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Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency

Ontario PNP Draw – March 24, 2022

Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency

The Canadian province of Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination in new immigration draw on March 24, 2022.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 350 and 600. They were also required to have created profiles in IRCC’s Express Entry system between March 24, 2021 and March 24, 2022.

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search Express Entry pool for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with work experience in an eligible trade and invite them to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR.

In order to be eligible to apply under the Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream, candidate must:

  • be presently living in Ontario with a valid work permit at the time of application submission
  • have at least one year full-time or the equivalent part-time work experience in Ontario in an eligible skilled trade
  • have minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or in French in all language competencies

Eligible Occupations:

  • 633 – Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale; Bakers
  • 723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
  • 724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
  • 725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
  • 727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers
  • 728 Masonry and plastering trades
  • 729 Other construction trades
  • 731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
  • 732 Automotive service technicians
  • 733 Other mechanics and related repairers
  • 736 Train crew operating occupations
  • 737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters
  • 738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations not elsewhere classified
  • 822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
  • 823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
  • 824 Logging machinery operators
  • 825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
  • 826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women

Since the Skilled Trades Stream of OINP is Express Entry-aligned, candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive additional CRS points, which effectively guaranteed them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the next Express Entry draw.

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Ontario PNP invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on February 24, 2022

Ontario PNP invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on February 24, 2022

The province of Ontario invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on February 24.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to:

  • have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 359
  • have created an Express Entry profile between the dates of February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022
  • be living in Ontario with a valid work permit

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of OINP allows the province to search the Express Entry pool for Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Class and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, who are presently living in Ontario with a valid work permit.

To be eligible to apply under Skilled Trades Stream, they need to have at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).  Bakers, Contractors & supervisors, Machinists, Welders, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Heavy-duty equipment mechanics and Crane operators are among those who are eligible to apply under this stream.

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under the Skilled Trades Stream, they must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates, who receive invitation for Canadian permanent residence through the Skilled Trades Stream of OINP, receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which effectively guaranteed them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the next Express Entry draw.

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Ontario invited 828 Tech workers and French speakers to apply for a provincial nomination through two PNP draws on February 8

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 828 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR in two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on February 8, 2022.

Draw Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum CRS Score
1st Draw Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream 622 between 463 and 467
2nd Draw French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream 206 between 463-467

In first immigration draw, a total of 622 invitations went to candidates through OINP’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, these candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 463 and 467 and at least one year of work experience in one of the following six tech occupations:

  • NOC 0213: Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 2147: Computer engineers
  • NOC 2172: Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174: Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175: Web designers and developers

The remaining 206 invitations were issued to candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream of OINP with same CRS score requirement of 463- 467.

FSSW candidates, who had a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French, and 6 in English, were issued invitations.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows the province to select and nominate eligible foreign workers, international students and others with the required skills, experience and education for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination from OINP or any other Express Entry aligned PNP, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score. This almost confirms them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in Federal Express Entry Draws.

Immigration candidates, who received invitations in these draws, now have 45 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to Ontario PNP.

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Ontario invited 1,084 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its first PNP draw of the year on January 11

The Canadian province of Ontario conducted its first immigration draw of the 2022 on January 11.

A total of 1,084 immigration candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in this draw.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Sub-category Total Invitations issued
Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream 264
Employer Job Offer International Student stream 762
Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills stream 58

Invitations were issued to candidates, who had work experience in one of in-demand health and agricultural occupations or in manufacturing sector.

Health and Agricultural Occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home Support Workers and related occupations, excluding Housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – General Farm Workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting Labourers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and Forging Machine Operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining Tool Operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other Metal Products Machine Operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical Plant Machine Operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics Processing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking Machine Operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial Sewing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process Control and Machine Operators, Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial Painters, Coaters and Metal Finishing Process Operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows eligible foreign workers, international students and others with the required skills, experience and education to apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

By November 10, 2021, Ontario PNP had issued over 8,600 invitations to immigration candidates.

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Ontario invited 484 Express Entry candidates in first PNP draw of 2021 on January 13

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its first immigration draw of the year on January 13.

Total 484 invitations or Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination were issued to Express Entry candidates through OINP’s two provincial pathways – the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.

BREAKTHROUGH OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total NOIs issued CRS score range
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 146 Between 456 and 460
Skilled Trades Stream 338 Between 434 and 460

In order to receive an NOI in this draw, candidates were required to have their Express Entry profiles created between January 13, 2020, and January 13, 2021.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of OINP is designed for Express Entry candidates who speak English and French. In order to apply under this stream, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Worker Program.  They need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least seven in French, and at least 6 in English, among other eligibility requirements.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under either the Skilled Trades or French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, candidates must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates who received invitations in this draw will get an additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they successfully receive a provincial nomination from the OINP.

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