This week we saw Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia issue application invitations to candidates through provincial immigration programs. As you may already know, most Canadian territories and provinces, excluding Quebec and Nunavut, operate individual Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs). These programs can help interested candidates receive invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.
The province administers Quebec’s immigration programs, but it’s no surprise that these programs are distinct from the immigration programs in Canada.
Since PNP’s launch in 1998, the program has experienced tremendous prominence growth, now accounting for more than 80,000 PR admissions annually.
You might wonder what has caused this increase in the number of PNP admissions in Canada. The reason is simple! The federal and provincial governments consider such an effective strategy for promoting the country’s economic development.
Provincial nomination might not be similar to permanent residence. But remember that it can be the initial step toward gaining permanent residence from IRCC.
Now let’s take a look at provincial immigration outcomes between 16th September to 23rd September;
Eight hundred and twenty-three candidates in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Masters Graduate stream received invitations to apply from Ontario on 20th September. And what were the requirements? A score of not less than 33. That’s not all, as candidates in the Master’s Graduate stream also had to meet the following baseline of eligibility criteria;
If you were a candidate in this stream, you needed to have a master’s degree from an eligible university in Ontario.
You needed to meet a language requirement of CLB level 7 or higher (French or English).
You must have legally resided in Ontario for not less than 12 months in the past two years.
Being the most populous province in Canada, Ontario welcomes the highest number of immigrants annually. And when you think of the invitations to apply, Ontario has the largest allocation available under any PNP in Canada. For 2022 alone, we found that Ontario can issue invitations to 9750 candidates.