Q2 wraps up with an additional 1,069 immigration candidates receiving invitations from Manitoba and British Columbia in new provincial nomination draws. In the coming months, these candidates may qualify for invitation rounds held by IRCC and become permanent residents of Canada.
Over 1,000 invitations issued by Manitoba in new draw
The province wraps up the month of June by holding one of its largest draws
A record-breaking number of immigration candidates received an invitation, i.e. a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from Manitoba.
In the latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on June 28, 2021, a total of 1,017 Express Entry candidates with an EOI score of 565 or higher, were invited from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) to apply for a provincial nomination.
The candidates were all selected from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream and in order to qualify for the draw, they had to have submitted their profile to the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system and have a job seeker validation code as well as a valid Express Entry ID.
The ranking score is based on Manitoba’s EOI scoring matrix and is not linked to the federal government’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. A CRS score was not required for this draw.
However, the invited candidates who successfully receive their provincial nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points on their existing CRS score giving their profiles a significant boost.
This draw brings up the total number of LAAs issued by Manitoba since the start of the year to 4,722.
New Tech Draw held in B.C.
Latest PNP draw held by B.C. brings up number of issued invitations to 5,782
On June 29, 2021, the province of British Columbia held it’s bi-weekly Tech Draw and issued invitations to 52 immigration candidates who have work experience in the IT sector.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) selected candidates for this draw from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories, specifically the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories.
A minimum provincial score of 80 or higher had to be met in order to be eligible for the draw. Candidates also have to demonstrate they have a valid job offer in one of the province’s 29 eligible tech occupations.
Applicants must complete and submit their applications for a provincial nomination in the next thirty (30) days.
B.C.’s Tech Pilot program was launched in May 2017 and it kept being renewed and extended.
The program was set to expire on June 30, 2021 and instead of extending the expiration date, the province decided to turn it into a permanent program instead.
On May 28, 2021, the announcement was made confirming the program was being made permanent and would be renamed to PNP Tech after June 30, 2021.
When British Columbia holds its next Tech draw in two weeks, it will be under its new status as a permanent program.