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Ontario's latest OINP Draws invite yet another lot of Express Entry candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Apr 2018

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Ontario province of Canada has launched two latest OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) draws to invite yet another lot of Candidates under its Express Entry aligned streams. Both these OINP draws were launched on April 11 and April 12, 2018 under its Express Entry-aligned French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and Skilled Trades Stream. Let's find more about these recent draws of OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program).

OINP Latest Draws Invited Express Entry candidates

The OINP issued a total of 142 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates in the Express Entry pool in two draws, occurred on April 11 and 12. As these draws were meant for candidates eligible for FSSW and Skilled Trades Stream, therefore no minimum CRS Score was required in these draws, to issue the notifications to the express entry candidates.

Also read- Latest OINP- Express Entry Invitation Round selects the Candidate with low CRS Score, i.e. 351 CRS points

Here are the key details about the draw

  • FSSW Stream: Under FSSW Stream a total of 55 candidates received Notification of Interest. The candidates who got selected created their profile between January 1, 2018 and April 12, 2018. This particular OINP stream was introduced by the provincial government in year 2015 to select the French Speaking Skilled workers with enough English language skills as well and who are willing to permanently live and work in the province of Ontario.
  • Skilled Trades Stream: A total of 87 candidates, who submitted their express entry profiles between January 1, 2018 and April 11, 2018 were issued a Notification of Interest (NOI) under Skilled Trades Stream. This particular stream is meant for trades workers, with experience in an eligible trade, which can help them integrate and settle in the province of Ontario.

Benefits of FSSW AND FST streams of OINP

If you apply and get selected in any of the Skilled Trades Stream or French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW), you will get 600 additional CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points in the Express Entry System. This will enable you to obtain ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa from IRCC.

Once the ITA is received, you need to submit complete Canada PR application along with documents to immigration office within 90 days. The normal PR application verification process will continue after this till the time you get the visa approval.

As per OINP statistics, this year, 791 Express Entry applicants have received NOI (Notification of Interest) under the above two streams of OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program).

Express Entry HCP Stream - another key OINP stream

The Express Entry - HCP (Human Capital Priorities) Stream is another widely popular stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). However, the Express Entry HCP stream require minimum 400 CRS points from an applicant. Every year a huge number of Canada PR aspirants apply in this particular stream to obtain additional CRS points and consequently the Canada PR invitation from IRCC.

If you also want to apply in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) this year to obtain permanent residency in Ontario, Canada, you may get complete process assistance from Visas Avenue qualified Canada immigration experts. You may call certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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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