Express Entry Candidates Invited By Ontario Immigration for Permanent Residency Under Skilled Trades Stream Draw

Ontario invites Express Entry candidates in new Skilled Trades Stream draw 361 invitations issued in March 21 draw, bringing 2019 Skilled Trades Stream total to 732

The province of Ontario has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades Stream. 

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 361 invitations in the March 21 draw to eligible candidates who submitted their Express Entry profile between March 21, 2018, and March 21, 2019.

The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories —the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one year full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in Ontario in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Eligible Skilled Trades Stream Occupations

In order to be eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Trades Stream, candidates’ one year of work experience in Ontario must be in one of the following occupations: