Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta invite candidates to apply for provincial immigration this week.
Each province and territory in Canada, except for Quebec, has its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This means that the criteria, application process, and requirements can vary between provinces for provincial immigration. The participating provinces and territories include Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Quebec has a special agreement with the federal government which allows it to select all its economic immigrants.
Under the Provincial Nominee Program, individuals who are nominated by a province or territory can apply for Canada PR through the federal government’s immigration authority, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The program offers several streams or categories through which individuals can be nominated, including:
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
- International Graduate Stream
- Express Entry Stream
Latest Provincial Immigration Results
Ontario has the highest allocation of PNP nominations in Canada and can invite 16,500 candidates in 2023. On July 6, Ontario invited 748 PNP candidates to apply for nomination through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The draw targeted tech occupations and the minimum CRS score required ranged between 479 and 485.
On June 29, Quebec invited 1,218 persons to apply for permanent selection. The eligibility requirements include a level 7 oral proficiency (or higher) in French and occupation with specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. The CRS score is 584 and 592 depending on the eligible NOC.
On July 5, British Columbia conducted three draws inviting 137 candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams (including Express Entry) of the BC PNP.
On June 29, Manitoba conducted a draw inviting 587 candidates to apply in three streams over four draws.
The first draw was occupation-specific and invited 315 candidates with a minimum score of 613. The occupations considered were Restaurant and food service managers, Food service supervisors, Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations. The next 184 invitations were issued to Skilled Workers from all occupations with a minimum score of 662. The remaining two draws invited 62 candidates from the International Education stream and 26 Skilled Workers Overseas with a minimum CRS score of 717.
On June 29, Alberta conducted a small draw inviting just 12 candidates through the Express Entry Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta Job Offer. The CRS score required was 354.
Every province in Canada is in high demand for skilled workers and is rapidly welcoming new immigrants to fill the labor shortage through provincial immigration. People aspiring to Canadian immigration are getting the best opportunity. Connect with counselors at Matrixx Overseas to check your eligibility and receive legit guidance regarding provincial immigration.