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Manitoba and British Columbia Extended Invitations to Candidates in Latest PNP Draws

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Manitoba and British Columbia Extended Invitations to Candidates in Latest PNP Draws

In the last couple of weeks, two provinces in Canada have extended invitations to candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These draws coincided with the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) introduction of new selection categories for Express Entry candidates, which may also encompass those participating in the PNP.

The IRCC has clarified that not all future draws will be dedicated to the new categories, and Express Entry PNP draws will continue to be held.

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PNP Draws Reflect Various Selection Categories

In addition to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws conducted by British Columbia and Manitoba, numerous provinces and territories across Canada (excluding Quebec and Nunavut) also carry out their own PNP draws. These draws aim to invite candidates with specific occupational expertise, National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes, or language proficiency. For instance, several provinces have dedicated PNP immigration streams tailored for technology or healthcare professionals. Notably, British Columbia consistently conducts targeted draws for healthcare workers weekly.

Immigration in Canada is a shared responsibility between the federal and provincial governments. The PNP empowers provincial governments to nominate economic immigration candidates for permanent residency based on their potential to establish a solid financial foothold within the nominating province. It enables areas to target candidates who can effectively address regional job vacancies efficiently.


Manitoba Extends Invitations to 589 Candidates in Recent Draw

On June 1, Manitoba issued invitations to 589 candidates across three streams through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Among these candidates, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category was the focus, with invitations extended to individuals falling into two distinct categories. The first category comprised 262 candidates possessing work experience within specific NOC significant groups:

  • 44 – Care providers and legal and public protection support occupations
  • 42 – Front-line public protection services and paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community, and education services
  • 21 – Professional careers in natural and applied sciences
  • 13 – Administrative occupations and transportation logistics occupations
  • 11 – Professional works in finance and business

240 Skilled Workers were invited without any specific occupation requirement. These candidates achieved minimum scores of 669.

Furthermore, Manitoba extended invitations to 56 candidates under the International Graduate stream, while 31 Skilled Workers Overseas received invitations with minimum scores of 801.

In a separate draw on May 25, Manitoba invited 29 candidates through the Special Measures for Ukraine Act. This category specifically targets Ukrainian nationals who meet the eligibility criteria for an MPNP immigration stream.

Manitoba and British Columbia Extended Invitations to Candidates

British Columbia

British Columbia recently organized Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws on May 23 and 30, inviting numerous candidates.

The outcomes of the May 23 draws showcased the province’s invitation of over 140 candidates across four different categories. Notably, the most significant draw specifically targeted tech occupations and invited 103 candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduates streams, including Express Entry candidates. To be eligible, these candidates must have a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 90.

Furthermore, British Columbia conducted targeted draws for other priority occupations, inviting 20 candidates in the early childhood education field, 17 in the healthcare sector, and fewer than five in other priority occupations. Each of these draws had a minimum SIRS score requirement of 60.

In the PNP draws held on May 30 in British Columbia, the largest draw was a general draw encompassing various categories. It extended invitations to 151 candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Streams. The minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score requirements for this draw ranged from 85 to 107.

The remaining three draw categories mirrored those from the previous week. Specifically, 26 early childhood educators and assistants, 14 healthcare workers, and fewer than five candidates from other priority occupations were invited. As before, candidates in these categories were required to have a minimum SIRS score of 60.

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