On May 9 and 10, Ontario held its sixth invitation round since the end of March. A number of candidates from Express Entry pool received the Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination under the Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream of the province.
A total of 48 Express Entry candidates who were invited in this round, claimed Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) under the Skilled Trades Stream, has submitted their profile in Express Entry between January 1st and May 9th 2018.
18 candidates were invited in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and they had submitted their Express Entry profile during the same period.
The good part of these streams is that a candidate is not required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in order to apply for either of them.
652 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) have been issued by Ontario since the start of 2018 through its Skilled Trades Stream and 438 NOIs have been issued in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
Moreover, 2,587 NOIs have been issued by Ontario to Express Entry candidates under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, since the start of 2018.
Many more NOIs are expected to be issued by Ontario to candidates in the Express Entry pool in future, provided they fulfill the criteria in any of the Express Entry streams that are run by Ontario.
Provincial Nomination to Earn 600 CRS Points
The Skilled Trades Stream has been started by Ontario to bring in skilled workers to the province provided they have:
Work experience in an eligible skilled trade
A valid Express Entry profile that also qualify for the Canadian Experience Class
Now, the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was started by Ontario in 2015 with the purpose to bring in French-Speaking people to the province. These people either qualify under the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Class and they showed sufficient language abilities of CLB 6 or higher.
Both the streams have their unique provincial criteria.