Ontario invited nearly a thousand French-speaking candidates to the new OINP draw

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On January 18, 2024, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates to the new OINP draw in the first round of invitations in Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. 

In this round, the OINP issued 984 Invitations to Apply for the Francophone candidates. The Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) range of candidates who received the Notification of Interest from the OINP was between 317 and 469 points. 

The Express Entry profiles of the candidates were created between January 18, 2023, and January 18, 2024. So far, in 2024, Ontario has invited 4,987 candidates under the OINP.

Canadian Immigration in 2024 Insights

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) plans to welcome 485,000 permanent residents in 2024. The Express Entry System will continue holding category-based draws, focusing on specific labor gaps. In the first year of category-based draws, the IRCC identified to give priority to the immigration candidates included:

  • proficient in French
  • recent work experience in any of the primary sectors, including trades, agri-food/agriculture, healthcare, STEM, and transportation

In addition, this year, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Canada’s largest immigration pathway, will introduce new guidelines and multi-year plans. The provinces and territories will have advance notice of the 2025 allotment as the IRCC releases new multi-year plans for PNPs, which will enable them to better plan their immigration strategies.

Furthermore, the International Student Program will improve its Letter of Acceptance verification system and review the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. International students in Canada hope for a PGWP extension in 2024, given the limited options for permanent residency. By mid-2023, Canada had approximately 2.2 million temporary residents, with over 1 million holding work permits – which has almost doubled in a year.

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