First Ontario’s draw of 2020 invites candidates of French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
The Canadian province Ontario has issued 242 invitations through its first draw of 2020. It invited candidates of French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is a provincial nominee program which has three categories for access of foreign workers, business persons, entrepreneurs and international students in Canada as permanent residents.
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is one of the OINP’s immigration pathways which linked to Federal Express Entry Program. It manages applications of foreign nationals who have their profiles in Express entry pool and have eligible French-speaking abilities.
Federal Express entry program is a point-based program which further segregates into three economic categories including Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
The eligibility for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream for applicants includes:
- An applicant must have a profile in Federal Express Entry Program
- He/she must be proficient in reading, writing, listening and understanding French and English
- He/she must score a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 in all four abilities in French and CLB level 6 in English
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for candidates who received Notification of Interest (NOI) through this draw was ranging from 433 to 472. The high end of the CRS score was a point lower than the minimum CRS score of Express Entry draw held on January 08, 2020.
So if you want to consider your profile for the same, then create a profile in Express entry pool. Based on selection factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, connections in Canada, your profile gets accessed and receive CRS score.
Higher scoring candidates receive a provincial nomination through the regular draws and an additional 600 points towards their Express entry score. It increases the chances of getting an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian PR from the Government of Canada.
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