British Columbia and Saskatchewan held the draws for Provincial Nominations on 27th and 28th September, respectively.
The province of British Columbia sent Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) to 266 provincial applicants under the Skilled Worker category. The province invited 215 applicants from the Tech category of skilled workers, having a minimum score of 100. BC PNP sent out invitations to 28 applicants in the childcare category (NOC 4214) with a minimum of 60.
The province is focusing on the healthcare sector by inviting 15 provincial applicants, including skilled workers, international graduates, and entry-level and semi-skilled workers. Up to five applicants, having a minimum score of 60 received invitations under NOC 3413, targeting healthcare assistants. Less than five provincial applicants in NOC 3114 and 3213 received invitations in the recent BC PNP draw on Sep 27.
The most recent Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 1,146 applicants on Sep 28. The Express Entry streams of Saskatchewan province invited 639 applicants targeting 82 NOC codes.
The focus was on select occupations. The draw selected 507 candidates with a minimum score of 81 from the Occupations In-demand category. The candidates received invitations after the completion of the educational assessment.
Saskatchewan selects candidates having skills that are in demand in the province. Having a relative in the province and sound language ability improves the chances of selection for the invitation to apply for permanent residence.