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British Columbia, Manitoba And Saskatchewan PNP Draws Results

The results for the PNP draws from March 7 to March 11, 2022.

All the provinces in Canada except Quebec and Nunavut operate their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These programs allow interested candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through invitation.

A nomination from a province in Canada will increase a candidate’s chances of getting permanent residence in Canada when they apply.

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The provinces in Canada held draws where they invited immigration candidates to take the next step to get permanent residence in Canada.

The results for the PNP draws from March 7 to March 11, 2022.

British Columbia

On March 8, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its weekly round of invitations and a total of 204 invitations were sent out to immigration candidates of British Columbia to apply for a provincial nomination.

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The province held two draws through the Skills Immigration (SI) and the Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. Those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and also the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams were issued invitations.

The majority of the invitations which was about 191 was sent through a general draw and these candidates received invitations if they met the minimum score requirements between 77 and 128 depending on the program for which they are eligible for.

Another draw targeted candidates whose occupation fell under NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and food service managers) and the draw issued about 13 invitations with minimum scores of 128 across the board.

British Columbia has been conducting a separate round of invitations twice a month targeting these two occupations throughout the pandemic. These separate draws were as a result of the high number of candidates from specific labour market sectors who are registered in the province’s Skill Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP sent invitations to 120 candidates to apply for provincial nomination on March 10. The invitations were divided across three immigration streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba which had 50 invitations with a minimum score of 781.
  • Skilled Workers Overseas which had 34 invitations with a minimum score of 718
  • International Education Stream which had 36 invitations with no score requirement.

About 33 candidates who were invited had profiles in the Express Entry System.

On March 9, the province held a special draw for Ukrainians in response to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. About 71 invitations were sent to Ukrainians who have an Expression of Interest profile in Manitoba’s pool of candidates.

Those who had a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 4 in reading, writing, speaking and listening according to a valid language test. Candidates will also need to have a connection with Manitoba such as a family member, close relative or a previous employment or studies in Manitoba. They will also need to score at least 60 points according to the MPNP’s assessment criteria.

Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in a draw conducted on March 8 saw about 85 immigration candidates getting invitations to apply for provincial nomination.

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The draw has been smaller compared to draws from other years. In this year so far, Saskatchewan has sent out a total of 225 invitations to candidates to apply which is far lower than the 1,975 candidates that were invited by March 11, 2021.

The Expression of Interest draws invite people with experience and education in in-demand occupations who do not have job offers and the SINP prioritizes applications from people with job offers from employers in Saskatchewan to address urgent labour shortages.

The province in this received a higher number of applications from people with job offers in recent months and so the EOI draws have been adjusted to reflect that.

In March 8, invitation round, Express Entry candidates had 39 invitations and Occupation In Demand candidates had 43 invitations. The minimum EOI score requirement was 87 for both categories of candidates and they will need to have work experience in one of the 31 occupations.

Saskatchewan also issued three invitations to Express Entry candidates who were living in Ukraine in a bid to show support for Ukraine. This draw was done on March 4 and about 36 invitations were sent to Ukrainians to apply for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry and non-Express Entry PNPs

The PNP is of two types which is the Enhanced PNPs and the Base PNPs.

The Enhanced PNPs invite candidates from the Express Entry System while the Base PNPs operate through the province’s own application management system.

Through the Enhanced PNPs, candidates that are nominated automatically would get 600 points to add to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score under the Express Entry System which will increase their chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.

The Base PNPs are in the process of going more digital as the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has soft launched a permanent residence online application portal to allow some Base PNP applicants to apply online.

The portal is expected to be fully implemented for all application in the summer.

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