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Manitoba invited 322 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR on January 12, 2023

Manitoba invited 322 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR on January 12, 2023

The province of Manitoba held the first PNP draw of 2023 on January 12.

Total 322 invitations also called Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination for permanent residence were issued to candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, International Education Streams, and  to the candidates having a valid Express Entry profiles (FSW, FST, or CEC candidates) of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Distributions of Invitations:

  1. Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Total LAAs issued: 260
  • Minimum score: 734
  1. Skilled Workers Overseas
  • Total LAAs issued: 20
  • Minimum score: 713 & above
  1. International Education Stream
  • Total LAAs issued: 42
  • Minimum score: No EOI score requirement

Out of total 196 invitations issued in this draw, 27 went to Express Entry candidates.

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

This category offers permanent residency to individuals who demonstrate that a Manitoba company has offered them a long-term, full-time job.

This job offer needs to be after they have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2023 on January 11

FINALLY THE VERY FIRST!!

2023 EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW

Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2023 on January 11.

In the first Express Entry draw of 2023 held on January 11,, a total of 5,500 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

Immigration applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 507 or above received invitations in this draw.

Eligible candidates were invited from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). All are programs that operate under the Express Entry system.

Results: Round of invitations

  • Number of invitations issued:5,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply:5,500 or above
  • Date and time of round:January 11, 2023 16:14:19 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited:507
  • Tie-breaking rule:December 06, 2022 11:00:07 UTC

 This draw marks an increase in the number of ITAs issued, and is the largest all-program Express Entry draw since they resumed last July. There were 750 additional invitations over the November 23 draw, which invited 4,750 candidates, as well as a higher CRS score than has been seen since the draw on September 28.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by the Canadian Government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through three economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades.

The system boasts efficient processing time, with the majority of applications being processed between six to eight months.

How does it work?

In brief, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in the Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.

Following the submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where the Comprehensive Ranking System will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.

The highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

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Ontario Sent 402 New Invitations for candidates for provincial nomination in new PNP draw on January 10, 2023

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held 2023s First Draw on 10 January and sent 402 invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR).

This OINP draw declared cut off score of 35 and above under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

Profiles created with OINP between November 22, 2022 – January 10, 2023 were considered for this draw.

Furthermore, it was targeted at Skilled Trades Occupations and invited profiles created with OINP in below listed 49 occupations.

Including,

  1. NOC 22212 — Drafting technologists and technicians
  2. NOC 22221 — User support technicians
  3. NOC 22222 — Information systems testing technicians
  4. NOC 22301 — Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  5. NOC 22302 — Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  6. NOC 22311 — Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  7. NOC 22312 — Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  8. NOC 72010 — Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

Candidates, who wish to be considered for selection by the OINP through its Human Capital Priorities Stream or any of its Express Entry streams, are required to first submit a profile in the Express Entry pool.

The OINP regularly searches Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool to find eligible candidates who meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry immigration streams and then invite them to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.

Express Entry candidates, who receive a provincial nomination, get additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Candidates, who received the NOI in this draw, now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for the provincial nomination to OINP.

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British Columbia More Than 140 New Invites For PR on January 10, 2023

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited more than 140 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on January 10, 2023.

Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

BREAKDOWN OF SUB-CATEGORIES AND THE MINIMUM SCORES REQUIREMENTS

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
General  Draw

(includes tech occupations)

Skilled Worker,

International Graduate,

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

123 90
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker,

International Graduate

<5 60
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 17 60
Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213) Skilled Worker, International Graduate <5 60

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category allows BCPNP to search Federal Express Entry pool to find qualified international workers or graduates who have the qualifications, education and work experience to fill positions that are in high-demand in the province and invite them to apply for provincial nomination.

The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia

In order to receive an invitation for provincial nomination through the EEBC, candidates need to be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) whereas Skills Immigration candidates only have to be registered with the SIRS.

All invited candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories had an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.

Candidates invited under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP.

This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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British Columbia PNP sent 211 invites for PR in a new draw held on January 4, 2023

British Columbia invited 211 applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR) in a new immigration draw on January 4, 2023.

A total of 163 invites to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to candidates through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a General draw (including tech occupations). Additional 48 invitations went to candidates in the Healthcare, and Childcare educators and assistants.

Category Number of invitations Stream Minimum score
General draw (includes tech occupations) 163 Skilled worker 105
Skilled Worker- EEBC option 105
International Graduate 105
International Graduate- EEBC option 105
Entry level and Semi-Skilled 82
Targeted draw: Childcare: early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) 28 Skilled worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
Targeted draw: Healthcare 20 Skilled worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.

In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of these two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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