Last week, four Canadian provinces, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba announces PNP draw results. Most of the provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut manage their own PNPs. Through provincial nominee programs, interested applicants are welcomed to apply for a provincial nomination. However, a provincial nomination is not similar to permanent residence, it effectively increases the chances of attaining permanent resident status. For example, a PNP applicant with Express Entry profiles who receives a nomination will get 600 points added to their CRS score. Also, they qualify to be invited to apply for a PNP-specific round of invitations.
Saskatchewan PNP Draw Result
Saskatchewan releases invitation round results for July 21 and 28. July 21 was the largest of the year, wherein 802 applicants were invited to apply for provincial nominations. The Canadian province invited 797 applicants from Express Entry programs and 5 invitations were offered to Ukrainian nationals in respect to the current crunch. In the July 28 draw, 748 applicants were invited out of which 469 invitations were extended to the candidates in the Occupations in Demand category and the remaining 279 were issued to Express Entry applicants. In both the draws, applicants required at least an Express of Interest score of 68.
British Columbia PNP Draw Result
This Canadian province holds PNP draw every week. The recent draw was held on July 26 and invited more than 183 applicants. A total of 147 of these applicants were invited through a general draw, which included tech occupations too. The applicants required a minimum score of 78 points. British Columbia held a draw for the applicants working the following occupations:
- 22 early childhood educators and assistants with a minimum score of 60 points
- 9 healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60 points
Manitoba held a provincial nominee program on July 28 and issued 335 invitations. The invitations were divided across three immigration streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 299 invitations with a minimum score of 693
- Skilled Workers Overseas — 15 invitations with a minimum score of 726
- International Education Stream — 41 invitations with no score requirement.
On July 27, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to 2 applicants under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project. This program targets to assist skilled refugees to immigrate to Canada through the existing economic programs.