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Latest Provincial Nominee Updates – Four Provinces have granted ITAs

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March 22, 2023

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Naju Gadhavi

Under Provincial Nominee Programs, four provinces have granted ITAs.

This week, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island have granted provincial nominations to candidates in the PNP. These programs allow provinces to select economic immigration applicants who are likely to integrate into the local economy and workforce successfully. A provincial nomination enhances a candidate’s permanent residency application. If you are an Express Entry candidate, receiving a provincial nomination will give you an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, making you eligible for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in a later Express Entry draw.



Ontario conducted two selection rounds on March 14 for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) International Student category. The first draw invited 606 individuals working in healthcare and technology occupations, with a minimum score range of 70 or higher. The second draw targeted skilled trades occupations and granted invitations to 300 candidates with a score range of 74 or above.


Additionally, Ontario carried out two further targeted draws on March 16, this time for the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers category. The province issued invitations to 271 candidates in finance, health, and education fields, and 344 in technology and skilled trades. The first draw for this category had a CRS score range of 294-489, while the second had a CRS range of 400-489.

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On March 9, Alberta conducted an Express Entry selection round for applicants in the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). The results were published on March 14. The selection round resulted in 134 candidates receiving invitations, with a minimum CRS score of 301 as an Express Entry candidate. The AAIP emphasizes that certain factors can increase the chances of obtaining notification of interest, such as having a job offer from an employer in Alberta, being a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution, having a permanent resident or Canadian citizen family member (parent, child, brother, or sister) residing in Alberta, or being a first-language French speaker.


British Colombia 

In the weekly draw held on March 14, British Columbia issued invitations to over 230 candidates. The largest selection round was a targeted tech draw, which granted invitations to 197 individuals from the International Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, including Express Entry candidates. These applicants were required to have a minimum SIRS score of 83.

The province also invited candidates working in the following occupations.

  • 23 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points;
  • 10 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with scores of at least 60 points and;
  • Other priority occupations with scores of at least 60.


Prince Edward Island 

Prince Edward Island extended invitations to 144 candidates for provincial nomination. Of those, 138 were applicants from the Labour and Express Entry stream. In addition, six invitations were granted to candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category, who needed to meet a minimum point threshold of 52. The PEI PNP normally holds draws once a month.


How to apply for a PNP Program

To apply for the PNP, an applicant must first express interest in the program by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province or territory of their choice. The EOI will typically include information such as the applicant’s education, work experience, language skills, and other factors that may contribute to their eligibility for the PNP.


If the province or territory is interested in the applicant, they may invite the applicant to submit a complete application for provincial nomination. Once the applicant receives a provincial nomination, they can use it to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


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