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Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream: 471 new applications invited

On March 24, Ontario PNP held latest draw for Express Entry candidates inviting 471 immigration candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trade Stream.

The candidates should have  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 350 to 600.

They needed to have submitted their Express Entry profiles in federal pool before 12 months of the date that is considered in the pool .

To be eligible, candidates need to be living in Ontario with a valid work permit.
They need to have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience or the equivalent of part-time work.
They must have completed this work experience in the province in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Proficiency in English or French according to the CLB or Canadian Language Benchmark 5 or more in writing, speaking, listening, and reading.

Proof of funds to cover the expenses of the dependents. 

Detalis of OINP previous draws for the year:

Date of the DrawNumber of InvitationsCRS Score
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Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream comes under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) that allows the skilled trades worker having work experience in an eligible trade to settle as a permanent resident in the province through the Federal Express Entry system.

Under this stream, candidates do not need a job offer to apply but must meet all the federal and provincial requirements.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible under the OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, candidates must:

  • Have a valid profile in the federal Express Entry pool;
  • Be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC);
  • Indicate an interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories”, as designated in the Express Entry profile; and
  • Have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry online account.
About Express Entry Process:

It is an application management system that manages applications for the economic immigration programs of CanadaCanadia Experience ClassFederal Skilled Worker Program, & the Federal Skilled Trades Program are the three programs that use Express Entry. PNP candidates in the Express Entry have already qualified for one of these programs.

Express Entry uses CRS, Comprehensive Ranking System which is a points-based system used to rank the profiles of the candidates. The top-scoring candidates receive an ITA and then they can apply for PR through regular Express Entry draws.

PNP candidates automatically earn 600 points in their score for CRS, Comprehensive Ranking System so they have good chances of getting an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for PR via Express Entry.

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  1. […] Ontario has issued 471 Canada immigration Notifications of Interest in a new draw through the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.  […]

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