In two new draws conducted on September 20 and 27 and targeted at French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW), Ontario Immigration Nomination Program (OINP) has issued 130 invitations to apply (ITAs) to a total of 131 Express Entry candidates under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
Ontario Immigration issued invitations to 85 candidates who submitted Express Entry profiles between January 1 and September 20, and to 46 candidates who submitted profiles between January 1 and September 27.
Ontario, the largest province in Canada, has issued invitations to 1,196 candidates under the FSSW stream in 2018.Â Some 33 French Speaking Skilled Worker draws have been held in 2018.
There is no minimum points requirement for the stream. Candidates must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English to qualify.
To qualify applicants must have:
- Pending application under the Federal Express Entry system;
- Minimum of 1-year of full time, or full time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B;
- Canadian equivalent Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD;
- Minimum CLB level 7 in TEF exam (French); AND minimum CLB 6 in IELTS exam (English)
- Intention to reside in the Province of Ontario.
Ontario Immigration has also conducted several Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and Entrepreneur Stream draws this year.
Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2018
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||3,534|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||1,196|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||1,006|
Ontario Immigration received an increased federal government allocation for 2018 of 6,600 nominations, up 600 on the number for 2017.
The province is currently accepting applications for all but one of its immigration streams.Â For more information see PROVINCIAL NOMINATION PROGRAMS