In the largest ever French-speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream draw held on May 22, Ontario issued Notifications of Interest to 360 Express Entry candidates. This whopping number of invitations issued is more than the combined total of all the invitations issued through the French-speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) stream draws held by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) so far this year. The latest draw brings the total NOIs issued this year to 549.
The candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles between May 22, 2018 and May 22, 2019 were selected in the latest draw. This immigration stream does not require the candidates to have minimum points. However, they need to have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English to qualify.
Requirements of Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
>An active Express Entry profile
>Minimum one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B;
>Canadian equivalent of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD;
>Minimum CLB level 7 in TEF exam (French); AND minimum CLB 6 in IELTS exam (English)
>Intention to reside in the Province of Ontario.
Ontario’s nomination allocation for the year 2019 is 6900. Out of these, 250 nominations are specifically set aside for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (National Occupation Classification C). Compared to the year 2018, the nomination allocation for Ontario has increased by 4.5 per cent. Though Ontario reached the nomination limit in November 2018, an extra 250 nominations were allocated to the province, bringing the total nomination allocation for Ontario in 2018 to 6,850. The province conducted 44 French Speaking Skilled Worker draws in 2018. So far, Ontario has conducted six French Speaking Skilled Worker draws in 2019.
If you are a French speaker, French-speaking Skilled Worker is a great option for you to apply for Canada PR. Contact us for more information and guidance on Canada migration