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Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for Third Week of May

During the week of May 16th, British Columbia and PEI held PNP draws while Quebec released the results of its Arrima draw from earlier in the month. A combined total of over 358 eligible candidates are now one step closer to being selected by IRCC for permanent residency. 


Weekly PNP draw held in British Columbia 

The province held a general draw as well as targeted draws and issued more than 175 invitations 

British Columbia is the only province to hold weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws and the draw for the third week of May was held on the 17th

During the round of invitations, over 175 immigration candidates received invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) to apply for a provincial nomination. 

The majority of the invitations were issued under the general draw with 154 candidates getting selected from the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled and International Graduate subcategories. The required minimum provincial score to qualify for the draw was between 77 and 123. 

Three additional draws were also held targeting candidates in specific occupations. Candidates in early childhood educators were invited with 21 invitations being issued, while an unspecified number of professionals in the healthcare industry were also invited. 

For these draws, candidates needed to meet a minimum provincial score of 62. 

Candidates who are interested in the BC PNP, need to create a profile and submit it through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Profiles are evaluated and scored with the highest ranked candidates qualifying for an invitation. 

Selected candidates now have thirty calendar days to submit their completed application for a provincial nomination. 


P.E.I. holds monthly PNP draw 

Province continues to follow previously published monthly PNP draw schedule 

On May 20th, the Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held its regularly scheduled draw for the month. 

A total of 153 qualified immigration candidates received invitations from the province and can now apply for a provincial nomination. 

A combined total of 137 invitations went to candidates in the Express Entry and Labor Impact streams. The remaining 16 invitations were issued to candidates with a provincial score of 62 points or higher, under the Business Impact stream. 

PEI is the only province to release a PNP schedule for the full year in advance. So far, the published schedule is being followed without any changes or interruptions. 

The June draw will likely be held towards the end of the month. 

Candidates who successfully receive a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 additional points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score

A boost on the CRS score is a near guarantee the candidate may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC during a round of invitations. For nearly a year now, IRCC has exclusively been holding draws for PNP candidates, although this is expected to change in the coming months. 


Quebec releases Arrima draw results

30 immigration candidates were selected by province in draw held in early May

Earlier this month, on May 5, 2022, the province of Quebec held an Arrima draw. 

The results from the draw were only released during the week of May 16th

In total, 30 candidates received an invitation from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI). They can now apply for permanent selection under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP).

In order to qualify for the draw, candidates had to create and submit a profile in the Arrima Expression of Interest, meet the minimum required score, and be in possession of a valid job offer from a community or city outside of the greater Montreal Metropolitan area. 

Unlike the other provinces in Canada, Quebec has its own immigration system and they are not part of the Provincial Nominee Programs. 

When selected by the province, candidates need to apply for a nomination. If selected, the provincial government issues the candidate with a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). Which would be the equivalent of a provincial nomination. 

Once the candidate has a CSQ, they are eligible to receive an invitation for Immigration, Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and thus apply for Canadian permanent residency. 

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