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Ontario Immigration Draw Focuses On Skilled Trade Stream Candidates

11 May 2018


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Ontatrio Express Entry Draw

The immigration officials of Ontario have conducted a new draw with a focus on Skilled Trades candidates. It is the 12th draw of 2018 in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream. 48 candidates belonging to Express Entry Skilled Trades stream received Notifications of Interest in this draw. Furthermore the total for 2018 in this sphere was 652.

This draw, held on May 9 2018, gives the priority to profiles submitted by Express Entry candidates between January 1st and May 6th for issuing NOI.

Moreover, there is no minimum point’s requirement in the Skilled Trades stream.

Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

This Stream attracts skilled trade workers belonging to the agricultural and construction sectors, and can also be expanded at a later stage.

The Qualifying Norms for Ontario

The qualifying norms for applicants are:

  • An application in the Federal Express Entry system;
  • 12 months of paid Ontario work experience continuous or cumulative during the past two years before the NOI in a job listed on NOC 633, or in major groups 72, 73 or 82;
  • Evidence of license/certification in Ontario if needed;
  • A work permit that is valid and being a resident in the province while submitting the application;
  • Attaining  CLB 5 in English/French-language in reading, listening, writing and speaking;
  • Adequate Proof of funds to cover minimum amount as per official Low Income Cut-Offs for self/ dependents.

Other facts

The OINP commenced publishing specific information regarding draws this year. This was the result after the province signed an agreement with the federal government in 2017.

The previous draw in this sphere was held on May 2, 2018 in which 59 candidates received NOIs. The dates in the submission of Express Entry profiles were between January 1 and May 2, 2018.

Furthermore, so far in 2018, the province conducted several draws in French Speaking Skilled Worker, Human Capital Priorities and also in Entrepreneur Stream.

NOIs Issued in 2018

Human Capital Priorities Stream

2,587

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

420

Skilled Trades Stream

652

Entrepreneur Stream

36

Additionally, the OINP has an increased allocation of 6,600 nominations by the federal government for 2018. The province is presently accepting applications for the immigration streams as listed below.

Ontario - Immigration Stream Status

Immigration Stream

Status

Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)

Open

French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)

Open

Skilled Trades (Express Entry)

Open

Employer Job Offer

Open

International Student (Masters Graduate)

Closed

International Student (PhD Graduate)

Open

Investor Immigration (Corporate)

Open

Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)

Open

 

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