In the recent draw, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island provinces issued over 100 Invitations to the candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) this week. Except for the Quebec and Nunavut provinces, most of the Canadian regions and territories run their PNPs.
Interested candidates may be invited to apply for the PNP via these programs. Getting a provincial nomination can be beneficial to obtain PR.
Quebec’s immigration programs are managed by the province and are separated from Canada’s immigration programs. As well, every year the PNP accounts for 105,000 PR admissions and has since steadily increased. Both the provincial and federal governments consider it an effective tool to promote the urban center’s outside economic development.
The NOC 2021 introduction means the territories held fewer draws newly as they acclimate the eligibility criteria for their PNPs to be compatible with the updated system.
Recently, IRCC switched to using a newer version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC 2021). As a result, provinces have been acclimatizing their internal systems to lodge new eligibility criteria. This caused a slowdown in PNP draws.
For instance, till October 12, British Columbia conducted draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) weekly but has yet to restart draws.
Over the past month, BC has made extreme changes to its points distribution system. The BC PNP provincial points system works more like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Remarkably, points have been removed for National Occupation Class (NOC) skill levels. The NOC system is Canada’s key way of categorizing occupations and has now moved to a TEER classification.
Consequently, the number of points allocated to human capital (skills, experience education, and capabilities of the individual) and fiscal factors (job offer, income, district of employment) of candidates has increased;
Extra points have been added for professional designations and language skills in both English and French; In addition, points have been added for earlier experience working or studying outside of metropolitan Vancouver.
November 11to 18 Provincial Immigration Results
Under the Manitoba provincial nominee program, Manitoba invited a total of 518 applicants. As well, candidates should meet the criteria specific baseline to their program. In total, the province invited:
125 had profiles in the Express Entry system, out of all who were invited to apply. The province will remain to proceed with all Expressions of Interest (EOI) received before November 16 under the NOC 2016. Any EOIs received on or after November 16 will be assessed under NOC 2021.
Prince Edward Island
On November 17, Prince Edward Island invited 141 aspirants through the Labour and Express Entry streams in addition to eight through the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur streams for a total of 149 invitations issued. Applicants in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream need a least score of 62.
On November 3, the province also invited 39 applicants through the Labour and Express Entry stream. As well, Express Entry applicants who want to be nominated by PEI have to submit a distinct Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PEI PNP. Also, EOI profiles are granted a score based on PEI’s points grid, and like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), the highest-ranked applicants are invited to apply over monthly draws.
Reading the above lines will bring you some idea about the recent PNP updates! As well, contact Aram Visas whenever you need any support for Canadian immigration.