Invitations for provincial nominations in recent PNP draws between December 17 and 23, by Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island, help candidates move closer to permanent residence.
The week witnessed four provinces holding Provincial Nominee Program draws facilitating candidates to apply for permanent residence. Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island conducted the last PNP draws of the year this week.
Provincial Nomination entitles candidates to gain permanent residence status from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. There is a steady growth in the number of PNP admissions since the programs came into existence in 1998. It helps over 105,000 candidates become permanent residents.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued letters of interest after the December 20, 2022, draw to candidates in the Human Capital Priorities stream of Express Entry.
These candidates had active Express Entry profiles under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The draw selected candidates in targeted tech occupations with relevant work experience.
The Comprehensive Ranking Scores of the candidates ranged between 484 and 490. There is no information on the exact number of candidates receiving letters of interest through the recent OINP draw.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
The December 20 draw of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations to 153 candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduates programs with a minimum SIRCS score of 90. SIRS is BC PNP’s equivalent of CRS in Express Entry.
Other British Columbia PNP draws for Childhood Educators and Assistants and Healthcare workers under International Graduate categories selected 20 candidates with a minimum score of 60.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
The December 21 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued invitations to 153 candidates under the Express Entry stream, besides inviting 315 candidates under the Occupations in Demand category. The minimum score requirement for both categories was 80.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Prince Edward Island held its PNP draw on December 15 to invite 127 candidates under PEI PNP’s Labor and Express Entry streams. The draw also issued invitations to seven candidates under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program PEI PNP. Prince Edward Island invited 1,854 candidates in 2022, with the conclusion of the last PEI PNP draw.