Ontario and British Columbia invite candidates to apply for nomination in latest PNP draws

Edana Robitaille
Published: June 23, 2024

Two Canadian provinces have issued invitations to candidates in this week’s round of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.

Immigration is a shared responsibility between Canada’s provincial/ territorial and federal governments. Through the PNP, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allocates each province and territory (except Quebec and Nunavut) a specific number of nominations they may use to select the economic immigrants who are best suited to the local labour force and economy.

Being nominated by a province is not the same as becoming a permanent resident. However, those candidates who apply for provincial nomination, and are successful, will then have a stronger application if they apply to IRCC for permanent resident status.

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Provincial immigration results June 15 - 21

Ontario

The Ontario Immigrant Nominees Program (OINP) invited candidates in three draws over two days this week for a total of 402 invitations.

The first two draws took place on June 17. One issued invitations to 84 candidates in the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. It was a targeted draw for early childhood educators and assistants' candidates. They required a minimum score of 60 or higher to be considered.

The second draw of the day also targeted 106 early childhood educators and assistants from the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream. These candidates needed a score of 39 or higher to receive an ITA.

Finally, a draw on June 20 invited 212 candidates from OINPs French Speaking Skilled Worker Express Entry stream. The draw was general, meaning no occupations were targeted and considered candidates with a score in the range of 305-409.

British Columbia

On June 18, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) invited more than 70 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.

Invitations were issued to those in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate Streams of the program (including those with the Express Entry B.C. option). The province held five targeted draws for candidates in specific occupations.

The highest number of invitations, 35, went to those in tech occupations. They needed a minimum score of 122 to be considered.

The province also invited 14 candidates in healthcare professions with a score of at least 102.

The 11 invited candidates in construction occupations and 10 in childcare occupations needed a minimum score of 93.

Finally, fewer than five candidates in a veterinary care occupation and a minimum score of 80 were invited.

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