The provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba have released invitations to apply for their provincial nominee programs (PNPs).
With the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, most Canadian provinces and territories have their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates can apply for a provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination has many advantages in regard to getting permanent resident status.
Quebec is one of the only provinces in the world that has the right to control all immigrants, regardless of their economic class, through its immigration programs. The Quebec immigration program is separate from Canada’s.
It was established in 1998, and since then, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has accounted for 105,000 PR admissions annually. Since then, the number of PNP admissions has steadily increased. In both the federal and provincial governments, it is considered an effective tool for the promotion of economic growth outside of urban areas.
Results of Provincial Immigration for the Period of January 22-January 27
There were 620 invitations issued to candidates in the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on January 24th by Ontario. The application process was a general one, which means that there were no specific occupations that were targeted. The minimum score required for candidates to be invited was 82 out of 100.
There are 620 invitations to apply for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream of Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued on the 24th of January to candidates from the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Generally speaking, there are no targeted occupations for the draw, and the minimum score to receive an invitation was 82.
There is a stream that is open to international students who have an offer of employment in a skilled occupation. The job offer must be in a skilled occupation.
n that is at the TEER (Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities) category 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
As part of the Master’s Graduate stream, Ontario invited 692 candidates on January 25th. To be eligible for this stream, candidates must have a minimum score of 44.
There are a number of eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify for this stream, including the following:
- A master’s degree from an Ontario university is required
- Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher (English or French)
- Must have lived in Ontario for at least one year
On January 24, British Columbia issued 221 invitations to apply for tech occupations. In addition to Express Entry candidates, invitations were issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates. Candidates with SIRS scores between 82 and 102 were also invited. British Columbia’s PNP uses the SIRS, which is similar to Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Additionally, candidates from the following occupations were invited.
- With at least 60 points, 31 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
- 18 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories with at least 60 points
- Scores of at least 60 points for other in-demand occupations.
A total of 336 candidates were invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program on January 26. Applicants must meet a baseline of criteria specific to their program.
- A minimum score of 726 was required for 253 invitations.
- A minimum score of 713 was required for 23 invitations.
- No score was required for 60 invitations from International Education Stream.
A total of 32 applicants had profiles in Express Entry.