Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada – August 2023
Markedly, Canada issued a total of 15,354 invites to eligible immigration candidates under various Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) throughout August 2023.
Moreover, seven Canadian provinces held 31 PNP draws in August 2023, with Ontario issuing 9,906 provincial invitations, the highest among others.
Other provinces that held provincial nomination draws include Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
|Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)||August 1-August 30, 2023||9906|
|Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)||August 10-August 31, 2023||1526|
|Quebec Immigration Program||August 10, 2023||1306|
|British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)||August 1-August 29, 2023||937|
|Alberta Advantage Immigration Program||August 1-August 26, 2023||815|
|Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)||August 16, 2023||642|
|Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP)||August 03-August 31, 2023||222|
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Canada PR via Provincial Nominee Programs in August 2023
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued the highest number of invitations. Ontario issues 9,906 invitations in three separate draws under Foreign Worker Stream, Ph.D. Stream, and Master’s Graduate Stream in August 2023.
|Canada PNP invitation round||Immigration Stream||Invites issued through Provincial Nominee Programs||Qualifying CRS score range|
|August 1-3, 2023||Skilled Trades stream
|August 15 & 16, 2023||5450||23-495|
|Aug 30, 2023||Masters Graduate stream||623||44|
Ontario is a major immigration destination. The province is home to two capital cities: Toronto is the capital of Ontario, and Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Other prominent cities in Ontario include London, Windsor, Kitchener, Brampton, Vaughan, Hamilton, Markham, and Mississauga.
The province held two EOI draws only under Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued a total of 1526 Letters of Advice to Apply for provincial nominations.
Some ITAs were also issued to eligible Express Entry profiles.
|Canada PNP invitation round||Immigration Stream||Provincial Invites issued||Qualifying CRS score range|
|August 10, 2023||Skilled Workers||615||605-708|
|August 24, 2023||623||612-724|
Quebec enjoys a special arrangement with the federal government to manage its immigration targets.
Accordingly, Quebec immigration has issued 1,384 Canadian immigration invitations under its Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). To apply in a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continued to hold its weekly draws.
The province invited 935 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination only under Express Entry British Columbia (Skilled Worker, International Graduate) stream.
|Canada PNP invitation round||ITAs for provincial nominations issued||Qualifying score|
|August 01, 2023||199||60-109|
|August 09, 2023||195||60-110|
|August 15, 2023||297||60-110|
|August 22, 2023||230||60-109|
|August 29, 2023||230||60-109|
British Columbia is another important immigration destination in Canada. Victoria is the capital city, whereas other prominent cities include Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, Burnaby, Kelowna, Langley District Municipality, Coquitlam, Richmond, and Abbotsford.
A total of 815 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program draws.
Invited candidates include those with family connections and primary experience in in-demand occupations, construction occupations, Tourism and hospitality occupations, and dedicated Healthcare Pathway.
|Canada PNP invitation round||Provincial Invites issued||Qualifying CRS score range|
|August 01, 2023||43||317-322|
|August 22, 2023||403||303-408|
|August 24, 2023||403||302|
Alberta has a total quota of 9,750 for 2023; out of which 4,875 are set aside for Express Entry profiles.
Prince Edward Island and Sakatchewan
PEI PNP held two scheduled draws inviting a total of 222 eligible candidates under Express Entry, and Labour Impact candidates.
The PNP targets for 2023-2025 are as follows:
1. 105,500 in 2023
2. 110,000 in 2024
3. 117,500 in 2025
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