29 Express Entry candidates have been invited by the Government of Ontario to apply for a provincial nomination through its French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
Since the start of June, the August 30 draw was Ontario’s twelfth through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has now invited 1,006 Express Entry candidates in 29 draws through the French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream since the start of 2018.
As said by the OINP, the candidates invited in this round submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and August 30, 2018.
Launched in 2015, the French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream aims at targeting French-speaking Express Entry candidates who qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and are sufficiently proficient in English with a CLB 6 or higher.
The candidates must also meet the unique provincial criteria.
The stream aims to strengthen Ontario’s francophone community, which numbers more than 622,000 people and is the largest French-speaking minority in Canada.
Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal Economic Immigration Programs- the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates nominated by Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.