Two of Canada’s prairie provinces, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, both held PNP draws on May 6, 2021 in several streams. In total, the provinces issued 409 invitations to candidates who met the draw requirements. There is a good chance these candidates will get their PR this year.
PNP draw held in Manitoba: 150 invitations sent
The province held its first PNP draw for May and issued 150 invitations to candidates in three different streams.
Manitoba held a Provincial Nominee Program draw on May 6, 2021 and issued 150 invitations.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) selected qualified candidates from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.
Candidates who received a Letter of Advice to Apply (Manitoba’s name for invitations) can now apply for a provincial nomination. If they are successful, they will automatically receive an additional 600 points on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, increasing their chances of being selected during a round of invitations held by IRCC.
Individuals who are interested in the province’s PNP are required to submit an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. Each applicant’s profile is evaluated and given an EOI score. In order to qualify for a draw, a minimum EOI score must be meet.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||104||401|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||29||703|
|International Education Stream||13||None Required|
Out of the 150 LAAs, 14 were given to Express Entry candidates with a valid job seeker validation code and Express Entry profile.
To date this year, Manitoba has sent LAAs to 2,786 candidates. Given the frequency with which IRCC has been holding draws, these candidates will likely get their permanent residency by the end of the year.
259 candidates invited by Saskatchewan in new PNP draw
Fewer invitations sent out in Saskatchewan’s latest PNP draw, compared to previous draw held in April.
Like Manitoba, Saskatchewan also held a draw on May 6, 2021.
Through the draw, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued 259 invitations to eligible candidates from the International Skilled Worker category.
Out of the 259 invitations, 123 went to candidates who may be nominated through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, while the remaining 136 were eligible for SINP’s Express Entry sub-category.
When applicants who are interested in the province’s Provincial Nominee Program submit their application, their profiles are evaluated using the International Skilled Worker’s Points Assessment Grid.
They receive a score out of 100. The minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required to qualify for this draw was 70 or over.
Aside from meeting the EOI score requirement, eligible candidates are also required to provide proof that their foreign education is comparable to the Canadian standard. This proof is done using an Educational Credential Assessment. Finally, candidates also need to demonstrate they have work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations.
Candidates who are successful in this draw will be eligible in future rounds of invitations held by IRCC. As the federal government works tirelessly to achieve it’s immigration goals for 2021, more draws from IRCC are anticipated.