In the last week, two Canadian provinces Ontario and Manitoba released invitations to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a popular pathway for skilled professionals to immigrate to Canada and get permanent resident status. There are more than 80 provincial immigration streams that are aimed to attract workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs. Each program is designed to fulfill the labor force requirements. Only through these programs, potential applicants can apply for provincial immigration.
However, different nominee programs have varying eligibility criteria for Canada’s ten provinces, except Quebec and Nunavut. Quebec’s immigration programs are regulated by the province and are different from Canada’s immigration programs. The province controls the entire economic class of immigrants. Be that as it may, a provincial nomination is not like the permanent resident status, it can go about as the most vital move towards getting permanent residence from IRCC.
The PNP in Canada registers for over 105,000 PR admissions each year. It started in 1998 and the consistent rise in the PNP confirmations every year is because the Canadian government thinks of immigration as an economic booster.
Ontario and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Let’s take a quick recap of the provincial immigration results of the PNP draws held in the month of December.
Provincial Immigration Results (December 24th – 30th)
On December 21st, the province issued 725 letters of interest to Master’s graduate stream candidates. The stream required candidates to meet specific eligibility criteria, like the following
- An applicant must have a master’s degree from a qualifying university in Ontario
- A candidate is required to have a minimum language requirement of CLB 7 or higher in English or French
- One must have legally lived in Ontario for a minimum of one in the past two years
Among all provinces/territories in Canada, Ontario has the largest number of newcomers every year. It additionally offers the biggest distribution of invitations to apply accessible under any PNP in Canada. To note, Ontario is going to admit 9750 candidates.
On December 29th, Manitoba welcomed 16 applicants through special immigration measures in response to Ukraine’s situation. Candidates must meet the following conditions;
- Must be citizens of Ukraine;
- Got a minimum of CLB 4 in each language band;
- Have made connections to Manitoba;
- Must have a valid language test
- Got at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria