Invitations to Apply for Provincial Nominee Programs are Issued by British Columbia and Manitoba

The most recent provincial nominee program (PNP) draws in British Columbia and Manitoba have invited candidates to apply. The majority of Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) have their own provincial nomination programs. Through these programs, candidates may apply for provincial nomination.

As the only province with control over all economic class immigrants, Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and separate from Canada’s.

Each year, 105,000 PR candidates are admitted through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Since 1998, PNP admissions have steadily increased. The federal government as well as the provincial government consider it an effective way to promote economic growth outside of urban areas.

Results for Provincial Immigration Between December 31 and January 6

British Columbia

In a general draw conducted on January 4, the province invited 163 candidates to apply for tech occupations.

The invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and included Express Entry candidates as well as candidates at the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled levels of the immigration process.

The minimum SIRS score for applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams was 105. For candidates in the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams, the score was 82. SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), but it is only applicable to British Columbia’s PNP.

Candidates working in the following occupations were also invited to participate in rounds of invitations held by the province.

  • There are 28 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) who have scored at least 60 points on the initial assessment;
  • It is estimated that there are 20 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry categories who have a minimum score of 60 points.
Manitoba

As part of the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program, on December 29, the province invited 280 candidates to submit their nominations through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program. Candidates must meet a baseline set of criteria specific to their program to be eligible to be nominated. To date, the province has invited:

  • A total of 202 invitations were sent out to skilled workers in Manitoba with a minimum score of 750.
  • There were 40 invitations issued by Skilled Workers Overseas with a minimum score of 711 to apply.

The International Education Stream has issued 38 invitations to applicants without requiring any scores to be obtained.

There were a total of 21 people invited to apply out of all those who were invited to apply, 21 of whom had Express Entry profiles. A full evaluation of all Expressions of Interest (EOI) received prior to November 16 will be carried out under the NOC 2016, whereas any EOIs received after November 16 will be evaluated under the NOC 2021.

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