New Ontario Express Entry Draw | 2,583 PR Invitations

Ontario Express Entry Draw

An amazing 2,583 profiles were invited to participate in the Ontario Express Entry Draw, which was held on March 1st by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Programme (OINP).


  1. Selection Criteria: Invitations were sent to people who had been employed in one of the 49 skilled trade occupations and had a valid Express Entry profile created between March 1, 2023, and March 1, 2024, with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 350 and 424.
  2. Stable Cutoff Score: When compared to the January 11 OINP Skilled Trades Stream draw, the cutoff score remained stable.
  3. No Separate Profile Needed: The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream draw does not require a separate OINP profile, in contrast to certain other streams. All valid profiles have to do is match one of the designated trade vocations.
  4. Points Addition: The candidate’s CRS score is greatly increased by the 600 points the provincial nomination adds to their current Express Entry profile. The invited profiles’ Ontario Express Entry Draw CRS score would increase to between 950 and 1,024 if they accepted the Ontario Provincial Nomination.
  5. Cumulative Invitations: A total of 7,512 profiles have been accepted into the OINP Express Entry | Ontario Express Entry Draw Skilled Trades stream in 2023 thus far.

OINP Skilled Trade Stream Overview for 2023 | Ontario Express Entry Draw

Ontario Express Entry Draw | For a comprehensive understanding of the OINP Express Entry draws in 2023, a breakdown of the key draws is provided below:

DateNOIs IssuedCRS Score RangeProfiles Created in IRCC’s Express Entry System
August 3, 20232,844250-516August 3, 2022 – August 3, 2023
May 18, 20231,694250-489May 18, 2022 – May 18, 2023
March 23, 2023746250-489March 23, 2022 – March 23, 2023
February 10, 2023466260-489February 10, 2022 – February 10, 2023
February 9, 2023510260-489February 9, 2022 – February 9, 2023
January 13, 20231,252336-506January 13, 2022 – January 13, 2023

Skilled Trade Professions Eligible for OINP Express Entry Draw (Ontario Express Entry Draw)

Let’s explore the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes outlining eligible skilled trade occupations:

NOC 72010: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Trades and allied occupations that involve metals forming, shaping, erecting, and machining.

NOC 72011: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Electrical trades and telecommunications occupations.

NOC 72012: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Pipefitting trades.

NOC 72013: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Carpentry trades.

NOC 72020: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Mechanic trades.

NOC 72021: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Heavy equipment operator crews.

NOC 72022: Supervisors

  • Printing and related occupations.

NOC 72100: Machinists and Machining

  • Tooling inspectors.

NOC 72101: Tool and Die Makers

NOC 72102: Sheet Metal Workers

NOC 72103: Boilermakers

NOC 72104: Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators

  • Fitters.

NOC 72105: Ironworkers

NOC 72106: Welders

  • Related machine operators.

NOC 72200: Electricians

  • Except industrial and power system.

NOC 72201: Industrial Electricians

NOC 72203: Electrical Power Line

  • Cable workers.

NOC 72204: Telecommunications Line

  • Cable installers and repairers.

NOC 72205: Telecommunications Equipment Installation

  • Cable television service technicians.

NOC 72300: Plumbers

NOC 72301: Steamfitters

  • Pipefitters and sprinkler system installers.

NOC 72302: Gas Fitters

NOC 72310: Carpenters

NOC 72311: Cabinetmakers

NOC 72320: Bricklayers

NOC 72321: Insulators

NOC 72400: Construction Millwrights

  • Industrial mechanics.

NOC 72402: Heating

  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.

NOC 72403: Railway Carmen/Women

NOC 72404: Aircraft Mechanics

  • Aircraft inspectors.

NOC 72406: Elevator Constructors

  • Mechanics.

NOC 72410: Automotive Service Technicians

  • Truck and bus mechanics.
  • Mechanical repairers.

NOC 72422: Electrical Mechanics

NOC 72423: Motorcycle

  • All-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics.

NOC 72500: Crane Operators

NOC 73100: Concrete Finishers

NOC 73101: Tilesetters

NOC 73102: Plasterers

  • Drywall installers and finishers.
  • Lathers.

NOC 73110: Roofers

  • Shinglers.

NOC 73111: Glaziers

NOC 73113: Floor Covering Installers

NOC 73200: Residential

  • Commercial installers and servicers.

NOC 73201: General Building Maintenance Workers

  • Building superintendents.

NOC 73202: Pest Controllers

  • Fumigators.

NOC 73209: Other Repairers

  • Servicers.

NOC 73400: Heavy Equipment Operators

NOC 73402: Drillers

  • Blasters: those involved in building, quarrying, and surface mining.

NOC 82031: Contractors and Supervisors

  • Landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services.

Qualification Standards for the OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Programme

To qualify for the OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades stream, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Possess a valid Express Entry profile.
  • Have worked full-time for at least a year (or equivalent part-time work) in Ontario.
  • Work experience must be in Major Groups 72, 73, 82, 83, 93, or Minor Group 6320 within the last two years.

These criteria ensure that applicants have relevant experience contributing to the skilled trades sector in Ontario, aligning with the province’s economic needs and priorities.

By meeting these eligibility requirements and understanding the nuances of Ontario Express Entry Draw, skilled workers can navigate the immigration process more effectively, paving the way for successful integration into Ontario’s vibrant communities and workforce.

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