Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has invited 115 French-speaking skilled workers from the Express Entry pool of candidates.
Dates of Express Entry profiles considered: July 21, 2020 – July 21, 2021
CRS score range: 461 to 467
Number of invitations: 115
How can I be invited in the French-Speaking stream?
Throughout the year, OINP invites French-speaking candidates directly from the Express Entry pool to apply for nomination. This is the fourth French-speaking draw held this year. In addition to meeting the minimum Express Entry requirements to submit a profile, candidates must also meet the following:
- Have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree;
- Provide French language results at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in each area of the exam;
- Provide English language results with a minimum of CLB 6 in each area of the exam;
- Have legal status in Canada, if applying from within the country; and
- Intend to reside in Ontario upon becoming a permanent resident
If a candidate meets these requirements, and the CRS requirements of the draw, they may be issued a Notification of Interest (NOI) of their Express Entry profile.
Applying to Ontario’s French-Speaking stream
Candidates who received a notification of interest on their Express Entry profile must subsequently submit an application to Ontario via the OINP online portal within 45 calendars days. At submission, candidates must then remit a non-refundable application fee of $1,500 CAD.
After receiving a nomination, a candidates’ CRS score will increase by 600 points, essentially guaranteeing an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.