Recently, on June 05, 2023, the province of Ontario held its second French-Speaking Worker Stream draw and issued Notification of Interest (NOIs) to 417 candidates. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – OINP held the draw for the candidates meeting eligibility requirements under the province’s Express Entry streams.
The OINP’s current backlog of applications affects the scope and frequency of the Expression of Interest (NOI) selection. The draws are conducted every month having a few exceptions. Also, there is no prediction or announcement related to the dates of selection for the next Ontario on any PNP draw.
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Highlights of the Draw – Who was invited?
Targeted Draw 1
Under Ontario’s French-Speaking Worker Stream, a total number of 278 potential candidates were invited with a CRS score ranging from 312 – 487. The targeted draw invited candidates with an Express Entry profile that was created between June 05, 2022 – June 05, 2023.
The province targeted occupations and invited candidates from Health, Education, and Finance categories.
Targeted Draw 2
In the following draw, a total number of 139 potential candidates were invited with a CRS score ranging from 348 – 487. The targeted draw invited candidates with an Express Entry profile that was created between June 05, 2022 – June 05, 2023.
The province conducted a targeted draw that invited candidates from Tech, Trades, and Other Priority occupations.
Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in Canada
In order to draw skilled Francophone employees to the Canadian province of Ontario, the OINP) French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream was designed. This stream aims to assist Ontario in fulfilling its goal of encouraging French-speaking immigrants and strengthening the linguistic variety of the province.
Under this program, the OINP makes a nomination for Canadian permanent residency on behalf of qualified French-speaking skilled professionals who are fluent in English. Candidates must have a legitimate employment offer in Ontario or at least one year of recent, full-time experience in a skilled field. Additionally, they must satisfy the Ontario PNP points calculator’s definitions of the required levels of education, language proficiency, and adaptability. The possibility for French-speaking immigrants to settle in Ontario and contribute to its economy is provided via the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.