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August 2023 Review: Provincial Nominee Programs Invite 15,354 Profiles for Canadian Immigration

Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada


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. 

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Other provinces that held provincial nomination draws include Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. 

Province Date Invitations Issued
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

  • Foreign Worker stream
  • Masters Graduate stream
  • Ph.D. Graduate stream
2,964 39-516
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.

British Columbia

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. 

While, Saskatchewan invited 642 profiles to apply for provincial nominations under International Skilled Worker Category. The qualifying score range above 60 points. 

Canada PNP in 2023 will target more immigrants than Express Entry for Permanent Residency

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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