Ontario remains active in 2018 with new express Entry invitations
The fifth round of Ontario Express Entry aligned Skilled Trades stream and French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream as on date 2nd and 3rd May 2018 respectively.
The Ontario Immigration Nomination Program issued 59 invitations through Skilled Trades Stream and 36 invitations through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
Ontario till now has issued a total of 604 invitations through its Skilled Trades Stream and 420 invitations in French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
There is no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score need for both the streams.
Ontario till now has issued 2,587 invitations since the start of 2018 to Express Entry candidates through its Human Capital Priorities Stream.
Ontario says it will continue issuing invitations regularly to candidates with Express Entry profile who qualify for one of Ontario’s Express Entry streams.
The Skilled Trades Stream is for skilled workers with a valid Express Entry profile who qualify for the Canadian Experience Class and have work experience in an eligible skilled trade.
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was launched in 2015 to target 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).
There are also unique provincial criteria for both streams.
Express Entry candidates who are issued a NOI by Ontario and receive a provincial nomination get an extra 600 CRS points, leaving them with a great chance to receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, in a later Express Entry draw.