Ontario and Prince Edward Island Hold Draws for Provincial Nomination Programs

The two provinces issue ITAs in the most recent draw.

Ontario and Prince Edward Island this week issued invitations to candidates to apply through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of .) Most Canadian provinces and territories (Québec and Nunavut) Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial enrollment. Although provincial enrollment is itself a While not the same as permanent residency, it may be the first step towards obtaining permanent residency from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and are separate from Canada’s immigration programs. Quebec is the only province that has control over immigrants of all economic classes.

PNP accounts for over 80,000 PR admissions per year. It began in 1998 and the number of PNP admissions into Canada has steadily increased each year because federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to boost the country’s economic development outside of provinces and urban centers with already high immigrant populations. admits. ,

Provincial Immigration Results October 20-Oct 29


On October 25, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 535 candidates from the masters graduate stream. Candidates need a score of 35 and above.

The province invited 106 candidates from the PhD graduate stream with a minimum score of 24. This was the first draw for both the streams since August 30.

To be eligible for these streams candidates in this stream must fulfill the baseline of eligibility criteria such as the following:

  • Must have a master’s degree from an eligible university in Ontario
  • Language requirement: CLB level 7 or higher (English or French)
  • Must have lived in Ontario legally for at least one year in the past two years

Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and welcomes the largest number of newcomers each year. It also has the largest allocation of invitations to apply available under any PNP in Canada. For 2022, Ontario is able to issue invitations to 9,750 candidates.

Prince Edward Island

On October 20, Prince Edward Island invited 194 candidates for a total of 204 invites issued through the Labor and Express Entry streams as well as 10 through the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream. Candidates need minimum 72 marks in Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream.

Express Entry candidates who wish to be nominated by PEI will have to submit a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) to PEI PNP.

The EOI profile is assigned a score based on the PEI’s score grid and like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), the highest ranked candidates are invited to apply through a monthly draw.

Prince Edward Island holds draws each month through PEI PNP.

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