In the latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) results, Canada’s British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba provinces have invited candidates to apply for provincial nominations. These invitations are part of the province’s efforts to attract skilled immigrants who can easily integrate into the local economy while supporting the workforce by filling urgent gaps in high-demand sectors.
PNPs allow provincial governments to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool through an enhanced nomination process or from those applying directly to the provincial government under base nomination. Attaining a provincial nomination strengthens an immigration application, but candidates must still submit a separate application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status.
During October 6-12, these three provinces held PNP draws, with several interesting developments:
On October 11, British Columbia invited over 180 candidates in the most recent BC PNP draw. The province conducted four targeted draws across various categories, including Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories (covering both Express Entry candidates and those applying directly). The largest draw invited 118 candidates employed in tech occupations, requiring a minimum score of 90 for consideration. The other three draws targeted early childhood educators and assistants (45 invites), healthcare professionals (17 invites), and other priority occupations (under five invites), all requiring a minimum score of 60.
Manitoba held four draws on October 5, inviting 542 candidates. Out of these drawings, two were for Skilled Workers in Manitoba. The first catered to specific professions with 219 invites distributed within National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 major groups—72 (Technical trades and transportation officers/controllers), 73 (General trades), and 75 (Helpers/labourers/transport drivers/operators). Candidates needed a minimum score of 610 for consideration. In contrast, the second skilled worker draw was general and invited 222 candidates with a minimum score of 629.
The remaining two draws were general, inviting 41 Skilled Worker Overseas candidates with a minimum score of 601 and 60 International Education stream candidates.
The province of Alberta held a small draw on October 10, inviting 13 candidates from the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. All eligible candidates also participated in the Express Entry pool with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 327. As of now, Alberta has allocated nearly 1,462 nominations for this stream for 2023. The province has reported less than ten applications in the queue while around 1,383 allocations remain.
These PNP results highlight Canada’s provinces’ commitment to attracting talented immigrants to support its workforce and economic growth. As more invitations are issued and programs evolve, countless opportunities await skilled foreign nationals interested in immigrating to Canada.
The latest PNP results show that British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba are actively seeking candidates to support their local economies and fill labour gaps in various sectors. These provinces have invited numerous candidates through different categories and streams, providing potential opportunities for talented individuals to strengthen their permanent residency applications. As immigration policies and requirements continue to evolve, it’s crucial for applicants to stay informed and make the most of the available opportunities offered by these Canadian provinces.
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