OINP Express Entry Draw

Latest Ontario-OINP Express Entry Draw Sent 212 PR Invitations

Ontario has resumed its OINP-Express Entry draw, and the latest one has sent out 212 invitations for permanent residency! If you are a French-speaking skilled worker dreaming of making Canada your home, this is great news. Let’s dive into the details of this draw and what it means for you.

Latest Ontario-OINP Draw

On June 20, Ontario conducted an OINP Express Entry draw under the French-speaking skilled Worker stream. This draw, which had been on hold since March 2024, is a significant development for those eager to immigrate to Ontario. Here are the key points:

  • Draw Date: June 20, 2024
  • Number of Invitations (NOIs) Issued: 212
  • CRS Score Range: 305-409
  • Express Entry Profiles Created Between: June 20, 2023, and June 20, 2024

Why This Draw Matters

This draw is the second of 2024 specifically targeting French-speaking skilled workers. Notably, the upper limit of the CRS score dropped by 60 points compared to the previous draw in January. This change increases the chances for candidates with lower CRS scores to receive invitations.

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What You Need to Know About the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) aims to attract skilled workers to meet the province’s labor market needs. The French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream is an excellent pathway for francophone immigrants.

To qualify for this stream, you need:

  • A valid Express Entry profile under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  • An educational background equivalent to or higher than a Canadian bachelor’s degree.
  • French language proficiency with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 or higher (TEF Canada or TCF Canada).
  • English language proficiency with a CLB level of 6 or higher (IELTS or CELPIP).
  • Sufficient settlement funds, which can be demonstrated through bank statements, annual earnings from employment in Ontario, or an employment offer from an Ontario employer.
  • A genuine intention to reside in Ontario, evidenced by employment, education, volunteer work, property lease or ownership, or family and professional ties in the province.
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Preparing for the OINP Draws?

If you are aiming for the Ontario-OINP draws, it’s essential to keep your Express Entry profile up-to-date and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Here are some tips to boost your chances:

  1. Improve Your CRS Score: Take steps to enhance your language scores, gain more work experience, or pursue further education.
  2. Learn French: Proficiency in French significantly boosts your chances, especially for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
  3. Stay Informed: Regularly check updates from Ontario and the IRCC to stay ahead of any changes in the immigration programs.

Ontario-OINP Draws in 2024: A Recap

So far, 14,920 invitations have been issued through various OINP Express Entry streams in 2024. Here’s a quick summary:

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OINP Express Entry StreamsInvitationsCRS Score Range
Human Capital Priorities8,589352-480
Skilled Trades Stream5,135350-424
French-Speaking Skilled Worker1,196305-469

The last draw before this one was held on March 21, 2024, targeting the Human Capital Priorities stream. The latest draw shows a promising trend for French-speaking candidates.

The resumption of the Ontario-OINP Express Entry draws with 212 invitations under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream is an exciting development. With the right preparation and staying informed, you could be on your way to receiving an invitation in the next draw. The Ontario – OINP Draw presents a fantastic opportunity for skilled immigrants looking to build a future in one of Canada’s most vibrant provinces.

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