Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Program Requirements
Express Entry Profile
Connection to Province
CLB 7 in French
Level of Education
The equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s, masters’s or PhD degree
NOC 0, A or B
Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Application Procedure
The Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream is an invitation-only program under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). To be considered for the stream, eligible candidates must first create a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
The province of Ontario will periodically review Express Entry profiles and issue a Notification of Interest (NOI) to those candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements and are of interest to the province. Only those who receive an NOI are eligible to apply for provincial nomination through the OINP.
Once an NOI is received, candidates have 45 calendar days to prepare and submit an application through the OINP e-Filing Portal. The application fee is $1,500 CAD. If the application is approved, the applicant will be notified of their selection for provincial nomination, which will be sent to their IRCC online account. Accepting the provincial nomination will increase the applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score by 600 points, increasing their likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Upon receipt of an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe. Applications processed through Express Entry are typically processed within six months.