Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for First Week of April

During the week of April 4th, two provinces in Canada held PNP draws. British Columbia and Manitoba sent out invitations to a combined total of 403 immigration candidates. Selected candidates will become eligible for IRCC draws if they receive the nomination. 

British Columbia holds weekly PNP draw 

Province continues trend of holding numerous draws for labor market needs 

The weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in British Columbia was held on April 5, 2022. 

The draw resulted in a total of 180 candidates getting an invitation. Following the pattern of the last few weeks, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held several draws. 

Under the general draw, 131 candidates received invitations. In order to qualify for the draw, they had to meet the requirements of the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories. Candidates were selected specifically from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories. 

A minimum provincial score between 77 and 125 had to be met by the candidate, depending on the stream they applied under. 

The additional draws targeted candidates in specific occupations. The province has been doing this in order to fill the labor shortages in certain markets. The draws are as follows: 

  • Early Childhood Educators – 43 invitations – provincial score required: 70 
  • Healthcare Workers – 14 invitations – provincial score required: 70 
  • Healthcare Assistants – less than 5 invitations – provincial score required: 70 
  • Animal Health Technologists and Veterinarians – less than 5 invitations – provincial score required: 70 

Selected candidates will have thirty days to submit their completed applications for a provincial nomination. 

223 invitations issued in new Manitoba draw 

Nearly 2,000 invitations have been issued by the province since January 2022 

Manitoba’s newest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was held on April 7, 2022. 

A total of 223 immigration candidates received an invitation from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)  to apply for a provincial nomination. 

Those who are interested in being considered for the draw are required to create and submit an Expression of Interest(EOI) with the province. They need to meet the provincial score requirement as well as meet the criteria for the stream they are applying under. 

For this draw, candidates were selected across three immigration streams

Draw results at a glance: 

StreamsNumber of LAAs IssuedMin. Score Required
Skilled Workers in Manitoba156739
Skilled Workers Overseas33683
International Education Stream34N/A
Total 223 

Out of the 223 invitations (or Letters of Advice to Apply), 30 went to candidates with a profile in the Express Entry system. 

The candidates who successfully receive a nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The boost in points is a near guarantee they will be selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) when new rounds of invitations are held. 

Since the start of this year, IRCC has been holding draws for PNP candidates every two weeks. The chances are high the candidates selected during this draw will become eligible for an IRCC draw in the fall. 

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