In the period from August 4 to 11, British Columbia and Manitoba collectively extended 810 invitations to apply (ITA) through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Here are the details of the types of draws that were carried out and the number of invitations issued.
Understanding the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Before diving into the specifics of the week’s results, it’s crucial to understand the mechanism behind the PNP. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration pathway allowing provinces and territories to nominate individuals for permanent residency based on local labor market needs. Through PNP, provinces can select immigrants that possess the skills, work experience, and education to contribute effectively to the local economy. It’s a collaborative effort between federal and provincial governments to ensure a balanced and beneficial immigration process across Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Draw – August 4-11
British Columbia PNP Draw
On August 9, British Columbia extended invitations to 195 candidates for provincial nomination. In total, three draws were conducted.
The most extensive draw focused on the skilled worker, international graduate, and entry-level and semi-skilled categories, which also encompassed express entry candidates. Here’s a breakdown of the required scores for the draws:
- Skilled Workers – 107
- International Graduates – 110
- Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled candidates – 88
These scores are rooted in the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) – unique to British Columbia, drawing parallels with the federal Comprehensive Ranking System.
The next two draws were niche, targeting specific occupations. These were mainly for skilled workers and international graduates, inclusive of those in the express entry pool. A total of 34 invitations went to early childhood educators and assistants, while 22 were reserved for candidates in healthcare occupations. A universal minimum SIRS score of 60 was the ticket for these draws.
Manitoba PNP Draw
August 10 saw Manitoba issuing 615 Expressions of Interest. These were distributed across four separate draws and three distinct categories.
The most extensive draw was occupation-specific, targeting the Skilled Worker in the Manitoba category. It saw 249 candidates getting invited, requiring a minimum score of 605. The occupations under consideration were Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors in processing (NOC 94) and Labourers in processing and manufacturing (NOC 95).
Another significant draw invited 279 skilled workers with a general focus (not specific to any occupation). A score of 647 was the minimum requirement here.
Lastly, two draws focused on the International Education stream (47 candidates) and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream (40 candidates). A score of 708 was the threshold here.
The Provincial Nominee Program draws from the previous week concluded with British Columbia’s selections focusing on diverse categories, such as skilled workers and international graduates, whereas Manitoba’s selections encompassed a range of categories, targeting both specific job roles and a wider array of skills.