Canada's PNPs | B.C., Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island Invites Candidates

Canada's PNPs | B.C., Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island Invites Candidates

Sadiya Ayaz Published:
February 12, 2024

British Columbia, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island have issued nominations to candidates through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) category. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow provincial governments to choose economic immigration candidates ideal for establishing themselves within their respective province. Selected candidates receive an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for provincial nomination, enhancing their application for permanent resident status in Canada.

Applicants have two pathways to apply through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): through direct application to a PNP program, termed base nomination, or through selection by a provincial government via the Express Entry application pool, termed enhanced nomination. Successful candidates nominated by a province through Express Entry automatically earn an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points on their Express Entry application.


Canada’s latest provincial immigration data & statistics

British Columbia | via British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP)

British Columbia conducted five focused draws for Skilled Workers and International Graduates within BC PNP. Over 194 candidates in specific occupational categories were invited. The largest batch, comprising 89 candidates in tech occupations, had a minimum score of 103. Additionally, 29 candidates in construction-related occupations with a minimum score of 75 were invited. The other three draws necessitated a minimum score of 60.

Childcare: 49 invitations

Healthcare: 27 invitations

Veterinary care: Fewer than five invitations

Manitoba | via Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba has issued 117 invitations inviting those affected by the current situation in Ukraine to apply. Eligible candidates, who are citizens of Ukraine, met the criteria for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream of the Manitoba PNP (MPNP), and demonstrated a close connection to the province through family, work, study, or community ties. Manitoba also acknowledges a backlog of MPNP applications, with processing times possibly exceeding six months. If further information is required, candidates will be contacted through the email and/or phone number provided in their application.


Prince Edward Island | via Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

processing, agriculture, and early childhood education sectors. This marked the second draw of 2024 for PEI PNP.

The province also evaluates candidates based on additional factors like:

  • Language proficiency in English or French

  • Education level, field, and location

  • Skill and work experience levels

  • Strategic priorities addressing immediate labor market needs in PEI

  • Other pertinent factors influencing employment prospects, such as job offers in PEI or prior Canadian work experience.


Check if you qualify for a Canadian PNP Program. Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn about finding employment in Canada, making your initial days stress-free, etc.

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