Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for second week of August

Manitoba, Ontario, and British Columbia, all held PNP draws this week and issued a combined total of 374 invitations to immigration candidates. This is a lower number of invitations issued compared to other weeks in recent months. Numbers will likely pick up as Canada strives to hit its immigration targets for 2021. 

New PNP draw held in Manitoba: 275 invited 

A total of 6,789 eligible candidates have received an invitation from Manitoba to apply for a provincial nomination 

When Manitoba held its PNP draw on August 12, 2021, the province issued 275 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates. 

Candidates who were interested in being considered for the draw had to create and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Their profiles are evaluated and given a score out of 1,000 points. 

Applicants were selected from three streams for this draw, two streams had a minimum EOI requirement. 

The draw results are as follows: 

StreamsNumber of LAAs IssuedMin. Score Required
Skilled Workers in Manitoba238454
International Education Stream31None Required
Skilled Workers Overseas6719
Total 275 

Of the 275 LAAs issued, 36 went to Express Entry candidates. 

Selected applicants will now have to submit their documents to apply for a provincial nomination. 

Those who successfully receive the nomination will be awarded an automatic 600 points on top of their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. 

This significant boost will increase their odds of receiving an Invitation to Apply from IRCC. Since the start of this year, IRCC has been holding frequent PNP and Canadian Experience Class draws, so chances are high these candidates may be invited before the end of the year. 

Ontario invites candidates from health, agriculture and manufacturing sectors in new draw 

Second PNP draw targeting In-Demand skills held by province of Ontario 

Ontario held its second draw for immigration candidates with In-Demand skills since the launch of the province’s new intake immigration system and issued invitations to 48 candidates. 

The original intake model worked on a first-come, first-served basis. The redesign allows qualified candidates to register whenever they wish and be eligible for periodic rounds of invitations. 

When candidates register their EOI with Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) their profiles are evaluated and given a score based on human capital factors such as skill level of the applicant’s job offer, their work experience in Canada, language proficiency, etc. 

The OINP’s scoring system changes based on the stream the candidate is applying for. Finally, the province has ten points to play with and award at its own discretion in order to meet the needs of its labor market.

However, for this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, there were no score requirements. In order to be eligible for the In-Demand Skills stream, candidates needed to meet the eligibility criteria for the stream. They were also required to prove they had a job offer in one of the following occupations: 

Agriculture and Health Sectors: 

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing Sector (only for applicants outside the Greater Toronto Area): 

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

The process will likely move quickly as candidates have been given only 14 days to submit their application for a provincial nomination. 

51 candidates invited by B.C. in new Tech draw 

Since January 2021, the province has issued 7,092 invitations to eligible candidates 

British Columbia’s bi-weekly Tech draw was held on August 10, 2021. 

A total of 51 immigration candidates from the tech industry were selected by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) during this draw and can now apply for a provincial nomination. 

In order to be considered for the draw, candidates had to register their profile under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and meet the requirements of either Skills Immigration (SI) category or Express Entry BC (EEBC) category. 

Those who received an invitation had to meet a minimum provincial score of 80 or higher and were selected from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategory. 

Candidates are also required to present a job offer in one of the province’s 29 eligible tech occupations. The job offer has to be for a full-time position, be valid for a period of at least one year and has to have at least 120 days remaining on it from the time of application. Once an application for provincial nomination is submitted, it’s processed within three months. This means, all the candidates selected in this round may very well receive an ITA from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) by December 2021.

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