Provincial Nominee Program Draws PNP 2023

The latest PNP Invitations of January 2023

This week, we visited some Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) websites to explore which provinces have been active in inviting immigrants. The following is a weekly summary of Provincial Nominee Program invitation draws across Canada.


On January 24, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 620 invitations to apply to potential candidates who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 82 and above.

Further, OINP issued 2 invitations for the Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

DateNumber of invitationsDate profiles createdScore rangeNotes
January 24, 2023620November 22, 2022 – January 24, 202382 and aboveGeneral Draw
January 24, 20232November 22, 2022 – January 24, 2023N/ATargeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates. Please refer to IRCC’s project page for more information

-Read: OINP Entrepreneur Point System and Calculator

British Columbia

British Columbia conducted new draws, issuing at least 270 invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 24 draws were split into three categories: general, targeted and entrepreneur.

In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 221 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 82 to 102 points.

In the targeted draw, a further 31 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates scoring at least 60 points in the draw targeting Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under NOC 42202. Also, the province invited Healthcare and other priority occupations.

Date Number of invitations StreamMinimum Score Notes
January 24, 2023221Skilled Worker

Skilled Worker: EEBC option

International Graduate

International Graduate – EEBC option

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled




General Draw
(includes tech occupations)
January 24, 202331


Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)

Targeted draw: Healthcare

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued 223 invitations to apply to skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates in its first provincial draw of 2023. The January 19 draw saw invitations issued through the following streams:

DateBusiness Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
Labour & Express Entry InvitationsInvitation Totals
over last month
January 19, 2023762216223

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