Ontario has announced new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence for Express Entry candidates, including a 2018 high of 439 invitations through its Skilled Trades Stream on October 19.
This is the most invitations issued through the Skilled Trades Stream in a single draw so far in 2018 and brings the total number of Notifications of Interest (NOIs) issued through the stream this year to 1,445.
The Skilled Trades Stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one year full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Experience Class, which is one of the three federal economic immigration categories managed by the Express Entry system.
They must also meet the stream’s provincial criteria, including a minimum proficiency in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5.