Skilled Trades stream

Ontario holds the largest draw of the year: 1,521 candidates invited

On September 7, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to candidates who may qualify for a provincial nomination through the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This stream gives foreign nationals with Ontario work experience in eligible skilled trades the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in the province.

In this draw, OINP invited a total of 1,521 candidates with a CRS score between 320 and above. Similar to the previous draw, there was no upper cap on the CRS score. However, the CRS cut-off increased by 10 points as compared to the last skilled trades draw in July 2022.

Furthermore, Ontario invited candidates who had created an Express Entry profile between the dates of September 7, 2021 – September 7, 2022. You can find the list of invited NOCs (National Occupation Classification) in the later part of this article.

Previous Draws: Skilled Trades stream

So far this year, OINP has issued 6,166 invitations in this category.

Invited National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes

The following NOCs also participated in this round: 7314, 7315, 7316, 7318, 7321, 7322, 7331, 7332, 7333, 7334, 7335, 7361, 7362, 7371 , 7372, 7373, 7381, 7384. To check the full list, please visit the OINP Website.

About Federal Skilled Trades Program

The most popular method of immigration to Canada is the Express Entry system. You may like to know, that this system covers the following three major options.

To know more about the last option, please visit the following articles: Federal Skilled Trades Program, and List of Jobs for the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

About Express Entry

Based on section 12 of the Canadian immigration law, people may become permanent residents of Canada under one of the following three groups.

  • Family Reunification – Immigrating to Canada because of a relative (spouses, children, etc.)
  • Economic Immigration – Immigration to Canada because of skills, financial status, etc.
  • Refugees – Immigration to Canada for displaced people or those who need protection

To explore these options please visit: Express Entry Immigration to Canada and Comparing Express Entry programs.

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