Ontario Issues 984 Invitations In New French Speaking Skilled Worker Draw

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Ontario immigration has issued Notifications of Interest to 984 candidates in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

The January 18 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draws saw NOIs issued to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 317 and 469.

To qualify, candidates also needed work experience in TEER Category 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

To qualify for both draws, candidates had to submit Express Entry profiles within the last year.

Candidates must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in French and 6 in English to qualify for the FSSW program.

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Latest Ontario FSSW Draws

Date NOIs Issued CRS Score Range Express Entry profile submission date
Jan 18, 2024 984 317-469 January 18, 2023 –

January 18, 2024


What Are The Requirements For The Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream?

To qualify applicants must have:

  • Pending application under the Federal Express Entry system;
  • Minimum of 1-year of full-time, or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC TEER Category 0, 1, 2 or 3
  • Canadian equivalent Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD;
  • Minimum CLB level 7 in TEF exam (French); AND minimum CLB 6 in IELTS exam (English)
  • Intention to reside in the Province of Ontario.


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