During the week of July 4, 2022, three provinces held PNP draws. British Columbia held its weekly draw while Manitoba and Saskatchewan held their scheduled monthly draws. A combined total of over 1153 invitations were issued to eligible candidates.
PNP draw held in B.C. for workers and other occupations
Over 128 immigration candidates are invited by the province
British Columbia is the only province in Canada to hold weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.
July’s first PNP draw was held on the 5th and resulted in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issuing invitations to more than 128 eligible candidates.
For the last few months, B.C. has been holding multiple rounds of invitations at the same time typically targeting specific occupations. While this draw primarily targeted candidates with experience in the tech industry, other occupations were also selected.
Over 100 invitations went to Tech workers who met the criteria for the province’s Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories. They also had to meet a minimum provincial score of 85.
Additional rounds of invitations were held for candidates in the following specific occupations:
- Early childhood educators and assistants – 21 invitations issued
- Healthcare workers – 7 invitations issued
- Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal health technologists – less than 5 invitations issued.
For each of these occupations, candidates were required to meet a minimum score of 60 points.
Candidates who received an invitation, will be given 30 calendar days to submit their application for a provincial nomination.
Manitoba holds new PNP draw: 348 invitations issued
Candidates are selected by the province from across multiple immigration streams
A new draw was held by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on July 4, 2022 and 348 eligible candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||186||773|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||83||711|
|International Education Stream||79||N/A|
Out of the 348 invitations, or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), 59 of them went to candidates who had a valid Express Entry profile.
Individuals who are interested in being considered by the province for a nomination, need to create and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) online with the MPNP.
Each profile is carefully evaluated by the MPNP and given a score out of 1,000 points based on their connection to the province as well as human capital factors such as language, work experience, and education, among other things.
At this point, candidates who meet the requirements of Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams as well as the scoring requirement, may be eligible to get an LAA.
With an LAA in hand, the candidate can apply for a provincial nomination.
New PNP draw held by Saskatchewan
July draw is largest one held by the province in 2022
Saskatchewan held a new PNP draw on July 6, 2022, it was the largest one to be held by the province this year. The last draw held by the province was in May.
During this round of invitations, a total of 677 immigration candidates received an invitation from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to apply for a provincial nomination.
The bulk of the invitations (398) went to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand stream. Another 279 went to Express Entry candidates. For both categories, candidates needed to meet a minimum EOI score of 73 and have work experience in one of the province’s eligible occupations.
As part of Canada’s humanitarian efforts to help Ukraine, an additional 5 invitations were issued to Ukrainian nationals.
The last 64 invitations went to candidates with scores between 80 and 130 points, in the Entrepreneur sub-category.
Selected candidates who successfully receive a provincial nomination, will be awarded an additional 600 points on their base Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) making it a near guarantee they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC during a round of invitation.