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Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba Issued Invitations to Apply for Provincial Nomination

Austin Campbell

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In the most recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNP), candidates have been invited to apply from the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba.

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 January 7 to January 13

Ontario

On January 10, Ontario issued 404 invitations to apply to candidates for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Two of these invitations were issued as part of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project. It is the intention of this draw to draw candidates with skilled trades occupations who have full-time offers in skilled occupations within TEER categories 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The minimum score required for eligibility is 35 points.

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Ontario announced on December 22 that it has invited the maximum number of candidates allotted for the year 2022, which is 9,750 people. In total, Ontario has invited 9,750 applicants for the year 2022.

A statement issued by the province, it states that new applications, as well as those already submitted to the OINP, will be accepted as well as considered under the funding allocation for 2023.

British Columbia

The British Columbia Ministry of Labour released an invitation to apply for tech occupations on the 10th of January to 123 candidates selected as part of a targeted draw.

In the past few weeks, invitations have been sent to candidates in the categories of Skilled Workers and International Graduates. This includes candidates who applied via Express Entry. Since the BC PNP launched in 2017, over 6,000 tech workers have been nominated for provincial nominations.

For British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program, candidates must have a minimum SIRS score of 90. SIRS works similarly to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), although it is only used for British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program.

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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 childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214);
  • 17 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with a score of at least 60 points;
  • The occupations have scores of at least 60 points that are in demand.

Manitoba

In all, the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program invited 322 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program on January 12. Candidates for this program must meet a baseline of criteria specific to their program in order to be invited. In total, the province invited:

  • With a minimum score of 734, Skilled Workers in Manitoba issued 260 invitations to qualified candidates.
  • 20 invitations were issued by Skilled Workers Overseas, with a minimum score of 713.
  • There were 42 invitations issued by the International Education Stream without any requirement for a score.

A total of 27 applicants were invited to apply and, of those who had profiles in the Express Entry system, 27 were invited to apply.

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