Ontario issued 242 invitations in its first Express Entry-linked draw of 2020
Ontario conducted the first Express Entry-linked draw of 2020 on 9th January, issuing 242 invitations to candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
Express Entry candidates who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 9 invitation round had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 433 to 472.
Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is one of three Ontario immigration pathways that are linked to the federal Express Entry system and allows the province’s immigrant nominee program – the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements.
While candidates do not require a job offer to apply under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, candidates need to meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.
Francophone candidates must demonstrate French language proficiency equivalent to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher and meet additional requirements, including having sufficient funds to settle in Ontario.
All candidates issued NOIs through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams must be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class, and meet other criteria specified by the province.
All candidates invited under Ontario’s Express Entry Streams must submit their complete application for a provincial nomination to the OINP within 45 calendar days of obtaining an NOI.
Candidates, whose application will be approved by the OINP, can further apply to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) for permanent residence.
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