Provincial nomination's recent draw by three Canadian provinces

Provincial nomination's recent draw

Provincial nomination’s recent draw by three Canadian provinces

Provincial nomination’s recent draw was held, and three Canadian provinces issued ITAs to candidates. These were British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario. Provincial Nominee Programs enable areas to choose candidates who can integrate well into the Canadian workforce and provincial economy. A Provincial Nomination solidifies a candidate’s chances of obtaining permanent residence.

For instance, an Express Entry candidate with a provincial nomination offers bonus points of 600 under the Comprehensive Ranking System. Furthermore, it implies that the candidate will acquire an ITA for permanent residence in a forthcoming Express Entry draw.

Multi-year levels plan- provinces show their support

The provincial and federal governments work together for immigration. Recently, the FMRI and IRCC collaborated through a meeting on March 10. The conference revolved around specific discussions on their responsibilities, priorities, and aims. They talked about the execution of the objectives they carved out in July 2022. The recent meeting even resulted in their shared support toward introducing the multi-year levels plan concerning the provinces. According to this plan, IRCC will allocate the numbers for PNP for a period of three years. Moreover, the department will inform these provinces regarding the distribution in advance.

On the other hand, provincial governments would pre-plan their future requirements in terms of housing and infrastructure. These will be associated with the newcomers in the province so that their needs can be met. This kind of support will enable them to prolong their stay in Canada.

Furthermore, the number of distributions has also enhanced in specific provinces. For instance, in Manitoba, the PNP distributions increased to 3,175 compared to 2022. Likewise, Alberta and Saskatchewan have also reported a rise in allocations in the subsequent three years. The PNP allocations for Saskatchewan increased to a significant number of spaces, up to 8,500 by 2025. Moreover, Alberta’s PNP distribution went as high as 10,849.

Provincial Nomination’s recent draw- results between March 11 and 17


Ontario conducted two draws of the OINPs International Student Stream. These draws were held on March 14. The first draw sent invitations to 606 candidates in tech and healthcare occupations. Also, the minimum score was beyond 70.

The next draw under the same stream was held for skilled trade occupation candidates. Ontario issued ITAs to 300 candidates with a minimum score of 74 and beyond.

On March 16, Express Entry candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Workers Stream witnessed two targeted draws. The province also sent 271 ITAs to candidates in the finance, education, and health sector occupations. Additionally, it issued 344 invitations to candidates in the skilled and tech sectors. With its first draw, this stream had a score range between 294 and 489 and a CRS score from 400 to 489.

Canada’s most predominant place in terms of population is Ontario; hence, it receives the greatest PNP allocations. However, per the multi-year levels plan, this province is yet to disclose its PNP allocations.

British Columbia

On March 14, British Columbia issued ITAs to 230 candidates in the regular weekly BC PNP draw. The tech drawing was targeted and invited as many as 197 candidates under the International Graduate Stream and the International  Skilled Worker Stream. This even included the Express Entry candidates with the least SIRS score of 83 points.

British Columbia issued ITAs to candidates working in the following professions:

  • Twenty-Three Early Childhood Educators and Assistants had the least score of 60 points.
  • Ten Healthcare Workers under the International Graduate and Skilled Worker Streams, including Express Entry candidates. The least score was 60 points.
  • Other priority occupations with the least score of 60 points.

Provincial nomination’s recent draw- outcome for Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island usually conducts draws once a month which is the PEI Provincial Nomination Program. PEI issued 144 invitations to candidates to proceed with provincial nomination applications. Out of these invitations, 138 belonged to candidates under the Labour and Express Entry Stream.

Additionally, candidates received 6 ITAs under the category of Business Work Permit Entrepreneur. The minimum standard score requirement was 52 points.