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Ontario Invites 2,552 Candidates to Apply for Permanent Residence under Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

Ontario conducted the year’s first OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades draw, issuing 2,552 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) on January 11, 2024.

The CRS score range for the selection during the latest Express Entry Skilled Trades stream was between 350 and 424 points. The draw considered Express Entry profiles between January 11, 2023, and January 11, 2024.

The targeted Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draws required candidates to have skilled work experience in occupations included in the Ontario Occupations In-demand list. The OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades draws targeted 49 in-demand occupations to send Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to top-ranking Express Entry profiles.

Ontario operates the Express Entry-aligned Skilled Trades stream, enabling eligible candidates to settle in the province as permanent residents. Candidates with active Express Entry profiles secure Notifications of Interests through the Express Entry account before applying to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

They must apply for the nomination under OINP within 45 days of receiving the Notification of Interest through the application management system of the Ontario government. Skilled Trades Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows eligible skilled workers across in-demand trades to work and live in Ontario.

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