In June 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted several draws targeting provincial nominee candidates. Over 3,124 invitations were issued by the various Canadian provinces [directly] & through Express entry draws. Most provinces and territories have at least one provincial nominee program aligned with the Federal Express Entry selection system.
Highlights of Provincial Nominee Program Draws in June 2022
All Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs. These programs allow provincial governments to select the most suitable candidates to meet their local labour market needs.
Draws were held on June 16, 2022, in Alberta. 150 Notifications of interest (NOIs) were issued. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the lowest-ranked candidate in the Express Entry profile was 306 at the time of invitation.
British Columbia held a total of 4 draws in June, inviting 615 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through Express Entry BC and skills immigration streams. In May 2022, British Columbia had held 4 draws & a total of 664 candidates were issued invitations. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
Draws were held on June 2 in Manitoba, under two streams, namely: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and the International Education Stream. 146 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued, out of which 34 applicants had a valid Express Entry profile at the time of invitation.
Draws were held on June 16 in Prince Edward Island, under three streams, namely: Skilled Workers in Prince Edward Island, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas. A total of 136 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued.
Ontario Held a total of 2 draws, under three streams, namely: Skilled Workers, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas. A total of 509 Notification of Interest (NOIs) were issued with a CRS score of 440 and above on June 21 and 481 and above on June 9.
In June, no draws were conducted by New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Express Entry Draws
The below chart shows data of all PNP draws that were held in June 2022.
Provincial Nominee Programs are fast-tracked Canadian immigration programs and provide a unique pathway to immigrate to Canada.
There are two types of provincial nomination programs:
Base nominations: these streams work outside of the Express Entry system and are managed by provinces themselves. Base nominations are subject to streams and processing standards. The candidates opting for base nomination should meet the criteria for a PNP pathway, then apply and if successful receive a nomination certificate. Once the nomination certificate is received the candidate can apply for permanent residence status with the IRCC.
Enhanced nominations: these streams are linked with the Express Entry system. Provincial immigration officials search for suitable candidates who match specific criteria. These provinces then invite the eligible candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
What is Express Entry & How Does it Work?
Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:
Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. And, based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.
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