Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and New Brunswick invite candidates in latest provincial immigration results
Six of Canada’s provinces have invited candidates in the newest provincial immigration results.
All Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut operate Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to select economic immigration candidates. Provinces can nominate candidates based on provincial economic priorities because immigration is a shared responsibility between provincial and federal governments.
Quebec’s agreement with the federal government is unique in that the province has total autonomy in the selection, and number, of economic immigrants who are invited for permanent selection. This is in part because Quebec is considered a distinct society in Canada due to its status as the only province in Canada with French as the first official language.
Provincial immigration results September 22-29
Ontario has invited candidates under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) this week.
On September 26, Ontario issued 1,696 notifications of interest (NOIs) to PNP candidates from the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. It was a targeted draw for healthcare professionals who had a minimum score ranging between 350-462.
NOIs were issued to candidates in the following professions:
- NOC 31102 - General practitioners and family physicians
- NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
- NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
- NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
British Columbia invited more than 204 PNP candidates in its weekly draw.
The largest draw was for candidates in a tech profession. They required a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 90.
The remaining three draws followed the established pattern of inviting early childcare educators and assistants (49) and healthcare professionals (28). The provincial also invited less than five candidates in other priority occupations. Candidates in all three draws needed a minimum SIRS score of 60.
The draw was not general and targeted candidates in a variety of occupations from tech, healthcare and teaching occupations among others.
Eligible candidates needed a score of 579 points and a level 7 oral proficiency (or higher) in French according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent.
Manitoba held a unique draw on September 28. The province invited 1,072 candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas category were invited in a strategic recruitment draw.
The province says it considered candidates who indicated they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba. It also says this draw did not consider candidates who have received an Invitation to Apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
The last draw for dedicated healthcare candidates invited 16 candidates. Alberta has reported an expected allocation of 1,462 of invitations in 2023 for candidates in this stream.
In August, the province invited 175 Express Entry candidates through three separate PNP streams. Compared to the July results, this draw issued nearly 90 fewer invitations. The August results are as follows:
- 58 through the New Brunswick Employment Connection
- 130 through the New Brunswick Student Connection
- 71 through the New Brunswick Occupation-In-Demand Connection