December 4, 2023 6:09 PM

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Canada’s Provincial Immigration Draws Issued 11,967 ITAs in May 2023

Six Canadian provinces issued 11,967 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) through 17 PNP draws in May 2023.

Ontario topped the number of Invitations to Apply by inviting 6,890 candidates in May 2023. Besides Ontario, five Canadian provinces, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, conducted PNP draws.

These are highlights of the May 2023 PNP draws:

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) 

  • 5th May – 1,863 ITAs
  • 8th May – 2,349 ITAs
  • 9th May – 400 ITAs
  • 9th May – 584 ITAs
  • 18th May – 1,694 ITAs

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

  • 2nd May – 171 ITAs
  • 9th May – 150 ITAs
  • 16th May – 202 ITAs
  • 23rd May – 140 ITAs
  • 30th May – 191 ITAs

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

  • 3rd May – 539 ITAs
  • 18th May – 526 ITAs

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

  • 3rd May – 1,032 ITAs
  • 18th May – 1,044 ITAs

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

  • 4th May – 122 ITAs
  • 18th May – 158 ITAs

Quebec Immigration Program

  • 4th May – 802 ITAs

Provincial immigration pathways

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs are popular pathways to permanent residency among aspiring immigrants willing to work and settle in their favorite provinces. Provincial immigration helps Canadian provinces and territories target skilled workers to meet their specific economic and labor market needs. Successful candidates receiving Invitations to Apply through periodic PNP draws become eligible to apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRC). Provincial nomination helps Express Entry candidates boost their CRS score by 600 points, ensuring success.

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