Ontario issues new invitations to French Speaking Express Entry candidates
OINP has now issued 1,006 invitations through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in 2018
The Government of Ontario has invited 29 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
The August 30 draw was Ontario’s twelfth through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream since the start of June.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has now invited 1,006 Express Entry candidates in 29 draws through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream since the start of 2018.
The OINP said candidates invited in this round submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018 and August 30, 2018.
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was launched in 2015 to target French-speaking Express Entry candidates who qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and are sufficiently proficient in English (CLB 6 or higher).
There are also unique provincial criteria that candidates must meet.
The stream aims to bolster Ontario’s francophone community, which numbers more than 622,000 people and is the largest French-speaking minority in Canada.
Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three federal economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates who are nominated by Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Ontario is a study in contrasts. The varied landscape includes the vast, rocky and mineral-rich Canadian Shield, which separates the fertile farmland in the south and the grassy lowlands of the north.
Here are some key facts about Ontario:
- Ontario’s more than 250,000 lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water
- In summer, temperatures can soar above 30°C (86°F), while in winter they can drop below -40°C (-40°F)
- Ontario’s industries range from cultivating crops, to mining minerals, to manufacturing automobiles, to designing software and leading-edge technology
- Cultures from around the world thrive and are celebrated in Ontario with festivals such as Caribbean Carnival, Oktoberfest and the Canadian Aboriginal Festival
- Travelers can enjoy the many experiences Ontario has to offer, from a wilderness expedition in the north, to a “shop till you drop into your theatre seat” city excursion
Ontario’s economy thrives through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries”.
Although Ontario is a manufacturing powerhouse, the services sector is the largest part of Ontario’s economy. It employs 79% (or 5.3 million people) of the province and makes up 76.9% of the province’s economy. Examples of Ontario’s major services sector include business and financial services, professional and scientific technical services, and arts and culture.