Last week, Canadian provinces Ontario and British Columbia released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most of the Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut manage their own PNPs. Through these provincial programs, interested applicants are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The rise in the number of PNPs is because the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective pathway to encourage the economic development of Canada.
Ontario PNP Draw Result August 12-18
On August 16, Ontario organized a PNP under the Entrepreneur Stream. The province invited 30 candidates with a CRS score between 138 and 160 in the first Entrepreneur stream draw since 2021. Similar to all categories falling under the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) applicants must submit an EOI, however, if they are invited to apply, they are required to attend a compulsory interview.
The successful applicants will be issued a temporary work permit to move to Canada and after meeting all the business requirements they will be asked to show documentation to prove their eligibility.
- Must have experience of 24 months in the last 5 years
- Must have at least one-third of the equity in the business.
- Must be actively involved in the management of the business
- The main purpose of investing must be to make profit
- Must create at least two permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents
On August 16, British Columbia issued invitations to more than 223 applicants to apply for provincial nomination. 177 applicants were invited in a general draw including the tech occupations. The invitations were issued to applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories and included Express Entry applicants. The general draw also involved Entry Level and Semi-Skilled applicants. SIRS is like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System used for British Columbia’s PNP. BC conducts rounds of invitations for applicants working in the following occupations:
- 26 early childhood educators and assistants with a minimum score of 60 points
- 15 healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60 points
- 5 healthcare assistants with a minimum score of 60 points