In the most recent draws, four provinces issued ITAs.
This week, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island issued invitations to apply for provincial immigration programmes.
Except for Quebec and Nunavut, the majority of Canadian provinces and territories have their own PNPs. Interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination through these programmes. Receiving a provincial nomination can help you gain permanent residence.
Quebec’s immigration programmes are administered by the province and are distinct from those of Canada. Quebec is the only province in which all economic class immigrants are under control.
Each year, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) accounts for 105,000 PR admissions. It started in 1998, and the annual number of PNP admissions has steadily increased since then. It is regarded as an effective tool by both the federal and provincial governments.
Results of provincial immigration from December 1 to December 8, Quebec
On November 24, Quebec invited 998 skilled workers visa to apply for permanent selection, followed by an additional 513 on December 1.
The November 24 draw did not target specific NOCs, but candidates needed to have job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community and an Arrima Expression of Interest score of at least 603 points.
The draw on December 1st focused on candidates with specific NOCs who also had job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community. Candidates had to have profiles with at least 589 points in the Arrima Expression of Interest system.
The invitations were issued by the MIFI to immigration candidates who applied through the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Quebec invitees to apply for permanent selection have 60 days to submit their application and pay processing fees. Quebec intends to process complete applications within six months, beginning with the receipt of all required information. All forms and documents are included.
British Columbia (BC)
On December 6, more than 188 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination in British Columbia.
In a targeted tech draw, the province invited 144 candidates. Candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories, as well as Express Entry candidates, received invitations.
Candidates for the tech draw had to have a minimum SIRS score of 95. SIRS functions similarly to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), but is only applicable to British Columbia’s PNP.
The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the occupations listed following table.
- 32 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with minimum scores of 60; 12 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International
- Graduate, including Express Entry category with minimum scores of 60; and
- Other occupations with a minimum score of 60.
The Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program invited a total of 305 candidates. Candidates must meet a set of criteria specific to their system in order to be invited. The province invited the following individuals:
- Manitoba Skilled Workers issued 206 invitations with a minimum score of 775.
- Skilled Workers Overseas invited 43 people with a minimum score of 673.
- The International Education Stream sent out 56 invitations with no minimum score requirement.
Of those who were invited to apply, 31 had Express Entry profiles.
Under the NOC 2016, the province will continue to process all Expressions of Interest (EOI) received before November 16. Any EOIs received on or after June 16th will be considered under NOC 2021.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island invited 69 candidates through the Labour and Express Entry streams on December 1. This brings the province’s total number of candidates invited in 2022 to 1,721.
Candidates who wish to be nominated by PEI must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PEI PNP individually.
EOI profiles are scored to use PEI’s points grid, and the top-scoring candidates are invited to apply through monthly draws, just like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
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