During the week of June 14, a total of 1,521 new candidates were invited through a series of PNP draws held by five provinces; PEI, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Draw numbers like these will help Canada reach its 2021 immigration target of welcoming 401,000 newcomers into this country.
PEI invites 113 candidates in new PNP draw
Latest draw brings up total of invitations issued by PEI to almost 1,000
Prince Edward Island held its regularly scheduled Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw for June on the 17th of the month.
The draw resulted in 113 immigration candidates receiving an invitation through the Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).
Of the 113 invitations, the majority (101) went to Express Entry and Labor Impact candidates. The 12 remaining invitations went to Business Impact candidates who met the minimum scoring requirement of 60 or more.
In order to qualify for the Labor Impact category, candidates need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the PEI PNP and demonstrate they have a valid job offer from an employer in the province.
Over the course of the six draws held by PEI this year, a total of 905 candidates have received invitations. If the province follows a similar trend for the second half of this year, they will have issued nearly 2,000 invitations to immigration candidates.
It may seem like a small number compared to 5,000-6,000 invitations issued during a single draw, but this is quite a high number for a province where the population is under 160,000 residents!
The Invitation to Apply (ITA) schedule that PEI is following was published in late 2020 and outlined the province’s intention to hold monthly draws for this year
Manitoba holds new PNP draw and issues 141 invitations
Nearly 4,000 invitations issued to date by province since the beginning of this year
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a new PNP draw on June 17, 2021 and invited 141 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. This is one less than the number of invitations issued in Manitoba’s previous PNP draw.
In order to be considered and eligible for the draw, candidates were required to create and register an Expression of Interest online and meet the minimum score requirement.
Scores are based on human capital factors such as work experience, language proficiency, age, education etc.
Candidates applying through the International Education stream were not required to meet a score.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||95||430|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||34||703|
|International Education Stream||22||N/A|
Of the 141 invitations, otherwise referred to as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), 10 went to Express Entry candidates with a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code. Failure to meet these requirements will lead to the application being rejected.
To date, since January 2021, Manitoba has issued a total of 3,705 invitations to qualified PNP candidates.
940 candidates invited by Ontario in latest PNP draw
International students and temporary workers were eligible for new PNP draw in Ontario
On June 16, 2021, Ontario held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw and issued 940 invitations to immigration candidates.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) selected eligible candidates from the Foreign Worker and International Students streams with valid profiles in the province’s new Express of Interest (EOI) pool.
Under the Foreign Worker stream, candidates needed to meet a minimum score of 38. No additional requirements such as targeted occupations or location were required. The province gave out a total of 569 invitations in this category.
The final 371 invitations were issued to International Students with an EOI score of 66 or higher.
Ontario gives out EOI points based on human capital factors they feel are important indicator’s on an applicant’s ability to thrive and prosper in the province. These factors include things like work experience and language proficiency, to name a few.
Selected candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination. If they are successful, they will be awarded an additional 600 points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding frequent PNP and CEC specific draws, so these candidates have an excellent chance of getting their permanent residency by the end of the year.
Bi-weekly Tech draw held in British Columbia
Since the start of 2021, B.C. has issued a total of 5,321 invitations to candidates through PNP draws
Immigration candidates who work in the IT sector were eligible in B.C.’s newest Tech Draw on June 15, 2021.
72 candidates received invitations through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
Candidates were selected from the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories, specifically the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories. In order to qualify for the draw, candidates needed to meet a minimum provincial score of 80 or higher and have a valid job offer in one of the province’s 29 eligible tech occupations.
Selected applicants will need to complete and submit their documents within the next 30 calendar days.
Successful candidates are almost guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to become a permanent resident as they will receive 600 extra points on their current CRS score. The chances of them becoming residents by the end of 2021 are quite high as IRCC has been exclusively holding PNP and CEC specific draws.
Since January 2021, 5,321 candidates have received invitations from B.C.
If the trend from the first half of the year is repeated for the second half, British Columbia will have issued over 10,000 invitations to immigration candidates.
Saskatchewan holds PNP draw and invites 255 candidates
New PNP draw targets candidates in Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams
During Saskatchewan’s June 15, 2021 PNP draw, the province invited 255 immigration candidates to submit their application for a provincial nomination.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) selected candidates from the International Skilled Worker Category.
Of the 255 invitations, 103 went to SINP’s Express Entry subcategory while the remaining 152 went to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand subcategory with work experience in one of the province’s 55 in-demand occupations.
For both streams, candidates needed to meet a minimum EOI score of 82 or higher. In addition to the score, they were also required to prove that their foreign education is comparable to the Canadian standard. This is done via an Educational Credential Assessment.
The draw was comparable in size and requirements to previous draws held by the province. On average Saskatchewan has been issuing approximately 250 invitations every two weeks.
Chances are high Saskatchewan will continue to hold new draws in the coming months. It’s not too late to apply!
Individuals who are interested in being considered for a provincial nomination need to create an EOI profile through SINP’s online application system. The profiles are ranked based on specific factors and the highest ranked candidates are selected during rounds.