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Ontario Draw Invites Express Entry Candidates

Ontario held another  two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw targeting skilled trades workers in the Express Entry system on June 17 and bilingual candidates in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination on June 18.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 758 invitations to candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This is the largest number of candidates invited through this stream in a single draw since January 18, 2018.
Invited candidates had work experience as a tradesperson as well as a profile in the Express Entry pool. They also had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 400 and 436.

Express Entry is the application management system for three economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

A total of 948 Skilled Trades Stream candidates have been invited by the OINP so far this year. One similar draw was held in April targeting specific trades occupations
Ontario’s allocation for 2020 is 7,600 principal applicants over the course of the year that includes 250 nominations for temporary workers in intermediate skilled occupations or National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C.
In 2019 over half of Ontario’s 7,391 PNP recipients were Express Entry candidates.

Second draw updates:


Ontario invited bilingual candidates in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination on June 18. A total of 143 Express Entry candidates were issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) in the new draw. Candidates were invited if they had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 424 and 436, and had the eligibility requirements for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. This is the second Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in two days held by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
If invited candidates receive the nomination, they will be awarded an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score.
These invited candidates will be contacted by the OINP. They have 45 days to apply online for their provincial nomination.

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