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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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IRCC invited 635 PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry draw

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #203: September 1, 2021

Canada invited another 635 Express Entry Candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in latest immigration draw held on September 1, 2021.

Only those immigration candidates who have previously obtained a nomination through an Express-Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received invitations in this draw.

The invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued to candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 764.

Immigration candidates, who obtain nominations from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS scores.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off scores for PNP-specific invitation rounds are normally higher as compared to CEC and FSWP draws.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was April 12, 2021 at 12:21:45 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 764 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

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, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Express Entry pool

Each candidate is awarded a core score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on factors that include age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. This score determines their rank in the Express Entry pool.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency through regular draws from the pool.

Express Entry-aligned PNPs

With an aim to attract highly skilled immigrants and deal with labour market needs, many of Canada’s provinces and territories have provincial nominee immigration streams linked to federal Express Entry.

Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score; this eventually enable them receive an ITA quickly.

So far in 2021, IRCC has now issued total 106,414 ITAs to PNP and CEC candidates.

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Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 161 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination on August 19

Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 161 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in new PNP Draw on August 19.

Out of total 161 invites issued, 152 went to immigration candidates through the Express Entry and Labour Impact streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

The PEI PNP, however, did not provide a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required for each category.

Another 09 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream. The invited Business Impact candidates had a minimum point threshold of 72.

EXPRESS ENTRY CATEGORY

PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates, who would like to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province, need to create a separate EOI profile with the PEI PNP.

These profiles are given a score on the basis of information provided in their EOI based on factors such as education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

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

LABOUR IMPACT CATEGORY

PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and is designed for foreign nationals with a valid job offer in the province and support from a PEI employer.

Candidates in this category may fall under three possible streams: Skilled Worker (in PEI and outside Canada), Critical Worker and International Graduate.

ENTREPRENEUR STREAM

PEI PNP’s Business Impact: Work Permit Stream is for individuals interested in owning and operating a business on the island. This stream also operates on a points-based EOI system.

The PEI PNP has now invited a total of 1,194 immigration candidates through total 8 immigration draws conducted so far this year.  The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled to be held on September 16, 2021.

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Saskatchewan invited 496 immigration candidates for provincial nomination in new PNP draw on August 19

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 496 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw conducted on August 19.

The invitations were issued to candidates who may be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Out of total invites issued, 161 went to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry Subcategory while the remaining 335 candidates secured invitations through Occupations In-Demand Subcategory.

In order to receive an invitation, Express Entry candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 71 while candidates under Occupations in Demand subcategory had a slightly smaller cutoff requirement of 70 points.

Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 161 71
Occupations in Demand 335 70

In this draw, there were different eligible occupations for each immigration stream. Invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates who had work experience in one of the 43 occupations whereas there were 61 eligible occupations in the draw for Occupations in Demand candidates.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified immigration candidates with skills required in its labour market.

Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories are two prominent streams within the SINP for individuals who have education and work experience in a high-skilled and in-demand occupation.

While a minimum of one year of full-time work experience is essential to apply for both of its subcategories, a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required.

If invited Express Entry candidates successfully receive a nomination from the SINP, they will get an additional 600 points toward their overall CRS score, which will increase their chances to receive an invitation to apply (ITA in Federal Express Entry draw.

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