British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issue ITAs under PNPs

British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issue ITAs under PNPs

All provinces issued over 100 ITAs to Express Entry candidates.

Know more about Canada PNP

This past week British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results.

All Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates could also be invited to use for a provincial nomination. though provincial nomination is not an equivalent as a permanent residence, it will considerably increase a candidate’s possibilities of getting permanent resident status. for example, PNP candidates with express Entry profiles who receive a nomination get 600 points intercalary to their CRS score. They additionally become eligible to be invited to use for a PNP-specific round of invitations.
Following its launch in 1998, the PNP welcome solely 400 immigrants, however because of its success, it currently welcomes quite 80,000 per annum. the rise within the variety of PNP admissions in Canada is because of the fact that the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to promote the economic development of the country.
Express Entry draws are held each two weeks. once a long pause, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is currently once again holding all-program express Entry draws. the first all-program draw since 2020 was held on july 6, and a complete of 1,500 express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 557 received invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence. the foremost recent express Entry draw was held on August 3 with 2,000 invitations issued and a minimum CRS of 533.

PNP Draw Results August 5-11
British Columbia

Over 155 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination in British Columbia in the draw that occurred on August 10. British Columbia typically holds a provincial nomination draw each week on Wednesdays.

This week the province invited most candidates in regional draws from targeted categories, including tech occupations. This kind of draw aims to fill gaps in BC’s labour force in specific areas of the province where there is a shortage of skilled workers. The minimum Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score ranged from 76 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers, to 114 for candidates in the Skilled Worker (EEBC) category.

SIRS acts much like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) but is only used for British Columbia’s PNP.

The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the following occupations:

Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points; and
Healthcare workers with scores of at least 60 points.
Entry level and semi-skilled workers: Healthcare assistants (NOC 3413) with scores of at least 60 points
Skilled worker, international graduates for other targeted occupations with scores of at least 60 points

On August 11, Saskatchewan invited a total of 745 candidates from Express Entry and Occupations-In-Demand categories through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This continues Saskatchewan’s recent trend of holding PNP draws nearly every week. In July the province held four draws, inviting over 200 candidates each time. Until July, Saskatchewan held draws only every two months.

The province invited 433 candidates from the Express Entry category and 312 from the Occupations-In-Demand category. Like the last draw on July 27, the minimum Expression of Interest score in both categories was 68. All candidates invited had Educational Credential Assessments.


Manitoba held a PNP draw on August 11 and issued 345 invitations through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program.

The invitations were divided across three immigration streams:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 257 invitations with a minimum score of 623;
Skilled Workers Overseas — 33 invitations with a minimum score of 718; and
International Education Stream — 55 invitations with no score requirement.
Out of all who were invited to apply, 86 had profiles in the Express Entry system.

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