Ontario immigration department invited 986 Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 300 to apply for a provincial nomination on June 1.
The immigration department only invited those candidates who may be qualified for a nomination through the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.
Candidate’s scores in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranged between 300 and 379.
Invited immigration candidates had between June 1, 2020, and June 1, 2021, to submit their profile.
All invited candidates who received the nomination are effectively guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future Express Entry draw.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will reach out to all invited candidates.
Invited candidates now have forty-five calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination.
About the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream offers a gateway to permanent residency for Canadian Experience Class candidates and Federal Skilled Worker Program.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Qualified candidates are already residing in Ontario province, and have at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work.
They must have finished this work experience in Ontario, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).
No job offer is required to apply under the Skilled Trades Stream, but immigration candidates have to meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements.
The first step to being considered for a provincial nomination is to lodge a valid profile to the Express Entry system.
More About Express Entry
Express Entry is a major way Canada processes and manages skilled worker applications.
It is possible to get a permanent residence invitation by filing through Express Entry directly.
Such invitations are sent out by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In addition, one can enter the Express Entry pool and then obtain an invitation from Manitoba province.
To enter into the Express Entry pool, you need to meet the eligibility requirements of one of the three Express Entry programs.
You are then ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that takes into cognizance certain factors like your work experience, age, education, and language skills.
In this draw, for instance, the 986 Express Entry candidates receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence via regular Express Entry draws.
You gain an extra 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
This practically guarantees you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.