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Ontario invites French Speaking Skilled Worker candidates

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In its first draw held in 2019, Ontario invited candidates belonging to the French Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream to apply for provincial nomination. In the draw held on January 11, OINP issued a total of 38 Notifications of Interest to the candidates of French Speaking Skilled Worker stream aligned to Express Entry. The draw considered candidates who submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 11, 2018 and January 11, 2019.
Ontario gives the highest priority to welcoming French-speaking immigrants to the province. In 2018, Ontario invited a total of 1609 candidates in the 44 draws held under the French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is meant for French speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities, who want to live and work in Ontario permanently. The stream enables OINP to select candidates who meet the eligibility criteria in education, skilled work experience and language ability from the federal Express Entry pool to invite to settle in the province.

 Eligibility requirements

  • A valid Express Entry profile. The candidate must have indicated an interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories” in the Express Entry profile
  • Qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Minimum one year of 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)

In 2018, the initial nomination allocation granted to Ontario by the federal government was 6600. Upon reaching this target, it was further increased later. Besides French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Ontario also conducted draws in Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and Entrepreneur Stream draws last year.

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