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British Columbia PNP invited 175 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted four unique immigration draws on March 14, 2022.

A total of 175 immigration candidates under different streams of BC PNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in these invitation rounds.

Details of invitations rounds

The province conducted a BC Tech draw followed by three draws for candidates in targeted occupations – childhood educators, healthcare professionals and health care assistants.

Immigration Stream Number of Invitations Minimum Score Description
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 123 85 Targeted draw: Tech Candidates
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 27 85 Targeted draw:

Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 21 85 Targeted draw:

Healthcare Occupations

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 63 Targeted draw:

Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

In first BC Tech draw, a total of 123 tech candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories received invitations. They needed a minimum provincial score of 85.

The province also conducted three immigration draws for candidates in targeted occupations. A total of 27 invitations went to Early Childhood Educators and 21 to Healthcare Professionals. In both of these draws, candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 85 to receive an invite.

Moreover, a separate draw was conducted for Health Care Assistants. Less than five invitations were issued to these candidates through the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-category. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw was 63.

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Canada issued 924 invitations to PNP candidates in new Express Entry Draw on March 16

Express Entry Draw #218– March 16, 2022

Canada issued 924 invitations to PNP candidates in new Express Entry Draw on March 16

Canada invited another 924 immigration candidates to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in new Express Entry draw on March 16.

Express Entry candidates, who had a provincial nomination from Express-Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) received Invitations to Apply (ITAs)  in the new invitation round.

In order to receive an ITA in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 754.

PNP candidates get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score when they receive their nomination; therefore, the CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 10, 2022 at 14:35:27 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 754 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA)  in this round of invitations.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw #218– March 16, 2022
  • Stream: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Total ITAs issued: 924
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 924th or above
  • Date and time of round: March 16, 2022 at 14:59:09 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 754
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 10, 2022 at 14:35:27 UTC

Candidates, who received invitations in this invitation round, need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an invitation.

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Manitoba invited 120 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 10

The Canadian province of Manitoba conducted its latest immigration draw under its PNP – he Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on March 10, 2022.

A total of 120 candidates across three immigration streams of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Stream received invitations, , also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

Distribution of Invitations

Stream Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 50 781
Skilled Workers Overseas 34 718
International Education Stream 36 No EOI score requirement

Out of total LAAs issued, 33 went to immigration candidates with valid profiles in Federal Express Entry system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through its three popular immigration streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education stream.

In order to qualify to apply under MPNP, immigration candidates need to score at least 60 points according to the MPNP’s assessment criteria. They also need a connection to Manitoba such as a close relative or a family member, who is a permanent resident of Canada; previous employment or studies in the province.

Process

Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas is a three-step process:

STEP 1 – Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

STEP 2- The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application

STEP 3 – Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to IRCC for permanent resident visas for you and your family.

If invited Express Entry candidates successfully receive a nomination from MPNP, they will automatically get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

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Saskatchewan PNP invited 85 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 8

Saskatchewan PNP invited 85 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 8

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan invited a total of 85 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in new immigration draw on March 8.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry and Occupations in Demand immigration streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Out of total invitations issued, 39 went to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry Subcategory while the remaining 43 invitations were issued to immigration candidates through Occupations In-Demand Subcategory.

In order to be invited in this draw, candidates under both these subcategories needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 87.

As a special measure in response to the current conflict in Ukraine, SINP also issued 3 invitations to candidates whose current country of residence is Ukraine. These candidates needed an EOI score of at least 61.

Stream Total Invitation issued Minimum EOI score Requirement
Express Entry 39 87
Occupations In-Demand 43 87
Express Entry & Occupations In-Demand

( For candidates whose current country of residence is Ukraine)

03 61

To receive an invite in this invitation round, candidates were required to have work experience in one of 31 occupations that include Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers; Metallurgical and materials engineers; Administrative officers; Medical laboratory technologists; Telecommunications installation and repair workers, among others.

Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, receive additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, effectively increasing their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

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British Columbia invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 8, 2022

British Columbia invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 8, 2022

British Columbia PNP invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residency (PR) visa in new immigration draws held on March 8, 2022.

Invitations were issued to candidates through the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

In first draw, total 191 invitations were issued to candidates through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC.

Immigration Categories Streams Minimum Score Total invitations issued

The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams

SI – Skilled Worker 112

191

SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 114

In second separate draw, total 13 invitations were issued to Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) and Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631). The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw was 128.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

British Columbia is one of the most popular provinces of Canada. Created in 2001, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track immigration pathway to high-demand skilled foreign workers who wish to settle here.

The BC PNP has two immigration streams for immigrants who have the skills and experience needed to help with province’s economic recovery and growth – Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI).

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream allows the province to select and invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool and nominate them for permanent residence status in Canada.

The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia. This stream is made up of five categories: Skilled Worker, Healthcare Professionals, International Graduate (IG), International Post-Graduate (IPG), and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS).

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