British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island issue invitations for provincial immigration
British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island have issued invitations to apply to candidates through provincial immigration programs this week.
Through these Provincial Nominee Programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination, which can aid in obtaining permanent residence. Most Canadian provinces operate their own PNPs except for Quebec and Nunavut.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) began in 1998 and is responsible for 105,000 PR admissions per year. Federal and provincial governments both consider it useful to promote economic development throughout the country.
Provincial immigration results December 1-December 8
Quebec invited 998 skilled workers to apply for permanent selection on November 24 and an additional 513 on December 1.
The draw on November 24 did not target specific NOCs, but candidates required job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community and a minimum Arrima Expression of Interest score of 603 points.
The December 1 draw targeted candidates with specific NOCs who also had job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community. Candidates had to have profiles in the Arrima Expression of Interest system with scores of at least 589 points.
More than 188 candidates were invited on December 6 to apply for provincial nomination in British Columbia.
There were 144 candidates invited in a targeted tech draw. The invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories and included Express Entry candidates.
Candidates in the tech draw had minimum SIRS scores of 95.
The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the following occupations.
- 32 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with scores of at least 60 points;
- 12 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with scores of at least 60 points and;
- Other priority occupations with minimum scores of 60.
Manitoba invited a total of 305 candidates under the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program. To be invited, candidates needed to attain a minimum of criteria specific to their immigration program. The province invited:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba issued 206 invitations with a minimum score of 775
- Skilled Workers Overseas issued 43 invitations with a minimum score of 673
- International Education Stream issued 56 invitations with no score requirement.
Out of all who were invited to apply, 31 had profiles in the Express Entry system.
The province will continue to process all Expressions of Interest (EOI) received before November 16 under the NOC 2016. Any EOIs received on or after November 16 will be evaluated under NOC 2021.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island invited 69 candidates through the Labour and Express Entry streams on December 1. This brings the total number of candidates invited by the province so far in 2022 to 1,721.
Express Entry candidates who wish to be nominated by PEI must submit a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PEI PNP.
EOI profiles are awarded a score based on PEI’s points grid and the highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply through monthly draws.
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