Three main provinces held their PNP draws recently
On March 24th , Saskatchewan held a new draw, encouraging immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who could be eligible for a nomination through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically the International Skilled Worker category, were sent invitations. 183 applicants qualified for the SINP’s Express Entry sub category, and 235 for the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
In order to be invited, candidates had to have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70, irrespective of the stream.
Occupations in demand subcategory
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a core stream of the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP), which means it is available to immigrants without an Express Entry profile.
The subcategory is specifically for highly qualified workers with relevant experience in an in-demand occupation, who have not yet been offered a work position in the province.
Express Entry Sub-category
The Express Entry sub-category is an improved PNP, which means it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry is the applicant pool for three of Canada’s widely popular economic immigration programmes: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. The PNP stream is also catered to by this system.
The Express Entry Candidates who manage to receive a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points with their Comprehensive Ranking system score (CRS), essentially guaranteeing their invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada with an extremely high score.
On March 26, Alberta was able to invite candidates to.apply for a provincial nomination. The province invited a total number of 300 candidates to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream via the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Candidates just required a Detailed Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 301 for the second year in a row. Those who earn an Alberta provincial nomination will have 600 CRS points automatically applied to their overall Express Entry score.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
This Enhanced PNP is specifically for those candidates who have close ties to the province and can help the government achieve its economic growth and diversification goals. In 2020, Alberta was able to grant 6,250 nomination certificates. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the province’s quota was limited to 4,000 nominations. By June 2020, all of these nominations had been made.
On March25, Manitoba welcomed another 335 applicants to apply for a provincial nomination. These invited applicants would be a step closer to getting an ITA for permanent residence if they obtain a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
Manitoba frequently invites potential immigrants to apply through one of three PNP streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, or Skilled Workers Overseas. Candidates for the skilled Worker streams must have previously submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.
In the latest draw for the Skilled workers category 285 invitations were issued with at least an EOI score of 423.
An individual must file an Expression of Interest with the MPNP in order to be considered for a nomination from Manitoba. This helps an individual to apply for a LAA via the Manitoba Skilled Workers and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.