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Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for third & fourth Week of April

The number of invitations issued to candidates through PNP draws continue to rise steadily as three provinces hold PNP draws the week of April 19, 2021. Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba held draws under various streams and categories and issued a combined total of 758 invitations to immigration candidates.


269 invitations issued in new Saskatchewan PNP draw

Qualified candidates in Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams are invited by Saskatchewan to apply for a provincial nomination

On April 22, 2021 the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.

Invitations were issued to 269 immigration candidates from the International Skilled Worker category.

Of the 269 invitations, 130 invitations were issued to candidates in the Express Entry subcategory with the remaining 139 nominations went to Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

In order to qualify for this draw, candidates were required to meet the minimum EOI score of 70 or more and needed to demonstrate their education was comparable to the Canadian standard by submitting Educational Credential Assessments.

Candidates who are interested in the SINP need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SNIP so their profiles can be evaluated using the SINP Points Assessment Grid. Scores are out of 100 points and based on factors such as age, education, language proficiency etc.  

As provinces look at post-pandemic economy recovery, provincial nominee program draws are becoming increasingly popular as the province can attract and nominate applicants with the appropriate skills, education and work experience to meet their specific labor market needs.


BC PNP Tech Pilot holds bi-weekly draw and issues 90 invitations

Latest PNP draw held by British Columbia brings up total number of invitations issued by

province to 3,531

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held a Tech Pilot draw on April 20, 2021. 90 immigration candidates were invited by the province to apply for a provincial nomination.

The candidates were selected from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and were required to meet the minimum provincial score of 80 points or higher.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot program was launched in 2017 and is expected to continue taking applications until June 2021. Given the popularity of the program, it will likely be extended.

Candidates who are interested in the program must create a profile on BC PNP’s online portal and register in one of the province’s provincial immigration stream and must demonstrate they have a valid job offer in one of the 29 Tech Pilot eligible occupations.

Invited candidates must submit their applications within 30 days of receiving the invitation.

If they are successful, they will be awarded an automatic 600 additional points on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS), thus increasing their chances of being selected during IRCC’s next draw.

B.C. is expected to hold its next PNP draw during the week of April 26, 2021. 


399 candidates invited in Manitoba PNP draw

Candidates in Skilled Workers Overseas and Express Entry streams were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in latest PNP draw

The province of Manitoba held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on April 19, 2021.

A total of 399 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were issued to candidates who may be eligible under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.

Unlike past Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draws, the April 19 draw, surprisingly did not include any candidates from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba or International Education streams.

The bulk of the LAAs – 369 of them –  went to Express Entry candidates who had an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 612. The remaining 30 LAAs went to candidates with an EOI score of 703 or higher, under a strategic recruitment initiative.

Express Entry candidates are required to have a valid profile when MPNP assesses their application. If the profile is no longer valid, their application will not be considered.

Candidates who received an LAA now have 60 days to complete and submit their application for the provincial nomination.

Since the beginning of this year, Manitoba has held PNP draws at a steady and constant pace. The total number of candidates who were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to date stands at 2,269.

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