January 20, 2024

Six Canadian Provinces Extend Invitations to Immigration Candidates

Canada, known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and abundant opportunities, continues to be a top choice for immigrants worldwide. In a recent wave of immigration, six Canadian provinces have opened their doors to candidates, offering them the chance to start their journey toward permanent residency. This blog delves into the latest updates in Canadian immigration, highlighting key provinces that have issued these invitations. We'll also discuss Canada's Immigration Levels Plan, which plays a crucial role in shaping the country's immigration landscape.

The Provincial Nominee Program: Your Path to Permanent Residency

Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a significant way for economic immigrants to secure a provincial nomination. Such a nomination greatly boosts a candidate's chances of obtaining permanent residency when they apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It's important to note that this program is available in all Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut.

Quebec, however, has a unique arrangement with the federal government, granting the province full autonomy in selecting economic immigrants for permanent residency. This sets Quebec apart from other provinces, which adhere to PNP guidelines.

Canada's Immigration Levels Plan: Charting the Course

Annually, IRCC presents its Immigration Levels Plan, setting targets for permanent residency invitations over the next three years. The plan divides these targets among various immigration programs and pathways, aiming to ensure Canada's population growth and economic development. The recently revealed Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026 sets ambitious goals for PNP admissions.

In 2024, IRCC plans to admit 110,000 newcomers through the PNP, with projections of 120,000 for both 2025 and 2026. These figures reflect the Canadian government's commitment to facilitating immigration through the PNP, enhancing economic growth and cultural diversity.

The Strategic Immigration Program: A Blueprint for Progress

The Immigration Levels Plan is closely aligned with the Strategic Immigration Program, which outlines three key pillars to enhance IRCC's efficiency and the newcomer experience. These pillars focus on improving settlement services, understanding local needs, and balancing immigration levels with infrastructure and affordability.

IRCC's dedication to consulting with provincial governments and stakeholders underscores its commitment to ensuring newcomers can integrate successfully while addressing the needs of all Canadians. This collaborative approach lays the foundation for a robust immigration system.

Recent Provincial Immigration Invitations - October 28 to November 3

Let's now explore the recent provincial immigration results for six key provinces:


  1. On October 30, Ontario invited candidates to apply for the Master's Graduate and PhD Graduate streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  2. The province invited 1051 Master's Graduate stream candidates with a minimum score of 43 and above.
  3. It also invited 66 PhD Graduate stream candidates with a minimum score of 42 and above.

British Columbia

  1. On October 31, British Columbia held four separate draws, inviting over 203 PNP candidates.
  2. The draws targeted Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled candidates, with varying minimum score requirements.
  3. Additionally, three occupation-specific draws targeted Skilled Workers and International Graduates with a minimum score of 60.


  1. Quebec, with its autonomous immigration selection, released its Immigration Levels Plan on November 1st, setting targets for 2024 and 2025.
  2. The province is focusing on selecting 30,650 skilled workers in 2024 and 31,500 in 2025.
  3. Recent provincial immigration draws on October 26 targeted multiple trades occupations and candidates in tech, healthcare, and priority occupations.


  1. Alberta conducted draws on October 24 and October 26, inviting candidates through various streams.
  2. Draws on October 24 included candidates eligible under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway and the Family Connection and Primary Occupation In Demand stream.
  3. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to be invited.


  1. On November 2, Manitoba invited 400 candidates through three separate draws, targeting Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and the International Education Stream.
  2. Each draw had its unique criteria, with minimum scores and specific requirements.

Prince Edward Island (PEI)

  1. On November 2, PEI invited 41 Labour and Express Entry candidates to apply, specifically targeting those in healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, and agriculture sectors.
  2. Over the past year, PEI has invited numerous candidates to apply through the PEI PNP.

The recent activities in these provinces underline Canada's dedication to welcoming a diverse range of skilled immigrants, fostering economic growth and cultural enrichment.

Your Canadian Dream, Guided by Pelican Migration Consultants

Navigating the path to a new life in Canada can be both exciting and challenging. That's where Pelican Migration Consultants steps in to make your journey smoother and more accessible. Our team of immigration consultants in Dubai is dedicated to helping you turn your dream of Canadian permanent residency into a reality.

Why choose us? We're not just consultants; we're your companions on this life-changing adventure. Our simplified, client-centric approach ensures that you're well-informed and supported every step of the way.

With Pelican Migration Consultants, you'll benefit from:

  1. Expertise: Our team boasts in-depth knowledge of the Canadian immigration system, including the Express Entry process, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), and more. We're well-versed in the latest updates, ensuring that your application is always aligned with the most current requirements.
  2. Tailored Solutions: We understand that every applicant is unique. We take the time to understand your specific goals, qualifications, and preferences to tailor a solution that fits you like a glove.
  3. Simplified Process: The immigration process can be complex, but we're here to simplify it for you. Our experts break down the steps, explaining everything in straightforward terms, ensuring that you are always in the know.
  4. Support and Guidance: Beyond paperwork, we provide guidance on settling into Canadian life, understanding local needs, and ensuring your integration is as smooth as possible.

With Pelican Migration Consultants, your Canadian dream is not just a distant goal but an achievable reality. Let us be your trusted partner, guiding you towards your Canada PR visa. Embrace the opportunity, and let's set sail on this exciting journey together!