The latest draws by British Columbia and Ontario invited candidates from general and Express Entry Skilled Trades Streams.
Provincial Nominee Programs of different Canadian provinces, except Quebec and Nunavut, invite eligible candidates to apply for permanent residence. Quebec operates exclusive immigration programs that differ from Canada’s immigration processes. Provincial programs support the unique requirements of provinces and the overall economy of Canada.
British Columbia and Ontario helped several candidates reach closer to permanent residency by sending invitations in the recent Provincial Nomination draws. Candidates receiving Invitations to Apply have a bright prospect to getting Permanent Residence status from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada)
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
A total of 1,340 applicants in the Express Entry Trades Stream received invitations in the September 29 draw of OINP. The score requirement was a minimum of 266.
The eligibility criteria for the PNP stream include a minimum of one year of full-time and paid skilled trade work experience in Ontario. They should also satisfy language requirements besides having a certificate for skilled trade from a relevant Ontario authority.
British Columbia Nominee Program (BC PNP)
The BC PNP invited over 229 candidates on October 24. A total of 184 candidates from the tech occupations received invitations in the general draw. Several Express Entry candidates in categories of internal graduates and skilled worker received invitations to apply.
The range of minimum scores to receive invitations was between 82 and 120. The other categories receiving invitations were early childhood educators, healthcare workers, healthcare assistants, and other category occupations.