During the week of July 11, 2022, British Colombia and Ontario were the two provinces which held PNP draws.
Two PNP draws held in Ontario
Skilled candidates and entrepreneurs selected by province in two back-to-back draws
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws during the week of July 11th, 2022.
The first draw was held on July 14 and resulted in the selection of 755 immigration candidates who may qualify for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.
In order to be considered for the draw, they had to have an Express Entry profile and meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 310.
Only candidates whose profiles were submitted between July 14, 2021 and July 14, 2022 were eligible for the draw.
In addition to meeting the scoring requirements, candidates also have to be currently living in Ontario and have a work permit in hand that is still valid. They must also demonstrate they have one year of full-time work experience in a specific skilled trade such as optician, construction manager or licensed practical nurse.
The complete list can be found on the OINP’s website. If the work was part-time, they must show the equivalent hours.
The following day, the OINP held a second draw and issued invitations to candidates in the entrepreneur stream.
A total of 33 invitations were issued to candidates with a minimum EOI score between 146 and 174.
Candidates who received a notification of interest can now apply for their provincial nomination.
On July 11, the OINP also received its nomination allocation for the year from the federal government.
The provincial allocation for 2022 is, 9,750.
Numerous draws held by B.C.
Province’s weekly round of invitations targets skilled workers in select occupations
British Columbia’s regular weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was held on July 12, 2022.
Through a series of draws, over 164 immigration candidates received an invitation from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) to apply for a provincial nomination.
Under the general draw, a total of 132 candidates who qualify under the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories, were invited.
The remaining invitations went to candidates from the International Graduate, Skilled Worker and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories.
In order to qualify, they needed to meet a provincial score between 78 and 130.
The additional draws targeting specific occupations to help the province’s labor market, resulted in the following invitations being issued:
- Early childhood educators (NOC 4214) – 22 invitations issued – score required; 60
- Healthcare workers – 10 invitations issued – score required; 70
- Healthcare assistants (NOC 3413) – less than five invitations – score required; 60
- Animal health technologists and veterinarians (NOC 3114 and NOC 3213) – less than five invitations – score required; 60
Candidates who were invited will now have 30 calendar days to submit their application for a provincial nomination.
Successful candidates will receive an additional 600 points on their base CRS score, which will put them at the top of the list when IRCC holds new rounds of invitations.
The next draw is expected to take place during the week of July 20th.