Invitations were issued by 4 provinces for provincial immigration namely British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec.
Through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a lot of economic immigration permanent residents arrive in Canada. As per the immigration levels plan 2023-2025, a target of over 117,500 new PNP permanent residents was set by the Canadian government to arrive in Canada each year by 2025.
Before the establishment of the Provincial Nominee Program in 1998, the majority of immigrants settle in a few of the urban centers of Canada. Economic benefits of immigration can be spread by PNP throughout the country.
Provincial Immigration Results April 22-28
In three targeted draws, 168 candidates were invited by British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program on April 25. The minimum cut-off scores must be met by candidates under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), and the minimum cut-off scores must be met by the candidates in BC PNP. SIRS is equivalent to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of Express Entry but it is only for those candidates who want to get a provincial nomination from British Columbia.
All candidates who were under the International Graduate or Skilled Worker stream including Express Entry candidates were invited in the draw conducted this week. With minimum SIRS scores of 90, the largest draw targeted 113 candidates with a tech occupation. 28 candidates with occupations that fall under Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants with a minimum score of 60 were invited by the second draw.
This week, three separate draw results were published by Alberta under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), all candidates were also in the pool of Express Entry.
152 candidates were targeted by the first draw that took place on April 20. The selection criteria were that every candidate should have a primary occupation in demand and family connection in Alberta with a minimum score ranging from 300-500. An occupation-specific draw was held on April 24 in which 124 candidates were invited targeting the priority sector – construction occupation with an Alberta job offer. The CRS cut-off score for this draw was 301.
558 candidates were invited in the Skilled Workers Overseas stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) who needed a score of 616 to be eligible. Candidates having a full license to work in Manitoba were selected in this draw.
To apply for permanent selection on April 2020, 1020 candidates were invited from the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Candidates having Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores equal to or greater than 598 have valid job offers outside the territory of the Communaut’e me’tropolitaine de Montre’al.
Quebec has total autonomy over how the selection of economic immigrants is done. For permanent residence, candidates who are successful in obtaining a Quebec Selection Certificate must still apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In the third draw, 27 candidates were invited in the healthcare occupations with a minimum score of 60.