WHAT IS THE CANADA’S PROVINCIAL NOMINATION PROGRAM?Posted by cadadmin in CIC News, on November 6, 2020
The PNP program by Canada offers many opportunities to the immigration candidates.
There were more than 10 draws by Canadian Provinces in one month only, i.e. October 2020.
All these draws together led to almost 3000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination and thus, getting their permanent residency thereafter.
Under the provincial nomination stream, there are two different types available for the candidates:
- Express Entry linked, enhanced nomination stream.
- Base nomination stream, which is not linked to Express Entry.
All the nine provinces and two territories of Canada which have their provincial nomination programs are linked to the Express Entry System too.
This helps the provinces to invite and nominate applicants from the federal Express Entry system that is a pool of applicants from Canada’s main economic immigration categories, i.e. the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and the Canadian Experience Class.
Canada’s PNP allows all the provinces and territories participating to nominate a set count of economic immigration candidates each year for permanent residence.
The applicants who get selected through the enhanced nomination stream are sent an invitation to apply for the provincial nomination. After they get accepted, the candidates receive an additional 600 points in their CRS for Express Entry, which guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.
Earlier last week, Canada had announced its Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, which will target the highest number of immigration candidates in its history. Canada’s PNP’s are also all set to see the growth they have experienced in the recent years.
The admission target for Canada’s PNP has been set in the plan at 80,800 for 2021 and this number will increase annually.
For 2022 and 2023, IRCC is planning to raise the number of PNP admissions to 81,500 and 83,000, respectively.
Every year over 100 invitation rounds are held throughout the country, often resulting in more than 10 invitation rounds per month. October month was no exception to the rule. Here is an overview of the most recent provincial program updates and invitation rounds:
Alberta announced it is launching a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.
British Columbia issued 900 plus new invitations to apply for PNP through six draws that took place between October 6 and 27.
Two draws were held under the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot, which is meant to support the province’s technology sector in its efforts to recruit talent.
Two other draws issued invitations to skilled, entry-level and semi-skilled workers as well as international graduates through its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.
The province also held two draws through its Entrepreneur Immigration streams inviting a total of 20 candidates on October 20.
The MPNP held two Expression of Interest draws in October. A total of 397 invitations were issued to candidates for the categories Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams on October 8 and October 22.
Nova Scotia PNP draw was held on October 22 and invited candidates with profiles in the Express Entry pool and with a primary occupation as computer programmers or interactive media developers.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has also been active in October, issuing invitations to entrepreneurs and those with work experience in one of six tech occupations.
The OINP Tech draw was held on October 15 and invited Express Entry candidates with CRS scores between 462 and 470, while 21 entrepreneurial candidates were invited on October 21.
Ontario also opened its Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream and accepted 1,250 applications on October 21.
Prince Edward Island
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) draw on October 15 and invited 211 Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business candidates.
Saskatchewan held three invitation rounds through its Immigrant Nominee Program and issued 1,073 invitations to immigration candidates on October 7 and 21.
The province of Quebec does not have a provincial nominee program; instead, it has its own immigration pathways for those who want to live and work in the province.
In early October, the province announced the results of a selection round that invited 365 candidates who submitted an expression of interest via the Arrima portal, which manages applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
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