British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec declared their latest draw results
Three provinces of Canada declared their respective results of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws. Quebec also conducted the latest draw through the Arrima portal.
Except Nunavut and Quebec, all provinces and territories of Canada run individual Provincial Nominee Programs. These Canadian provinces and territories select eligible interested candidates for an Invitation to Apply for PNPs.
A provincial nomination is not the same as permanent residency, but it supports candidates seeking PR status through the Express Entry system. A provincial nomination boosts the candidate’s chances of getting a Permanent Residency by increasing the CRS scores in the Express Entry profile. It adds 600 points to the CRS score, virtually promising an Invitation to Apply. Besides, the candidate also qualifies for rounds of invitations specific to PNPs.
August 19-25 Results of PNP draws
British Columbia (BC)
The province invited over 210 candidates to apply for the British Columbia Provincial Nomination program in the latest draw. Most candidates (205) received invitations to a targeted draw comprising tech occupations.
Candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories received invitations by including in Express Entry. The minimum SIRS score for skilled workers was 106 and 75 for semi-skilled and entry-level candidates.
Saskatchewan invited 668 candidates on August 18, having a minimum score of 67 for applying to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). It held a second draw on August 25 to invite 629 candidates with minimum scores of 65 and above. The province invites 200 candidates per draw on average. Most candidates from the Occupations in Demand and Express Entry categories received invitations.
Prince Edward Island
The province held a draw on August 18 to invite 121 candidates to Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). Most candidates (117) from the Labor Impact and Express Entry categories received invitations.
Quebec enjoys complete autonomy and is not a participant in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. Interested candidates should submit their profile to the Arrima portal, Quebec’s unique Expression of Interest pool. Quebec invited 58 candidates under QSWP for a permanent selection.