New invitations to apply have been issued by Ontario to 75 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through Express Entry-linked Streams – the French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams.
The latest rounds of invitations were held on May 16th and 17th and this is the seventh time that the two streams have been used by Ontario since the end of March.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has stated that 45 Express Entry candidates who have been given the invitations by way of the Skilled Trades Stream has submitted their profile in the Express Entry system between January 1st and May 16th, 2018.
30 of the Express Entry candidates have been invited by way of the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry system between January 1st and May 17, 2018.
The biggest plus point of these two Express Entry-linked Streams that are run by Ontario is that there is no minimum score requirement in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and once nominated the candidate gets an additional of 600 points in the CRS.
Since the beginning of 2018, a total of 697 Notifications of Interest (NOI) have been issued by Ontario through the Skilled Trades Stream. Along with this 438 candidates from the Express Entry pool have received the NOIs by way of the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in this year.
The famous Human Capital Priorities Stream from Ontario has also invited 2,587 candidates from the Express Entry pool.
All those aspiring immigrants who wish to settle in Canada through OINP have a good news, as Ontario has stated that more NOIs will be issued on a regular basis to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool provided they fulfill the criteria for any of the Ontario’s Express Entry streams.
The Skilled Trades Stream has been designed by Ontario to give permanent residency to skilled workers who have a valid profile in Express Entry and they meet the Canadian Experience Class requirements and have acquired experience in an eligible skilled trade.
All those Express Entry candidates who got the NOI in the May 16 and 17 invitation rounds through the Express Entry-linked Streams have 45 calendar days from the date they have been issued the NOI letter to submit a completed online application to the OINP.