Ontario Invites 242 Candidates in Latest Express Entry-Linked Invitations of 2020
Ontario Invites 242 Candidates in Latest Express Entry-Linked Invitations of the New Year on 10th Jan 2020 to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
The stream is one of the 3 Ontario immigration pathways that are aligned with the Express Entry system, which is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers. An Express Entry manages the pool of eligible candidates for Canada’s 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs i.e.
- The Federal Skilled Worker Class,
- The Federal Skilled Trades Class and
- The Canadian Experience Class.
The Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked based on a score awarded under the Comprehensive Ranking System which considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
The Canadian government invites a set number of the highest-scoring candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence through its regular draws from the Express Entry pool. The 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.
The Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows the province’s immigrant nominee program to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements. Among other requirements, the candidates must be able to understand, read, write and speak French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher and they must be able to understand, read, write and speak in English at CLB level 6 or higher. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) said the 242 Express Entry candidates who were issued a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the 9th Jan 2020 draw also had a CRS score ranging from 433 to 472.
The high end of this score range is one point lower than the minimum score of 473 in the latest Express Entry draw conducted on 8th Jan 2020. With a provincial nomination program, however, their scores would jump by 600 points and they would receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool. 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.