17 May 2023
Provincial Immigration Invitations Extended by British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, And Quebec
In the latest series of draw results, four Canadian provinces have extended invitations to candidates to apply for provincial immigration.
These invitations are separate from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) exclusive Express Entry draw on May 10. During this draw, 589 PNP candidates were granted Invitations to Apply (ITAs), requiring a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 691. This marked the fourth PNP-only Express Entry draw of 2023.
Established in 1998. the PNP aims to attract economic immigrants who are more likely to integrate and establish themselves economically. Within their respective provinces quickly. The program aims to distribute the benefits of immigration across Canada rather than concentrating them solely in a few urban centers. All Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut operate their own PNP.
Quebec has a unique arrangement with the federal government that enables it to choose all economic immigrants who desire to reside in the province.
Provincial Immigration Outcomes from May 5th to May 12th
British Columbia conducted four focused draws for the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on May 9. inviting over 150 candidates. These draws also included candidates from the Express Entry pool.
The most significant draw targeted 93 candidates with tech occupations, requiring a minimum score of 90 in the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). The SIRS functions similarly to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for the BC PNP.
The remaining three draws specifically targeted 34 early childhood educators, 23 candidates with healthcare occupations, and a small number of candidates from other priority occupations. Each draw had a minimum SIRS score of 60.
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During the past week, Ontario issued invitations to 5,196 candidates across four separate draws.
On May 5, a targeted draw focused on tech occupations under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream resulted in 1,863 candidates receiving invitations. These candidates were required to have Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 475 to 482.
Another draw on May 8 targeted healthcare occupations and invited 2,349 candidates from the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The minimum CRS score required for these candidates was 427.
On May 9, two additional draws took place. The first draw, under the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream, extended invitations to 584 candidates in both tech and health occupations. All candidates needed to have a score of 62 or higher.
In the second draw on May 9, 400 candidates were invited from the Employer Job Offer. Foreign Worker Stream, with a minimum score of 43. These candidates were eligible for invitations if they currently reside in Canada and had job offers in targeted skilled trades occupations.
Prince Edward Island
On May 4, PEI conducted a small draw that invited 122 candidates under the Labour and Express Entry streams of the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Despite being Canada’s smallest province, PEI boasts one of the highest admission rates for newcomers under the PNP. Recent data from Census 2021 reveals that PEI holds the third-highest proportion of economic immigrants selected as provincial nominees among all provinces in Canada.
On May 1, Quebec conducted a draw inviting 802 candidates to apply for permanent residency under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker program. Each candidate was required to obtain a minimum score of 571. The results of this draw were subsequently posted on May 4.
The province specifically targeted candidates with diverse National Occupational. Classification codes and job offers outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal territory.
While Quebec retains autonomy over selecting all economic immigrants within its province. Candidates who successfully obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate must still apply to Immigration. Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if they wish to receive permanent resident status.
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