In this period of difficulties when international and domestic traveling has been locked down, there is good news for those who wish to immigrate to Canada. With most of the advanced countries not very eager to accept foreign nationals at this stage when the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people in thousands, Ontario has pepped up the mood of immigrants by issuing invitations to French-speaking skilled workers through its bilingual Express Entry on April 30.
Ontario Issues Largest FSSW Draw Of 2020
Canada has decided to accept an invitation from selected candidates who can qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. Eligible candidates will be able to immigrate to the country. Canada issued its first draw for bilingual candidates this year on January 9 inviting around 242 bilinguals to apply to get a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada.
But this latest invitation with 307 Notifications of Interest is the largest FSSW draw and can prove to be a big relief for foreign nationals who have been yearning for such an opportunity.
Things To Know About Ontario’s FSSW Draw
The candidates invited by the Canadian government under Ontario’s FSSW draw will have to apply online in 45 days starting from April 30 for provincial nomination. The candidates invited for the provincial nomination already has details of their profiles registered in the Federal Express Entry System. So when these candidates receive Ontario’s provincial nomination their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will increase adding 600 points to their overall score.
One of the major benefits of receiving this invitation is that such candidates will also get the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the upcoming Federal Express Entry draw. Canada uses the Express Entry system, a type of application management format for its federal immigration programs which include the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The country ranks the candidates based on human capital factors such as work experience, age, proficiency in English or French, and education.