In their latest PNP draws, three provinces invited 960 candidates to apply for permanent residence under various streams.
Canada plans to leverage provincial nominee programs targeting 117,500 new permanent residents by 2025. The number of PRs via the PNPs will surpass Express Entry candidates. It will make provincial nomination the most prominent pathway for newcomers exploring permanent residency through Canada’s economic immigration programs.
The April 6 Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw invited 566 candidates. The candidates receiving Invitations to Apply comprised those from MPNP’s three streams, including 157 from the Express Entry pool.
Ontario invited 54 skilled worker overseas candidates and 61 international education stream candidates with a minimum CRS score of 708.
In the draw, 226 candidates from all occupations received invitations under the skilled-worker draw. The cut-off CRS score was 670 points.
The occupation-specific selection draws invited 225 candidates with minimum CRS scores of 615 from retail sales and service supervisor categories.
The Employer Job Offer: In-demand Skills category of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 295 candidates on the April 11 draw. The minimum CRS threshold for the general draw was 30 points. The April 11 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program targeted no specific occupation.
Ontario plans an investment of $25 million over three years to double the volume of skilled immigrants seeking permanent residency via the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The strategy will help Ontario address its labor shortages bolstering economic growth.
The targeted draw of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 99 Invitations to Apply on April 11. The draw considered skilled worker and international graduate streams under targeted tech occupations. The minimum score requirement for the draw was 85 points.