Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held its newest Express Entry Skilled Trades draw on April 26. The latest OINP draw issued 1,034 invitations to apply for provincial nominations to eligible Express Entry profiles that qualified under the Ontario Skilled Trade stream.
Ontario invited Express Entry candidates whose Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores range between 300 and 461 in this provincial draw. All the interested candidates are evaluated and assessed out of 600 points based on their core human capital like age, work experience, language proficiency, and education among others.
Eligible candidates with qualifying CRS scores get invitations to apply for provincial nominations from OINP, as in this case, it is under the Ontario Skilled Trade Stream. Typically, candidates with work experience in skilled trade occupations like Heavy-duty equipment technicians, Industrial electricians, Plumbers, Welders, Construction electricians, HVAC technicians, etc. may get nominated.
Additionally, any profile registered in the federal Express Entry pool and receiving a successful provincial nomination is eligible for an additional 600 CRS points, making a total of 1200 points. This will effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency in upcoming federal Express Entry draws.
the invited candidates now have 45 calendar days to submit their application to receive a provincial nomination and eventually qualify for Canadian permanent residency.
Ontario Skilled Trades Stream Opens PR Pathways for CEC Candidates
Ontario Skilled Trades Stream linked to the Express Entry pool offers an alternate pathway to Canadian permanent residency via Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
Issuing invitations for permanent residency is the exclusive domain of the federal government. A provincial nomination may, however, fast-track the total time taken to receive an invitation to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issues provincial nominations to eligible skilled workers under its famous Human Capital Priorities stream. The province also invites candidates already registered in the federal pool under its Tech draw.
Those with provincial nominations like the one from Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream or Express Entry Skilled Trades stream or Ontario Tech Draw or any other stream will get preferential treatment to obtain Canadian permanent residency.
The inclusion of additional 600 CRS points makes the entire process of applying for Canada PR through Canada Express Entry even simpler.
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How to Qualify for Ontario Skilled Trades Stream?
In order to receive provincial nominations under the Ontario Skilled Trades Stream:
- Candidates need to be living in Ontario with a valid work permit.
- They also need to have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience or the equivalent of part-time work.
- They must have completed this work experience in the province in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Candidates with no job offer can also apply under the Skilled Trades Stream. Contact our immigration experts to learn more.
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