Latest Provincial Nominee Program Draws for Canadian Permanent Residency

Latest Provincial Nominee Program

The new Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 is already set in motion. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will allow Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to take the center stage throughout the period. Canada is targeting about 83,500 eligible immigrants to be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in 2022 through various PNP.


Last week, between March 21 to March 25, four different Canadian provinces held their respective Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws. All the invited candidates were now eligible to apply for provincial nominations and take the next step toward permanent residence.

Factors that increase the likelihood of being nominated by a particular PNP include:

  • having work experience or a Canadian education; a job offer in that province; or
  • having a family member already living in that province, such as a sibling, or parent.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

It was a great week for Express Entry candidates who had given their consent to be nominated for provincial nominations.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 471 candidates who may be eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream offers a pathway to permanent residency for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates.

These candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry System with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 350. Ontario invited candidates who had created an Express Entry profile between the dates of March 24, 2021, and March 24, 2022.

Contact our consultants to learn about the list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

It was a usual week for BC PNP and its provincial streams.

First up, 204 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination on March 22. A total of 132 of these candidates were invited under one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories, which are managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The remaining candidates received candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and needed a minimum provincial score of 77 and 128.

BC PNP also held four draws for candidates in targeted occupations:

  • 47 early childhood educators with scores of at least 78;
  • 11 healthcare workers with scores of at least 78;
  • less than five healthcare assistants with scores of at least 63; and
  • nine animal health technologists and veterinarians with scores of at least 78.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba held a provincial draw on March 24, resulting in 191 nominations to apply across three immigration streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 102 invitations with a minimum score of 769;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas – 64 invitations with a minimum score of 712; and
  • International Education Stream – 25 invitations with no score requirement.

Out of all who were invited to apply, 43 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

Interested applicants need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP to get nominated. Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province. The MPNP then issues invitations to eligible candidates who may apply for a provincial nomination.

Quebec Arrima Draws

Quebec invites nurses regularly and attracts Engineers, Designers, Educators, and international students who are in search of better career opportunities. Arrima system is a dedicated online portal to submit EOI for Quebec immigration under the Skilled Worker Program. It is modelled after the federal Express Entry system.

Quebec has returned to the target of welcoming over 50,000 immigrants in 2022 after four years of cutting immigration by 20 per cent. About 65 per cent will arrive through economic-class immigration programs.

Get in touch with our expert consultants to boost your chances of qualifying.

Quebec held its fifth draw of 2022 on March 10. It resulted in inviting up to 506 candidates to apply for permanent selection. The latest invitations sent out through Arrima for Quebec Immigration targeted candidates with a valid job offer outside the Montréal Metropolitan area and who work in occupations that are currently in high demand in Quebec.

List of 21 targeted occupations in this draw:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3233 Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 4031 Secondary school teachers
  • NOC 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • NOC 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  • NOC 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  • NOC 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • NOC 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 Web designers and developers
Other Skilled Work
  • NOC 6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
  • NOC 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2281 Computer network technicians
  • NOC 2282 User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

Apply for Canadian Immigration via PNP & Secure Canada PR

Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) have special arrangements with the federal government to operate their own immigration programs. Such provincial nominee programs give these regions autonomy to nominate skilled workers to fulfil their local labor demands.

While a provincial nomination is not the same as a permanent residence, it can increase one’s chances of obtaining Canadian permanent residency status.

Provincial nominees with active Express Entry profiles are awarded 600 points over and above their usual Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Otherwise, this score is based on core human capital like age, proficiency in English or French, work experience, education qualification, and more.

Further, they also qualify to be invited to apply for a PNP-specific round of invitations. For instance, in the latest Express Entry draw, Canada invited 924 PNP candidates to apply with CRS scores of at least 754. It could take months before you can get hold of an invitation to apply for provincial nomination and further additional months to receive a Canada PR invite.

While the government of Canada does not discriminate between the immigration applications applied through a certified consultant or self, keeping track of program requirements and subsequent program documentation can be overwhelming. It is an accepted practice to take up your immigration case to a certified immigration consultant and let them handle your immigration application on your behalf.

CanApprove is a certified immigration consultant by the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). Several potential immigration candidates have trusted us to apply for Canadian immigration over the last two decades. We are glad to have delivered to our maximum potential each time.

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