In the recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNP), the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, 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.
There are a number of immigrant programs that are administered by the province of Quebec and are different from those that are administered by the federal government. Quebec is the only province that has control over all immigrants irrespective of their economic class.
A total of 105,000 PR admissions are made every year under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 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.
Results of Provincial Immigration For the Period of (February 4 – February 10)
On February 09, Ontario issued 510 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in the Express Entry: Skilled Trades stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The minimum score required for eligibility is between 260-489 points.
The candidates with eligibility are required to have full-time offers in occupations in any of the below mentioned National Occupational Classification (NOCs).
- Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators (NOC 72024)
- The draw issued invitations to welders and related machine operators (NOC 72106)
- Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers (NOC 72204)
- Carpenters (NOC 72310) and Painters and decorators, except interior decorators (NOC 73112)
The British Columbia Ministry of Labour released an invitation to apply to 245 candidates on 7th of February. The draw invited 207 candidates selected in a general draw which included tech occupations.
The province issued invitations to candidates in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates. This includes candidates who applied via Express Entry with a minimum SIRS score of 102. British Columbia also invited candidates from the Entry level and Semi-skilled category with a SIRS score of 82. 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 25 childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214);
- 13 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with a score of at least 60 points;
In all, the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program invited 308 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program on February 9. Candidates for this program must meet a baseline of criteria specific to their program in order to be invited.
The Province Invited a Total Number of Candidates;
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba released 221 invitations with a minimum score of 720;
- Skilled Workers Overseas issued 32 invitations with a minimum score of 709
- International Education stream in Manitoba issued 55 invitations without any score.
In total, 33 applicants who were invited to apply had Express Entry profiles.