Ontario holds the Largest Draw of 2019 for French Speaking Workers

February 11, 2019
On February 7, authorities of the immigration department in Ontario held the largest draw of 2019 for French Speaking Skilled Workers. Additionally, in this draw, 61 Express Entry candidates received the NOI. The qualifying norms were that the candidates had to submit the EE profiles between Feb 7, 2018, and Feb 7, 2019. By this date, the province has issued Notifications to 189 FSSW candidates, in the present year.

Ontario holds the Largest Draw of 2019 for French Speaking Workers

There is no requirement to score any minimum points in this stream. In order to qualify, Candidates have to attain a minimum CLB 6 in English and 7 in French. Moreover, the province did not publish its allocation for federal government nomination for the present year. Its allocation last year was 6,850 nominations.

Details of the Latest FSSW Stream Draw


NOIs Issued

Express Entry profile submission date



Feb 07, 2018 to Feb 07 2019

Requirements for the Ontario EE: FSSW Stream

To qualify applicants needed:

• An application Pending in the  EE system;

• Work Experience of One year of full time, or equivalent  in NOC occupation level 0/ A/B;

• A Bachelors or a Masters degree or Ph.D. equivalent to its counterpart in Canada ;

• CLB level 7 in TEF examination; and CLB 6 in IELTS examination

• Candidates also have to reside in the Province

The OINP commenced publishing details about specific draws since January 2018. So far it held five draws in 2019 and in the last year, it held  44 French Speaking Skilled Worker draws. The streams were Skilled Trades, Human Capital Priorities, and also the Entrepreneur streams

Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2019

Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)


French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)


Skilled Trades Stream (ST)


Entrepreneur Stream


The immigration streams of OINP presently accepting applications are:

Immigration Stream


Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)


French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)


Skilled Trades (Express Entry)


Employer Job Offer


International Student (Masters Graduate)


International Student (PhD Graduate)


Investor Immigration (Corporate)


Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)


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