In the Ontario Express Entry French-speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) stream draw held on October 7, a total of 162 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of the invited candidates ranged between 461 and 467.
The French-speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) is aligned to the Federal Express Entry. It targets French-speaking candidates who have strong English language abilities and wanting to settle down in Ontario.
Those who have received an invitation in the latest draw may apply for a provincial nomination from within 45 days. This is the fourth French-speaking Skilled Worker program draw of the year and so far a total of 651 candidates have received invitations under this stream.
First and foremost, the candidate must have an active Express Entry profile to be eligible to receive an invitation under FSSW. They must have qualified under either the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The candidates must also have language proficiency equal to at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in French and 6 in English. Besides, the candidates must prove that they have enough funds to settle in Ontario.
The education qualification of the candidate must be equal to Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree. They must have their Educational Credential Assessment(ECA) done if in case their education was outside Canada and also indicate their intend to reside in Ontario.
Canada PNP for immigration
The Provincial Nominee Programs allow Canadian provinces to select candidates who can meet their labour market requirements and nominate them from permanent residence in Canada. The Express Entry candidates who have PNP nomination will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points. It means if a candidate’s CRS score is 461, their total CRS score upon receiving a provincial nomination would be 1061 and that would guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw.