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British Columbia and Manitoba nominate provinces in latest PNP results

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This week, both the British Columbia (BC) and Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued nominations to new arrivals who wish to subsequently apply for permanent residency (PR) in Canada.

Applicants were encouraged to apply through the Skilled Immigration and Family Reunification programs. Read on for a full roundup of this week's immigration news from the provinces.

Note: Different PNPs use different assessment criteria when evaluating immigration candidates in their province. Therefore, assessments are not comparable between PNPs and can vary widely.

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Immigration results (May 11-24)

British Columbia

The British Columbia PNP (BCPNP) invited candidates to two separate drawings on May 14 and 22.

On 14, the BCPNP issued 37 invitations to a general draw covering all skilled worker streams within the program (Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Option*International Graduate, International Graduate EEBC Option and Express Entry & Semi-Skilled streams). Candidates were required to achieve a minimum score of 131 in all streams to be invited – except for the Express Entry & Semi-Skilled stream where candidates were required to achieve a minimum score of 107 to be invited.

*The EEBC option indicates that the stream is consistent with the Express Entry programs administered by Canada's federal agencies. For more information on enhanced PNP streams, click here.

As part of the same draw on the 14th, the BCPNP conducted targeted draws for candidates with work experience in occupations in demand in BC. This draw took place in the skilled worker and international graduate programs (including the EEBC option) and invited a total of at least 36 candidates. The minimum scores for the draw were:

  • 90 for applicants with professional experience in childcare;
  • 93 for applicants with experience in construction professions;
  • 100 for candidates with experience in health professions; and
  • 80 for applicants with professional experience in veterinary nursing.

On May 22, BCPNP held another targeted draw for in-demand skilled trades and international graduate positions (including the EEBC option). A minimum of 75 invitations were sent out, with the minimum score being as follows:

  • 93 for applicants with experience in childcare professions;
  • 93 for applicants with experience in construction professions;
  • 122 for candidates with experience in technical professions;
  • 100 for candidates with experience in health professions; and
  • 80 for applicants with professional experience in veterinary nursing.

For more information about the BCPNP and its immigration options, please visit our dedicated website here.

Manitoba

On May 23, the Manitoba PNP (MPNP) conducted drawings under three different programs.

The Manitoba Skilled Worker stream sent invitations to those whose profile declared a “Manitoba Supporter” who is a close relative and a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. Candidates also had to be residents of Manitoba for at least one year to be considered in this draw. The MPNP invited 121 candidates in this stream with a minimum score of 782.

On the same day, Manitoba conducted a lottery under the International Education Stream and sent 93 invitations to eligible candidates.

Finally, the MPNP also held a lottery under the Skilled Worker Overseas program. Candidates were invited if their profile indicated that they had been invited as part of a strategic recruitment initiative of the MPNP. The province invited 39 candidates with a minimum score of 688.

Of the total 253 candidates invited to apply, 29 provided a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

For more information about the MPNP and its immigration options, please visit our dedicated website here.

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