British Columbia and Manitoba issue invitations to apply for provincially nominated programs

British Columbia and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates through their most recent round of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.

Most Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nominations. Obtaining a provincial nomination can be beneficial in obtaining permanent residency.

Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and are different from Canada’s immigration programs. Quebec is the only province that has controls on immigrants from all economic classes.

There are 105,000 PR enrollments per year in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It started in 1998 and since then there has been a steady increase in the annual number of PNP admissions. Both the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool for promoting economic development outside urban centres.

Provincial Immigration Results December 31-January 6

British Columbia

British Columbia issued 163 invitations to apply to candidates in a general draw on January 4, which included technical occupations.

Invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and included Express Entry candidates and entry level and semi-skilled candidates.

A minimum SIRS score of 105 is required for candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. 82 score is required for entry level and semi-skilled candidates. PNP.

The province also conducted an invitational round for candidates working in the following occupations.

  • 28 Early Childhood Educators and Aides (NOC 4214) with a score of at least 60 points;
  • 20 Healthcare Workers from Skilled Worker, International Graduate including Express Entry Category, with a minimum score of 60 marks.


Manitoba invited 280 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program on December 29. To receive an invitation, candidates must meet a baseline of criteria specific to their program. Overall, provinces invited:

  • Skilled workers in Manitoba issued 202 invitations with a minimum score of 750.
  • Skilled Workers Overseas issued 40 invitations with a minimum score of 711.
  • International education stream issued 38 invites without score requirement.

Of all those invited to apply, 21 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

The province will continue to process all Expression of Interest (EOI) received before November 16 under NOC 2016. Any EOI received on or after 16th November will be evaluated under NOC 2021.

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