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Canada PNP: Ontario & British Columbia Invite 1,500+

Published on : October 10, 2022

 

A nomination by a Canadian province gets you closer to permanent residency. 55,900 to get Canada PR visa in 2022 by Express Entry. Another 83,500 visa spaces for provincial nominees. 

Recently, Ontario and British Columbia issued invitations to apply to Canadian permanent residence hopefuls. Invitations by provinces and territories in Canada are sent under the provincial route to Canada PR, commonly referred to as Canadian PNP. 

How many invitations were issued by Ontario in the latest PNP draw?

The PNP run by Ontario is officially referred to as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). On September 29, 2022, Ontario PNP issued 1,340 notifications of interest (NOIs) under the Skilled Trades (ST) stream. 

 

Ontario PNP Latest Draw 

Date of Draw

Stream 

NOIs issued 

Minimum score required

September 29, 2022

Skilled Trades

1,340

CRS 266 and above

 

As Ontario’s Skilled Trades stream is linked with the Express Entry system, the ranking score of the Express Entry candidate is taken into consideration. In the latest OINP draw, the points cut-off was that of CRS 266 and above as per the Comprehensive Ranking System. This is the lowest CRS score requirement in any of the 8 OINP Skilled Trades draws held so far in 2022. 

What is Ontario Skilled Trades stream?

Ontario’s Skilled Trades stream is 1 of the 3 Ontario immigration streams aligned with Express Entry. The stream gives eligible skilled foreign workers that have Ontario work experience - in any of the eligible trades - an opportunity to apply to live and work in Ontario as permanent residents. 

To be eligible, you must have 1 year of cumulative paid full-time work experience in Ontario in an eligible skilled trade. The experience must have been obtained within 2 years from the date of submitting the application to the OINP. The occupation should be as given in the Express Entry profile. 

How many invitations were issued by British Columbia in the latest PNP draw?

On October 4, 2022, British Columbia PNP issued around 244 invitations in the latest round of BC PNP invitations. 

Of these, around 239 were invited under the Skills Immigration pathway. Another 5 invitations were for Entrepreneur Immigration (EI). 

British Columbia PNP | Latest round of BC PNP invitations 

Date: October 4, 2022

Total ITAs: 240+

[1] Skills Immigration 

Category

Stream

Minimum score 

Total invitations 

General Draw (includes Tech occupations)

Skilled Worker 

120 points

184

Skilled Worker - EEBC

120 points

International Graduate 

105 points

International Graduate - EEBC

105 points

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 

82 points

Childcare

NOC 4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants 

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

60 points

32

Healthcare

(unless listed below)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC)

60 points

60 points

Healthcare 

NOC 3413: Health care assistants

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 

60 points 

<5

Other priority occupations

NOC 3114: Veterinarians

NOC 3213: Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

60 points 

<5

[2] Entrepreneur Immigration 

Category

Minimum score 

Total invitations 

Entrepreneur Immigration - Base 

116 points

5

What is Canadian PNP?

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada offers a route to Canadian permanent residence through the provincial and territorial governments. To be eligible for the PNP, you must - 

  • Have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory, 
  • Have the intention to live within that province or territory, and 
  • Want to settle in Canada as a permanent resident. 

Each of the PNP streams has its own eligibility criteria and requirements. Many PNP routes require an Expression of Interest (EOI ) profile to be created with the respective PNP. Other PNP streams can be applied to directly. 

Which provinces are a part of the PNP of Canada?

With the exception of the province of Quebec and Nunavut territory, all other provinces and territories in Canada run their own PNPs. Quebec runs its own immigration program under a special accord with the federal government of Canada.  

Canadian Provinces and Territories and their PNPs 

Province / Territory 

PNP 

Alberta 

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

British Columbia 

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Manitoba 

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Nova Scotia 

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWNP)

Ontario

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Saskatchewan 

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Yukon

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

 

Canadian PNP provided a quick route to permanent residency, provided you meet the requirements of the specific stream you are applying under. You can specify your interest in the PNP in your Express Entry profile. You can select ‘All’ or go in for a specific province or territory. Certain PNP streams are linked with the Express Entry system. 

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