Quebec invites immigration candidates through provincial programs

Quebec invites immigration candidates through provincial programs

This week, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia invited candidates to apply through their provincial immigration programs.

Except for Quebec, Nunavut, and Quebec, most Canadian provinces and territories have their own Provincial Nomination Programs. These programs may allow interested candidates to apply for a nomination in their province.

The province administers Quebec's immigration program. They are different from Canada's.

Since its inception in 1998, the PNP has seen a significant rise in popularity and is now responsible for more than 80,000 PR admissions each year. PNP admissions have increased in Canada because the federal government and the provincial governments see it as an effective tool for promoting economic development.

While provincial nomination does not equate to permanent residence, it is the first step towards permanent residence through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

Results September 16-23 in Provincial Immigration


823 applicants were invited to apply for the Masters's Graduate stream in the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) on September 20th. To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum of 33 points or higher.

Candidates must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must have a master's degree from an Ontario university.
  • Language requirement: CLB Level 7 or higher (English, French or German)
  • Must have lived legally in Ontario for at most one year within the last two years

Ontario is Canada's largest province, and it welcomes the most newcomers every year. The province also has the highest number of invitations for applicants under the PNP. In 2022, Ontario can issue invitations for 9,750 candidates.


Quebec invited 1,202 qualified workers to apply for permanent selection in September 2022. This is the tenth and largest draw in the Arima expression of interest system for 2022. Draw results are usually not released by Quebec until approximately two weeks after draw events.

The Ministere de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de integration issued invitations to immigrant candidates who applied under the Quebec regular skilled worker program (QSWP).

Candidates must have profiles in the Aria Expression Of Interest system with at least 620 points.

Quebec allows permanent selection applicants to submit their applications within 60 days. Quebec strives to process all applications within six months. This date is the date that all required information was received. This includes all forms, documents, and other information.

Candidates will be issued a Certificate de sélection du Quebec (CSQ, Quebec Selection Certificate) if they are successful. This document can be used to apply for permanent residency in Canada's federal government.

British Columbia

On September 21, more than 352 candidates were invited by British Columbia to submit their provincial nominations. Each week, BC holds a provincial nomination drawing.

In a targeted draw for technical occupations, 341 of the 341 candidates were invited. Invitations were sent to candidates in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates categories. They also included Express Entry candidates. The draw also included Entry-Level and semi-skilled candidates.

The minimum SIRS score required to be eligible for the targeted regional draw was 91 for Skilled workers with Express Entry and 70 for Entry Level or Semi-Skilled candidates. SIRS functions in the same way as the Express Entry Comprehensive Rating System (CRS), but it is only applicable to British Columbia's PNP.

Several rounds were also opened to candidates interested in these occupations.

  • 11 Early childhood assistants and educators (NOC 42414) with scores of at least 60 points.
  • Healthcare workers who have scores below 60 points
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