The Canadian province of Ontario held a new nomination draw on September 23 and invites French-Speaking Skilled Workers.
A total of 363 notification of interest (NOIs) were issued to candidates with proficiency in both English and French who received a Notification of Interest (NOIs) in this draw and also had to have created an Express Entry profile between September 23, 2021 – September 23, 2022.
More specifically, all the selected candidates qualified under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW) stream.
The FSSW is a type of ‘enhanced’ provincial stream which is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. The qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw ranged between 326 and above.
36 Targeted Occupations
Ontario targeted the following occupations related to Tech & Healthcare sectors in the latest September 23 provincial draw.
- NOC 0213 – Computer and Information Systems Managers
- NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
- NOC 2172 – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
- NOC 2173 – Software Engineers
- NOC 2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
- NOC 2175 – Web Designers and Developers
- NOC 3011 – Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
- NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- NOC 3111 – Specialist physicians
- NOC 3112 – General practitioners and family physicians
- NOC 3113 – Dentists
- NOC 3114 – Veterinarians
- NOC 3121 – Optometrists
- NOC 3122 – Chiropractors
- NOC 3124 – Allied primary health practitioners
- NOC 3125 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
- NOC 3131 – Pharmacists
- NOC 3132 – Dietitians and nutritionists
- NOC 3141 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- NOC 3142 – Physiotherapists
- NOC 3143 – Occupational therapists
- NOC 3144 – Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
- NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
- NOC 3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
- NOC 3214 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
- NOC 3216 – Medical sonographers
- NOC 3217 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
- NOC 3219 – Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
- NOC 3221 – Denturists
- NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists
- NOC 3223 – Dental technologists, technicians, and laboratory assistants
- NOC 3231 – Opticians
- NOC 3232 – Practitioners of natural healing
- NOC 3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses
- NOC 3236 – Massage therapists
- NOC 3237 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
Provincial nomination leading to Canada’s PR
All NOIs to 363 eligible Express Entry candidates will lead to successful provincial nominations in the next 45 days.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are effectively guaranteed to get an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw at the federal level. With a provincial nomination in hand, these candidates get an additional reward of 600 CRS points.
How to qualify under Ontario FSSW provincial stream
Receiving an invitation to apply will not guarantee your nomination. One may have to demonstrate the following eligibility requirements:
- Qualify for the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Program. These federal immigration programs require applicants to have adequate work experience in any skilled occupation.
- A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French and 6 in English is also required.
- Adequate proof of finance and enough funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario.
You may take this free assessment online to determine any specific eligibility based on your work profile.
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