This week, three Provinces have nominated candidates in the most recent PNP draw, (Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick).
Provincial governments put up individuals who have the best chance of integrating into the province’s labor force and establishing themselves economically.
Except for Quebec and Nunavut, most provinces and territories conduct PNP draws that prioritize applicants with particular professions, such as those in the fields of technology, healthcare, and skilled crafts. This makes it possible for governments to focus on hiring applicants who can meet local labor needs. Similar to this, the federal government will soon begin organizing Express Entry draws in upcoming category-based selection draws through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for specific occupations and French language skills.
If a PNP candidate is selected from the Express Entry pool and receives a provincial nomination, they will immediately earn 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This increases the likelihood that they will be invited to apply.
Candidates for economic immigration who are not part of an Express Entry program may nonetheless apply for provincial nomination. This can help their overall application for permanent residency.
Being nominated is not the same as being granted permanent resident status. A candidate with a provincial nomination must still apply to IRCC separately. This is because immigration is a shared duty of the provincial and federal governments.
Results of provincial immigration June 17-22
For the Employer Job Offer stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Programme (OINP), Ontario welcomed 1,000 applicants through three draws on June 20.
Candidates who had job offers in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream were drawn first. The province welcomed 426 applicants who had worked in a skilled trade and had scores of 36 or higher.
318 foreign workers having a job offer in the healthcare industry were eligible for the second draw. Candidates needed at least a 33 to be eligible for this draw.
The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream’s final draw attracted 256 applicants in a general draw. Candidates needed a score of at least 26.
British Columbia conducted four targeted drawings on June 20 for applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, including Express Entry applicants. The biggest draw focused on 107 IT job candidates using the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) with a minimum cut-off score of 90. The final three drawings focused on less than five candidates in other priority occupations, 19 candidates in the healthcare, and 18 early childhood educators and helpers, each requiring a minimum score of 60.
The monthly Express Entry results for New Brunswick have been published.
The province claims that it welcomed 93 Express Entry applicants in total throughout May from three streams, including:
- 62 in the Occupations in Demand connection
- 21 in the NB Employment connection
- 10 in the NB Student connection;
This year, New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program has submitted 509 applicants for provincial Express Entry. With 186 candidates invited, March of 2023 was the busiest month so yet. This may have been because March was also the busiest month for federal Express Entry draws, during which 21,667 applicants from throughout Canada were invited.
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