During the week of September 13, 2021, Ontario, British Columbia and PEI all held PNP draws. The three provinces issued a combined total of 1,298 invitations to immigration candidates. Selected candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination, bringing them one step closer to getting their Canadian PR.
691 Master’s and PhD graduates invited by Ontario
Ontario’s latest PNP draw targets international student graduates
Master’s and PhD graduates who submitted an Expression of Interest for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP)’s graduate stream were eligible in the province’s newest PNP draw.
The draw held on September 14, 2021, resulted in 691 international students receiving invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.
Out of these invitations, 627 went to individuals under the Master’s Graduate stream, while the remaining 64 went to candidates in the PhD Graduate stream.
For the Master’s Graduate stream, candidates were required to meet a minimum score of 35 or higher. The PhD Graduate stream had a lower score requirement at 16.
This is the third Master’s Graduate draw and the second PhD Graduate draw to be held by Ontario since the launch of its new EOI system.
The score for the Master’s Graduate stream was higher as was the number of invitations issued, this is due to the significantly larger number of qualified applicants who graduate with a Master’s degree.
Each year Ontario sees thousands of Master’s graduates whereas there are only a few hundred PhD graduates.
A job offer is not needed in order to submit an application.
British Columbia holds two draws and issues 464 invitations
Invitations are issued to skilled workers and international graduates by B.C. in a new draw
Two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws were held by British Columbia on September 14, 2021, with a total of 464 invitations issued to eligible immigration candidates.
During the first, general draw the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) selected 365 candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) categories.
The second draw was held for candidates with occupations in NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. This draw resulted in 99 invitations being issued.
For both draws, candidates were selected from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.
Draw results at a glance (NOC 0621 and 0631 not included)
|SI – Skilled Worker||90|
|SI – International Graduate||77|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||69|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||86|
|EEBC – International Graduate||75|
The second draw for NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 required candidates to meet a minimum score of 105.
Since the start of the year, British Columbia has been holding weekly draws. Every second week, the draw targets individuals with work experience in the technology industry. To date, the province has issued over 8,500 invitations.
PEI holds scheduled monthly PNP draw
Latest PNP draw in PEI brings up the total number of invitations issued by the province to 1,337
Since the beginning of the year, Prince Edward Island has been following a schedule to hold regular, monthly draws.
This month’s PNP draw fell on September 16, 2021, and resulted in the Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program(PEI PNP) issuing 143 invitations.
Of the 143 invitations, 129 went to candidates in the Express Entry and Labour Impact streams. The remainder of the invitations went to Business Impact candidates who met a minimum score of 72 on the province’s immigration system.
Individuals who are interested in PEI PNP need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP.
The submitted profiles are evaluated and scored using a unique points-based system that takes into account factors like age, language proficiency and work experience.
Selected immigration candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination. Those who successfully receive a provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Since PEI is following its Invitation to Apply schedule published in late 2020, the next draw is expected to be held sometime during the week of October 18, 2021.