Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream Draw Invites 2,844!

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream Draw Invites 2,844!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 05 Aug, 2023 | 06:35 AM]
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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has conducted a new draw under its Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.

The Ontario latest draw held on August 03, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 2,844 candidates under OINP’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 250 to be eligible for this invitation round.

A total of 46 NOCs were targeted for this Ontario draw. This was the sixth Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream draw conducted by OINP in 2023.

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Ontario Latest Draw: Key Highlights

  • Date of NOIs issued: August 03, 2023
  • Number of NOIs issued: 2,844
  • CRS score range: 250 - 516
  • Profiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry system: August 03, 2022 - August 03, 2023
  • Type of Draw: Targeted

Occupations invited

Invited candidates to this targeted draw were also required to have work experience in the following National Occupational Codes (NOC):

NOC 72010 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
NOC 72011 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations
NOC 72012 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
NOC 72013 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
NOC 72014 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers
NOC 72020 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
NOC 72021 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
NOC 72022 - Supervisors, printing, and related occupations
NOC 72024 - Supervisors, motor transport, and other ground transit operators
NOC 72101 - Tool and die makers
NOC 72102 - Sheet metal workers
NOC 72103 - Boilermakers
NOC 72104 - Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
NOC 72105 - Ironworkers
NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
NOC 72201 - Industrial electricians
NOC 72203 - Electrical power line and cable workers
NOC 72204 - Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
NOC 72300 - Plumbers
NOC 72301 - Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
NOC 72310 - Carpenters
NOC 72320 - Bricklayers
NOC 72321 - Insulators
NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
NOC 72401 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics
NOC 72403 - Railway carmen/women
NOC 72404 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
NOC 72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
NOC 72422 - Electrical mechanics
NOC 72423 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics
NOC 72500 - Crane operators
NOC 73100 - Concrete finishers
NOC 73101 - Tilesetters
NOC 73102 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers
NOC 73110 - Roofers and shinglers
NOC 73111 - Glaziers
NOC 73112 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
NOC 73201 - General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
NOC 73202 - Pest controllers and fumigators
NOC 73209 - Other repairers and servicers
NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
NOC 82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services

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OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream: Eligibility

Ontario has expanded the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to include a stream for skilled trades workers with work experience in an eligible trade occupation - who wish to immigrate to Ontario. To be eligible you must:

  • Have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool
  • Be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Indicate an interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories” in the Express Entry profile
  • Have received a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario through the Express Entry online account

In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 12 months of full-time (or the equivalent in part-time) work experience in Ontario within two years from the date on which the NOI from OINP was issued. This work experience must be in a skilled trade occupation listed in Minor Group 6320 or Major Group 72, 73, 82, 83, or 93 of the NOC system.
  • Trade Certification (if required): A trade license or certification from the Ontario College of Trades if working/have worked in an occupation in Ontario that requires a license or certification.
  • Current Residence in Ontario: Currently residing in Ontario on a valid work permit.
  • Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or French.
  • Intent: An intention to live in Ontario.
  • Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income.

OINP's Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream gives foreign nationals with Ontario work experience in eligible skilled trades the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. If you are nominated, your next step will be to apply to the federal government through IRCC. They make the final decision on who becomes a permanent resident.

Source: ontario.ca


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