Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba issue invitations in latest Provincial Nominee Program draws

Edana Robitaille
Published: February 11, 2023

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

Receiving a provincial nomination can be advantageous for becoming a permanent resident of Canada. All Canadian provinces and territories, except Nunavut and Quebec, have their own PNP's to select the candidates they feel will most easily integrate into the provincial labour force.

Quebec administers it's own economic immigration programs and is the only province that has control over all economic class immigrants.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) began in 1998 and has come to admit more than 105,000 new permanent residents each year. Both federal and provincial governments see the program as a good way to spread economic development outside of urban centers that typically already have a high number of newcomers.

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Ontario

Ontario issued 510 invitations to apply to candidates in the Express Entry: Skilled Trades stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on February 9. Candidates needed a minimum score between 260-489 to receive an invitation.

Eligible candidates required a full-time job offer in one of the following NOCs:

  • NOC 72024 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72204 - Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72310 - Carpenters
  • NOC 73112 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

British Columbia

There were 245 candidates invited to apply for provincial nomination in British Columbia on February 7.

The province invited 207 candidates in a general draw that included tech occupations.  Skilled Worker and International Graduates candidates, including Express Entry candidates, were invited. All candidates required a minimum SIRS score of 102. Candidates from the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category were also invited with minimum SIRS scores of 82.

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

  • 25 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.

Manitoba

Manitoba invited 308 candidates on February 9 to apply for provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program. Eligible candidates must meet all program requirements to be invited. In total, the province invited:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba issued 221 invitations with a minimum score of 720.
  • Skilled Workers Overseas issued 32 invitations with a minimum score of 709.
  • International Education Stream issued 55 invitations with no score requirement.

Out of all who were invited to apply, 33 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

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