Three Canadian provinces invited candidates from June 3 to 9, namely Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
PNP programs operated by each province are designed to target candidates having specific attributes which can help establish them economically in a particular province. To increase the prominence of the French language outside of Quebec, there are also targeted streams for French-speaking newcomers.
Recently announced updates to the federal Express Entry system have been reflected by these streams. As announced by the province on May 31, candidates who are eligible for category-based selection could be invited to upcoming draws this year. Express Entry candidates were invited based solely on a high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score until the categories were introduced.
Just like Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), having work experience in a select occupation may provide an advantage. Still, candidates nominated by any particular province must apply separately to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to obtain Canada PR.
278 notifications of interest were issued to candidates in the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) by Ontario on June 5.
Under this stream, province held two draws. First draw was targeted toward candidates having occupations in Health, Education, and Finance. For all nominees, the CRS score ranged between 312 and 487.
In the second draw, another 139 candidates were invited by the province with Tech, Trades, and Other Priority Occupations. All nominees had CRS scores ranging between 348 and 487. It must be indicated by PNP candidates in this stream whether they want to be assessed or not against the Federal Skilled Trades Program or the Canadian Experience Class.
On June 6, more than 157 candidates were invited by British Columbia in four targeted draws. All of the candidates, including Express Entry candidates were in the Skilled Worker or International Graduate streams of the BCPNP.
In the largest draw with the tech occupations, 112 candidates were invited, and a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 90 was required.
A minimum SIRS score of 60 was required by the other three draws. 21 healthcare workers, 24 early childhood educators and assistants, and less than 5 other priority occupation candidates were included in this draw. Last time, more than 140 candidates were invited by British Columbia. Two Canadian Provinces Invited Candidates in Draws Held from May 23 to June 2, which namely were British Columbia and Manitoba.
On June 8, the first draw of the month was held by Saskatchewan. Under two programs of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), 500 candidates were invited by the province. On May 18, there was a smaller draw than the most recent one.
A slightly higher score is required by candidates in this smaller draw than the most recent one on May 18. There were 232 candidates invited from the Occupations-in-Demand stream and 268 candidates invited from Express Entry.
If candidates’ occupations matched select National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes, only then they were nominated. A minimum score of 69 was required by the candidates and had Educational Credential Assessments.Canada Immigration News will provide you with further information about the latest Provincial Nominee Program draws, follow us for all the latest updates about Canadian immigration.