British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island this week issued invitations for candidates to apply through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) operation their own pnp, IInterested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination through these programs, They who receive provincial nomination could be the one benefit towards obtaining permanent residence.
There are over 105,000 PR admissions 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.
More recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Two Express Entry Draws Held This Monthh, including a draw this week in which only PNP candidates received it as, pnp permission Person Provinces to target candidates who have the skills and education needed for local assistance Labor shortage and contribution to provincial economies.
Provincial Immigration Results February 11-February 17
British Columbia invited more than 232 candidates to apply for provincial nominations on February 14.
The province invited 183 candidates to a targeted draw for technical occupations. Invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and included Express Entry candidates, all of whom required a minimum SIRS score of 83.
SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), but is only used for PNPs in British Columbia.
Skilled immigration to BC includes five streams designed for people with a wide variety of skills and experience. Four of these streams also have Express Entry BC option. The fifth stream is for entry-level and semi-skilled candidates, meaning they do not have work experience within the NOC code that qualifies for Express Entry.
The province also conducted an invitational round for candidates working in the following occupations:
- 29 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with a score of at least 60 points;
- 20 Healthcare Workers from Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry Category, with a score of at least 60 marks and;
- Other priority occupations, with a score of at least 60.
The first Saskatchewan Immigrant Nomination Program (SINP) draw for 2023 took place on February 16.
The province invited 177 candidates under the Express Entry stream and 243 under the Occupation-in-Demand stream. A minimum of 84 marks is required for both the stream candidates.
The province also invited a candidate whose country of residence is Ukraine, as a special measure in response to the crisis in Ukraine. This issues a 468 invitation.
Prince Edward Island
On February 16, Prince Edward Island invited 222 candidates through the PEI PNP’s Labor and Express Entry streams. Six candidates were also invited through Business Work Permit Entrepreneur whose minimum marks limit was 70.
Express Entry candidates who wish to be enrolled by PEI must submit a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) to PEI PNP.
EOI profiles are given a score based on PEI’s points grid and like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), the highest ranked candidates are invited to apply through a monthly draw.
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