Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for Last Week of May

Ontario finally releases draw results from PNP draws held in May while British Columbia and Manitoba hold new PNP draws for qualified candidates. A combined total of 906 candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination. If they receive it, they will be one step closer to becoming a permanent resident.  

Weekly PNP draw held by British Columbia 

Multiple draws held by the province targeting candidates who can help meet labour market demands 

The month of May wrapped up with the province of British Columbia holding its weekly PNP draw on the 31st

Over 167 immigration candidates were invited by the province across numerous draws. In order to qualify for any of the draws, candidates had to meet the requirements of either the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories and submit their profile on the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). 

The majority of the candidates were selected through the general draw with 147 candidates receiving invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). They were selected from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories.  

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, candidates also needed a minimum provincial score between 76 and 123. 

The rest of the invitations went to candidates in specific occupations. This was done to meet the labour needs of the province. The results of these draws are as follows: 

  • Early childhood educators – NOC 4214 – 15 candidates invited 
  • Healthcare workers – 5 candidates invited 
  • Healthcare assistants – NOC 3413 – less than 5 candidates invited 
  • Animal health technologists and veterinarians – NOC 3114 and NOC 3213 – less than 5 candidates invited 

For each of these draws, the minimum provincial score required was 60. 

146 candidates invited by Manitoba in new PNP draw 

Eligible candidates selected by province across two immigration streams 

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on June 2, 2022. 

In total, 147 qualified candidates received an invitation from the province to apply for a provincial nomination. 

Normally when Manitoba holds a PNP draw, candidates are selected from three streams, including the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, however, this time candidates were only chosen from two streams. 

Draw results at a glance: 

StreamsNumber of LAAs IssuedMin. Score Required
Skilled Workers in Manitoba92714
International Education Stream54N/A
Total 147 

Amongst the selected candidates, 34 of them had a profile in the federal Express Entry system. 

Individuals who are interested in being considered for a nomination from Manitoba, need to first create and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) online. Once a profile is received, the MPNP rates and ranks them based on human capital factors such as education, work experience, language etc. 

Connections to the province are also important and can result in a lot of points. Each profile is given a score out of 1,000 points and the highest scoring candidates receive invitations during a draw. 

Ontario releases PNP draw results from May 

Two PNP draws were held by the province in May but details were not shared due to provincial election 

May has been a busy month for Ontario. The province just went through a provincial government election so details of the two PNP draws they held were not released until early June. 

The first draw was held on May 4, 2022, when a total of 57 invitations were issued to immigration candidates by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Candidates with a minimum score of 27 or more, were selected from the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. 

The In-Demand Skills stream is designed to provide the province with skilled labour in targeted occupations at any skill level. 

Candidates who have a valid job offer from an employer in Ontario can apply for this stream. They must have at least nine months of work experience in the province. The experience has to be accumulated within a period of three years. While seasonal work does not count towards the experience, part-time work may be considered if the required number of hours has been completed. 

In addition to the work requirements, candidates need to have finished high school, have a CLB of at least 4 and enough money to settle in the province. 

No other draws were held for over three weeks, until May 26. 

This was a much larger draw compared to the one from May 4th and resulted in 535 notifications of interest being issued to potential candidates. These candidates were selected from the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. 

In order to qualify for this stream, candidates had to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score between 295 and 461. 

With the Skilled Trades Stream, ONIP can look through the Express Entry pool and search for qualified candidates who are already living in Ontario. 

In order to be eligible for this stream, at least one year of full-time work experience in Ontario is required. Part-time work is also acceptable as long as the hours are the same. 

A job offer is not required for candidates to apply under this stream. However, all other requirements must be met. 

Candidates who successfully receive a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 points on their existing CRS score making it a near guarantee that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. 

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