In the recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw the Canadian province of British Columbia and Ontario have issued nominations to eligible applicants. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration pathway that permits provinces and territories to nominate people for permanent residency based on the economic requirements of the particular province.
On April 11, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia conducted a draw through its Skills Immigration stream, inviting a total of 132 applicants to apply for provincial nomination.
The issued invitations were divided across the Skilled Workers and International Graduates with EEBC option. The SI stream is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers who have a job offer in British Columbia in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. The EEBC stream, on the other hand, is for candidates who are already in the federal Express Entry pool and have a valid job offer in British Columbia.
The BC PNP held rounds of invitations in its targeted draw and issued a total of 99 ITAs to applicants. To enter the round, the applicants needed a CRS score of at least 85.
The Canadian province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the targeted occupations that included childcare and Healthcare. The targeted draw invited 25 early childhood educators and assistants and 8 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS score of 60.
On April 11, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program conducted a general draw through its Employer Job Offer category, inviting 295 candidates from the in-demand skills stream, to apply for provincial nomination. The minimum required score categories was 30 and above.
The OINP Employer Job offer category’s In-demand skills stream conduct draws all through the year. The demands of the program and the quantity of applications in the system, however, might affect how often the draws occur. Additionally, OINP typically announces in advance the dates of upcoming draws and the quantity of invites to be issued. The minimum score required to be offered an invitation to apply (ITA) may, however, change from draw to draw depending on the pool’s size and the program’s requirements.
Candidates must meet the specific requirements of the province or territory they are interested in in order to be eligible for a provincial nomination. These requirements must include having a legitimate employment offer in the province, work experience in any in-demand field, education background, and more.
A candidate must also meet the basic standards for immigration to Canada after meeting the special criteria for the PNP stream. These prerequisites must include meeting medical and security screening criteria, being eligible to enter Canada, and having sufficient resources to sustain themselves and their families.
In conclusion, the most recent PNP draw, which was held by British Columbia and Ontario, shows how crucial PNP is to the immigration process. By doing this, Canadian provinces and territories are able to attract and keep skilled laborers and business owners who can contribute to the community’s economy and society.
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