Latest PNP Draw of November
Last week, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws were hosted by British Columbia and Saskatchewan, with Alberta also issuing significant updates on its PNP. Read the full article and find information on nomination outcomes, program streams, invitation numbers, candidate cut-off scores, and other relevant details about the latest PNP draw of November.
In the first week of November, six provinces of Canada, including Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, and PEI, invited candidates. More than 3,000 candidates were invited through various streams.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) conducted three draws for occupations within its “Skilled Worker International Graduate (includes Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option)” stream.
In the initial draw, 104 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to immigration candidates with expertise in Tech occupations, with a minimum score requirement of 94.
The second draw concentrated on individuals in Childcare professions, specifically Early childhood educators and assistants. This draw granted 61 ITAs to candidates holding a minimum score of 60.
The final draw targeted professionals with experience in healthcare professions, extending 25 invitations to candidates meeting a minimum score of 60.
Throughout the year, British Columbia (B.C) has consistently conducted draws, aligning with the practice of many other provinces. B.C., like its counterparts, focuses on specific occupations in these draws. Individuals possessing professional experience in these targeted occupations may receive priority when receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This emphasis on in-demand occupations is a concerted effort by both the provincial and federal governments, evident in category-based selection for Express Entry and the recognition of in-demand occupations for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
Saskatchewan has issued immigration results from October 23rd, highlighting two distinct Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws conducted under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
The initial draw, held through the Occupations-In-Demand stream, extended invitations to 40 candidates meeting a minimum score of 84 for Permanent Residency (PR) application.
The second draw, aligned with the Express Entry stream, invited 59 candidates with a minimum score of 84. Educational credential assessments (ECAs) were a prerequisite for candidates in both streams.
Saskatchewan recently unveiled an expansion of eligibility criteria for candidates in intermediate and lower-skilled positions via the Existing Work Permit stream. This alteration opens the door for individuals in over 270 new occupations to apply for permanent residence in Saskatchewan.
Alberta has recently provided an update on its immigration activities throughout the year, specifically through the Atlantic Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), which is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
As of November 7th, 2023, the AAIP has issued invitations to 9,200 candidates. The annual allocation for the current year stands at 9,750 immigration candidates, a target that the program is on track to achieve by year-end. More than half of these allocations are designated for non-Express Entry streams, with the remaining spots distributed among Express Entry-aligned and other streams. The provincial government has reported a strategic reallocation of spots, moving from lower-demand streams to enhance available positions in the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Rural Renewal Stream.
Alberta, recognized as one of Canada’s fastest-growing provinces, boasts a burgeoning population, a robust economy, and lower tax rates compared to the rest of the country. Looking ahead, Alberta anticipates annual immigrant allocations exceeding 10,000 individuals in both 2024 and 2025.
Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP is a great way to receive a Canadian permanent residency. Each PNP has one stream that is aligned with the Express Entry System, known as ‘Enhanced Nominations’. The advantage of enhanced PNP is that they award an extra CRS score of 600 points, which will guarantee PR to the applicant through express entry. Also, there is another stream under the PNP, known as ‘the base stream’. Here, you can apply to a PNP stream directly and once you obtain a provincial nomination, the federal government will process your permanent residence application.
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