During their most recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNPs), Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates who have been selected through the most recent rounds of PNPs. A provincial nomination program (PNP) is one of the most important steps in the process of gaining permanent residence in Canada. All Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) have their own PNP programs. Through these programs, candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
It is important to note that Quebec is the only province in Canada that has control over all economic classes of immigrants under its immigration programs. Quebec’s immigration programs are handled by the province and are different from Canada’s.
A total of 105,000 PR admissions are made each year through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Since PNP was founded in 1998, the number of admissions has been rising steadily. It is considered an effective tool to promote economic development outside of urban centers by both the federal and provincial governments.
The results of provincial immigration for the period of January 7 to January 13 are as follows:
On January 10, Ontario released 404 invitations to apply to candidates for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Two of these invitations were issued through the Economic Mobility Pathways Project. Applicants who had full-time job offers in skilled trades occupations in categories TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) were targeted for this draw. The minimum score for eligibility was 35 points or above.
On December 22, the province announced that a total of 9,750 candidates had been invited for the 2022 selection process. This is the maximum number of candidates that the province had allocated for the year.
Applications already submitted to the OINP will continue to be accepted and considered under the 2023 allocation.
On January 10, British Columbia issued 123 invitations to apply for tech occupations.
Candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories were invited, as were Express Entry candidates. Over 6,000 tech workers have been nominated since the BC PNP launched in 2017.
In British Columbia’s PNP, candidates must achieve a minimum SIRS score of 90. SIRS is similar to Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A round of invitations was also issued for candidates working in the following occupations.
- Education and care providers who have at least 60 points (NOC 4214);
- 17 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate category, including Express Entry;
- Jobs in demand at 60 points.
On January 12, Manitoba invited 322 candidates through its Provincial Nomination Program. To receive an invitation, each candidate must meet certain criteria.
- 260 invitations were issued with a minimum score of 734.
- A minimum score of 713 was required for 20 invitations.
- The International Education Stream issued 42 invitations.
Among those invited to apply, 27 had Express Entry profiles.