Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry Candidates
The second Draw in the last 7 days for Express Entry System profile has taken place and Ontario issued 34 invitations through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and 29 issued through the Skilled Trades Stream (ST), on date 19th April and 18th April 2018 respectively.
It issued Notification of Interest to Express Entry Candidates who submitted their overall profiles from January 1st to April 19th of this year 2018.
Ontario by far has issued a total of 366 Notifications of Interest, to Express Entry candidates for its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in 2018, and another 488 for the Skilled Trades Stream.
Ontario’s other Express Entry-linked immigration stream, the Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCPS), has been most vigorous in 2018, issuing a total of 2,587 NOIs so far this year.
These two Streams unlike HCPS do not need minimum 400 CRS Score.
The FSSW Stream targets French-speaking Express Entry candidates who qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and who have enough English language abilities (CLB 6 or higher). The program was created to help bolster Ontario’s francophone population, which numbers around 500,000 people and is the largest francophone population outside of Quebec.
The Skilled Trades Stream targets qualified trades workers in the Express Entry pool with experience in an eligible trade.
Express Entry candidates who are issued a Notification of Interest by Ontario and receive a provincial nomination gets extra 600 CRS points, leaving them a higher chance to receive an Invitation to Apply, in a later Express Entry draw.