PNP

Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for second Week of April

Three provinces held PNP draws during the week of April 5, 2021 in several different categories and streams. The total combined number of invitations issued from the draws held by Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia is 602. Successful candidates will be eligible in future IRCC draws.


243 invitations issued in new Manitoba PNP draw

Latest PNP draw in Manitoba brings up the total number of invitations issued so far this year to almost 2,000

A new draw was held on April 8, 2021 in the province of Manitoba through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 243 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

Manitoba refers to invitations as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs).

Candidates who are interested in being considered for PNP draws are required to create and submit an Expression of Interest with the MPNP.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas stream require candidates to meet a minimum EOI score. The International Education Stream does not have an EOI requirement.

Draw results at a glance:

StreamsNumber of LAAs IssuedMin. Score Required
   
Skilled Workers in Manitoba208456
Skilled Workers Overseas14708
International Education Stream21None Required
   
Total243 

15 of the 243 LAAs were issued to candidates from the Express Entry System pool with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Manitoba has held PNP draws at a steady pace this year. The total number of LAAs issued so far in 2021 is at 1,870.


Saskatchewan invites 279 immigration candidates in new PNP draw

International Skilled Worker Category candidates selected in new Saskatchewan PNP draw

The province of Saskatchewan also held a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) on April 8, 2021.

279 immigration candidates from the International Skilled Worker category received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).


From the number of people invited, 133 candidates were selected through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. The remaining146 candidates were eligible through SINP’s Express Entry subcategory.

In order to be eligible for province’s PNP draw, candidates had to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and have a minimum score of 70 or more.


SINP scores candidates out of 100 using the International Skilled Worker’s Points Assessment Grid. During a PNP draw, the highest scoring candidates are issued invitations.

In addition to a score requirement, candidates also need to have an Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their education is on par and equivalent to the Canadian standard and they need to provide proof of work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations.

Candidates who successfully receive a provincial nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which will dramatically increase their chances of being selected in IRCC’s next round of invitations.


Tech Pilot in BC issues 80 invitations

B.C. issues invitations to candidates in Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories in new Tech Pilot draw

British Columbia has been holding regular weekly draws since the beginning of this year. 

Each week the province alternates between Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Tech Pilot draws.

80 invitations were issued during the April 6, 2021 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw to candidates who qualified in the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

In order to be eligible, candidates from the International Graduate and Skilled Worker subcategories were required to meet a minimum provincial score of 80 or more.

B.C. uses the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to rate an rank an applicant’s profile.

The Tech Pilot draw requires candidates to have a full-time job offer with at least 120 days remaining on the offer, in one of the province’s 29 eligible tech occupations.

Selected candidates now have thirty (30) days to submit their application for provincial nomination.

IRCC has held multiple draws this year, issuing large numbers of invitations and more draws are expected to be held.

Candidates who successfully get a provincial nomination will be eligible for future rounds.

The next BC PNP Tech Pilot draw is expected to be held the week of April 20, 2021.

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