Invitations are issued by Ontario BC and Manitoba in Latest PNP Draws. Most of the Canadian provinces and territories operate their PNPs except for Quebec and Nunavut. Through these programs, candidates who are interested may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. It can be beneficial to receive a provincial nomination for gaining permanent residence.
Immigration programs of Quebec are administered by Province and are distinct from Canada’s immigration programs. Overall economic-class immigrants can be controlled only by Quebec. 105,000 PR admissions every year are accounted for by the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Starting in 1998, the annual number of PNP admissions has increased gradually since. PNP is considered an effective tool for both provincial and federal governments to promote economic development outside of urban centers.
January 22-27 Provincial Immigration Results
On January 24, in a general draw, 221 invitations to apply were issued to candidates by British Columbia that included tech occupations. Candidates in Skilled Worker, International Graduates, Entry level and Semi-skilled categories including Express Entry candidates were issued invitations. The range of the SIRS score for the general draw was from 82-102. SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) but is only used for British Columbia’s PNP.
The province also held rounds of invitations for the candidates mentioned below:
- 18 healthcare candidates from the International Graduate, Skilled Worker including Express Entry category with scores of at least 60 points;
- 31 early childhood educators and assistants with scores of at least 60 points, and;
- Other in-demand occupations with cut-off of 60 points.
A total of 620 invitations to apply were issued to candidates in Employer Job Offer on January 24: International Student stream of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP). There were no targeted occupations as it was a general draw.
A minimum score of 82 is required by candidates to receive an invitation. This stream is for international students in a skilled occupation with a job offer. The job offer must be in a skilled occupation at TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities) category 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the NOC (National Occupational Classification). 692 candidates were also invited by Ontario through the Master’s Graduate stream on January 25. The cut-off score was 44.
Candidates must meet a baseline of criteria to be eligible for this stream, such as the following:
- Language proficiency requirement is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher (French or English).
- Master’s degree is required from an eligible university in Ontario
- Required to legally live in Ontario for at least one year
336 candidates were invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program on January 26. Candidates must meet a baseline of criteria specific to their program to receive an invitation.
- With a minimum score of 726, 253 invitations were issued to Skilled Workers in Manitoba.
- With a minimum score of 713, 23 invitations were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas.
- With no score requirement, 60 invitations were issued to International Education Stream.