Ontario held a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on June 17, 2020. It was aimed at skilled trades workers with profiles in the Express Entry system.
A total of 758 invitations were sent by the Ontario PNP (OINP) to eligible candidates for the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.
This is the largest number of invitations sent to candidates via this stream in a single draw since January 18, 2018.
The candidates who got invited were required to have their profiles in the federal Express Entry system. They also had to have work experience as a tradesperson, also having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 400 and 436.
The Express Entry system manages profiles of candidates from 3 economic-class programs for immigration namely:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
The profiles in the federal Express Entry system are ranked on the basis of factors such as work experience, age, education, and language skills in English or French.
If the candidates get a provincial nomination from Ontario or a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the province, 600 extra points will be added to their original CRS score. The extra point will in effect guarantee that they will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in an upcoming Express Entry draw.
This draw is one held after the one that happened on June 3, 2020. In it, OINP had invited Express Entry candidates who had CRS scores of 358 to apply for provincial nomination.
Ontario’s allocation for 2020 is 7,600 principal applicants throughout the year. Among these 250 nominations are for those in National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C or temporary workers in intermediate skilled occupations.
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