Quebec And Ontario Latest Draw Updates 2020
A total of 305 candidates for Quebec immigration have been invited over two Arrima draws:
Quebec invited 305 skilled worker candidates over two Arrima draws.
A total of 220 invitations went to candidates who submitted their application under Quebec’s Regular Skilled Worker Program in the latest draw on December 17, 2019.
There were two types of candidates in the December 12 cohort. Either they had a valid offer of employment, or they were staying in Quebec carrying out official duties as diplomats, consular officers, or representatives of intergovernmental organizations, among others. These candidates were either except from the cap that had been in place when they first applied to the Regular Skilled Worker Program or they were residing in Quebec on a study or work permit on June 16, 2019 when roughly 16,000 Regular Skilled Worker Program applications were cancelled.
Arrima was introduced in 2018 to manage the bank of candidates for the QSWP after the program was switched from a paper-based “first-come, first-served” application approach to an Expression of Interest system.
242 Ontario Express Entry candidates invited through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:
Ontario issued its first Express Entry-linked invitations of the new year on Friday, inviting 242 candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Express Entry manages the pool of eligible candidates for Canada’s three federal high-skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 CRS points, raising the recipient’s score well above the typical score threshold for Express Entry draws and effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows the province’s immigrant nominee program, the OINP, to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements.
In order to be considered for a nomination through Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, the first step is to find out if you are eligible for the Express Entry pool.