The week of July 18 has been a big week for PNP draws! Three provinces held new draws while two provinces released results from previous draws. Through the numerous draws, over 2,000 candidates can now submit an application for a provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan releases results and holds new draw
Draw results from previous round of invitation are published by province on heels of new draw
A round of invitations was held by Saskatchewan on July 14, 2022. The results of the draw were released this week. A total of 627 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination during this draw.
Out of these invitations, 430 went to candidates from Express Entry programs and 195 candidates were picked from Occupations In-Demand category. For both categories, candidates had to meet a minimum EOI score of 69 in addition to work experience in specific occupations.
Two additional invitations were issued to Ukrainian nationals as part of Canada’s humanitarian efforts to help Ukraine.
On July 21, 2022, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held the largest draw of the year by issuing invitations to 802 immigration candidates.
The majority of the invitations, 797, went to candidates who qualified under Express Entry programs. The remaining five invitations went to Ukrainian nationals.
Through both draws, a total of 1,429 candidates were chosen by the province to apply for a provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan typically holds PNP draws once a month, however, it seems that throughout the month of July, the province has been holding draws every week. It remains to be seen whether this trend will continue.
British Columbia holds several draws, including tech draw
More than 150 candidates from specific industries receive invitations
British Columbia holds weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP draws and for the last few months, the province has been holding several draws each week.
During the July 19, 2022 draw, a total of 165 immigration candidates were chosen across several categories to apply for a provincial nomination.
The bulk of the invitations were issued under the tech draw. 139 workers with experience in the technology industry, received invitations. In order to qualify the chosen candidates had to meet the requirements for Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories. They also had to meet a minimum provincial score of 85 points.
In addition to tech workers, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held additional draws and invited the following candidates:
- Early childhood educators and assistants – 18 candidates with a minimum score of 60
- Healthcare workers – 8 candidates with a minimum score of 60
Another exciting announcement to be made by B.C. is that applications can once more be submitted for the Entrepreneur Base Category.
For one year, the program was put on pause, but will resume once more and draws will be held for these candidates periodically.
Draw results from Manitoba released
Candidates across three streams are selected in new draw
On July 14, 2022, the province of Manitoba held a new PNP draw. The results of the draw were released later.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 366 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to qualified candidates.
Individuals who are interested in being considered for the draw, need to create and submit a profile online. The profiles are scored and ranked based on human capital factors, by the province. The highest ranked candidates are selected during rounds of invitations.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||293||699|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||33||715|
|International Education Stream||40||N/A|
Out of the 366 invitations, 55 of them went to candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Manitoba also issued invitations to 11 Ukrainian nationals in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Those who successfully receive a provincial nomination will be awarded an extra 600 points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The boost in points will increase the likelihood of their profiles being selected by IRCC during a PNP specific, Express Entry draw.
Monthly PNP draw held in Prince Edward Island
Province continues to follow draw schedule set out beforehand
The only province to publish a schedule for its PNP draws ahead of time, P.E.I held its draw of the month on July 21, 2022.
In total, 165 immigration candidates received an invitation from Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).
With a combined total of 138, most of the candidates were selected from the Express Entry and Labor Impact categories.
The rest of the invitations, 27 in total, went to candidates in the Business Impact category. In order to qualify, they had to meet a minimum provincial score of 60 points or more.
Individuals who are interested in PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP.
The submitted profiles are evaluated and scored using a unique points-based system that takes into account factors like age, language proficiency and work experience. Candidates with the highest scores are issued invitations during a draw. According to the schedule, the next draw for P.E.I. will be held around the third week of August.