Ontario and Manitoba issue invitations under Provincial Nominee Programs

Ontario issued 725 letters of interest to candidates in the Master’s Graduate stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

To be eligible for this stream, candidates must meet a baseline of eligibility criteria such as the following:

  • Must have a master’s degree from an eligible university in Ontario.
  • Language requirement: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher (English or French).
  • Must have legally lived in Ontario for at least one year in the past two years.


Manitoba invited 16 candidates on December 29 through special immigration measures implemented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in response to the situation in Ukraine.

In order to receive a nomination for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • are a citizen of Ukraine;
  • have a minimum of CLB 4 in each language band;
  • have established connection to Manitoba (close relative, family-like, community, previous employment or studies in Manitoba);
  • have a valid language test; and
  • score at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria.