Canada Immigration News – Latest Draws from British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba – Feb 2023

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Recent draws held by in Manitoba, Quebec, and British Columbia. How many candidates got the invitations? Follow the most recent developments in Canada immigration news to learn how to increase your chances of being accepted into these programs.


Provincial immigration programs are an integral part of Canada’s economic immigration system. They enable provincial governments to select candidates who are most likely to integrate into the provincial economy and fill urgent gaps in the labor force. In this article, we will explore the latest provincial immigration results in Canada.

Overview of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Canadian provinces and territories offers their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). PNPs are economic immigration programs that allow provincial governments to nominate candidates for permanent residency who meet specific labor market needs. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) makes the final decision on permanent resident applications.

Quebec runs its own unique immigration program parallel to Canada’s Federal Immigration System.

Latest Results from Provincial Immigration Draws

British Columbia

British Columbia invited over 241 candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program on February 22, 2023. 203 applicants are selected in a draw that includes workers in the tech sector. The minimum score for candidates from the International Foreign Graduate Program was 103 and for Skilled Worker Applicants with the minimum score of 101. Express Entry candidates are included in both streams.

The province of British Columbia also held rounds of invitations for candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams (including Express Entry) working in specific occupations with a minimum score of 60.


Quebec issued 1,011 invitations on February 9, 2023.

  • Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) applicants were selected with a minimum score of 619.

All of these candidates were having the Job Offer Letters outside of the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.


Manitoba invited 583 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program on February 23, 2023.

  • 207 Skilled Workers are invited from different job sectors which include the following
    • Assisting occupations in education
    • Automotive service technicians
    • Hairstylists and estheticians
    • Transport and transit drivers
    • Nursing and allied health professionals
    • Office support and court services occupations
    • Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
    • Retail and wholesale trade managers
    • Retail salespersons and non-technical wholesale trade sales and account representatives
    • Secondary, elementary and kindergarten school teachers
  • 298 candidates got invitations who achieved minimum score of 693
  • 51 applicants got accepted under International Education Stream
  • 27 candidates from the Skilled Worker Overseas stream with minimum scores of 721


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Provincial immigration programs play a crucial role in Canada’s economic immigration system, allowing provinces to select candidates who are most likely to integrate into the local economy and fill labor market needs. The latest provincial immigration results in British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba highlight the increasing demand for skilled immigrants in these provinces. If you are considering immigrating to Canada, be sure to research the latest provincial immigration programs and results to determine which province is best suited to your skills and qualifications.

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