Five provinces invited candidates in provincial immigration results this week, namely, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta.
Provincial immigration across Canada is not the same. For example, while most of the territories and provinces of Canada have Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Quebec does not have a Provincial Nominee Program due to a special agreement with the federal government.
Economic immigration candidates who are most likely to benefit the provincial labour force by filling urgent job vacancies and economically establishing themselves are usually targeted by the provinces, this is Why Provincial Nominee Programs Exist. There are dedicated streams for healthcare, tech, agriculture workers, and entrepreneurs in the Provincial Nominee Programs.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently adopted an approach for Express Entry application that is similar to the Provincial Nominee Program. On a national scale, there are six dedicated categories for in-demand occupations now. Six Express Entry rounds of invitations were held by IRCC between June 27 and July 7, five of which were for occupations eligible under category-based selection.
748 PNP candidates were invited to Ontario to apply for nomination through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on July 6.
Tech occupations were targeted through this draw and Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that ranged between 479 and 485 were required by the candidates. IRCC allocates the number of candidates a province can nominate.
16,500 candidates can be invited in 2023 by Ontario, as the province has the highest allocations of PNP nominations in Canada. 9,500 allocations were provided to the province in 2022 which is nearly double.
Recently the provincial nominee program results were updated by Quebec to show that 1,218 persons were invited by the Minister of Immigration, Francization, and Integration on June 29 to apply for permanent selection.
Level 7 oral proficiency or higher is required by candidates in the French language and they must also have an occupation with specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. The minimum score was different in this draw, depending on the eligible NOC. For some candidates the score was 584, for others, it was 592.
On July 5, three draws were held by British Columbia for 137 candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, including Express Entry candidates.
97 candidates were invited by the largest draw with a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 90. 23 early childhood teachers and assistants, and 17 candidates in healthcare occupations were the remaining two draws.
Candidates are typically invited by British Columbia each Tuesday in similar draws.
587 invitations were issued to candidates in three streams over four draws by Manitoba on June 29. Skilled workers may have been eligible for one of the two draws, the first draw was occupation-specific in which 315 candidates were invited with a cut-off score of 613.
Food service managers, food service supervisors, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations were the occupations that were considered. Skilled Workers from all occupations with a minimum score of 662 were issued 184 letters of advice.
From the International Education Stream, 62 candidates were invited and 26 candidates were invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas stream with a cut-off score of 717 in the remaining two draws.
Draw results from June 29 were recently posted by Alberta. Under the Express Entry Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, 12 candidates were invited to a small draw by the province. 354 was the CRS score of the lowest-scoring eligible candidate. Since April this year, 105 candidates were invited by Alberta through this stream.Canada Immigration News will provide you with more updates about the latest Provincial Nominee Program draws.