Recently four Canadian provinces Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island have issued provincial nominations to applicants. Here, we will delve into the details of the latest PNP draw results released between June 10 -16 and shed light on the opportunities they present.
Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program
Between May 9 and June 8, Alberta conducted seven separate draws under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Programs. Out of a total allocation of 9,750 for 2023, two draws targeted candidates in the Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta Job Offer stream. The first draw, held on May 9, extended invitations to eight candidates, with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoff of 307. The second draw on May 25 invited five candidates, with a minimum CRS score of 401.
Moreover, Alberta invited 175 candidates in the Priority sector—Tourism and Hospitality Occupation with Alberta job offer stream—on May 9. The lowest-ranked candidate in this draw possessed a CRS score of 444. Additionally, 236 candidates received invitations through the Family Connection and Primary Occupation in Demand stream, with 119 candidates invited on May 11 and 117 on June 1. On May 30, a draw specifically for the Priority Sector—Agriculture Occupation with Alberta Job Offer issued invitations to 20 candidates, with a qualifying CRS score of 342. The most recent draw on June 8 invited 150 candidates from the Priority Sector—Agriculture Occupation and French as a First Language, with a minimum CRS score of 382.
British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program
British Columbia held three draws on June 13, as part of its regular Tuesday draws. The largest draw encompassed 170 candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry-Level, and Semi-Skilled streams of the BC PNP, including Express Entry candidates. The minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score required for this draw ranged from 87 to 107.
In addition, British Columbia invited 23 early childhood education educators and assistants and 18 candidates from healthcare occupations. Both draws necessitated a minimum SIRS score of 60.
Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program
On June 15, Manitoba invited 540 candidates across three categories of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The first draw focused on occupation-specific candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba streams, with 255 nominees meeting the criteria. These candidates had a score of at least 602 and worked in occupations falling under specific National Occupational Classification (NOC 2021) major and sub-major groups, including technical trades and transportation officers, general construction trades, building maintenance installers, servicers, repairers, operators, drillers, and blasters.
Additionally, a general draw issued 205 nominations to Skilled Workers in Manitoba with a minimum score of 665. The remaining two draws granted 59 nominations to candidates in the International Education stream and 21 nominations to candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas category, with scores of 718.
Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program
On June 15, Prince Edward Island conducted its second draw of the month. A total of 118 Expressions of Interest were issued to candidates in the PEI PNP Labour and Express Entry stream. Moreover, four candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category surpassed the minimum point threshold of 82 and received invitations.
The Provincial Nominee Program draws conducted by Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and PEI demonstrates the commitment of these provinces to attract skilled immigrants who can contribute to their economic growth and integration. While a nomination from a province is not a guarantee of permanent residency, it significantly enhances the chances of successful immigration. The PNP serves as a crucial tool in diversifying Canada’s economic landscape and enabling the benefits of immigration to reach various regions across the country.