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Ontario’s Latest French-Speaking Skilled Worker Draw Invited 984 Candidates

Austin Campbell



Latest French-Speaking Skilled Worker Draw

In Ontario’s latest French-speaking skilled Worker Draw, the province extended Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 984 deserving candidates. Taking place on January 18, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draws were notable for issuing NOIs to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging between 317 and 469.

To meet eligibility criteria, candidates were also required to showcase work experience in TEER Category 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Highlights of the Latest Ontario FSSW Draws – January 18, 2024:

  • NOIs Issued: 984
  • CRS Score Range: 317-469
  • Express Entry profile submission date: January 18, 2023 – January 18, 2024

To partake in the draws, candidates had to submit their Express Entry profiles within the last year.

Qualification Essentials for French-Speaking Candidates

To successfully qualify for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) program candidates:

  • Must hold a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English.
  • Have a pending application under the Federal Express Entry System.
  • A minimum of 1 year of full-time or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC TEER Category 0, 1, 2, or 3
  • A Canadian equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD
  • A minimum CLB level of 7 in the TEF exam (French) and a minimum CLB of 6 in the IELTS exam (English)
  • An intention to reside in the Province of Ontario.
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Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Program

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the French-speaking skilled Worker stream emerges as a catalyst for workforce diversity. Operating under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), this initiative invites skilled individuals proficient in both English and French from the Express Entry pool.

Key Features of Ontario’s Latest French-Speaking Skilled Worker Draw

  • Bilingual Proficiency –  This stream prioritizes candidates fluent in English and French, reflecting Ontario’s commitment to linguistic diversity.
  • Workforce Enrichment – Candidates contribute not just language skills but also valuable expertise, aligning with Ontario’s economic and cultural goals.
  • Express Entry Integration –  Tapping into the Express Entry pool ensures a seamless selection process, focusing on candidates poised for success in Ontario’s dynamic work environment.
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The Ontario French-speaking skilled Worker stream offers a concise pathway for skilled individuals to join Ontario’s workforce. This draw underscores Ontario’s commitment to attracting and integrating French-speaking talent.

As the province continues to welcome individuals who meet these criteria, the Express Entry-linked French-speaking skilled Worker stream remains a crucial pathway for those seeking a future in Ontario. Stay tuned for more updates on immigration opportunities and pathways in Canada.

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