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September 1, 2023

Canada sends out 24,720 PR Invitations in August of 2023

In the month of August 2023, Canada sent out 24,720 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) in 36 new rounds of invitations under various Canadian immigration programs.

Comparing the total invitations to July of 2023, there was an over 50% increase in the total number of invitation issued in August 2023.

During the month of August 2023, Ontario issued the most PR invitations, followed by the Express Entry draws and provincial nominee programs of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island.

Below is a summary of new permanent residency invitations issued in the month of August 2023.

Permanent Residency Programs/Streams Total
Invitations
Number
Of Draws
Ontario PNP or OINP 9,906 12
Express Entry System 8,600 4
Manitoba PNP 1,548 4
Saskatchewan PNP 1,384 1
Quebec Arrima System 1,384 1
British Columbia PNP 861 4
Alberta Express Entry Stream 815 7
Prince Edward Island PNP 222 3
Total 24,720

New Permanent Residency Invitations August 2023

 

See below breakdown of invitations sent out by Provinces in August 2023

Ontario PNP Draws Summary

A massive 9,906 invitations was sent out in August 2023 by the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in three Express Entry draws and nine Expression of Interest draws.

It is important to note that interested candidates need to create a profile with OINP to be considered for Expression of Interest draws.

Nevertheless, OINP Express Entry draws directly invites profiles from the Express Entry pool based on Ontario’s labour market needs.

5,679 out of 9,906 OINP invitations this month went out to Express Entry profiles, offering them provincial nominations that will confer 600 additional points.

Stream Date NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Description
Human Capital Priorities stream August 11–16, 2023 2,835 473-516 Targeted draw for:
42 Healthcare occupations
9 Tech occupations
Skilled Trades stream August 3, 2023 2,844 250-516 Targeted draw for 46 occupations or NOCs.

OINP Express Entry Draws August 2023

Other invitations were sent in OINP Expression of Interest (EOI) draws, as listed below:

OINP EOI Stream Date Invitations Cutoff Score Description
Masters Graduate Stream August 30, 2023 772 44 and above General Draw
Foreign Worker stream August 15, 2023 375 30 and above Targeted draw for 54 skilled trades occupations
Foreign Worker stream August 15, 2023 1,131 46 and above Targeted draw for 42 health and 11 tech occupations
International Student stream August 15, 2023 408 61 and above Targeted draw for 54 skilled trades occupations
International Student stream August 15, 2023 445 61 and above Targeted draw for 54 skilled trades occupations
In-Demand Skills stream August 15, 2023 256 23 and above Targeted draw for 22 in-demand occupations
Foreign Worker stream August 1, 2023 1 N/A Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways
Masters Graduate Stream August 1, 2023 755 48 and above General Draw
Phd Graduate Stream August 1, 2023 84 39 and above General Draw

OINP Draws August 2023

Express Entry Draw Summary

Express Entry only announced four new rounds of invitations, sending out 8,600 PR invitations as compared to 9,600 in the month of July 2023.

This month was better for profiles created in all the different programs of the Express Entry system, with the no program specified draw sending the most, with 6,300 invitations to apply and the CRS cutoff ranging from 496 to 517.

Manitoba PNP Draws Summary

After OINP and Express Entry, Manitoba continues to issue the third-highest number of invitations for permanent residency in the month of August 2023.

On August 31, Manitoba PNP announced the first of its kind region-specific draw for Skilled Workers in Manitoba intending to reside outside the Winnipeg Area.

The cutoff score was the lowest at 600 in this August 31st MPNP draw.

Below is the summary of Manitoba PNP Draws announced in August 2023:

Date Invitations Cutoff
Score
Category
August 31, 2023 288 600 Skilled Workers in Manitoba (outside Winnipeg Area)
August 25, 2023 22 N/A A special immigration measure for Ukrainians
August 24, 2023 623 612-724 Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM), International Education Stream (IES), Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO)
August 10, 2023 615 605-708 Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM), International Education Stream (IES), Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO)
Total 1,548

Manitoba PNP draws August 2023

British Columbia PNP Draws Summary

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 861 new invitations for permanent residency as compared to 731 in July 2023 under various categories.

The province of British Columbia continued to alternate between general and targeted PNP rounds of invitations weekly. Early Childhood Educators or individuals having experience in Healthcare occupations continue to receive invitations at the lowest cutoff scores.

Below is the summary of BC PNP draws in August 2023:

Date Invitations Stream Minimum Score Description
Aug 29 >150 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60-88 Targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators, healthcare occupations35 Tech occupations, and NOCs 31103, 32104
Aug 22 169 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 88-109 General Draw
Aug 22 >56 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators, healthcare occupations, and NOCs 31103, 32104,
Aug 15 >153 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60-88 Targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators, healthcare occupations35 Tech occupations, and NOCs 31103, 32104
Aug 9 195 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 88-110 General Draw
Aug 9 56 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60-88 Targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators, healthcare occupations,
Aug 1 >194 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60-88 Targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators, healthcare occupations35 Tech occupations, NOC 31103, 32104

BC PNP draws August 2023

Alberta Express Entry Draws Summary

In August 2023, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) held seven Express Entry draws , compared to only three in July 2023.

A total of 815 Express Entry profiles have been invited to claim provincial nominations and grab the opportunity to boost their CRS score by 600 points.

Alberta had already issued 7,121 nomination certificates across all categories as of August 29, 2023.

Below is a summary of all the AAIP Express Entry draws in August 2023:

Date of draw Invitations Draw parameters CRS Score cutoff
August 24, 2023 168 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 302
August 22, 2023 89 Priority sector – Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 303
August 16, 2023 300 Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 408
August 15, 2023 14 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 326
August 3, 2023 201 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 315
August 1, 2023 32 Priority sector – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 322
August 1, 2023 11 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 317

AAIP Express Entry draws August 2023

Saskatchewan PNP Summary

The Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program or Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) also introduced a first of its kind, never done before in the history of Canadian immigration, that is, country-targeted PNP draws.

SINP sent out 1,384 invitations to apply for permanent residency under the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry streams, targeting applicants from eight countries with the lowest cutoff score ever of 60.

60 is the minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required to even qualify to create a profile with SINP.

These countries are India, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, and Ukraine.

Category Total Candidates Invited to Apply Other Considerations
Occupations In-Demand 12 Candidates residing in Ireland with experience in select 28 NOC Codes
Express Entry 23 Candidates residing in Ireland with experience in select 28 NOC Codes
Occupations In-Demand 78 Candidates residing in Poland, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Ukraine with experience in select 70 NOC codes
Express Entry 98 Candidates residing in Poland, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Ukraine with experience in select 70 NOC codes
Occupations In-Demand 207 Candidates residing in India with experience in select 26 NOC codes
Express Entry 224 Candidates residing in India with experience in select 26 NOC Codes
SINP draws August 2023

Quebec Arrima Draws Summary

Quebec held only one Arrima draw on August 10th, 2023, inviting 1,384 profiles for permanent residency.

The invitations targeted Arrima profiles with oral French proficiency of level 7 or higher and a score of 591 or higher according to the Quebec score calculator. Compared to the previous Quebec Arrima draw on July 20, 2023, this threshold score decreased by only 5 points.

Quebec has issued 8,489 invitations to apply in nine rounds of the Arrima draws this year.

Prince Edward Island PNP Draws Summary

Prince Edward Island invited a total of 222 candidates in three provincial nominee program draws as listed below:

Date Labour and Express Invitations Description
August 3, 2023 58 Targeted at individuals working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Food Processing, Construction, Hotel/Accommodation, and Agriculture sectors.
August 17, 2023 138 Only Critical Worker Stream targeting individuals working for a PEI Employer with a minimum EOI score of 50
August 31, 2023 22 Targeted at individuals working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Food Processing, and construction sectors.

PEI PNP Draws August 2023

We hope to see more of Transportation, Agri-related, STEM, Healthcare targeted Express Entry Draws in September of 2023.

Need help creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Send us an email on eseumohimmigration@gmail.com

 


 

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