Province issues almost 1,000 invitations for French-speaking skilled workers

But number lower than 2023 for Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

Province issues almost 1,000 invitations for French-speaking skilled workers

Ontario has revealed it issued Notifications of Interest to 984 candidates under the 2024 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

That’s down from 1,490 issued in 2023.

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

It gives foreign workers with the required skilled work experience, language abilities and education the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Applicants must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before you can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

If they are nominated, their next step is to apply to the federal government through IRCC. They make the final decision on who becomes a permanent resident.

Under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, applicants must provide the following details:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Languages they understand, read, write and speak
  • Enough money for settlement funds
  • Intention to live in Ontario
  • Legal status in Canada
  • Score on Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Ottawa has also previously made moves to bring in more skilled workers into Canada, by optimizing the credential recognition process and sending out invitations for agriculture and agri-food occupations through category-based selection in Express Entry.

New Canadian permanent residents’ income has improved in comparison to the general population, according to a previous report from The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO).

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