Here’s an overview of the Provincial Nominee Program invitation round results released last week.
Last week, Manitoba conducted a special invitation round for Ukrainian nationals under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and both British Columbia and Alberta announced new draw results.
Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNP programs. Under these programs, interested candidates can be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. While a provincial nomination is not the same as permanent residency, it can significantly increase the chances of obtaining permanent residency.
For example, PNP applicants with Express Entry profiles who receive a nomination will have 600 points added to their score. They will also be invited to apply for a PNP-specific invitation round. In last week’s Express Entry draw, Canada invited 589 PNP applicants with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 741 points.
Last week, three Canadian provinces released the results of invitations to immigration candidates under their PNP programs. Here’s our weekly roundup of the latest PNP draws.
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) invited 100 Express Entry applicant’s to apply for the Alberta Express Entry on May 19.
Express Entry applicants need a CRS score of at least 382 to be invited to apply for an AINP.
To apply for the Alberta Express Entry Stream, candidates must have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AAIP does not provide a list of eligible occupations but does provide a list of occupations that are not eligible for this stream.
British Columbia PNP
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its weekly round of invitations on May 24. A total of 137 British Columbia immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination.
A total of 115 of these candidates were invited to apply through a BC Tech draw. Applicants invited to the BC Tech draw must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories administered through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants who received an invitation to this draw were in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and had to achieve a minimum provincial score of 85.
The province also held two additional drawings for applicants in specific occupations. A total of 11 educators were invited to qualify for the Professional and International Graduate subcategories. BC also invited 11 health care professionals who could qualify for the Professional, International Graduate, or Novice and Semi-Skilled subcategories. For both draws, applicants had to achieve a minimum score of 60.
As a special immigration measure for Ukrainian nationals, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) periodically holds draws to invite them to apply for provincial nomination.
The goal is to help people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to come and live in the province. The province has held three of these special rounds of invitations since mid-March.
In the last round, which took place on May 20, 13 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) were issued with a minimum score of 60 points.
To be eligible, applicants had to score at least CLB 4 in each language category, pass a valid language test and have an established connection to Manitoba, such as through close relatives, previous employment or study in Manitoba.
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