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Ontario has issued Notifications of Interest to Express Entry-FST Candidates in latest OINP draw

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, May 2020

visas default image Ontario- one of the key provinces of Canada has opened the latest draw of its popular PNP, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on April 29, 2020. This draw is focused on inviting the candidates registered in the Express Entry system under Federal Skilled Trade (FST) category. The province has issued 190 NOIs (Notifications of Interest) this time around through the Targeted draw for priority occupations.

FST category draw of Ontario PNP

The OINP has not held many draws in the first quarter of this year. In fact, this is the first draw of the FST category this year. In this latest draw, province of Ontario has invited 190 express entry candidates with experience in some targeted occupations. The profile of invited candidates was created in EE system between April 29, 2019 and April 29, 2020
Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued Profiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry system Remarks
April 29, 2020, 11:38 a.m. EST 190 April 29, 2019 - April 29, 2020 Targeted draw - Priority Occupations

Targeted Occupations for OINP- Express Entry Skilled Trades stream invitations

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program in the 29th April draw, has issued the targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to those applicants, who are eligible under Ontario's Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. In this draw, the OINP has targeted candidates with work experience in the below NOC (National Occupational Classification) codes:
  • 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • 7236 Ironworkers
  • 7241 Electricians
  • 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
  • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • 7271 Carpenters
  • 7282 Concrete finishers
  • 7291 Roofers
  • 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 7312 Heavy duty equip mechanics
  • 7313 Refrigeration and AC mechanics
  • 7316 Machine fitters
  • 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • 7371 Crane operators
Hence, to be eligible for nomination, the invited applicants must show the work experience in one of the above listed NOC codes. These are the high demand or priority occupations in the province of Ontario.

Entrepreneur Stream - Invitations to Apply issued

Ontario has also issued 26 Invitations to apply under Entrepreneur Stream (OINP: ES) ON April 22, 2020. These invitations were sent to those EOIs which have got a point score between 132 and 200.

To confirm your eligibility and apply in the most appropriate PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) to get Canada PR this year, you may contact Visas Avenue Immigration Expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or you may fill the free assessment form here to get a call back from the expert.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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