Five Canadian provinces have extended invitations for candidates to apply for nomination through the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP).
Under the PNP, provinces choose economic immigration candidates with the highest potential for successful integration into their local workforce. These candidates can either be selected from the federal Express Entry pool or apply directly to the province.
The PNP exists due to a joint effort between federal and provincial governments. Each year, the federal government allocates a specific number of nominations to each province (excluding Quebec and Nunavut). By the end of 2023, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to admit 105,550 new permanent residents through the PNP.
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Provincial Immigration Updates: August 26th to September 1st
On August 29, British Columbia conducted its weekly draw, extending invitations to over 150 candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams through four distinct draws.
The largest draw, specifically targeting tech occupations, invited 102 candidates with a minimum eligibility score of 88.
The other three draw results were as follows:
- 28 invitations for early childhood educators and assistants.
- 20 invitations for healthcare professionals.
- Less than five invitations for other priority occupations.
Candidates in all these draws were required to have a minimum score of 60.
On August 30, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to 772 candidates via the Masters Graduate stream.
The draw was open to candidates from various occupations, requiring a minimum score of 44 for eligibility.
To qualify for this stream, candidates must hold an Ontario master’s degree, possess a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7 in an official language, demonstrate sufficient settlement funds, and have resided in Ontario for at least one of the past two years.
On August 30, Manitoba conducted its initial region-focused draw of the year. In this draw, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 288 candidates from the Skilled Worker stream to apply for nomination.
Eligibility criteria dictated that candidates must declare their current employment in Manitoba and express their intention to reside in or live in a community outside Winnipeg, the provincial capital. Additionally, they were required to obtain a minimum score of 600.
Prince Edward Island
On August 31, PEI extended invitations to 22 candidates via the Labor and Express Entry stream of the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The program specifically offered these invitations to individuals in the healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, and construction sectors.
Since September 2022, the province has invited 2,602 candidates, with 97% of all invitations issued under the Labor and Express Entry stream.
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) has announced the outcomes of its draw conducted on August 24.
Alberta invited 168 candidates via the Family Connection and Primary Occupation in Demand stream. This stream is open to candidates with immediate family members residing in the province, such as parents, children, or siblings.
All invitees in this stream also participated in the Express Entry system and were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 302 in this draw.
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