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Ontario Selects Express Entry Candidates with a Low CRS score of 351

March 2018, 29
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The HCP Stream has invited 779 candidates who received a score between 351 and 446. The Ontario province has conducted two new invitation rounds. These candidates passed selection in Express Entry pool of Canada on March 26. They have been invited, for submitting an application, to receive a nomination, by using this Stream.

Additional details

Furthermore, such nomination gives 600 extra CRS points, to the candidate. Moreover, he/she can get an Invitation for Applying seeking permanent residence in a future draw of the pool. Two unique draws have been conducted on March 26 because Ontario issued specific details. It gives A Targeted Notification of Interest to candidates who fulfill the criteria of HCP stream. Additionally, there is a requirement to have a job offer in Ontario, and also possess skills of 7 level in the French language.

Score and Job offer

480 candidates have been selected in the first draw

. They were successful in meeting the criteria of HCP Stream and needed to have a job offer in Ontario. Scoring between 351 and 446 was compulsory. In the following draw, 299 candidates were successful. They were successful in meeting the criteria of HCP Stream.

Language skills

Moreover, they had a level of 7 in French language and a CRS score in the range of 351 to 446.

In these draws, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program invited such candidates who had submitted their profiles in the period starting on January 1, 2018, and ending on March 26, 2018. The HCP has a norm that the candidates must score 400 in CRS. Sometimes it has selected specific candidates who had received a lesser score also. The purpose of these two invitation rounds is to help Ontario in meet the labor market priorities.


Furthermore, the government was seeking economic development. It had the aim to become highly responsive towards the needs of employers. It has selected candidates who are good in the French language, to reach the goal in selecting five percent, Francophone immigrants. By this date, 1,808 candidates belonging to the HCP stream were successful in receiving NOIs. This OINP data shows the figures for 2018

French language ability

These draws are the first of nature,   in this year, for the candidates who are having   French language ability and job offers. In the previous four draws of 2018, there were no restrictions on the eligibility of HCP candidates. A job offer and proficiency in the French language was not considered here. In addition to such draw, French-speaking candidates are selected by using the stream of French-Speaking Skilled Workers.

It requires candidates to be proficient in English and French languages. The OINP plans to issue NOIs by using the HCP regularly. They must at least have a CRS of 400 and fulfill all the requirements of the program. Candidates who have an interest in the HCP stream need to submit a profile into the Federal Express Entry pool.

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