Ontario PNP eliminates CRS cap in Skilled Trades draw for the second time: Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) candidates who are invited are eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. The candidates need to have at least 359 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) scores in their profile. Ontario invited candidates who had created an express entry profile between the dates of February 24, 2021 & February 24, 2022. This article has all the information related to Ontario PNP-related skilled trades draw. 818 Express Entry Candidates were invited for applying PR in Canada.
For the second time! Ontario eliminated its CRS Cap. Therefore, the maximum number of points an Express Entry Candidate can get without a provincial nomination is 600. Candidates whose CRS score was above the maximum range would not be eligible to apply for the nomination.
Ontario PNP eliminates CRS | Opens up PR pathway
Canada has not yet commented on draws for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP) candidates will resume but they also hint on future they might allow.
In 2021, Express Entry candidates with a score of 467 were not invited to apply for a nomination. So seeing this certain Candidates started to lower their scores to get a nomination from the Ontario PNP draw.
According to the new immigration level plan, Canada expects to bring around 83,500 immigrants through express entry aligned and base PNP categories this year. The new plan is to give 81,500 PNP immigrants for 2022, and 83,000 for 2023.
The highest draw for Ontario so far was on January 27, when the province invited 1,032 Skilled Trades Stream candidates & the highest HCP draw of the year was at 773 candidates.
Opportunities for CEC candidates
The OINP invites candidates to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario’s Express Entry Linked skilled trades stream. Moreover, it offers an opportunity for permanent residency for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian experience class candidates.
To avail of the opportunity, the candidates need to be living in Ontario with a valid work permit. Also, they need to have a minimum of 1 year of work experience of full-time work or equal to part-time work. They must also have completed this work experience in the province in a skilled trade listed in minor group 633 or major group 72,72 or 82 under NOC.
The candidates need to fill all the requirements to be able to avail the opportunity. Also, the first major step is to submit a profile to the Express Entry System.
What is Express Entry
Express Entry program enables the management program for Immigration programs in Canada:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skill Trades Program
In this program, a point-based system i.e. CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) is used to rank the applicant’s profile. The candidates who are in the top ranges of the CRS score receives the ITA i.e. Invitation to Apply, after which they can apply for Permanent Residency.
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