The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) of Canada is like a golden ticket for many aspiring immigrants. Imagine it like this – five of Canada’s provinces are rolling out the red carpet, inviting folks from all around the world to settle in their region and join their workforce. Pretty cool, right?

What’s even cooler is how they pick the lucky immigrants. They aren’t just picking names out of a hat. No, they’re looking for people who they believe will seamlessly blend into the local workforce. To find these potential new residents, they sift through the massive pool of Express Entry applicants or consider those who’ve shown initiative by applying directly to the province.

You might ask, “How does this program work?” Well, immigration in Canada isn’t just a federal matter – the provinces have a say too. So, every year, the big guys at the federal government decide how many new residents each province can welcome (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, who play by their own rules). And guess what? By the end of 2023, they aim to greet 105,550 new residents through this program! Now, that’s a warm welcome!

Immigration Happenings: Week of August 26 – September 1

Ontario: A Welcoming Home for International Graduates

Ontario showcased its welcoming spirit by extending invitations to 772 candidates on August 30th via the Masters Graduate stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The exciting part? There were no stipulations on professions – anyone with a minimum score of 44 was eligible. The requirements? Be an international graduate with an Ontario master’s degree, demonstrate proficiency in an official language with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7, prove you have enough funds to settle down, and show that you’ve spent at least one of the past two years living in Ontario.

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