French-Speaking Skilled Worker are invited by OINP

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French-Speaking Skilled Worker

French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream on September 23, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held the 5th round of invitations in Ontario’s Express Entry. In this round, OINP issued 363 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 above 326 points. The province invited candidates who had 36 specific NOCs. The Express Entry profiles of the candidates were created between September 23, 2021, and September 23, 2022. In 2022, Ontario invited 1,379 candidates under the FSSW stream.


Overview of OINP


The province’s scheme for economic immigration is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada collaborate with the federal government of Canada (IRCC).


Foreign employees, foreign students, and individuals with the required education, training, and experience submit nomination requests to the OINP.


People with the knowledge and experience that the Ontario economy requires are identified by the OINP and nominated for permanent residency. However, the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence belongs to the Government of Canada.


Express Entry Requirements


The Ontario French-Speaking skilled worker is linked with the federal Express Entry system. A candidate must have an active Express Entry profile in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), along with results of both the English and French official language tests, in order to be considered for entry.


Federal Skilled Worker

Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker position must at the very least have a high school diploma and at least a year of continuous full-time, skilled job experience. When acquired in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B, work experience is considered skilled.


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Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class has no requirements for schooling. Candidates for the CEC must have a minimum of one year of full-time, professional job experience in Canada. It is not necessary for this job experience to have been continuous, but it must have been acquired in the three years before the application. Working in a position requiring NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B qualifies as skilled experience.



Language Proficiency


Candidates must have valid language test results for both English and French that have been obtained within the two years prior to applying in order to be taken into consideration for this program. The results of the French language test must show a minimum benchmark level of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) for each of the four abilities. The Test d’évaluation de Français (TEF) is the only test that is approved for use in this situation (TEF). The results of the English language test must demonstrate a minimum level of CLB 6 in each of the four abilities. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program are the two known tests for English proficiency (CELPIP).



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Recent Rounds of Notification of Interest (NOIs).


DateNumber of InvitationsTargeted CRS RangeExpress Entry Profile submission date
June 21, 2022


440 and above

June 21, 2021 – June 21, 2022

June 9, 2022


481 and above

June 9, 2021 – June 9, 2022

April 28, 2022



April 28, 2021 – April 28, 2022

February 8, 2022



February 8, 2021 – February 8, 2022

October 7, 2021



October 7, 2020 – October 7, 2021

July 21, 2021



July 21, 2020 – July 21, 2021

May 4, 2021102


May 4, 2020 – May 4, 2021
March 3, 2021126


March 3, 2020 – March 3, 2021
January 13, 2021146


January 13, 2020 – January 13, 2021
November 4, 2020210453-470November 4, 2019 – November 4, 2020
June 18, 2020143424-436June 18, 2019 – June 18, 2020
April 30, 2020307432-454April 30, 2019 – April 30, 2020
January 9, 2020242433-472January 9, 2019 – January 9, 2020
May 22, 2019360N/AMay 22, 2018 – May 22, 2019


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