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Ontario Issues 1,000 Invitations to the Skilled Trades and French Speaking Candidates in the Latest Draw

Ontario issues 1,000 invitations to the Skilled Trades and French Speaking candidates

On January 24, candidates who have applied for permanent residency via the express entry to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) were issued 988 invitations under the Skilled Trades (linked to express entry) and French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

Express profiles that were created between January 24, 2018 and January 24, 2019 were being considered for the Notification of Interest (NOI). Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) holds their first draw of the year 2019 with 889 Notification of Interest (NOI) issued.

For candidates to be eligible under the latest OINP draw, they do not need to have any job offer but they have to meet the entire mandatory federal and provincial requirements for the nomination program.

For Skilled Trades Stream, Ontario’s nomination program requires candidates to fulfill the following conditions:

  • Must be currently living in Ontario with a minimum of one year full-time work experience or its equivalent in part-time work.
  • Work experience gathered must be in a skilled trade listed in Minor group 633 or Major group 72, 73 or 82 under the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

Total of three draws has been held in this month so far this month under Ontario’s Express Entry linked French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, with total number of NOIs totaled to 71. Latest round saw 28 NOIs issued on January 24, with the previous rounds held on January 17 and January 11. Candidates to be eligible under this stream, must show language proficiency in French language with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher and must show sufficient proof of funds to support their move to Ontario.

Candidates to be able to apply under the Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, they first be eligible to apply for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and also the other criteria set by the provincial nomination program. To be identifying as a candidate who wants to apply under Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Trades Program, they first need to create an express profile in the federal government’s Express Entry Program.

With these latest rounds, Ontario has now issued a total that nears to 2,500 NOIs to the candidates who have applied under the three express entry linked stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) which includes 1,493 invitations that were issued via Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on January 14.

Candidates who are able to get provincial nomination via these two – Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) are awarded with 600 CRS points that is more than enough to land an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Once a candidate gets a Notification of Interest (NOI), they have 45 days to submit their application with a proper set of documents for provincial nomination under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Reference is taken from CIC news

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