4 Canadian provinces held PNP draws from November 9 to November 16, namely, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island.
Provincial and territorial immigration ministers met with immigration minister Marc Miller in Toronto to discuss shared priorities. The meeting of ministers is held twice a year and together make up the Federation of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI).
A press conference was held by Minister Miller following the meeting, where he reiterated many of the points made during the release of the Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026. The Federation of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) followed an eventful week where the results of the recent PNP draws were announced by 4 provinces.
Latest PNP Draw Results from November 9 to November 16
More than 219 candidates were invited by British Columbia in the most recent British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw on November 16. Among the five draws, the largest draw was a general one in which 116 candidates were invited from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams. The range of minimum scores is between 94 and 115, depending on the stream.
The rest of the four draws were targeted for Skilled Worker and International Graduates in specific occupations. 59 candidates were invited by early childcare educators and assistants, 32 candidates were invited in healthcare occupations, and less than five candidates from other priority occupations were invited. Candidates in these draws required a cut-off score of 60.
The first targeted draw was also held by BC for those in construction occupations. 12 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates with a minimum score of 75 were invited by the province.
On November 16, 301 candidates were invited to apply under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. 4 draws were held by the province for candidates in the 3 streams. With a minimum score of 809, 100 candidates received invitations to apply in a general draw for all occupations, among Skilled Workers in Manitoba.
There was an occupation-specific second draw for skilled workers that was occupation specific which considered a range of National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes from education, healthcare, and homecare.
61 candidates from the International Education stream and 48 Skilled Workers Overseas were invited in the remaining draws with a minimum score of 721.
Prince Edward Island
141 candidates were invited under Prince Edward Island PNP also on November 16. 134 Labour and Express Entry candidates with a minimum EOI score of 55 were invited by the province. In a small draw for the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream, 7 candidates required a minimum score of 80 to be considered. 2527 candidates were invited by PEI through these two streams in the past 12 months.
On November 9, 16 Express Entry candidates were invited by Alberta who were in the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta Job offer stream. A Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of more than 300 was required by them. Candidates in this stream can expect to wait up to two months for a final decision after submitting application as shown by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP).
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