Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream is a pathway for French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities to obtain permanent residence in Ontario through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). This immigration stream is part of the broader Express Entry system managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
To be eligible, candidates need to have a valid Express Entry profile and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario. The nomination by Ontario is a crucial step before applying to the federal government through IRCC, which makes the final decision on permanent residence.
Steps to Apply: Candidates must follow specific steps to apply, including reviewing the document checklist and ensuring compliance with all stream requirements outlined in section 10 of Ontario Regulation 422/17.
Choose between the Federal Skilled Workers Program or Canadian Experience Class.
For the Federal Skilled Workers Program, at least one year of continuous paid full-time work experience in NOC categories 0, 1, 2, or 3 within the last five years is required.
For the Canadian Experience Class, at least one year of cumulative paid full-time work experience in Canada in NOC categories 0, 1, 2, or 3 within the last three years is necessary.
Possess a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree or its equivalent from another country.
If the education was obtained outside of Canada, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report is required.
Proficiency in English at a CLB level 6 and French at a CLB level 7 or higher.
Approved language test results (e.g., IELTS, CELPIP for English; TEF, TCF Canada for French) taken within the last two years must be submitted.
Applicants must demonstrate sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependent family members in Canada.
Intention to Live in Ontario:
Provide evidence of ties to Ontario, such as work experience, job offers, education, volunteering, property ownership, visits, professional networks, family ties, and personal relationships.
Legal Status in Canada:
If applying from within Canada, applicants must have legal status at the time of application.
Federal Skilled Worker Program:
If assessed under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, a minimum score of 67 points on the selection factors is required.
How AKM Law Can Help:
Navigating the nuanced requirements of Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream can be complex. AKM Law provides expert guidance to ensure a smooth journey from profile creation to document submission. Our immigration experts are committed to helping applicants fulfill the rigorous criteria for a successful nomination. Schedule a consultation with AKM Law to initiate the journey towards achieving your goal of permanent residence in Ontario.