Five provinces held draws from May 13 to 19. Provinces namely were British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and PEI.
There are certain economic immigration candidates, that Canadian provinces feel have the ability to integrate themselves into the workforce and establish themselves economically within the province. Except for Quebec and Nunavut, all Canadian provinces and territories are permitted to select such candidates that they find suitable.
Provincial Nominee Program was established in 1998 and it has been a significant success, which is why it is now the most important pathway for admissions of economic immigrants in the Immigration Levels Plan.
The draws can be held as infrequently or frequently as required by the provincial governments. Provided that the number of invitations allocated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is not to be exceeded by the province, there is no cap on the number of Provincial Nominee Program candidates invited in each draw.
Provincial Immigration Results May 13-19
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a draw in three categories on May 18. There were two separate draws, occupation-specific and non-occupation-specific, through which Skilled Workers in Manitoba were invited. With a National Occupation Classification (NOC) code of 7330 – Transport and transit drivers, 287 candidates were invited to an occupation-specific draw in which a minimum score of 610 was required.
To the second Skilled Worker draw, 191 candidates were invited with minimum scores of 701. This draw was not occupation-specific. With a minimum score of 721, 27 candidates were invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas category, and 21 candidates were invited from the International Education stream.
Under the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream, a draw was held by Ontario on May 18 for skilled trade candidates. In the Skilled Trades occupation, 1694 candidates were invited by the province with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that ranged from 250-482.
A year of full-time work experience is required by the candidates under this stream, which must be obtained within the last two years from the date of application submission to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), must be residing in Ontario while maintaining legal status in Canada, and must be in one or more occupations that were identified in their Express Entry profile.
In three draws that were held on May 16, 202 candidates were invited under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. 162 candidates were invited from three streams in a general draw which meant there was no occupation targeted. A minimum score of 107 was needed by International Graduates, 104 was required by candidates in the Skilled Worker category, and a score of 85 was required by Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled candidates.
The remaining two draws targeted 11 healthcare professionals and 29 early childhood educators with a minimum score of 60. Candidates who were in the International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories were considered for the draw, including Express Entry candidates.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program held its second draw on May 18. 260 candidates were invited by the province, and 784 Express Entry candidates were also invited under the occupation in-demand stream.
For both categories, there was a cut-off score of 67. Candidates also require an Educational Credential Assessment.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island PNP held its second draw of the month on May 18. Under its Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category, 3 candidates were invited and 155 candidates were invited under Labour and Express Entry stream. 65 was the minimum score which was required by the candidates.
Over the past year, the provinces have deviated from their standard pattern of holding draws once a month. There was only one PEI PNP draw in April this year, whereas there were three draws in the month of March.
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