Provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba have issued ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to candidates through their most recent rounds of PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) draws.
Most provinces and territories in Canada (except for Quebec and Nunavut) manage their PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs). Interested candidates, through these programs, may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be beneficial for obtaining PR (Permanent Residence).
Immigration programs in Quebec are overseen by the province and are different from immigration programs in Canada. Quebec is the only province that has control over all economic class immigrants.
The Provincial Nominee Program makes up for 105,000 PR admissions per year. It commenced in 1998 and the annual number of PNP admissions has since boosted gradually. Federal and Provincial governments consider it a highly effective tool to promote economic progress outside urban centers.
Provincial Immigration Results December 31 – January 6
The province of British Columbia issued 163 ITAs to applicants in a general draw, which concluded tech occupations on January 4.
There were two categories: the Skilled Worker and International Graduates for which invitations were issued to applicants. These categories included Express Entry candidates and Semi-Skilled candidates.
Candidates from the skilled worker and International Graduate streams required a minimum SIRS score of 105. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled applicants required a score of 82. SIRS acts much like the Express Entry CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Please note that it is only used for British Columbia’s PNP.
Also, BC held rounds of invitations for applicants working in the below-mentioned occupations:
- 28 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of no less than 60 points
- 20 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, such as Express Entry category, with scores of at least 60 points.
On December 29, the Manitoba province invited 280 applicants through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Applicants, to receive an invitation, are required to meet a baseline of criteria that is specific to their program. In total, Manitoba invited:
- Skilled Workers in the Manitoba province issued 202 invitations with the least possible score of 750
- Skilled Worker Overseas issued 40 invitations with a minimum score of 711.
- International Educational Stream issued 38 invitations with no requirement for the score.
Out of all who were invited to apply for the program, 21 had profiles in the Express Entry program.
The Manitoba province will continue to process all EOI (Expressions of Interest) received before November 16 under the NOC 2016. Any EOIs, which are received on or after November 16, will be assessed under NOC 2021.