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Canada Immigration

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and BC have issued the results of the immigration draw

Published on : March 28, 2022

A look back at Provincial immigration to Canada from March 21 to 25

Last week, Quebec published the results of a draw on immigration. BC organized its weekly round of invitations under the Provincial Nominations Program (PNP). Ontario and Manitoba also held PNP draws.

Among the numerous ways to immigrate to Canada, the participating PNP provinces allow them to adapt their immigration programs. Quebec has more autonomy in its immigration system than any other province and therefore does not join the PNP. People who want to emigrate through the provincial immigration system usually have to submit a profile stating the system of interest. Provincial officials will then invite candidates whose profiles meet the criteria for an immigration program. Invited candidates are applying for a provincial nomination as the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) in Quebec.

For Quebec, the term system of interest is called Arrima. PNPs can have their EOI system or invite candidates with profiles in a federally administered Express Entry system.

Express Entry is a score-based system where the highest-scoring candidates are asked to apply for permanent residence. Receiving a provincial nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP automatically gives candidates 600 points for their score. This award elevates candidates to the top of the group. It prevents them from receiving a call for applications (ITA) for permanent residence.


The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has invited 191 candidates to apply by March 24.

The invitations were divided into three immigration streams:

  • Manitoba Qualified - 102 invitations with a minimum score of 769;
  • Skilled workers overseas - 64 invitations with a minimum score of 712; 
  • International Education Stream - 25 invitations without required points.

Of all those invited to apply, 43 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

If you want an invitation from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. So you are eligible to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Manitoba ranks the candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital issues and their affiliation with the province. The MPNP will then issue invitations to qualified candidates who can apply for a provincial nomination.


As Canada's most populous province, nearly 40% of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada's capital, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 471 candidates who may be eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. These candidates were required to have a profile in the Express Entry System with a comprehensive classification system and a score of at least 350. Ontario invited applicants who had created an Express Entry profile between March 24, 2021, and March 24, 2022.

Candidates must live in Ontario with a valid work permit to be eligible. They should also have at least one year of full-time work experience equivalent to part-time work. He must complete the provincial work experience in skilled trades listed in Canadian National Classification of Occupations (NOC) Subgroup 633 or Major Group 72, 73 or 82.

British Columbia

The British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) held its weekly round of invitations on March 22. Over 204 immigration candidates in BC received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

This province invites the highest-ranking provincial candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Invited candidates can apply for British Columbia Express Entry, Skills Immigration, and Tech Stream. These programs are some of the most active in the country.

A total of 132 of these applicants were invited through a general draw. These candidates must meet the necessities of one of British Columbia's Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).


On March 10, the Ministry of Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI) 506 invited them to apply for permanent selection under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Applicants must have Arrima Expression of Interest profiles with a score of at least 577 points and must have a valid job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan area.

The following table lists the suitable jobs that can be invited to this draw:

NOC Code



Computer and information systems managers


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)


Information systems analysts and consultants


Database analysts and data administrators


Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers


Web designers and developers


Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


Computer network technicians


User support technicians


Information systems testing technicians


Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses


Licensed practical nurses


Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates


Secondary school teachers


Elementary school and kindergarten teachers


Early childhood educators and assistants


Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations


Graphic arts technicians


Graphic designers and illustrators


Topics: Migrate, Canada