Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have issued invitations to apply (ITA) to skilled worker applicants through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), this week.
Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exclusion of Quebec and Nunavut) run their own PNPs. Through these PNP programs, interested applicants may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Though provincial nomination is not in itself the same as a PR, it can act as the first step towards getting PR (Permanent Residence) from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The province is managed by Quebec’s immigration programs which are distinct from Canada’s immigration programs. Also, Quebec is the only region that has control over all economic class refugees.
The PNP is responsible for more than 105,000 PR admissions to Canada each year. It started in 1998 and steadily increased the number of PNP admissions every year. It’s because the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to encourage the country’s economic development outside of the provinces and urban centers with previously high immigrant populations.
November 4 To 11: Provincial Immigration Results
On November 8, for the first time since February, through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream, Nova Scotia issued letters of interest to candidates. Also, this province’s immigration office didn’t respond to any requests for the issued number of letters. But it has released the criteria for receiving one. As well, the applicants should meet the below eligibility baselines:
Candidates who planned to apply to the province after receiving their letter must include c both language tests and proof of education, including an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) copy.
On November 8th, through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Saskatchewan issued 35 ITA (Invitations to Apply).
The region invited 21 candidates from the Express Entry class and 10 from the Occupations-In-Demand group. The least Expression of Interest score in both groups was 69. All applicants required Educational Credential Assessments. In addition, the province also invited four applicants who presently reside in Ukraine, as a measure of response to the current war.
Since September 28, this is the first SINP draw. Many provinces have stopped their PNP draws in anticipation of NOC 2021, in which the present National Occupational Classification system will be updated to reflect a new classification method for skilled workers who want to come to Canada under an Express Entry program.
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