- Eligible Candidates
- Eligibility for the Draw
- Benefit of Receiving Nomination
The latest draw held by Ontario, under the new French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW) Program, on March 3, invited 126 eligible Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
The Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 455 and 467.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates who had created their profile between March 3, 2020, and March 3, 2021.
The FSSW draw was smaller than the previous draw, held on January 13, which issued NOIs to 146 candidates. This brings the total to 271 candidates invited this year.
Eligibility for the Draw
After receiving the invitation to apply for a nomination, the candidate must first check their eligibility. Receiving an invitation itself is not a guarantee of a nomination.
They must also have a minimum score of 7 in French and 6 in English as per the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).
Benefit of Getting Nomination
Using Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), Canadian provinces invite skilled immigrants that suit the demand of their job market.
The immigrants who receive a nomination gain 600 additional points to their CRS score, which guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at the next draw.
Express Entry draws are held regularly despite the current border restrictions. On February 13 this year, it broke all previous records by inviting an astounding 27,000 candidates in a single draw.