Ontario invited a total of 271 French-Speaking candidates
Ontario’s latest tech draw took place on March 3, inviting French-speaking Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nominations.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued the invitations to 126 candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. The candidates are required to have need a profile in the Express Entry System with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 455 and 467.
The province drew from the Express Entry Pool of candidates who profiled between March 3, 2020 and March 3, 2021.
Invited candidates now have 45 calendar days to send in their application for a provincial nomination from Ontario.
The draw was slightly shorter than the previous FSSW draw on 13 January, when the province issued 146 invitations. The new draw brings the total number of invited candidates to 271 in 2021.
How to get invited to an Ontario Tech draw
The first step in becoming eligible for an invitation through the OINP Tech draw is to create a profile in Canada’s express entry system.
Express Entry is an application management system for three federal economic-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Ontario’s Human Capital Priority Stream identifies candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express entry candidates are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on their education, work experience, age and language proficiency in English or French.
The OINP Tech draw draws from the express entry pool of candidates, inviting qualified technical staff from Ontario to apply for a provincial nomination.
Applying for a provincial nomination is not the same as applying for a Canadian immigration. If invited candidates successfully receive a provincial nomination from Ontario, they can use it to apply for permanent residency from the federal government.
Once they are approved by the federal government, these new permanent residents will get to settle into their technology careers in Ontario.