Huge Ontario Draw More than Doubles 2019 French Speaking Skilled Worker NOIs

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Ontario has more than doubled the number of 2019 Notifications of Interest issued through its French Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

Canada’s largest province issued 360 NOIs in one draw on May 22, increasing the total for the year to 549 from 189.

This was the largest FSSW draw since the information began being published at the start of 2018.

To qualify for the draw, candidates had to submit Express Entry profiles between May 22, 2018 and May 22, 2019.

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There is no minimum points requirement for the stream. Candidates must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English to qualify.

What Are The Details of The Latest FSSW Stream Draw?


NOIs Issued

Express Entry profile submission date



May 22, 2018 to May 22 2019

Source: OINP

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