The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province and a magnet for immigrants the world over, has announced a new stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) known as the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Successful applicants to this stream will benefit from 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw from the federal Express Entry pool.
The OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream came into being on May 31, 2017.
Only candidates in the pool who are eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) will be considered for nomination under this stream. Candidates must have indicated a desire to reside in Ontario or “all provinces and territories” in their Express Entry profile, and they must recieve a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario through the IRCC Express Entry online account before submitting an application.
Candidates must also meet the following provincial criteria:
The OINP will issue NOIs only to those candidates who fulfil the above criteria and who are eligible under one of the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups:
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