On January 24th, British Columbia and Ontario conducted their weekly round of invitations – issuing a total of 897 ITAs to eligible candidates in the pool.
Here’s who was invited to the invitation rounds held on January 24th, 2023.
The January 24th British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw issued invitations across two categories managed under Skills Immigration: General and Targeted.
CATEGORY 1: General Draw
A total of 221 candidates across a General Draw – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 102, International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 102, and Entry-level & Semi-skilled with a minimum score of 82.
CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw
A total of 54 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option). Out of the total ITAs issued, 31 were from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202), 18 were from Healthcare, and 5 were from Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The minimum score required was 60.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) also conducted a new draw on January 24th – inviting 620 candidates under its Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in the latest Ontario PNP draw was 82 and above.
Two candidates under Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream were also invited to this draw.
Take note: The size and frequency of the invitation rounds are determined by the PNP’s application backlog at that time. Canada PNP draws are usually held on a weekly basis – with some exceptions. The dates of the selections are not posted before they take place.
Working in partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada PNPs are designed for foreign workers, international students, and others with the right skills, experience, and education to apply for a provincial nomination.
The January 24th invitation rounds are a continuation of Canada conducting Provincial Nominee Program draws with higher ITAs and lower CRS scores. With back-to-back draws being conducted by every province, it is a clear indication that Canada is targeting to increase the number of candidates eligible to receive a provincial nomination under PNP-managed streams.
With Canada conducting back-to-back draws in 2023, and a projection of inviting over 1.5 million immigrants over the next three years – now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada.
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