In the most recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNP), candidates have been invited to apply from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island.
In Canada, there are a number of provincial and territorial nomination programs (PNPs). Under these programs, interested candidates are invited to apply for their provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be a valuable step toward attaining permanent residency.
There are a number of immigrant programs that are administered by the province of Quebec and it is the only province that has control over all immigrants irrespective of their economic class.
Since its inception in 1998, the number of PNP admissions has steadily increased. It has been viewed by both the federal and provincial governments as an effective tool for promoting economic development outside of urban areas. Candidates are nominated by provinces based on attributes such as work experience, college education, language ability, or other human capital attributes.
Provincial Immigration Results for the Period (January 25th to March 3rd)
The province of British Columbia issued invitations to 169 candidates for provincial nomination. The invitations have been sent to 145 candidates in a targeted draw that included tech occupations.
The draw issued invitations to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with a minimum required SIRS score of 83. SIRS works similarly to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), although it is only used for British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program.
A round of invitations was also sent out to candidates working in the following occupations in the province.
- A minimum of 60 points is required for 18 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214);
- 06 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with a score of at least 60 points.
On 16th February, the province of Alberta issued 100 invitations to candidates to apply for the provincial nomination. To qualify, candidates required a minimum CRS score of 357. In 2023, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has assigned Alberta a total of 9,750 nomination certificates. Each province can issue a maximum number of nomination certificates.
Prince Edward Island
On March 2, Prince Edward Island issued invitations to 46 candidates through the Labour and Express Entry stream of the PEI PNP. In order to be nominated by PEI, Express Entry candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) separately.
Prince Edward Island admitted more immigrants per capita than any other province in the country, The Canadian Real Estate Association discovered that in the third quarter of 2022, the province of Prince Edward Island grew by 2,035 people. Compared to the same period in 2021, this was an increase of 71.3%.