Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island issue invitations for provincial nominations

Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island this week issued invitations for candidates to apply through their Provincial Nomination Program (PNP).

Although provincial enrollment is not the same as permanent residency in itself, it can be the first step toward obtaining permanent residency from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own provincial enrollment programs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nominations. Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and are different from Canada’s immigration programs.

PNP has 105,000 PR admissions per year. It started in 1998 and since then there has been a steady increase in the annual number of PNP admissions. Both the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool for promoting economic development outside urban centres.

Provincial Immigration Results December 17-December 23


On December 20, Ontario issued letters of interest to candidates in the Express Entry Human Capital Priority stream who had work experience in targeted technology occupations.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) targets candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 484-490. The number of letters issued was not immediately known.

Candidates must already be in the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

British Columbia

British Columbia issued 153 invitations to apply to candidates in a targeted take draw on December 20.

Invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and this included Express Entry candidates.

Candidates need a minimum SIRS score of 90. SIRS works much like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), but is used only for the PNPs of British Columbia.

The province also conducted an invitational round for candidates working in the following occupations.

  • 15 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214) with a score of at least 60 points;
  • 5 Healthcare Workers from Skilled Worker, International Graduate including Express Entry Category with a minimum score of 60 marks.


Saskatchewan held its most recent draw under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) on December 21

The province invited 153 candidates under the Express Entry stream, and 315 under the Occupational-in-Demand stream, for a total of 468 invites issued. Candidates of both the categories need a score of 80.

Prince Edward Island

On December 15, Prince Edward Island invited 127 candidates through the PEI PNP’s Labor and Express Entry streams. Seven candidates were also invited through the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur with a minimum point threshold of 62.

This brings the total number of candidates invited by the province so far in 2022 to 1,854.

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

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

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