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Ontario invites 516 for PR in OINP November 4 draw

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In the latest Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades draw held on November 4, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 516 candidates in its Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, inviting them to apply for a provincial nomination to become Canadian permanent residents. The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream targets skilled trades workers in the construction and agricultural sectors.

The OINP November 4 draw invited candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores in the range of 436 to 470. NOIs were sent by OINP only to candidates with a profile in the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system.

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Eligibility requirements

The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream currently targets skilled trades workers in the construction and agricultural sectors. To qualify candidates must be resident in Ontario at the time of application and must have:

  • A profile (application) under the Federal Express Entry system;
  • A valid work permit and at least 12 months of paid cumulative or continuous Ontario work experience in eligible skilled trades listed in Minor Group 633, or Major Groups 72, 73, or 82 of the National Occupation Classification;
  • Proof of Ontario license or certification if your occupation so requires;
  • English or French-language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or above in reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • Proof of settlement fund to cover you and your dependents, with the minimum amount determined by official Low-Income Cut-Offs.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

If OINP identifies you in the federal Express Entry pool, you will receive a notification of interest in your federal Express Entry online profile account.

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Note: Receiving a notification of interest does not mean that you qualify for one of OINP streams.

After you receive a notification of interest, you may submit an online application to the OINP if you qualify under the Ontario Express Entry stream for which your notification of interest was issued. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving the notification of interest.

About Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

Under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Canada’s provincial and territorial governments like Ontario are able to nominate individuals to reside in the province/territory as permanent residents in order to meet the province’s economic and labour needs. 

Candidates who have created a profile in the federal Express Entry system AND have also applied for and received a nomination from a province’s PNP, are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, on top of the points that they have in the federal Express Entry pool. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will also receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the federal Express Entry system.

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Create your federal Express Entry profile.

See OINP – Notifications of Interest issued in 2020 to date.


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You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

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