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July 15, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 11, 2024, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to 1,277 candidates for provincial nomination in a new Ontario Express Entry Draw under the Skilled Trades Stream.

Express Entry profiles created between July 11, 2023 and July 11, 2024 with experience in any of the 46 skilled trade occupations listed below with a CRS  score 408 and 435 were considered in this draw.

See below eligible Trade Occupations for this draw:

  1. NOC 72010: Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  2. NOC 72011: Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  3. NOC 72012: Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  4. NOC 72013: Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  5. NOC 72020: Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  6. NOC 72021: Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  7. NOC 72022: Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  8. NOC 72100: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  9. NOC 72101: Tool and die makers
  10. NOC 72102: Sheet metal workers
  11. NOC 72103: Boilermakers
  12. NOC 72104: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  13. NOC 72105: Ironworkers
  14. NOC 72200: Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  15. NOC 72201: Industrial electricians
  16. NOC 72203: Electrical power line and cable workers
  17. NOC 72205: Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  18. NOC 72300: Plumbers
  19. NOC 72301: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  20. NOC 72302: Gas fitters
  21. NOC 72310: Carpenters
  22. NOC 72311: Cabinetmakers
  23. NOC 72320: Bricklayers
  24. NOC 72321: Insulators
  25. NOC 72400: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  26. NOC 72402: Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  27. NOC 72403: Railway carmen/women
  28. NOC 72404: Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  29. NOC 72406: Elevator constructors and mechanics
  30. NOC 72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  31. NOC 72422: Electrical mechanics
  32. NOC 72423: Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  33. NOC 72500: Crane operators
  34. NOC 73100: Concrete finishers
  35. NOC 73101: Tilesetters
  36. NOC 73102: Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  37. NOC 73110: Roofers and shinglers
  38. NOC 73111: Glaziers
  39. NOC 73113: Floor covering installers
  40. NOC 73200: Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  41. NOC 73201: General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  42. NOC 73202: Pest controllers and fumigators
  43. NOC 73209: Other repairers and servicers
  44. NOC 73400: Heavy equipment operators
  45. NOC 73402: Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
  46. NOC 82031: Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

See below All OINP Skilled Trades Stream draws in 2024

The OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades stream has invited 6,412 profiles in 3 draws

Date Invitations CRS score range Express Entry Profiles Creation Dates Notes
July 11, 2024 1,277 408-435 July 11, 2023 –
July 11, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations
March 1, 2024 2,583 350-424 March 1, 2023 –
March 1, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations
January 11, 2024 2,552 350-424 January 11, 2023 –
January 11, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations

All invited candidates have 45 days to accept the invitation and submit an application. Profiles in this category will get an additional 600 points added to their CRS score.

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July 9, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 8, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent 3,200 invitations to apply for Express Entry. This round was for candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420 or higher and a French language proficiency of at least level 7.

See below details of latest Express Entry draw of July 8

Category: French language proficiency (Version 1)
Number of invitations issued: 3,200
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200 or above
Date of round: July 8, 2024
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 420
Tie-breaking rule: May 30, 2024

See below all Express Entry Draws in July

# Date Round type Invitations issued CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
302 July 8, 2024 French language proficiency (Version 1) 3,200 420
301 July 5, 2024 Healthcare occupations (Version 1) 3,750 445
300 July 4, 2024 Trade occupations (Version 1) 1,800 436
299 July 2, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 920 739

See below latest CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
 Total 222,547

IRCC has distributed 9,670 invitations to apply (ITAs) in four Express Entry draws this month, nearly matching the total number of invitations issued in May and June combined.

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July 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 5, 2024, 3,750 invitations for permanent residency were issued in a new Express Entry draw focused on 35 healthcare occupations. The required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 445.

Last week’s consecutive Express Entry draws have created significant buzz in Canadian immigration, resulting in 6,470 invitations across three draws.

These frequent draws highlight Canada’s commitment to addressing the needs of its healthcare sector and welcoming more skilled workers.

See below all Express Entry draws announced in the just concluded week:

Specifics June 5 July 4 July 2
Category Targeting 35 healthcare occupations Targeting 10 trade occupations Provincial Nominee Program
Invitations 3,750 1,800 920
CRS Cutoff 445 436 739
Tie-breaking rule May 07, 2024 July 16, 2023 February 02, 2024

See below CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

See below the 35 Healthcare Occupations eligible for this Draw:

In the 2023-2024 category-based invitation rounds, the following 35 occupations qualify for the Express Entry invitations:

  • 31112 – Audiologists and speech language pathologists
  • 31201 – Chiropractors
  • 31110 – Dentists
  • 31121 – Dieticians and nutritionists
  • 41320 – Education counsellors
  • 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
  • 42203 – Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment
  • 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  • 32201 – Massage therapists
  • 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
  • 32122 – Medical sonographers
  • 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • 31302 – Nurse practitioners
  • 31300 – Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • 31203 – Occupational therapists
  • 31111 – Optometrists
  • 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
  • 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32102 – Paramedical occupations
  • 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • 31303: Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • 31202: Physiotherapists
  • 31200 – Psychologists
  • 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 – Specialists in surgery
  • 41301 – Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • 31103: Veterinarians

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July 5, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, the first Trade Express Entry draw of 2024 issued 1,800 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency, targeting 10 trade occupations. Profiles with a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 436 or higher and at least six months of experience in one of these trades received ITAs.

See below full list of the 10 Trade occupations

See below details of latest Trade Express Entry Draw

  • Category: 10 Trade occupations(Version 1)
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,800
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,800 or above
  • Date of round: July 4, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 436
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 16, 2023

See below Express Entry draws of 2024 so far:

Immigration Program No. of Draws Total
Invitations
Average
CRS Score
Lowest
CRS Score
Highest
CRS Score
General or No Program Specified 9 14,445 536 524 549
Targeted Draw for French Speakers 4 12,400 375 336 410
Provincial Nominee Program 3 5,404 693 663 739
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) 1 3,000 522 522 522
Agriculture and Agri-food draw 1 150 437 437 437
Transport-targeted draw 1 975 430 430 430
STEM Targeted Draw 1 4,500 491 491 491
Healthcare Targeted Draw 1 3,500 422 422 422
Trades Targeted Draw 1 1,800 436 436 436

 

See below latest CRS Score Distribution In The Pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

A total of 46,174 invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued by IRCC across 22 Express Entry draws up to this point in 2024.

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July 3, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 920 candidates received invitations for permanent residency in the first Express Entry draw of July.

This draw targeted profiles with a provincial nomination and a CRS score of 739 or higher. Since the provincial nomination adds 600 points, the invited candidates likely had a CRS score of around 139 without the nomination.

See below details of Express Entry draw of July 2

  • Category: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Number of invitations issued: 920
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 920 or above
  • Date of round: July 2, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 739
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 2, 2024

See below recent CRS score distribution in pool

CRS score range Number of candidates

601-1200

940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

See below all Express Entry Draws in 2024

Date Program/Category Invitations CRS score cutoff
June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 1,499 663
May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 3,000 522
May 30, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 2,985 676
April 24, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,400 410
April 23, 2024 General 2,095 529
April 11, 2024 STEM Targeted Draw 4,500 491
April 10, 2024 General 1,280 549
March 26, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,500 388
March 25, 2024 General 1,980 524
March 13, 2024 Transport-targeted draw 975 430
March 12, 2024 General 2,850 525
February 29, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 2,500 336
February 28, 2024 General 1,470 534
February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food draw 150 437
February 14, 2024 Healthcare Targeted Draw 3,500 422
February 13, 2024 General 1,490 535
February 1, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 7,000 365
January 31, 2024 General 730 541
January 23, 2024 General 1,040 543
January 10, 2024 General 1,510 546

Candidates who receive an invitation must submit their completed applications within sixty days, supporting the data in their EE profiles.

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June 24, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the June 21, 2024 latest MPNP draw, Manitoba issued 163 permanent residency invitations across different categories. Among these, 31 candidates had a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

See below summary of latest MPNP June 21 draw

– International Education Stream
Profiles meeting the eligibility criteria for the International Education Stream.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 111

– Skilled Worker Overseas
Profiles directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 52
– Lowest-ranking score invited: 721

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June 21, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 20, Ontario held an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Express Entry draw. They issued 212 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

Express Entry profiles created between June 20, 2023 and June 20, 2024 with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 305 and 409 were targeted in this draw. The candidates will receive 600 extra CRS points if they meet the OINP Express Entry French stream requirements.

See below summary of OINP Express Entry draws in 2024 for French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Date and time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in the IRCC Express Entry system Notes
June 20, 2024 212 305-409 June 20, 2023:
June 20, 2024
General Draw
January 18, 2024 984 317-469 January 18, 2023
January 18, 2024
General Draw

To qualify for the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, you need a valid Express Entry profile under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class.

You need a degree equal to or higher than a Canadian bachelor’s. You must have at least CLB 7 in French (TCF/TEF Canada) and at least CLB 6 in English (IELTS/CELPIP).

You must show sufficient settlement funds using:

– Bank statements or investment account balances.
– Annual earnings from a job in Ontario.
– A job offer from an Ontario employer.

Also, eligible profiles must prove their intention to live in Ontario by showing:

  • present or previous employment in the province
  • job interviews or job proposals
  • pursuing an education
  • volunteer work
  • leasing or possessing property
  • personal relationships, familial connections, and professional networks.

See below all OINP Express Entry Draws of 2024

OINP Express Entry Streams Invitations CRS score range
Human Capital Priorities stream 8,589 352-480
Skilled Trades Stream 5,135 350-424
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 1,196 305-469

Learning French is a top strategy for getting Canadian permanent residency now. Speaking French boosts your chances in the new Express Entry targeted draws.

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June 20, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the first Express Entry Draw of June 2024, IRCC sent out 1,499 invitations to apply for permanent residency. This draw focused on Express Entry profiles with provincial or territorial nominations. The CRS cutoff score decreased by 13 points to 663 compared to previous PNP-only draws.

See below full details of the Express Entry draw of June 19

  • Category/Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,499
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,499 or above
  • Date of round: June 19, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 663
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 19, 2024

See below latest CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 3,002
501-600 14,330
451-500 63,451
491-500 8,880
481-490 12,132
471-480 16,800
461-470 13,840
451-460 11,799
401-450 54,200
441-450 11,026
431-440 11,086
421-430 9,989
411-420 10,927
401-410 11,172
351-400 57,086
301-350 27,247
0-300 5,624
Total 224,940

See below all Express Entry draws in 2024

Date Program/Category Invitations CRS score cutoff
June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 1,499 663
May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 3,000 522
May 30, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 2,985 676
April 24, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,400 410
April 23, 2024 General 2,095 529
April 11, 2024 STEM Targeted Draw 4,500 491
April 10, 2024 General 1,280 549
March 26, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,500 388
March 25, 2024 General 1,980 524
March 13, 2024 Transport-targeted draw 975 430
March 12, 2024 General 2,850 525
February 29, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 2,500 336
February 28, 2024 General 1,470 534
February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food draw 150 437
February 14, 2024 Healthcare Targeted Draw 3,500 422
February 13, 2024 General 1,490 535
February 1, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 7,000 365
January 31, 2024 General 730 541
January 23, 2024 General 1,040 543
January 10, 2024 General 1,510 546

Candidates have 60 days to submit complete applications supporting their EE profiles.

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June 3, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

For the first time since September, 2021, an Express Entry Draw for Canadian Experience Class (CEC), inviting 3,000 candidates to apply for PR was announced on Friday, May 31, 2024.

The CRS cutoff score for this draw was high at 522.

See below details  of the Express Entry Draw of May 31

  • Category: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Number of invitations issued: 3,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above
  • Date of round: May 31, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 522
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2024

See below summary of Express Entry Draws in 2024

Immigration Program No. of Draws Total
Invitations
Average
CRS Score
Lowest
CRS Score
Highest
CRS Score
General or No Program Specified 9 14,445 536 524 549
Targeted Draw for French Speakers 4 12,400 375 336 410
Agriculture and Agri-food draw 1 150 437 437 437
Transport-targeted draw 1 975 430 430 430
STEM Targeted Draw 1 4,500 491 491 491
Healthcare Targeted Draw 1 3,500 422 422 422
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) 1 3,000 522 522 522
Trades Targeted Draw 0
Provincial Nominee Program 1 2,985 676 676 676

See below latest CRS Score Distribution in the Pool and Comparison

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 1,093
501-600 12,051
451-500 62,073
491-500 9,167
481-490 11,246
471-480 16,933
461-470 13,429
451-460 11,298
401-450 51,694
441-450 10,454
431-440 10,485
421-430 9,461
411-420 10,640
401-410 10,654
351-400 56,015
301-350 27,831
0-300 5,410
Total 216,167

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May 30, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

IRCC has announced the first Express Entry draw for May 2024, issuing 2,985 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency.

Only candidates with provincial nominations and a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 676 or above were targeted in this draw.

See below details of latest Express Entry Draw:

  • Category: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Number of invitations issued: 2,985
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,985 or above
  • Date of round: May 30, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 676
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 19, 2024

Latest CRS Score Distribution in the Pool and Comparison

CRS score range Number of candidates
As of May 29
Number of candidates
as of April 23
601-1200 2,918 1,057
501-600 14,211 10,625
451-500 63,353 60,933
491-500 8,855 7,520
481-490 12,120 11,495
471-480 16,805 16,928
461-470 13,828 13,558
451-460 11,745 11,432
401-450 54,078 52,475
441-450 11,022 10,646
431-440 11,023 10,645
421-430 9,977 9,645
411-420 10,900 10,740
401-410 11,156 10,799
351-400 57,028 56,383
301-350 27,210 27,740
0-300 5,606 5,484
Total 224,404 214,697

To boost chances of receiving an invitation to apply, prospective candidates should aim to improve their CRS scores by gaining additional education, professional experience, or language skills.

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