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Busy year for Ontario’s French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

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The year 2018 was a busy one for Ontario’s Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with 1,609 invitations or Notifications Of Interest (NOIs) have already been issued through the stream. In the latest round of invitations held on December 13, a total of 13 invitations were issued through the Stream. This follows the 45 invitations issued in the December 6 draw. In December alone, a total of 58 invitations have been issued through the French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Draws were conducted under the stream almost on a weekly basis, with five draws having held in November alone. A significant majority of NOIs issued in 2018 were through the three Express Entry-linked streams of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Human Capital Priorities stream and Skilled Trades stream are the three streams of OINP that are linked to the federal Express Entry. The Express Entry candidates who receive NOI from Ontario can apply for provincial nomination within 45 days. Those who successfully apply will get 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points guaranteeing them an invitation to apply for permanent residence from the federal government in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream allows OINP to select eligible French-speaking candidates with strong English language skills from the federal Express Entry pool. But in order to be considered for selection, the candidate must be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and meet the provincial criteria.

Minimum eligibility requirements

  • Sufficient language ability in all the four components in both French and English(CLB 7 in French and CLB 6 in English)
  • Work experience of at least one year
  • A Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree or equivalent
  • Intend to reside in Ontario, which must be demonstrated by a statement
  • Sufficient funds to settle in the province that must be supported by bank statements

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