Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan issue invitations under Provincial Nominee Programs

Edana Robitaille
Published: December 17, 2022

British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have issued invitations to apply to candidates through their Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) this week.

Provincial nomination is not the same as permanent residence, but it can be helpful in gaining permanent residence from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Nearly all Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nomination Programs. Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and are distinct from Canada’s immigration programs.

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Under the Immigration Levels Plan, the PNP is responsible for 105,000 PR admissions per year. The program started in 1998 and the annual admissions have since increased.

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The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 160 letters of interest to candidates on December 13. Candidates were from the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream and had to already be in the Express Entry pool with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 341-490. The draw targeted candidates with work experience in specific National Occupational Classification codes.

To be eligible for this stream, candidates must be in the pool for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canadian Experience Class. They must be able to understand, read, write, and speak French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher.

Additionally, they should be able to understand, read, write, and speak English at CLB level 6 or higher.

British Columbia

British Columbia also held a draw on December 13. The province invited More than 212 candidates provincial nomination.

Candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories received invitations. The province invited 180 candidates in a general draw that included tech occupations.

Invitations were also issued to Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates. The SIRS score for candidates across all streams ranged from 80- 104.

The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the following occupations.

  • 19 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with scores of at least 60 points;
  • 13 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with scores of at least 60 points and;
  • Other priority occupations with minimum scores of 60.


Saskatchewan held its first draw in over a month on December 15. The province invited 348 candidates under the Express Entry stream, and 285 under Occupations-In-Demand stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), for a total of 633 invitations issued. Candidates from both categories required scores of 82.

Two invitations were also issued to candidates with scores of 62, whose country of residence is Ukraine.


Manitoba invited a 1,030 candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream of Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program. To be invited, candidates must meet specific criteria based on their program. Of the the total number of candidates who received an Expression of Interest (EOI), 656 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

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