British ColumbiaJune 27, 2023by Lalith Kumar GhantaAlberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and PEI issue invitations in latest PNP results

The latest results of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw reveal that four provinces in Canada have nominated candidates for provincial nomination.

In Canada, both the federal and provincial governments share the responsibility of immigration and consider the PNP as a valuable tool for distributing the economic benefits of immigration to regions outside major urban centers.

Through the PNP, provincial governments can select candidates they believe are best suited to economically establish and integrate within their respective provinces. Once a candidate receives a PNP nomination, it generally becomes easier for them to obtain permanent resident status. However, being nominated by a province does not guarantee permanent residency, as candidates must still apply separately to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Here are the provincial immigration results for June 10-16:

Alberta:

Alberta conducted seven draws under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Programs between May 9 and June 8.
Two draws were for candidates in the Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta Job Offer stream, with the lowest-ranking candidate having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 307 in the first draw and a cut-off CRS score of 401 in the second draw.
The province also invited 175 candidates through the Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer stream, with the lowest ranking candidate having a CRS score of 444.
Additionally, 236 candidates were invited through the family connection and primary occupation in demand stream, with 119 candidates invited on May 11 and 117 on June 1.
There was also a draw on May 30 for 20 candidates in the Priority Sector – Agriculture Occupation with Alberta Job Offer, with the lowest qualifying CRS score of 342.
The most recent draw on June 8 invited 150 candidates from the Priority Sector – Agriculture Occupation and French as a First Language, with a minimum CRS score of 382.
British Columbia:

British Columbia conducted three draws on June 13, which included candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled streams of the BC PNP, including Express Entry candidates.
The largest draw was a general draw that invited 170 candidates, with the minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score ranging from 87 to 107.
The province also invited 23 early childhood education educators and assistants, as well as 18 healthcare occupations candidates, with both draws requiring a minimum SIRS score of 60.
Manitoba:

Manitoba invited 540 candidates from three categories of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program on June 15.
The first draw was occupation-specific for candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, with 255 candidates nominated who scored at least 602 and worked in specific occupations.
A general draw was also conducted, issuing 205 nominations to Skilled Workers in Manitoba with a minimum score of 665.
The remaining two draws resulted in 59 nominations for candidates in the International Education stream and 21 nominations for candidates in the Skilled Workers Overseas category with scores of 718.
Prince Edward Island:

On June 15, Prince Edward Island held its second draw of the month, issuing 118 Expressions of Interest to candidates in the PEI PNP Labour and Express Entry stream, and four to candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category who exceeded the minimum point threshold of 82.

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