New Ontario Express Entry Draw Focuses on Francophones
Ontario has continued its weekly draws for the Express Entry French Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
The October 4 draw saw 48 notifications of interest issued to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
Candidates were required to have submitted their profiles between January 1 and October 4 2018.
Ontario immigration has now issued NOIs to 1,244 candidates under the FSSW stream in 2018.
There is no minimum points requirement for the stream. Candidates must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English to qualify.
What Are The Details of The Latest FSSW Stream Draws?
|Date||NOIs Issued||Express Entry profile submission date|
|04-Oct-18||48||Jan 1 to Oct 4 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 34 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)||1,244|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||1,006|
The OINP 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|