Ontario immigration targeted French Speaking Skilled Worker candidates in its first draw of 2019.
The January 11 draw saw 38 Notifications of Interest issued via the Express Entry-linked stream.
To qualify, candidates needed to have submitted Express Entry profiles between January 11 2018 and January 11, 2019.
Ontario conducted a total of 44 draws in 2018 under the FSSW stream, inviting 1,609 candidates.
The province is committed to doing all it can to increase the numbers of Francophone immigrants it welcomes.
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.
Ontario was granted an increase to its federal government nomination allocation for 2018, after reaching the initial target of 6,600 nominations.
What Are The Details of The Latest FSSW Stream Draws?
|Date||NOIs Issued||Express Entry profile submission date|
|11-Jan-19||38||Jan 11, 2018 to Jan 11 2019|
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.
The province conducted 44 French Speaking Skilled Worker draws in 2018.
Ontario also conducted several Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and Entrepreneur Stream draws last year.
Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2019
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||0|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||38|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||0|
Ontario NOIs Issued in 2018
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||3,719|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||1,609|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||1,626|
The OINP 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|