Ontario In Ground Breaking Express Entry Draw

Ontario Express Entry Draw Invites 95 Candidates

The Canadian province of Ontario has issued new invitations to a total of 95 Express Entry candidates, in a draw held on May 2nd and 3rd. These candidates will now apply for provincial nomination through the Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Workers Stream.

The province of Ontario is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the province the best French-speaking Skilled workers to meet its immigration targets. Since March 2018, this is the fifth draw to be held by the province for each stream.  

The French-Speaking Skilled Workers Stream invited a total of 36 candidates. These candidates had submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1 to May 3, 2018.

For this set of invitations, candidates will not be required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score. Usually, candidates are required to have a minimum of 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points

Both streams are popular with internationally trained Skilled Workers and offer a route to Canadian permanent residence for eligible individuals. The Skilled Trades Stream was created for Skilled Workers who have a valid Express Entry Profile and are experienced to work in an eligible skilled trade.

Notifications Of Interest

Express Entry candidates who have been issued a Notification of Interest (NOI) by Ontario and receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points, leaving them well-positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, in a later Express Entry Draw. 

Express Entry candidates who received an NOI in this latest round of invitations have 45 calendar days from the date the NOI letter was issued to submit an online application to the OINP

Do you want to migrate to Ontario, Canada? Learn more about the province of Ontario here.