Four Provinces Issue Invitations In The Latest Provincial Immigration Results

Canada Global(Web News)Ontario, British Columbia (BC) and Manitoba issued nominations through their respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week, while Quebec also issued invitations through its provincial immigration program.

Across Canada, 11 of the country’s 13 provincial and territorial governments – excluding Quebec and Nunavut, where PNPs do not operate – use their PNPs to find immigration candidates they want to add to their region’s labor force and Demographic needs feel best.

When an Expression of Interest (EOI) is issued by a province or territory, immigration candidates who are interested in moving to the territory that issued them an EOI can proceed in one of two ways: Candidates

direct can apply to the PNP program.
Candidate can be selected by Provincial Government through Express Entry Application Pool.
PNP nominated candidates can also strengthen their candidacy for economic immigration through Express Entry as provincial nominees automatically receive an additional 600 Composite Ranking System (CRS) points on their Express Entry application.
This week, British Columbia conducted four targeted draws for skilled workers and international graduates through the BC PNP.
Specifically in the February 6 draw, BC issued the following number of invitations to the candidates of these professions.
46 invitations were issued to childcare workers (60)
26 invitations were issued to builders (75)
39 invitations were issued to health care workers (60)
animal caretakers Fewer than five invitations were issued to those (60)
In addition to the targeted draw this week, the BC PNP also issued a total of 102 invitations in the general draw on February 6.

Skilled Worker
Skilled Worker – EEBC Option
International Graduate International
Graduate – EEBC Option
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
For all but “Entry Level and Semi-Skilled” candidates, a minimum score of 122 is required. In the case of Skilled BC PNP candidates, a minimum score of 97 was required in the February 6 draw.


Also on February 6, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 2,086 Notices of Interest (NOIs) to eligible candidates for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Preference Series. The lottery targeted candidates in healthcare professions.

All candidates who received an NOI in Ontario’s February 6 draw had a CRS score between 379 and 430.

Then, on February 8, OINP held three more draws, one under the Human Capital Priorities Stream and two under the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. The draw results are as follows:

Human Capital Priority Draw: 2,118 invitations issued to candidates in tech occupations with scores of 471 and 480
Employer job offers – 1,182 invitations to candidates with scores of 78 and above International Student have been released. It was general, meaning no occupation was targeted.

Employer Job Offers – International Student Lottery: 1,252 invitations were issued to candidates with scores of 73 and above on the Targeted Lottery for Health and Technical Occupations.

In addition to this week’s PNP results, it’s also worth noting that the Ontario government has announced that it is suspending the receipt of applications for “[OINP’s] Entrepreneur Stream. Effective December 4, 2023, But it was officially announced this week.

In an announcement on February 5, Ontario clarified that this means “no new expressions of interest or applications are being accepted” and the province encouraged anyone with questions to contact Directing.


This week, Quebec released the results of a January 24 draw that invited two separate groups of candidates based on different eligibility criteria. In total, the province invited 1,007 people to apply for the permanent election.

Quebec does not operate the PNP and the province has a unique arrangement with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows it to retain control over provincial economic immigration policies and procedures.



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