In the recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNP), the provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba issued invitations to candidates. In Canada, there are a number of provincial and territorial nomination programs (PNPs). Under these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for their provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be a valuable step toward attaining permanent residency.
A total of 105,000 PR admissions are made every year under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Since its inception in 1998, PNP admissions have 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.
There are several immigration programs that are administered by the province of Quebec and are managed distinctly unlike other programs. In short, Quebec is the only province that has control over all immigrants irrespective of their economic class.
Results of Provincial Immigration For the Period of (February 18 – February 24)
On February 22, the British Columbia Ministry of Labour released invitation to apply (ITAs) to 241 candidates. The draw invited 203 candidates selected in a general draw which included majorly the tech occupations.
The province issued invitations to candidates in the Skilled Workers with a minimum SIRS score of 101 and International Graduates with that of 103. This draw also included candidates who applied via Express Entry.
British Columbia also invited candidates from the Entry level and Semi-skilled category with a SIRS score of 85. 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 early 18 childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214);
- 20 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with a SIRS score of 60 points;
- At most five from occupations that are in demand in the province
On February 9, Quebec issued 1,011 invitations to Quebec Regular Skilled Workers (QSWP) to apply for permanent selection. The invitations were issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) to applicants with a minimum score of 619.
Applicants are required to have a valid job offer, not in the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
On February 23, the province of Manitoba invited 583 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program. The province released 207 invitations to candidates belonging to the following occupations:
- Transport and transit drivers – NOC (7330)
- Retail and wholesale trade managers – NOC (6002)
- Nursing and allied health professionals – NOC (3130)
- Assistants in education – NOC (4310)
- Secondary, elementary, and kindergarten teachers (4122)
- Hairstylists and estheticians – NOC (6321)
- Automotive service technicians – NOC (7241)
- Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community, and education services – NOC (4220)
- Retail salespersons/non-technical wholesale trade sales/ account representatives – NOC (6410)
- Office support and court services occupations- NOC (1410)
The province invited 298 non-specific occupation candidates under the skilled worker program with a minimum score of 693, and 51 candidates under the international education stream. Furthermore, the province issued invitations to 27 Skilled Workers Overseas candidates with a minimum score of 721. In total, 140 applicants who were invited to apply had Express Entry profiles.