This week, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has received nominations from three Canadian provinces.
Except for Quebec and Nunavut, all Canadian provinces and territories with PNPs have PNP programs or streams intended to target applicants the province believes can help achieve an economic goal, such as easing a labor shortage. These provinces and territories also have immigration programs for French-speaking immigrants who can spread the language outside of Quebec.
These streams consider the most recent modifications to the federal Express Entry system. The province declared on May 31 that qualified applicants for category-based selection might receive invitations in upcoming draws this year. Before introducing the categories, Express Entry applicants were only invited if they received a high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Now, similar to the PNP, having work experience in a particular profession may be advantageous.
Even after receiving a provincial nomination, a separate application for permanent residence must be made to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Results from June 3–9 for provincial immigration
Four targeted draws invited 157 candidates to British Columbia on June 6.
All applicants, including Express Entry applicants, were in the BCPNP’s Skilled Worker or International Graduate streams.
In the draw with the highest number of applicants, 112 tech workers with minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) scores of 90 were invited.
The other three draw all of the necessary SIRS minimum scores of 60. 24 early childhood educators and assistants, 21 healthcare professionals, and fewer than five other candidates for priority occupations were among them.
On June 5, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent 278 notifications of interest to applicants in the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
Two draws were held in the province along this stream. The first was intended for applicants who worked in health, education, and finance. All of the nominees’ CRS ratings fell between 312 and 487.
The province invited 139 more tech, trades, and priority occupation applicants in the second draw. All nominees scored 348–487 on CRS.
Candidates for the PNP in this stream must specify whether they want to be evaluated against the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Additionally, they need to speak French and have a command of English.
Saskatchewan held its first drawing on June 8. The province invited 500 applicants to apply for two Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) programs.
Candidates needed a slightly higher score because this draw was smaller than the most recent one on May 18, and it was smaller.
232 applicants from the Occupations-in-Demand stream and 268 Express Entry applicants were invited. Only individuals with jobs that matched specific National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes were eligible for nomination. Each candidate had to pass an educational credentials assessment with a minimum score of 69.