Last week, Four Canadian provinces announced PNP draw results, and Quebec organized a recent draw through Arrima. Most of the Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut manage their own PNPs. Through these PNP programs, interested applicants will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. However, a provincial nomination is not similar to permanent residence, it can also as the initial step towards attaining the permanent resident status for eligible applicants by increasing your CRS score. For example, Provincial Nominee Program applicants with Express Entry profiles receive a nomination and get an additional 600 points added to the score.
British Columbia PNP Draw Result
On August 23, 210 applicants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in British Columbia. The province holds PNP draw every week. In this draw, 205 applicants were issued invitations in a regional targeted draw that included tech occupations. The invited applicants were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and also included Express Entry applicants.
The minimum SIRS score for the targeted regional draw fluctuated between 106 for Skilled Workers with Express Entry to 75 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled applicants. SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) but it is only used for British Columbia’s PNP.
The Canadian province also organizes rounds of invitations for applicants working in the following occupations.
- Early childhood educators and assistants with a minimum score of 60 points
- 5 healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60 points
- Healthcare assistants with a minimum score of 60 points
Saskatchewan PNP Draw Result
Saskatchewan recently held two draws. On August 18, 668 applicants were issued invitations with a minimum score of 67 and on August 25, 629 were invited with a minimum score of 65. All applicants were invited through the Express Entry and Occupations-In-Demand categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Prince Edward Island PNP Draw
On August 18, The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited 121 immigration applicants. in this draw, Express Entry and Labour Impact applicants garnered maximum invitations with a combined total of 117. The remaining four invitations were issued to Business Impact applicants who had a minimum provincial score of 97 points. PEI holds around one draw every month and announces its schedule for the year in advance.
Quebec PNP Draw
The province of Quebec has more autonomy over its immigration as compared to the other provinces, so it does not participate in the PNP.
People who wish to immigrate to Quebec must submit their profile to a provincial expression of interest pool, called Arrima. The provincial committee invites applicants with profiles that match the criteria for an immigration program. Invited applicants apply for a provincial nomination or a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) in Quebec.
On August 9, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited 58 candidates to apply for a permanent selection under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
The applicants are required to have a job profile in the Arrima Expression of Interest system with scores and must have a valid job offer outside of the Montreal Metropolitan area.