During the week of June 13, 2022, two provinces held PNP draws. British Columbia held its weekly draw while PEI held its scheduled monthly draw. A combined total of over 293 invitations were issued to eligible candidates.
New weekly PNP draw held in British Columbia
More than 157 immigration candidates receive invitation through the draw
British Columbia held its weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on June 14, 2022.
Over 157 candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) through several draws.
The province has been holding a general draw in addition to targeted draws for specific occupations.
Under the general draw, a total of 138 candidates were invited. In order to qualify for the draw, candidates had to submit a profile online with the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Candidates were selected from the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate subcategories. They had to meet a minimum provincial score requirement between 76 and 123 depending on the stream.
Under the targeted draws, B.C. invited candidates with work experience in in-demand occupations.
For the targeted draws, candidates needed a provincial score of 60. The following number of people were invited:
- 12 candidates from NOC 4214 – early childhood educators
- 7 candidates from healthcare occupations
- Less than 5 candidates from NOCs 3114 and 3213
Selected candidates will need to submit their application for provincial nomination within thirty calendar days.
Details from PEI’s monthly draw released
Invitations have been issued to over 130 qualified candidates
Prince Edward Island has been holding monthly PNP draws. The schedule for these draws were released last year.
The draw for June was held on June 16, 2022 and resulted in 136 invitations.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 127 invitations to eligible candidates under the Labor and Express Entry streams.
To qualify for the Express Entry stream, candidates also need to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
In addition, 7 candidates with a minimum score of 65 were selected from the province’s business impact streams. For the Business Impact category, candidates have to apply under the Work Permit stream and are for individuals who want to own, establish or run a business in the province.
During last month’s draw, the province issued a higher number of invitations.
To date, since the beginning of the year, PEI has held one draw a month and has issued 826 invitations in total.
Candidates who were invited can now apply for a provincial nomination. If they are successful, they will receive an additional 600 points on their base Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The boost in points is a near guarantee that when Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s holds a new round of invitations, they will be selected.
The next draw from PEI will likely be held in mid-July.