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Ontario sends NOIs to 500 Skilled Trades Stream in 2018

May 2018, 01
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The immigration officials of Ontario conducted a draw aiming to attract Skilled Trades aspirants. This draw was held on April 25 2018, and was the tenth in the year in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. 57 candidates received Notifications of Interest In this draw in the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream of the province. Presently the total beneficiaries for 2018 are 545.

This draw related to the Express Entry profiles that were entered from January 1 uptil April 25. This is the   third draw of April relating to the Skilled Trades stream. Furthermore there is no norm for minimum points.

Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

Moreover, the E.E. Skilled Trades Stream aims at skilled trades workers of the agricultural and construction sectors. There is a hope that it will expand in the next few months.

The qualifying norms are as follows:

  • A Pending application in the Federal E.E  system;
  • 12 months of  cumulative/continuous work experience in paid category Ontario in the past two years, earlier to NOI , in NOC 633, or in major groups 72, 73, 82;
  • Possessing a certification/license  if the occupation in Ontario needs it;
  • A work-permit that  is valid and being an Ontario resident while applying,;
  • Proficiency in French or English  language level at CLB  5  in four categories;
  •  Finally, Evidence of settlement funds covering self and dependents,

The Program started to publish information regarding specific draws in 2018. This is the result of signing the immigration agreement by the province and federal government of Canada in 2017.

Its previous draw was held on April 18, 2018, in which 29 candidates who submitted their EE profiles between Jan 1 and Apr 18, 2018 received NOIs,

The province has conducted draws in French Speaking Skilled Worker, Human Capital Priorities, and Entrepreneur Stream categories during the present year.

Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2018

Human Capital Priorities Stream


French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream


Skilled Trades Stream


Entrepreneur Stream


The OINP nomination allocation for the present year is 6,600, which is 600 more compared to the figures in 2017.

Here we give the details regarding the positions of various streams as on date.

Status of Ontario Streams

Immigration Stream


Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)


French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)


Skilled Trades (Express Entry)


Employer Job Offer


International Student (Masters Graduate)


International Student (PhD Graduate)


Investor Immigration (Corporate)


Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)


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