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Posted on January 31, 2022

The OINP invited candidates who may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the Ontario express entry skilled trades program.

In order to be invited, candidates needed a CRS score between 381 and 461. Ontario invited candidates who had submitted their profiles between January 27, 2021 and January 27, 2022.

If invited candidates receive the nomination, they will get 600 CRS points added to their score. They will also be eligible to receive an ITA from a PNP-specific Express Entry draw.

Those who received an invitation now have 45 calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination.

Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

Ontario’s Express Entry-linked with skilled trades program offers a pathway to permanent residency for federal skilled workers and CEC candidates. The OINP invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

To be eligible, candidates need to be living in Ontario with a valid work permit. They also need to have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work. They must have completed this work experience in the province in a skilled trade listed in minor trade under Canada’s NOC.

No job offer is needed to apply under the Skilled Trades Stream, but candidates must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements.

The first step to being considered for a provincial nomination is to submit a profile to the Express Entry system.

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