Ontario issued its first Express Entry-linked invitations of the new year on Friday, inviting 242 candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
The stream is one of three Ontario immigration pathways that are aligned with the Express Entry system, which is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows the province to search for skilled immigrants in the express pool of express entry program. Express entry program manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The OINP said the 242 Express Entry candidates who were issued a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 9 draw also had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 433 to 472.
The high end of this score range is one point lower than the minimum score of 473 in the latest Express Entry draw conducted January 8.