So far, Quebec is in the top position by sending out most Invitations to Apply in 2022.
The results of provincial immigration for the week of September 16 to 23 are out. Except for Quebec and Nunavut, a majority of provinces and territories of Canada invite eligible candidates to apply for their individual Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs). Quebec runs its immigration programs separate from the immigration programs of Canada.
Provincial nomination does not mean permanent residence but acts as a vital step to gain permanent residence status through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
Introduced in 1998, Provincial Nomination Programs are now prominent contributors to Canada’s immigration system. The PNPs account for over 80,000 permanent residence admissions annually. The federal and provincial governments perceive PNPs as helpful tools for Canada’s economic development.
823 Candidates in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) who applied in Masters Graduate Stream received Invitations to Apply. Candidates with a minimum score of 33 and meeting eligibility criteria of legal stay in Ontario for a minimum of one year, CLB7 or higher language score, and a Master’s degree from an eligible Ontario university received ITA. Ontario has the highest capacity of 9,750 to invite candidates through its PNP.
British Columbia invited over 352 candidates under its provincial program on September 21, 2022. The draw included candidates in the categories of Skilled Workers and International graduates besides entry-level and semi-skilled candidates.
On September 8, 2022, Quebec invited 1,202 skilled workers to apply for permanent selection in the 10th and the biggest draw so far. The eligible candidates applying under Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program received Invitations to Apply in the Arrima portal’s draw. Quebec’s Arrima Expression of Interest system receives profiles of interested candidates with a minimum of 620 points to be eligible for the draw.