Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia hold PNP draws the week of March 8 2021 under numerous streams. A total of 642 immigration candidates received invitations across the three draws. More draws are expected to be held in coming weeks as Canada aims to welcome 401,000 newcomers this year.
95 invitations issued in new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw
New Tech Pilot draw held in B.C. bringing the total number of invitations issued for provincial nominations in 2021 to 1,926.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program holds weekly draws. Every second week the province holds a Tech Pilot draw.
During the March 9 2021 Tech Pilot draw, the province invited 95 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
The candidates were selected from the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.
A minimum provincial score of 80 was required across all streams and subcategories. The provincial score is based on the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
In addition to meeting the score requirement, candidates also need to demonstrate they have a valid job offer in one of British Columbia’s 29 eligible tech occupations.
The offer has to be for a full-time position and has to have 120 days or more remaining on it from the date of application.
Candidates who were picked in this draw will have thirty (30) calendar days to complete and submit their applications for nomination.
If successful, the Express Entry candidates will automatically be awarded an additional 600 points on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The next BC PNP Tech Pilot draw may be held on March 23 2021.
New PNP draw held in Manitoba, 299 invitations issued
Manitoba holds new PNP draw and issues 299 LAAs to immigration candidates under three streams.
The province of Manitoba held a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) draw on March 11 which resulted in 299 immigration candidates receiving invitations.
Candidates who were interested in being considered for the draw had to have created and registered an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
A minimum EOI score requirement also had to be met for Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
EOI score was not required for the Education Stream.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||261||459|
|International Education Stream||35||None Required|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||3||728|
35 LAAs from this draw were issued to Express Entry candidates with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.
MPNP’s Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams allows the province to select the candidates they feel will best suit its labor needs and help its economic growth.
The MPNP has held five draws so far in 2021 and has issued a total of 1,292 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs).
248 candidates invited in Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Candidates in the International Skilled Worker category have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination in new Saskatchewan draw.
Saskatchewan held a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on March 11 2021.
248 eligible candidates from the International Skilled Worker category, received invitations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to apply for a provincial nomination.
Out of the 248 invitations, 72 invitations were issued through the Express Entry sub-category and 176 through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Applicants who are interested in the province’s PNP program need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile on the province’s online application system.
SINP then uses an International Skilled Worker’s Points Assessment Grid to give candidates a score out of 100 points. Candidates with the highest score receive invitations during draws.
A few additional requirements also need to be met:
- A minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 71 or more;
- Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their education is on par and equivalent to the Canadian standard;
- Demonstrate proof of work experience in one of the province’s 70 in-demand occupations.
Since the start of the year, Saskatchewan has issued a total of 1,975 invitations to immigration candidates.