Last Week, four Canadian provinces announces the Provincial Nominee Program draw results. British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba released the draw results held in July. Most Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut operate and manage their PNPs. These programs welcome eligible and interested applicants to apply for provincial nomination. However, a provincial nomination is not similar to permanent residence status, it can drastically increase the chances of attaining Canadian PR. For example, PNP applicants with Express Entry profiles who receive a nomination get 600 points added to their CRS score. They also qualify to be invited to apply for a PNP-specific round of invitations.
Provincial Nominee Program was launched in 1998, the PNP invited 400 immigrants and its success brings more than 80000 every year. The spike in the intake of PNP admissions in Canada is because the federal and provincial governments consider it a promising pathway to promote the economic development of Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program Draw Results Since July 21
This Canadian province conducted a draw through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and released results for July 21 and 28.
The July 21 draw was the largest of the year 2022 wherein 802 applicants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The province issued 797 invitations to the candidates from Express Entry programs and five invitations were offered to the Ukrainian nationals in response to the crisis.
The July 28 draw invited 748 applicants to apply for provincial nomination. Out of which, 469 invitations went to applicants in the Occupations in Demand category and 279 were issued to Express Entry applicants. In both draws, applicants required a minimum score of 68.
The latest British Columbia PNP draw was held on July 26, when the province invited more than 183 applicants to apply for provincial nomination. A total of 147 of the applicants were invited through a general draw including tech jobs. These applicants should meet the requirements of one of BC’s Express Entry or Skills Immigration categories, which are managed through SIRS. The invited applicants had a minimum score of 78 points.
The province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the following professions:
- 22 early childhood teachers and assistants with a minimum score of 60 points
- 9 healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60 points
This Canadian province conducted a PNP draw on July 28 and issued 355 invitations through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations were divided across three immigration streams:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 299 invitations with a minimum score of 693
- Skilled Workers Overseas — 15 invitations with a minimum score of 726
- International Education Stream — 41 invitations with no score requirement.
- Out of all who were invited to apply, 56 had profiles in the Express Entry system.
On July 27, Ontario issued invitations to two applicants under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project. This program targets to assist skilled refugees to immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs.