4 provinces invited thousands of candidates from April 29 to May 5 most recently in Provincial Nominee Program draw results.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the most prominent immigration pathway to get permanent residency in Canada. According to the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, each year by the end of 2025, 117,500 new permanent residents will be welcomed by Canada through the PNP.
Immigration is a responsibility that is shared between the provincial and federal governments, this is the reason why PNP exists, despite Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) having a final say in who becomes a permanent resident.
Gaps in the provincial labour force are targeted by the provinces with the help of PNPs so that newcomers who are able to financially establish themselves in Canada can be selected by Provincial Government. To strengthen the Canadian economy, PNP is seen as a very important tool by both Provincial and Federal governments.
The number of candidates who can be nominated by a province changes each year. The overall PNP target of 105,000 candidates is set for 2023. The number of spots is divided later on among the 11 provinces and territories that have PNP programs. In 2023, 16,500 nominations have been allocated to Ontario and 3,050 nominations to Newfoundland and Labrador which is double the nominations it had in 2022.
Provincial Immigration Results April 29-May 5
Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), 539 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued by the province on May 4. Overall three streams are there for which draws will take place.
Under the occupation-specific draw, 252 candidates with a score of at least 606 were invited under the Skilled Worker stream. A lot of candidates were invited from the major groups. Middle management occupations in trades and transportation invited 70 candidates, administrative and financial supervisors invited 12 candidates, and middle management occupations like trades and transportation invited 22 candidates.
In a non-specific draw, 199 additional skilled workers received a letter of advice. The minimum score required by these candidates is 650. With the minimum score of 699, 49 candidates were invited through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream and 39 candidates were invited through the International Education Stream.
Through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, 171 candidates were invited on May 2. Invitations were sent to candidates with three targeted and one general draw. At the cut-off scores of 104 and 107 respectively in the general draw, candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams were invited.
Candidates from Semi-Skilled and Entry-Level streams have also been invited if they had a minimum score of 85. All three targeted draws require a minimum cut-off of 60. In healthcare occupations, 16 candidates were invited. In a draw for early childhood educators and assistants, 22 candidates were invited and less than 5 candidates were invited from other priority occupations. In the targeted draws, Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled candidates were not included.
Candidates are typically invited throughout the month by New Brunswick and then it publishes all the results at the same time. In April, through the Express Entry stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, 86 candidates were invited.
14 candidates were from the NB Occupations in Demand Connection, 27 candidates were in the NB Student Connection and 45 were in the Employment Connection.
45 days is the period of submitting a complete application for those who have received the invitation, then candidates will have 30 days to accept the nomination in their Federal Express Entry account later on, if approved for nomination by the province.
In two separate draws, 1032 candidates were invited by Saskatchewan on May 3. A major portion of those candidates, 739 people, were invited through the Express Entry stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
The remaining 293 candidates were invited through the Occupations-In-Demand stream. In both streams, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) and a minimum score of 68 is required. Throughout 2023, the draw by this province has always been held every month.
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