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Alberta PNP invited 500 Express Entry Candidates to apply for provincial nomination in its largest PNP draw on September 7, 2021

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its largest immigration draw to date conducted on September 7, 2021.

A total of 500 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 300 received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream is Express Entry-aligned stream of AINP that allows the province search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, they need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants need to meet the following assessment criteria to submit an application to the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The applicant must:

  • have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • meet the criteria of at least one of the federal immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • intend to and be able to live and work in Alberta
  • be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • have a Comprehensive Ranking System score of at least 300

In addition, there are certain factors that can increase applicant’s chances of receiving invitation, like:

  • having a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta

Express Entry candidates who successfully receive a nomination from Alberta, obtain  an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta has now invited 4,507 Express Entry candidates so far in 2021. AINP is permissible to issue total 6,250 nomination certificates this year.

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British Columbia invited 464 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination on September 14, 2021

British Columbia invited total 464 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new PNP draw conducted on September 14, 2021.

In first immigration draw, total 365 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, 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) received invitations.

The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between 69 and 90 points.

Immigration Categories Streams Minimum Score Total invitations issued

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

SI – Skilled Worker 90

365

SI – International Graduate 77
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 86
EEBC – International Graduate 75

In second separate draw, total 99 invitations were issued to candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers or NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers with scores of 105.

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.

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Saskatchewan invited 528 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR on September 8, 2021

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 528 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residency in new immigration draw held on September 8.

Invitations were issued to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Out of total invites issued, 316 went to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry Subcategory while the remaining 212 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 66.

Stream Total Invitation issued Minimum EOI score Requirement
Express Entry 316 66
Occupations In-Demand 212 66

Invitations were issued to candidates who have qualified work experience in one of the 16 in-demand occupations  that include Managers in Manufacturing, Agriculture and Horticulture, Medical laboratory technologists, Paramedical, Medical radiation technologists, Occupational therapists, among others.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

While a minimum of one year of full-time work experience is essential to qualify under both subcategories – Express Entry and Occupation in Demand; a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required.

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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602 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Manitoba on September 2

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 602 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on September 2, 2021.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates through Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Stream of the MPNP.

Distribution of Invitations

Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum EOI Score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 463 445
Skilled Workers Overseas 84 698
International Education Stream 55 No EOI score requirement

Out of total LAAs issued, 101 went to candidates with valid profiles in federal Express Entry system.

The MPNP is one of the most popular of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). There are three major streams under the MPNP that offer foreign skilled workers a pathway to settle in Canada permanently – Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, and International Education Stream.

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 based on their human capital characteristics including their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba connections, and other factors.

Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

Express Entry Candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in subsequent PNP-specific Express Entry Draws.

The MPNP has now issued a total of 7,391 LAAs for provincial nomination to immigration candidates so far in 2021.

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British Columbia PNP invited 488 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination on August 31, 2021

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 488 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draws held on August 31, 2021.

Invitations were issued to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) categories of BCPNP.

In first draw, total 467 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams received invitations. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between   69 and 90 points.

MINIMUM PROVINCIAL SCORES

Streams Minimum Score
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 77
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 86
EEBC – International Graduate 75

A separate immigration draw targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers or NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers.

Total 21 invitations were issued to these candidates with minimum provincial scores 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 over 8,000 immigration candidates for provincial nomination through various BC PNP streams so far this year.

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