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British Columbia and Ontario Invited 522 Candidates in the First Invitation Rounds of September

The new PNP draws of Ontario and British Columbia issued 522 Invitations to Apply for permanent residency under different streams.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia held a new invitation round under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on September 6, 2023, inviting 222 candidates. The skills immigration draws selected Skilled Workers and International graduates with CRS scores of 60 and above.

  • General Draw – The BC PNP General Draw issued ITAs to 160 candidates with CRS scores between 89 and 110. 
  • Childcare category – BC PNP Childcare category invited 43 candidates having minimum CRS scores of 60 points.
  • Healthcare category – BC PNP Healthcare category processed 19 ITAs for candidates with a CRS cut-off score of 60 points

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario held an Express Entry draw under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on September 7, 2023, issuing 300 Notifications of Interest (NOIs). The new OINP draw focused on Express Entry candidates who submitted their profiles from September 7, 2022, to September 7, 2023. The CRS cut-off score for the Express Entry draw was 308 points.

The draw issued Invitations to Apply for permanent residency to candidates meeting the eligibility requirements of Ontario’s French-speaking Skilled Worker stream. The candidates required Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 and more in IRCC-approved French language tests. French-speaking candidates have a better scope to become permanent residents in Ontario through the category-based Express Entry and PNP draws.

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