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Ontario invited 1,084 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its first PNP draw of the year on January 11

The Canadian province of Ontario conducted its first immigration draw of the 2022 on January 11.

A total of 1,084 immigration candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in this draw.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Sub-category Total Invitations issued
Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream 264
Employer Job Offer International Student stream 762
Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills stream 58

Invitations were issued to candidates, who had work experience in one of in-demand health and agricultural occupations or in manufacturing sector.

Health and Agricultural Occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home Support Workers and related occupations, excluding Housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – General Farm Workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting Labourers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and Forging Machine Operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining Tool Operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other Metal Products Machine Operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical Plant Machine Operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics Processing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking Machine Operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial Sewing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process Control and Machine Operators, Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial Painters, Coaters and Metal Finishing Process Operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows eligible foreign workers, international students and others with the required skills, experience and education to apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

By November 10, 2021, Ontario PNP had issued over 8,600 invitations to immigration candidates.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #213: January 5, 2022

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #213: January 5, 2022

Canada invited 392 immigration candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in its first Express Entry draw of 2022 on January 5

Canada conducted its first Express Entry draw of 2022 on January 5.

A total of 392 Express Entry candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express-entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoff for this draw was 808. Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 04, 2021 at 16:57:50 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 808 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.

Canada Express Entry System

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.  A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. Moreover, increasing backlog in applications is another major reason that IRCC is conducting only PNP-specific Express Entry draws.  The immigration department wants to cut Express Entry backlogs in at least half before resuming all-program Express Entry round of invitations.

In 2021, IRCC has invited more than 114,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. Out of total ITAs issued, 14,778 have been rendered to PNP candidates while the remaining 99,654 ITAs went to CEC candidates.

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British Columbia invited 102 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian PR in First Tech Draw of 2022 on January 4

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 102 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination in its first immigration draw of the year under its popular stream – BC PNP Tech Program on January 4, 2021.

Invitations were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories under BCPNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, which are managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

In order to receive an invite this draw, eligible candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

BC PNP Tech Program

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers and international student who want to become permanent Canadian residents.

In order to apply through this stream, immigration candidates need to have a full-time job offer in one of 29 eligible tech occupations from an eligible employer in the province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

The 29 eligible tech occupations that can qualify under this stream include Computer engineers, Civil engineers, Information systems analysts and consultants, Software engineers and designers, Web designers and developers, Computer network technicians, Authors and writers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade, among others

The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under SIRS. They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.

The BC PNP will then invite top-scoring candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

Candidates, who received an invitation in this draw, now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

British Columbia PNP invited over 11,500 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in 2021.

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British Columbia invited 243 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency

The Canadian province of British Columbia invited a total of 243 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in two immigration draws held on December 21, 2021.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Distribution of invitations

In first draw, total 194 immigration candidates from SI and EEBC streams of BC PNP received invitations. The Minimum Score requirement for Express Entry – Skilled Worker candidates in this draw was 106.

Immigration CategoriesTotal invitations issuedSub-StreamsMinimum Score
The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams194SI – Skilled Worker100
SI – International Graduate88
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled74
EEBC – Skilled Worker106
EEBC – International Graduate92

BC PNP also conducted a second separate draw targeting two in-demand occupations – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) and Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631). A total of 49 invitations were issued to these candidates with minimum provincial score requirement of 106.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency and immigrate to British Columbia, Canada.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry who have the qualifications, education and work experience.

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

The province has now invited nearly 12,000 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination through various BC PNP streams so far this year.

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Manitoba PNP invited a total of 349 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR in new immigration draw on December 16

The Canadian province of Manitoba conducted a new immigration draw on December 16, 2021.

A total of 349 immigration candidates across three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Stream received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Invitations Issued Minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712
International Education Stream 40 No EOI score requirement

Out of total LAAs issued, 64 went to immigration candidates with valid profiles in Federal Express Entry system

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). It allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residency through its three popular immigration pathways.

In order to apply under both the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000. Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

Candidates, who received an LAA in this draw, now have 60 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to MPNP. Successful candidates will be awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This will increase their chances to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Manitoba PNP has now invited 10,786 immigration candidates so far in 2021.

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