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1,340 invites were sent for PR in the most recent OINP draw!

Today, 1,340 Express Entry profiles in the Skilled Trades Stream received invitations from the OINP Draw (Ontario PNP). The Notification of Interests was sent to candidates whose Express Entry CRS score was 266 or higher (NOIs). There was no maximum CRS score, as in the previous draw.



CRS Score


29th September 2022


266 and above

Skilled Trade Stream

On September 7, 2022, the CRS cut-off score will be 54 points lower than it was for the preceding OINP Skilled Trades Stream.

For this draw, Express Entry profiles that were produced between September 29, 2021, and September 29, 2022, were taken into account. Additionally, this year the skilled trades stream invited 7,506 Express Entry profiles in total. In the section after this one when it discusses the Skilled Trades Stream, you can check your eligibility.

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The accentuation has changed from relying completely upon Express Section to PNP. This is a result of the recent Express Entry All Program Draw's high CRS cut-off.

Work Experience Requirement for FST under the Ontario PNP:

You must possess the following:

at least one year of cumulative paid full-time work experience in Ontario in a skilled occupation included in National Occupational Classification Minor Group 633 or Major Groups 72, 73, or 82 (or the equivalent in paid part-time employment) (NOC).

This employment history had to be:

  1. obtained within the last two years from the date of submitting your application to the OINP
  2. in one or more of the occupations that you identified in your Express Entry profile
  3. in Ontario, while maintaining legal status in Canada
  4. the work you’ve done must add up to one year, but it does not have to be one year of continuous work

Putting in at least 1,560 hours of pay over the course of a year at a job that requires at least 30 hours of pay every week (part-time work experience is counted if it adds to at least the aforementioned hours within the last two years).

**At the time of application, you must be in Ontario and have a current certificate or license. Additionally, you had to possess a current certificate or license that covered the time you spent working. Even if you are no longer employed in the trade, this still holds true.

Language requirement and residency need:

You have to:

  1. being an Ontarian
  2. having a work permit that was current at the time of application.
  3. Level 5 or above of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).

Settlement money

You should have the option to accommodate your dependent relatives and yourself, which should be possible in one of the accompanying ways:

  1. Money is evidenced by the balance on bank statements, or by account statements that identify additional investments like non-locked-in, fixed-term deposits, mutual funds, etc.
  2. yearly income from continuing employment in Ontario
  3. Getting an employment offer in Ontario

You must have the plan to settle in Ontario.

Application fees:

The processing charge for applications is $1,500.

Application Procedure for the Ontario PNP Skilled Trades Stream:

After getting your NOI, you have 45 days to submit your application. Your application requires approximately three hours to finish. It's not important to complete everything simultaneously.