Ontario Province has conducted its French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream draw on March 03, 2021. Ontario is being pretty much consistent in inviting applicants from outside even though the FSWP is on a brief hold due to unknown reasons. The previous similar draw happened on January 13, 2021 and this time it is in March. The CRS range this time is 456 – 467 and only those profiles which were created between March 03, 2020 to March 03, 2021 got the nomination. They have issued 126 NOIs who will get 600 points in express entry after approval from Ontario.

List of the NOCs invited under OINP French Speaking Draw

Every NOC code under categories 0, A and B are eligible for this program. So these notifications are sent out based on French language skills at CLB 7 or higher with English language skills at CLB 6 or higher. While these are minimum language requirements, with CRS of 456+ only those applicants who have higher CLB are invited here. For French exam, Ontario accepts TEF and TCF Canada while for English exam only IETLS-General and CELPIP-General are accepted.

After an applicant receives and accepts a Notification of Interest, the OINP application should be submitted within 45 calendar days. There are some pre-requisites and conditions which should be met, otherwise OINP does not mind refusing an application. Receiving the NOI does not mean, the application is approved. OINP verifies the application after reviewing the documents and finalizing the correct stream.

What is OINP?

Ontario Immigration Nomination Program is the famous PNP program which occasionally invites applicants from Express Entry system to apply for provincial nomination. At present, Ontario is the biggest inviter of immigrants through Provincial Nomination Program. Its been inviting applicants from Express Entry pool on regular intervals. Even during Covid-19, it was conducting invitation rounds and many applicants have landed here.