6 provinces invited candidates from September 22 to September 29, namely, Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta.
Except for Quebec and Nunavut, all the other Canadian provinces and territories operate Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to select economic immigrant candidates who can contribute to the economy of Canada.
There is an agreement between the French-speaking province Quebec and the federal government which is very unique. Because of this agreement, Quebec has total autonomy in what type of candidates, and how many candidates are invited for permanent selection. Quebec has gained its status as a distinct society in Canada because it is the only province with French as its first official language.
Provincial Immigration Results September 22 to 29
This week, Ontario invited candidates under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). 1,696 notifications of interest (NOIs) were issued by Ontario to PNP candidates from the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream on September 26. Healthcare professionals who had a minimum score ranging between 350 and 462 were targeted in this draw.
In the below-mentioned professions, notifications of interest were issued to the candidates:
- NOC 31102 –General practitioners
- NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
- NOC 31301 – Registered nurses
- NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
- NOC 33102 – Patient service associates and nurse aids
More than 204 PNP candidates were invited under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in its weekly draw. On September 26, four targeted draws were held by the province for Skilled Workers and International Graduate candidates (including Express Entry candidates).
The largest draw was held for candidates in a tech profession in which they required a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 90. The established pattern of inviting early childhood educators and assistants (49) and healthcare professionals (28) was followed by the remaining three draws. Less than five candidates in other priority occupations were also invited by the province. A minimum SIRS score of 60 was needed by the candidates in all three draws.
In the most recent Arrima draw results, 1,018 regular skilled worker candidates were invited by Quebec to apply for permanent selection. It was not a general draw as candidates were targeted in a variety of occupations from tech, healthcare, and teaching occupations among others. A score of 579 points and a level 7 oral proficiency in French were needed by the eligible candidates.
The results of the Provincial Express Entry program for August were released by New Brunswick. All draw results for the month are released at the same time typically by the province. 175 Express Entry candidates were invited by the province through three separate PNP streams in August. This draw issued nearly 90 fewer invitations as compared to July.
58 people were invited through the New Brunswick Employment Connection stream, 130 people were invited through the New Brunswick Student Connection stream, and 71 people were invited through the New Brunswick Occupation-in-demand connection.
A unique draw was held by Manitoba on September 28. 1,072 candidates were invited in a strategic recruitment draw in the Skilled Worker Overseas category. Candidates who indicated that they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba are considered by the province. Candidates who have received an invitation to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative are not considered by this draw.
On September 26, a draw was held by Alberta and invited 18 Express Entry candidates through the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer. Candidates participating in this draw were also in the federal Express Entry system and a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 311 was to be considered.
16 candidates were invited in the last draw for dedicated healthcare candidates. An expected allocation of 1,462 invitations in 2023 has been reported by Alberta for candidates in this stream.
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