Ontario invites 190 Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream candidates

Ontario invites 190 Skilled Trades candidates

In the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) draw held on April 29, Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream candidates received 190 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The draw targeted candidates with work experience in 14 skilled trades occupations. These are:

NOC code


NOC 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
NOC 7236 Ironworkers
NOC 7235 Electricians
NOC 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
NOC 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
NOC 7271 Carpenters
NOC 7282 Concrete finishers
NOC 7291 Roofers
NOC 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
NOC 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
NOC 7313 Refrigeration and AC mechanics
NOC 7316 Machine fitters
NOC 7381 Elevator constructors and mechanics
NOC 7371 Crane operators

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The candidates who have received Notifications of Interest(NoIs) may now apply for provincial nomination from Ontario. Those who are nominated by the province will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It guarantees them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Eligibility requirements

The following are the eligibility requirements for an Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream candidate to apply for provincial nomination:

  • A valid Express Entry profile
  • Meet the eligibility requirements under the Canadian Experience Class
  • Intent to reside in Ontario
  • Having received an NoI from OINP


This is the fourth OINP draw to be held this year. In the draw held last week, 26 Entrepreneur Stream candidates received invitations. In the two other draws held this year, Ontario invited 1440 Human Capital Priorities Stream candidates and 242 French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream candidates.

Ontario’s immigration allocation from the federal government for this year is yet to be revealed. Last year, Ontario received an initial allocation of 6650, followed by an additional 700. The total number of principal applicants nominated by Ontario in 2019 was 7391.

Explore your options to migrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program. Contact CanApprove’s expert Canada immigration consultants for more information.

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