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Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (OEEF)

Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

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SUMMARY

The Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream gives French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities, the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Applicants can only apply to the Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. Eligible candidates will be contacted directly by the OINP through their Express Entry profile (➨page).

Only those Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation or NOI letter from the OINP can submit an application for a provincial nomination under the Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

The OINP will select candidates from the pool of candidates in Express Entry system based on the self-declared information in their Express Entry profile. So in order to apply under this program, you should have created and accepted to the pool of Express Entry.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:

1- Eligibility for an active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)
In your Express Entry Profile, you must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Ontario.

2- Minimum Work Experience

You must decide which of the following two federal programs you would like to be assessed against:
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

For Federal Skilled Workers Program, you must have at least one (1) year of continuous paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part- time work) in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) (➨Appendix 1). Your work experience must have been obtained within the last five (5) years from the date of submitting your application to the OINP and must be in the same primary occupation as you identified in your Express Entry profile.

For Canadian Experience Class, you must have at least one (1) year of cumulative paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part- time work) in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Your work experience must have been obtained within the last three (3) years from the date of submitting your application to the OINP and must be obtained in Ontario in one or more occupation as you identified in your Express Entry profile.

3- Education

You must have a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree or its equivalent in another country.

Candidates with a foreign education must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report (➨Appendix 3) for their foreign education.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date the Express Entry profile is submitted.

4- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 7 in all for abilities in French (➨Appendix 5).

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 6 in all for abilities in English (➨Appendix 5).

5- Settlement Funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada based on 50% of Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (➨Appendix 2), unless you are currently able to legally work in Canada or you have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.

You can meet this requirement through the annual earnings of your job offer from your employer. If the annual salary of your job offer is insufficient to meet the settlement funds requirement based on your family size, you can show that you have enough to make up the difference.

6- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Create Express Entry Profile

For a chance to be invited to apply under OINP Express Entry Stream, you must create an Express Entry Profile for yourself. Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Ontario.
Since you are eligible under one of the two economic immigration programs (Federal Skilled Workers Program or Canadian Experience Class), you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.
The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) regularly searches the Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry immigration streams.
If OINP identifies you in the pool, you will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) in your IRCC online account.

Recent Draws – Ontario Express

Entry Stream

Date of Draw No. of NOI Min. CRS
Jan 18, 2024 984 317
Sep 21, 2023 63 348
Sep 7, 2023 300 308
Jul 25, 2023 95 321
Jun 05, 2023 278 312
Jun 05, 2023 139 348
Mar 16, 2023 271 291
Mar 16, 2023 344 400
You must receive a Notification of Interest letter (request to submit an application to apply to the program) through your IRCC Express Entry account. If the OINP does not ask you to submit an application, you are not eligible for consideration under this stream.

Step 2: Submit your application online

If you receive a Notification of Interest (NOI), you may submit your application by providing the Application Forms and all supporting documentation and paying the application by credit card in the OINP e-filing Portal (➨immilib.com/OEEF-Apply). Within the portal you must choose the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded in your online application and you need to submit a complete application online in the OINO e-filing Portal. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving your NOI.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This will include your OINP file number.

OINP Application
Submit Online Application:
immilib.com/OEEF-Apply
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/OEEF-Guide
OINP Application Fee:
$1,500
Processing Time:
immilib.com/ON-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/OEEF-Doc

Contact:

416-327-0374

[email protected]

You can check the status of your application through your account in the OINP e-Filing Portal.

If your application is successful, you will receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email.

OINP will enter the details of your nomination into the Express Entry system. You will then receive a notification of your nomination through your online account where you created your Express Entry profile.
You have 30 calendar days to accept or refuse the nomination in the Express Entry system.

If you accept, you will receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨page) for being nominated, which means you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence from Government of Canada in the next round of invitations, which are usually done every two weeks. You then have 60 calendar days to submit your application for permanent residence.

 

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.

Step 4: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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