Who Can Apply

To be eligible to apply under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, you must meet provincial and federal eligibility criteria. You will be assessed against both as part of the nomination process.

To qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, you must:

  • Have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool;
  • Qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC); AND
  • Indicate an interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories” when you create a profile in Express Entry.

Note: You will be asked to select which federal program(s) you would like to be assessed against for your application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following provincial criteria:

  • Work Experience:
  • Education: Equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or above;
  • Language: 
    • A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
      • level 7 in French
      • level 6 in English
  • Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members
  • Intent: An intention to reside in Ontario.

For detailed information about the eligibility criteria, please refer to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Application Guide.

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