In an update published August 24, Ontario said it issued 15 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) Stream on August 23 and another 31 through this same stream on August 16.
These draws bring the total invitations issued through FSSW stream in 2018 to 977.
Ontario has been issuing invitations on a regular basis this year through this stream, whichÂ is for French-speaking candidates in the federal governmentâ€™s Express Entry system who have strong English language abilities.
The federal governmentâ€™s Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canadaâ€™s three main economic immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
In order to qualify for Ontarioâ€™s FSSW stream, candidates must be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker ClassÂ orÂ the Canadian Experience Class and have a Canadian Language Benchmark of at least 7 in French and 6 in English, among other criteria.
There is noÂ minimumÂ Comprehensive Ranking SystemÂ (CRS) score requirement for the FSSW stream and Express Entry candidates who are nominated by Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.
Entrepreneur Stream issues new invitations
Ontario also announced the issuing of 21 new invitations to apply under its Entrepreneur Stream on August 20.
The minimum score for this draw was 110 â€” the lowest score yet for a draw through this stream since August 29, 2016.
Ontarioâ€™s Entrepreneur Stream welcomes business people who want to implement a new business idea or buy an existing business in Ontario.
Entrepreneurs can apply for permanent residence once their business has been successfully established in Ontario.
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