Ontario Draw Targets Skilled Trades Occupations With Express Entry CRS Score As Low As 260

Ontario Draw Targets Skilled Trades Occupations With Express Entry CRS Score As Low As 260
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Ontario has conducted a new draw through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), issuing 510 Canada immigration invitations to Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream candidates. 

The February 9 draw saw invites issued to candidates in five specific occupations scoring between 260 and 489 Comprehensive Ranking System points.

The invitations were targeted at the following occupations:

  • NOC 72024 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72204 – Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  • NOC 73112 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

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Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream Draw

Date NOIs  CRS Score Range Express Entry profile submission date
09-02-2023 510 260-489 February 9, 2022 – February 9, 2023


Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream targets skilled trades workers in the construction and agricultural sectors but could be expanded in the future.

To qualify applicants must have:

  • Active profile under the Federal Express Entry system.
  • At least 12 months, cumulative or continuous, of full-time paid work experience in Ontario, within the last two years prior to the Notification of Interest, in NOC major groups 72 (excluding occupations under transportation officers), 73, 82, 83, 93 (excluding aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors) or minor group 6320 (excluding cooks).
  • Proof of Ontario license or certification if an occupational requirement.
  • A valid work permit and residing in Ontario at the time of application.
  • Minimum language CLB/NCLC level 5 or above in English or in French.
  • Proof of required settlement funds.


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