British Columbia, Ontario, PEI and Manitoba all held Provincial Nominee Program draws during the week of October 18, 2021. A combined total of 1,285 immigration candidates received invitations through the draws and can now apply for a provincial nomination.
BC holds Tech draw: 85 invitations issued
Nearly 10,000 invitations issued to immigration candidates by the province of British Columbia since the beginning of the year
A new draw targeting the tech stream was held in British Columbia on October 19, 2021.
In total, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 85 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination.
In order to be eligible for the Tech draw, candidates had to meet the requirements of either the Express Entry BC category or the Skills Immigration one. For this draw, candidates were selected specifically from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories
Selected candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 75.
In addition to meeting the score requirement, candidates were also required to show they have valid job offers 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.
They will need to submit their application package for a nomination within 30 days of receiving the invitation.
Since the start of this year, B.C. has been holding weekly draws, alternating between a regular PNP draw and a Tech draw. So far, almost 10,000 eligible candidates have received invitations.
Workers, Masters and PhD graduates targeted in Ontario’s newest PNP draw
Select student graduates and foreign workers are now one step closer to becoming permanent residents in Canada
A new round of invitations was held by the province of Ontario on October 20, 2021.
In total 546 candidates with profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool received invitations.
For this draw, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) specifically targeted candidates from the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream, from the Masters Graduate Stream, and the PhD Graduate stream.
Four invitations were issued under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project to candidates in the Foreign Worker stream.
The majority of the invitations, 479 of them, went to students in the Masters Graduate stream who had a minimum EOI score of at least 35. The remaining 63 went to PhD Graduates with scores of 25 or more.
This draw is the second largest one that Ontario has held for the Masters Graduate stream since the launch of the new EOI system.
In general, the Masters stream tends to result in a larger number of invitations because the number of qualified applicants is much higher than the PhD stream. Thousands of international students graduate with a Master’s degree in Canada every year, compared to the few hundreds who graduate with a PhD.
New PNP draw held in PEI; the second biggest one for the province
Latest monthly draw held by PEI brings up the total number of invitations issued this year to 1,541
Since the beginning of the year, Prince Edward Island has been following a schedule for its monthly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.
The draw scheduled for October was held on October 21, 2021, and resulted in 195 immigration candidates receiving invitations from the Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).
Seven of the 195 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who met a minimum provincial score of 72. The remainder of the invitations went to candidates in the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories.
Individuals who are interested in PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP. The applicant profiles are evaluated and scored with the highest-ranked candidates receiving invitations during a draw.
If PEI continues to follow the Invitations to Apply schedule that was published in late 2020, there will be two more draws held before the end of this year, one in November and one in December.
Over the last ten months, PEI has issued an average of 150 invitations per draw, bringing up the total so far this year to 1,541 invitations.
459 immigration candidates invited by Manitoba in new draw
Province has issued 9,150 invitations to immigration candidates to date in 2021
On October 21, 2021, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw and invited 459 eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
In order to qualify for the MPNP, hopeful applicants were required to create and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP and meet the score requirements.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||388||375|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||39||716|
|International Education Stream||37||N/A|
94 of the invitations, or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) went to candidates with a valid profile in the Express Entry system.
Candidates who are successful in receiving a provincial nomination will be automatically awarded an additional 600 points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This will boost their profiles and make it a near guarantee that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite them to apply for permanent residency during a round of invitations. With two more months to go before the end of the year, Manitoba may reach 10,000 invitations as the province has issued 9,150 invitations to date.