Ontario provincial nominee program held its newest Express Entry Skilled Trades draw on February 24. For the second time in two days, Ontario removes the CRS cap resulting in 818 invitations to eligible candidates registered in the Express Entry pool to apply for provincial nominations.
An Express Entry candidate without a provincial nomination is allotted a maximum CRS of 600 points based on their core human capital like age, work experience, language proficiency, education among others. Usually, Ontario PNP draws specify a CRS range between which eligible candidates are invited to apply for provincial nominations. Post the February 22 provincial draw, the Provincial Nominee Program of Ontario allow eligible candidates whose CRS score are above the maximum range to apply for the nomination.
For the second time in two days, Ontario removes the CRS cap inviting Express Entry candidates with work experience in Skilled Trades sectors like Construction, Transportation, Manufacturing, or Service. They required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 359. All Express Entry profiles between the dates of February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022, were considered for this provincial draw.
All the invited candidates now have 45 calendar days to submit their application to receive a provincial nomination and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
Canada Permanent Residency via Provincial Nominee Program
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 Canada 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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Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream Opens PR Pathways for CEC Candidates
Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream offers an alternate pathway to Canada permanent residency for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates.
Major requirements under this pathway are:
- 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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