Three provinces namely British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island announced their Provincial Nominee Program draw results from July 15 to 20.
Provincial nominee programs exist so that a nominating province can exercise more control over the choice of economic immigrants who settle there. The provincial governments are likely to choose qualified applicants who are most likely to fill gaps in the local labour force.
An applicant who is nominated by a province has a substantially better probability of receiving an ITA for permanent residency. The nominated Express Entry candidates also gain 600 more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. It practically ensures an ITA in the subsequent draw.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) distribute the PNP nominations that are available to each province based on the goals outlined in the most recent Immigration Levels Plan. The Immigration Levels Plan specifies the goal for the admission of permanent residents for the next three years.
Provinces have recently demanded increased control over economic immigration and customized agreements with the federal government, similar to Quebec’s. According to the terms of the Canada-Quebec agreement, Quebec is the only province with such an agreement and has complete control over the choice of economic immigrants.
The province Immigration Levels Plan, a new effort from IRCC that details province nomination allocations for the next three years, was approved at a meeting of the forum of ministers responsible for immigration held in March of this year. Most allocations are now higher than they were previously.
The provinces will be given the tools they need to effectively prepare for more immigrants. Provinces can make sure that there are enough resources, such as housing, employment opportunities, and other crucial infrastructure, in place to support immigrants and make the province a desirable place to visit.
Provincial Immigration Results July 15 to 20
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program had it’s regular Tuesday PNP draw on July 18. The provinces invited more than 167 candidates in four draws this week. All applicants, including Express Entry applicants, were participants in the Skilled Workers or International Graduate streams.
The largest draw with IT jobs has 112 individuals in mind. The candidates had to get a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 88.
Each of the remaining three draws required a minimum of 60 SIRS scores and was likewise occupation-specific. The government invited 39 early childhood educators and helpers, 16 healthcare professionals, and less than five applicants for other priority occupations.
Two lotteries under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream for applicants in designated occupations were held on July 20 under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. In a draw for healthcare professionals, 159 individuals were invited, and the province invited 902 candidates for a tech job.
The required CRS score range for all candidates was 458 to 462. These provincial results are remarkably similar to the Express Entry invitations’ recently implemented category-based selection phases.
So far this summer, 200 healthcare professionals and 500 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) candidates have gotten ITAs from the federal Express Entry pool. The IRCC held its First Ever Category Based Express Entry Draw for STEM Was Held at the beginning of July.
Prince Edward Island
On July 20, 106 applicants were invited to the first PNP draw of the month under Prince Edward Island PNP. The invitations were divided into two different categories.
For the candidates in the labour and Express Entry streams, a first draw was held. The government invited 97 individuals who are employed by PEI employers and have a minimum EOI score of 50 under the Critical Worker stream. The candidates who are interested in Immigration to Prince Edward Island are invited to this draw.
Nine candidates who met the required 80 points under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream were invited to the province. Consult With Us! The Best Immigration Consultants in India provides the latest updates about all the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program draws, keep yourself updated with Oasis Visas.