In January 2019, Ontario province issued invitations to apply to Ninety-Five (95) Express Entry candidates for seeking the provincial nomination through its Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams. The dates of these new ITAs rounds are scheduled for May 2nd /3rd and are the fifth from the province from the end of March.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program announced that Fifty-Nine (59) candidates receiving the invitation in this round through the Skilled Trades Stream, had lodged their profiles, between Jan 1, 2018, and May 2, 2018.
Likewise, Thirty-six (36) candidates, receiving the invitation in this round, via the Skilled Worker Stream (French-Speaking) had lodged their profiles between Jan 1, 2018, and May 3, 2018. In addition, these aligned streams do not have a minimum CRS score requirement.
In the Skilled Trades Stream, Ontario province has presently granted 604 Notifications since Jan 2018. Also, 420 Notifications have been issued in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Ontario likewise issued 2,587 Notifications since Jan 2018 to candidates via its HCP Stream.
Moreover, it will frequently issue NOIs to the qualifying candidates in the federal pool for its Express Entry streams.
The Skilled Trades Stream is used by skilled workers who possess a valid Express Entry profile and are eligible for the CEC. They also have relevant or require work experience in skilled activities.
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams (FSSW) started in 2015. The goal is to attract qualifying candidates in French-speaking EE category in the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Class. In addition, they must be proficient in Canadian English language and have a minimum of CLB 7.
Francophone candidates are also expected to have a French Language proficiency that is equivalent to the CLB Level 7 or higher, and they must also fulfill some additional requirements such as having sufficient funds to live in Ontario.
All candidates, who have been issued the Ontario Notifications, and also received the provincial nomination, get 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) additional points. The extra points strengthen their position to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residency in Canada through in the future Express Entry draws.
Those candidates who got the Ontario Notification in the recent invitation round have Forty-five (45) days to submit an online application to the Program. The initial procedure to pursue Express Entry-aligned streams of Ontario starts when they submit their profile to the federal pool.