On July 25, 2023, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its fifth invitation round for the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream in Ontario. In this particular round, the OINP issued 95 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Francophone candidates. The candidates who received the Notification of Interest (NOI) from the OINP had Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) ranging from 321 to 374 points. These candidates had created their Express Entry profiles between July 25, 2022, and July 25, 2023.
What is PNP?
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration initiative whose objective is to empower provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to settle in a particular province for immigration to Canada. Quebec holds the authority to set its own selection criteria for economic immigration. The main objective of the PNP is to promote a more equitable distribution of immigration benefits throughout Canada. Each PNP includes at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Nominations issued through these Express Entry-aligned streams are known as ‘enhanced nominations.’
Enhanced PNP streams provide Express Entry candidates with an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, significantly enhancing their chances of receiving an invitation for permanent residence through Express Entry. Alternatively, individuals can also secure permanent residence through a ‘base’ stream, wherein they directly apply to a PNP stream. Once they obtain a provincial nomination, the federal government processes their permanent residence application.
What is Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program?
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) serves as the economic immigration program for the province of Ontario, Canada. It operates in collaboration with the Government of Canada, specifically through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The OINP has 9 different streams:
- Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
- Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
- Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream
- Masters Graduate stream
- PhD Graduate stream
- Human Capital Priorities stream
- Skilled Trades stream
- French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
- Entrepreneur stream
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream targets French-speaking foreign workers with strong English language abilities.
How mana immigration Can Help
Are you thinking about becoming a permanent resident of Canada? At mana immigration, our main objective is to assist individuals in realizing their aspirations of relocating to Canada. Our team comprises experts with extensive experience in navigating the Express Entry system and aiding clients in enhancing their likelihood of receiving invitations. Therefore, take the opportunity to calculate your CRS Score today, and let our specialists lead you in optimizing it for the upcoming Express Entry draw. Moreover, our CLB score calculator can offer further insights into your language proficiency for your application. Hence, if you require more details about your eligibility, feel free to contact us, and we will promptly arrange a consultation for you.