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    The 1st Skilled Trades Draw of 2023 Held by the Ontario Province

    Jan 16,2023

    Latest Update on Ontario PNP – The 1st Skilled Trades Draw of 2023

    The Ontario province held the latest Skilled Trades Stream draw on January 13, 2023. The skilled trades stream is one of the prominent streams that allows skilled traders to not only settle in the province but also to apply for Canada PR.

    Stream’s Requirement

    • Candidates must have at least one year of cumulative paid full-time work experience or they have the equivalent in paid part-time work in Ontario.
    • In addition, the experience must be from the 72 Major Groups (excluding occupations under transportation officers), 73, 82, 83, and 93 (excluding aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors).
    • Moreover, the Minor Group also comes under the consideration which is 6320 (excluding cooks) of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
    • Applicants must have to show a valid license or certificate if they have worked or working in any of the 72 major groups.
    • At the time of the application applicants’ current visa status must be legal and the place of residence is must in Ontario.
    • All the candidates must have a valid language certificate and have at least CLB 5 in English or French language tests.
    • Eligible aspirants must have to demonstrate the settlement funds as per the IRCC‘s requirement.
    • Intentions to live in Ontario must be shown once the visa will be granted and these will be revealed through factors.
      • Have worked or working in Ontario
      • Applying for job offers or getting any of them or giving interviews
      • Studying
      • Doing volunteer work
      • Having own property or on lease
      • Visiting
      • You must have some professional connections, and family ties and have personal relations.

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    Highlights of the Latest Draw

    • The latest draw nominated 1252, candidates under the skilled trade stream.
    • The draw invited those candidates who have a CRS score between 336 to 506 points.
    • In this draw, out of the 72 major groups, the province nominated 40+ trades occupations. Here is the list of the nominated occupations.
    NOCOccupation Title
    72010Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
    72011Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
    72012Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
    72013Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
    72014Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
    72020Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
    72021Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
    72022Supervisors, printing and related occupations
    72024Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
    72101Tool and die, makers
    72102Sheet metal workers
    72104Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
    72106Welders and related machine operators
    72200Electricians (except industrial and power systems)
    72201Industrial electricians
    72203Electrical power line and cable workers
    72204Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
    72301Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
    72400Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
    72401Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    72402Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
    72403Railway carmen/women
    72404Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
    72406Elevator constructors and mechanics
    72410Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    72422Electrical Mechanics
    72423Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
    72500Crane operators
    73100Concrete finishers
    73102Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    73110Roofers and shinglers
    73112Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
    82031Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
    92100Power engineers and power systems operators


    The province declared the second draw in three days, which shows the high potentiality of the region. It is a general belief among a few people that the province is a hub for only tech professionals, entrepreneurs and international students. However, the province is also a hub for trade professionals and the recent draw is an example of that. Along with the draw, in this new year, the province already nominated 1656 candidates and invite them to Apply forCanada PR.

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