During the week of November 22, Newfoundland and Labrador finally released the results of their last three draws while B.C. held a new PNP draw. A combined total of 1020 qualified candidates received invitations through the draws.
First PNP draw results released by Newfoundland and Labrador
Province holds PNP draws and issues invitations to 663 immigration candidates
Newfoundland and Labrador have held three draws over the past few months under its Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador stream issuing a total of 663 invitations to eligible candidates.
The table below provides a complete breakdown of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program(NLPNP) draw results by month and number of invitations issued under each occupation.
The Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador is a new program that was created to address labour shortages in the province.
It targets educated and skilled newcomers who have experience in specialized industries like technology or ocean sciences.
To be eligible for the program, candidates need to demonstrate they have at least one year or more of work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations, be 21 years old and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 or more.
They must also demonstrate a desire to settle permanently in the province.
The program is also open to individuals who completed a Masters or Doctorate Degree within the last three years at Memorial University.
A job offer is not required in order to apply, however, a high score in the province’s EOI system is a must as is interest from local employers.
New PNP draw held in British Columbia
B.C. issues invitations to foreign workers with experience in high demand occupations through PNP draws
Two new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws were held in British Columbia on November 23, 2021.
357 immigration candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, received invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
The bulk of the invitations (258) were issued in the general draw to candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories.
A second draw for candidates whose occupations are listed under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 resulted in 99 invitations being issued. In order to qualify for the draw, they needed a minimum provincial score of 103 or higher.
It has become custom since earlier this year for B.C. to hold two separate rounds of invitations two times a month.
Every other week, the province holds a Tech draw that targets individuals in the technology sector.
The weekly draws have resulted in almost 11,000 candidates receiving an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.
Invited candidates now have 30 calendar days to submit their application for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who successfully receive the nomination will be eligible for IRCC’s rounds of invitations.