occupations or skill level C. of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
In 2019, more than half of the 7,391 PCP beneficiaries in Ontario were Express Entry applicants.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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