In October 2023, Seven Canadian provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and Quebec – conducted 16 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.
Compared to September 2023, Canada issued 4550 fewer PR invitations in October 2023. This time, Ontario PNP only issued 1,117 invitations.
Summary of All the Canada PNP Draws in October 2023
|Province Name||Total Invitations||No. of Draws|
|Ontario PNP or OINP||1,117||1|
|Quebec Arrima System||1,220||1|
|British Columbia PNP||903||5|
|Alberta Express Entry Stream||318||5|
|Prince Edward Island PNP||124||2|
All Canada PNPs In October 2023
In October 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted only one draw and sent 1,117 invitations for permanent residency.
These invitations were issued to OINP Masters Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate Stream with a CRS score range of 42 and above.
|Masters Graduate Stream||1,051||43 and above|
|PhD Graduate Stream||66||42 and above|
In October 2023, Quebec Arrima issued 1,220 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Regular Skilled Worker Program. Quebec sent the highest number of invitations in October 2023.
The first draw targeted candidates with French proficiency level 7 or higher and a score of 465 or above.
The second draw invited applicants with a score of 608 or higher and a French proficiency level of 7, all required to have relevant experience in specified occupations.
In October, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 542 invitations for permanent residency through a single draw, as listed below:
|Number of Invitations||Minimum CRS Points||Category|
|219||610||Skilled Workers Manitoba|
|60||–||International Education Stream|
|41||601||Skilled Workers Overseas|
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted five draws in October. During these draws, British Columbia issued over 834 invitations for permanent residency in October 2023, as detailed below:
|October 31||208||General and targeted draws|
|October 24||162||Targeted draws for Tech, ECE, Healthcare occupations|
|October 17||157||General and targeted draws|
|October 11||185||Targeted draws for Tech, ECE, and Healthcare occupations|
|October 4||191||General and targeted draws|
In October, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) issued 318 invitations for provincial nomination through five Express Entry draws, detailed as follows:
|Date||NOI Letter||Draw Parameters||CRS Score|
|Oct 26||100||Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500||369|
|Oct 24||22||Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above||326|
|Oct 10||13||Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above||327|
|Oct 5||150||Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500||323|
|Oct 3||33||Priority sector – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500||313|
Prince Edward Island PNP Draw
In October 2023, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued 124 invitations in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur and Labour & Express Entry categories.
On October 19, 2023, PEI sent 102 invitations to Labour and Express Entry candidates, focusing on Critical Workers’ contributions. Two Business and Entrepreneur stream candidates were invited with a minimum EOI score of 80.
On October 5, 2023, PEI sent 20 invitations to Labour & Express Entry category.
In the past year, 2,464 candidates were invited through the Labour and Express Stream, comprising 97% of total invitations.
In October 2023, Saskatchewan-SINP Draw invited a total of 99 candidates to apply for permanent residency.
These invitations were distributed across two categories: Occupations-in-Demand and Express Entry, with candidates being meticulously chosen according to specific National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes, designed to categorize occupations within the Canadian job market.
To qualify, candidates had to possess Educational Credential Assessments, and a minimum score of 84 was established as the eligibility threshold.
How many invitations have the Canada PNP Draws issued in 2023?
71,778 invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued in Canada PNP Draws draws so far in 2023.