In July 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted several draws targeting provincial nominee candidates. Over 6,230 invitations were issued by 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 July 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.
The province of British Columbia [typically] conducts draw on weekly basis. The province issued a total of 655 invitations in the month of July, 6% more than the previous month wherein the total number of invitations closed at 615. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
A total of 732 invitations were issued under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw in July. This is a 30.6% increase in the number of invitations issued in the previous month, 508. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
PEI, through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited a total of 165 candidates in July. In the month of June, a total of 136 invitations were issued. The % increase in invitations stands at 17.5. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
In July month, the province of Ontario, through its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a total of 755 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with a CRS Score of 310 and above. 509 Invitations were issued by the province in the previous month. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
Saskatchewan, through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) published invitation round results for July. The draws featured a total of 682 invitations, with a minimum score of 73 – in Saskatchewan selection grid. Saskatchewan did not issue any invitations in the previous month. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
Alberta issued a total of 120 invitations in July under the Alberta Advantage Immigration program. In the month of June this year, the province had issued a total 150 invitation. We had published an article on our website, which you can access here.
In July, no draws were conducted by New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, & Quebec.
Express Entry Draws:
The below chart shows data of all PNP draws that were held in July 2022.
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.
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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