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.

Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Criteria
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following provincial criteria:
● Work Experience:
 A minimum of:
● one year work experience within the past five years according to the criteria under the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
OR
● one year work experience within the past five years according to the criteria under the Canadian Experience Class:
● 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.


CLB Level

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking


CLB Level 9

7.5 8.0  7.0 7.0

CLB Level 8

 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5

CLB Level 7

 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

CLB Level 6

 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

CLB Level 5

5.0  5.0 4.0 5.0

CLB Level 4

4.0  4.5 3.5 4.0