Five Canadian provinces invited candidates in the latest PNP draw, namely, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Quebec, and PEI.
Provincial and federal governments see immigration as a shared responsibility. The application of a candidate gets strengthened for permanent resident status when he/she gets nominated by a province through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 600 additional CRS points are automatically provided to Express Entry candidates when nominated by a province.
PNP is not used by two Canadian provinces namely Quebec and Nunavut. There is a unique agreement of Quebec with the federal government in which it has full autonomy over the selection of its economic immigration programs.
Provincial Immigration Results from August 12 to 18
This week, 5,450 candidates were invited under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program in four separate streams:
✔️ Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
✔️ Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
✔️ Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
✔️ Human Capital Priorities Stream
All three Employer Job Offer draws were held on August 15. Among them, 853 international students were invited by the province with a cut-off score of 61 and a job offer in healthcare, technology, and skilled trades.
Under the Foreign Worker Stream, 375 candidates were invited with job offers in the skilled trades and a cut-off score of 30 as well as 1,131 candidates in tech and health occupations and cut-off score of 46.
256 skilled candidates were invited in the third employer job offer draw with job offers in in-demand skills and scores of 23 above received invitations.
In specific in-demand occupations such as agriculture, construction, and other select occupations, the candidates had job offers.
2,835 candidates were invited by the province on August 17 in the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream throughout the week with experience in health-related professions and technology professions with a cut-off score of 473.
Expression of interests ( EOI ) was issued under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program on 16th August. The province conducted draws for applicants in both its Express Entry and Occupations-In-Demand pathways. However, this was the inaugural occasion when they held six separate draws, each tailored to the candidate’s nation of residence and job. In every draw, the province maintains that the selection aims to aid in recruitment efforts, facilitating the connection of skilled candidates with employment prospects in the labor market.
In the category of Express Entry, the province extended invitations to 23 individuals living in Ireland, 224 individuals living in India, and 98 individuals residing in Poland, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
In the Occupations in Demand category, 12 candidates residing in Ireland, 207 candidates residing in India, and 78 candidates residing in Poland, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Ukraine were granted invitations.
All candidates participating in each selection process were mandated to achieve a minimum score of 60.
On August 10th, Quebec unveiled the outcomes of its latest invitation round. A total of 1384 applicants were extended invitations by the Ministry of Immigration, Francization, and Integration for permanent selection. Applicants needed a score of 591 and a French proficiency level of 7 or higher on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes.
Furthermore, individuals with a valid job offer outside the area of the Comminute
métropolitaine de Montréal were also granted invitations. It’s important to distinguish that being invited to apply for permanent selection differs from obtaining permanent resident status through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates aiming for permanent resident status still need to apply separately to IRCC.
Under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program conducted four specific draws on August 15, focusing on candidates eligible for the Skilled Worker and International Graduate Streams within the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which also encompassed those in the Express Entry pool.
In the most substantial selection round, 107 individuals engaged in a tech-related field were extended invitations. These candidates held a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 88.
The outcomes of the remaining three invitation rounds were distributed as such:
✔️ 27 invitations extended to early childhood educators and assistants
✔️ 19 invitations offered to candidates pursuing healthcare occupations
✔️ A number fewer than five invitations granted to candidates in other high-priority occupations
✔️ Every participant across these draws needed to achieve a minimum score of 60.
Prince Edward Island
On August 17th, a total of 142 applicants were granted invitations across two distinct streams within the Prince Edward Island PNP.
Within the Labour and Express Entry stream, the province extended invitations to 138 candidates. These invitations were exclusively offered to individuals employed by a Prince Edward Island employer, provided they had attained a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 50. Notably, for the past year, more than 97% of all PEI PNP invitations have been allocated to candidates belonging to the Labour and Express Entry categories.
Additionally, four candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category received invitations after fulfilling the requirement of achieving a minimum point threshold of 102.
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