Ontario PNP issues 115 NOIs to French-speaking Express Entry candidates

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Ontario issued 115 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to French-speaking Express Entry candidates on July 21.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates through Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. Candidates needed to have a profile in the federal Express Entry system and a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 461 and 467.

Candidates who received an NOI in this draw, had to have created their Express Entry profile after July 21, 2020.

Invited candidates will be contacted by the OINP and will have 45 days to apply for their provincial nomination.

This was Ontario’s fourth (4th) FSSW draw of 2021, issuing a total of 489 NOIs to candidates through this stream.

The FSSW is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream, meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Interested candidates must create a profile in the Express Entry system. Those who meet the eligibility requirements for either the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) can qualify for the FSSW.

Interested candidates need a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French, and 6 in English. Candidates should also have enough funds to cover settlements costs in Ontario, among other criteria.

Since candidates in this draw have profiles in the Express Entry system, receiving a provincial nomination from the OINP gives them an additional 600 points added to their CRS score. With the additional 600 CRS points, candidates will have more than enough points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a future Express Entry draw.

Invited candidates from this draw will more than likely receive an ITA in a later Express Entry draw to apply for permanent residence.