Ontario Immigration: More Candidates Invited In Latest Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Candidates Receive Invitations for Ontario Immigration

Ontario immigration is keeping up with holding regular Express Entry draws through its Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams.

The latest draw was held between May 23 and 24, 2018. In this draw, Ontario issued at least 64 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to eligible candidates. Ontario has been holding weekly invitation draws since April 2018.

The draws are overseen by Ontario’s main immigration program, the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP). The OINP confirmed that 30 Express Entry candidates received their invitations through the Skilled Trades Stream. All 30 candidates had submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and May 24, 2018.

The remaining 34 Express Entry candidates received their invitations through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

In the latest draw, there was no requirement for a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Typically, all Express Entry candidates nominated for Ontario immigration are issued an additional 600 points towards their CRS score.

Candidates who have received their NOI in this round of draws will have 45 calendar days to submit a final online application to the OINP.

Ontario Immigration Background

So far, in 2018 Ontario has granted 727 Notifications of Interest (NOI) through the Skilled Trades Stream. A further 502 NOI’s have been issued through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

Overall, Ontario has issued 2,587 NOI’s through the Human Capital Priorities Stream. The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP) has expressed its willingness to continue conducting regular Express Entry Draws throughout the year.

The Skilled Trades Stream was designed for skilled workers who have a valid Express Entry profile and are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class. While the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was introduced to help French-speaking skilled workers with immigration. Candidates for this stream are required to have enough language skills and must be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class.

Do you want to live and work in Canada? Be part of the next express entry draw, find out if you qualify here.