Canadian provinces have been holding draws regularly to invite skilled candidates who can help improve the economy. On July 21, Ontario organized a new draw under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to issue a total of 115 invitations to bilingual candidates registered in the Express Entry pool.
The candidates who were selected in the draw could satisfy the eligibility requirements of the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream in Ontario, allowing them to immigrate to Canada. The FSSW operates as an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream, and it works in conjunction with the Express Entry system.
Details of the draw
In order to get an invitation during this draw, the candidates were required to have an existing profile in the Express Entry system. The required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the candidates was in the range between 461 and 467. The candidates who received their Notification of Interest (NOI) had an Express Entry profile made prior to July 21, 2020.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will contact the invited candidates. They can submit their application for the provincial nomination within the next 45 days. If they are successful in getting nominated by Ontario, they will have 600 CRS points added to their existing score. This will give them an advantage as compared to other candidates. They will be more likely to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the next federal Express Entry draw.
Ontario has issued a total of 489 NOIs so far in 2021.