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Ontario Invites 758 Express Entry Candidates To Apply For Provincial Nomination

Ontario conducted another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw targeting skilled trade workers in the Express Entry system on June 17. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent out invitations to 758 Express Entry candidates who are qualified for the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.

This is the largest number of individuals invited through this program in a single draw since January 18, 2018.

The 758 candidates must have work experience as a tradesperson as well as a valid profile in the Express Entry pool. They also possess a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 400 and 436.

Express Entry is the application management system for three main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates are allotted a score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that is based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, educational qualifications, and proficiency in English or French.

If the candidates who received an invitation from Ontario or Notification of Interest (NOI), successfully obtain the provincial nomination they will be given an extra 600 points toward their CRS score.

These extra points will practically assure an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

A total of 948 Skilled Trades Stream applicants have been invited by the Ontario immigration so far this year. One similar draw was conducted in April targeting specific trades occupations.

This is Ontario’s 2nd draw of the month. On June 3, Ontario immigration ministry invited Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 358 to apply for a provincial nomination.

Ontario’s allocation for 2020 is 7,600 principal candidates over the course of the year. This includes 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in an intermediate skilled occupation or National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C.

In 2019 over half of Ontario’s 7,391 PNP applicants were Express Entry candidates.