Key PNP Draws: Ontario, BC, and Manitoba Welcome New Candidates

This week, Ontario, British Columbia (BC), and Manitoba have actively participated in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), inviting a significant number of candidates to apply for nominations, vital for their integration into the provincial economies.


conducted several draws under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), notably inviting 1,306 candidates in a general draw for international students, 649 for skilled trades occupations, and 684 targeting healthcare and tech sectors. An additional 11 candidates were invited through the Foreign Worker stream, specifically for the Economic Mobility Pathways Project.

British Columbia

focused on skilled workers and international graduates, issuing invitations to over 187 candidates across five targeted draws. The tech sector saw the largest draw with 65 candidates requiring a minimum score of 113. Other sectors such as construction, healthcare, childcare, and veterinary care also saw draws, with scores ranging from 75 to 80 for eligibility.


invited 104 candidates in its Expression of Interest draw, focusing on the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream. These candidates needed a minimum score of 614, with 20 EOIs going to candidates holding valid Express Entry profiles.

These draws reflect the provinces' strategic efforts to fill labor market gaps and foster economic growth by targeting specific skills and sectors. Successful nominees from these draws will be better positioned to apply for permanent residency in Canada through the IRCC, contributing to the country's diverse and dynamic workforce.