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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.
    NOC Occupation Title
    72010 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
    72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
    72012 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
    72013 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
    72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
    72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
    72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
    72022 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
    72024 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
    72101 Tool and die, makers
    72102 Sheet metal workers
    72103 Boilermakers
    72104 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
    72105 Ironworkers
    72106 Welders and related machine operators
    72200 Electricians (except industrial and power systems)
    72201 Industrial electricians
    72203 Electrical power line and cable workers
    72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
    72300 Plumbers
    72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
    72310 Carpenters
    72320 Bricklayers
    72321 Insulators
    72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
    72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
    72403 Railway carmen/women
    72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
    72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
    72410 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    72422 Electrical Mechanics
    72423 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
    72500 Crane operators
    73100 Concrete finishers
    73101 Tilesetters
    73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    73110 Roofers and shinglers
    73111 Glaziers
    73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
    82031 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
    92100 Power 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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