Three Canadian provinces have extended invitations to potential candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Provincial governments extend these invitations through PNPs to candidates they believe will readily integrate into the local economy.
The provinces select candidates through two distinct pathways: enhanced nomination, Where provincial authorities choose candidates from the federal Express Entry pool of applications, and base nomination, where candidates apply directly to the provincial government.
In addition, receiving a nomination through a PNP is not equivalent to obtaining permanent resident status, but it significantly enhances an application’s strength. Nominated candidates must submit a separate application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
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Provincial Immigration Outcomes from October 6th to October 12th
On October 10th, Alberta conducted a limited draw, extending invitations to 13 candidates within the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with an Alberta job offer, which is part of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. Furthermore, all candidates eligible for this stream are also Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 327.
Additionally, for 2023, Alberta has set aside 1,462 nominations for candidates applying under this stream. Currently, fewer than 10 applications are awaiting processing, leaving approximately 1,383 allocations available.
On October 11, British Columbia extended invitations to over 180 candidates in its latest BC PNP draw. Besides, the province conducted four distinct draws, targeting candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories. Including those within the Express Entry system.
The most substantial draw invited 118 candidates employed in tech occupations, with a minimum score requirement of 90 for consideration. The remaining three draw results are as follows, with candidates in each occupation category needing to achieve a minimum score of 60:
- Early childhood educators and assistants: 45 candidates
- Healthcare professionals: 17 candidates
- Lastly, other priority occupations: Fewer than five candidates
On October 5, Manitoba conducted four separate draws, extending invitations to 542 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
Two of these draws targeted candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category. Additionally, the first draw targeted candidates working in specific professions falling under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 significant groups, which include:
- NOC 72 – Technical trades and transportation officers and controllers
- NOC 73 – General trades
- and lastly, NOC 75 – Helpers and laborers, along with other transport drivers, operators, and laborers
Furthermore, candidates for this draw needed a minimum score of 610 to be eligible.
The second Skilled Worker draw was general, with candidates not selected based on specific attributes. Manitoba invited 222 candidates in this category with a minimum score of 629.
Besides, the remaining two draws were also general. They included 41 candidates from the Skilled Worker Overseas category, all meeting the minimum score requirement of 601, and 60 candidates from the International Education stream.