The Canadian province of Ontario held a new nomination draw on May 4.
A total of 102 candidates with proficiency in both English and French received a Notification of Interest (NOIs) in this draw and also had to have created an Express Entry profile between May 4, 2020 – May 4, 2021.
More specifically, all the selected candidates qualified under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream.
The FSSW is a type of ‘enhanced’ provincial stream which is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. A total of 102 candidates with proficiency in both English and French received a Notification of Interest in this draw and also had to have created an Express Entry profile between May 4, 2020 – May 4, 2021. Additionally, the qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw ranged between 458 and 467.
This is the third such provincial draw in 2021 and it brings the total NOIs issued through this stream to 374.
Having a Provincial Nomination is Beneficial
All NOIs to 102 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.
Get an overview of all the Express Entry draws that took place so far in 2021 here. Monthly Review: Canada PR Nomination Draw, April 2021 | CanApprove
Eligibility Criteria for 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.
- Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French and 6 in English is also required.
- Adequate proof of finance 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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