Latest PNP Results: Invitations Extended by Four Canadian Provinces

Candidates from British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island have been selected in the latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.

Provinces utilize the PNP to nominate candidates whom they believe can seamlessly assimilate into the local workforce and make substantial contributions to the provincial economy. Being nominated through the PNP significantly enhances a candidate’s application when they subsequently apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

Provinces Nominate Candidates in Collaboration with IRCC

Provinces play a crucial role in Canada’s immigration system by nominating candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This collaborative effort between the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and provincial governments ensures that immigration aligns with both federal and provincial needs. The annual Immigration Levels Plan outlines targets set by IRCC, with specific allocations for each province based on factors like population and labor market requirements.

Provincial Immigration Highlights (December 19-29)

British Columbia Draws

On December 19, British Columbia conducted draws targeting skilled workers and international graduates. Notably, a draw focused on tech occupations invited 107 candidates with a minimum score of 95. Other draws included 32 candidates in construction (minimum score: 75), 29 in healthcare, and 62 in early childcare (minimum score: 60).

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba held three draws in December, starting on the 21st for Skilled Workers Overseas, inviting 1,113 candidates with a minimum score of 601. Subsequent draws on December 28 included candidates with close relatives in Manitoba, international education candidates, and skilled workers overseas.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan’s draw on December 27 invited 63 candidates, the first SINP draw since October 23. The draws included 48 Occupations-in-Demand candidates and 15 Express Entry candidates, all requiring a minimum score of 69 and Educational Credential Assessments.

Prince Edward Island (PEI) PNP

PEI invited 26 candidates from the Labour and Express Entry streams, focusing on healthcare, construction, and food processing sectors. Additionally, three candidates were invited from the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category, each with a minimum score of 92.

These provincial immigration activities demonstrate the dynamic nature of Canada’s PNP, responding to regional needs while contributing to the overall federal Immigration Levels Plan.