Francophone Skilled Workers Targeted In Ontario Immigration Draw
Ontario’s latest immigration draw targeted francophones through its Express Entry French Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
The September 6 draw saw 15 Notifications of Interest issued to FSSW, bringing the total for 2018 to 1,021.
Candidates who submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1 and September 6 were considered for the latest draw.
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Ontario sets no minimum points requirement for the FSSW stream, for which candidates need a Canadian Language Benchmark of 7 for French and 6 for English.
They also need a Canadian-equivalent post-secondary degree and one year of work experience.
Ontario had committed to increasing the number of French speaking immigrants it welcomes through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
What Are The Details of The Latest FSSW Stream Draw?
|Date||NOIs Issued||Express Entry profile submission date|
|06-Sep-18||15||Jan 1 to Sep 6 2018|
What Are The Requirements For The Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream?
To qualify applicants must have:
- Pending application under the Federal Express Entry system;
- Minimum of 1-year of full time, or full time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B;
- Canadian equivalent Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD;
- Minimum CLB level 7 in TEF exam (French); AND minimum CLB 6 in IELTS exam (English)
- Intention to reside in the Province of Ontario.
The OINP began publishing information about specific draws at the beginning of 2018.
There have now been 30 French Speaking Skilled Worker draws in 2018.
Ontario has also conducted several Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and Entrepreneur Stream draws this year.
Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2018
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||3,534|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||1,021|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||1,006|
The OINP has received an increased federal government allocation for 2018 of 6,600 nominations, up 600 on the number for 2017.
The province is currently accepting applications for all but one of its immigration streams.
Status of Ontario Streams
|Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)||Open|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)||Open|
|Skilled Trades (Express Entry)||Open|
|Employer Job Offer||Open|
|International Student (Masters Graduate)||Closed|
|International Student (PhD Graduate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Corporate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)||Open|