Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI invite PNP candidates

Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI invite PNP candidates

Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI invite PNP candidates


This week, the Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) has received nomination requests from five Canadian provinces.

With the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, the PNP enables all Canadian provinces and territories to choose the economic immigration applicants they believe are most qualified to integrate into the province’s workforce and establish themselves there economically.


Since its inception in 1998, the programme has experienced substantial growth and is currently the most well-known route for the admission of economic immigrants under the Immigration Levels Plan. By the end of 2025, Canada will admit 117,500 applicants each year via the PNP.

Draws can be held as frequently or infrequently as necessary by provincial administrations. There is no restriction on the total number of PNP applicants who may be invited in a given draw, so long as the province does not request more invites than Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows.


Provincial immigration results May 13-19

British Columbia

British Columbia invited 202 applicants in three draws on May 16.

There was no specific occupation targeted because there were 162 applicants invited from three streams in a broad draw. A minimum score of 104 was required for candidates in the skilled worker category, 107 for international graduates, and 85 for entry-level and semi-skilled applicants.

The 29 early childhood educators and 11 healthcare professionals with minimum scores of 60 were the targets of the final two drawings. Candidates from the International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories, as well as those from Express Entry, were taken into consideration.



On May 18, three categories of candidates were drawn in Manitoba.

In two separate drawings, skilled workers in Manitoba were invited. The first involved a draw for 287 individuals with the job title of “Transport and transit drivers,” which has the National Occupation Classification code 7330. A score of 610 was the minimum requirement.

The second skilled worker draw sought 191 applicants with minimum scores of 701 and was not occupation-specific.

Additionally, 21 candidates from the International Education stream and 27 candidates from the Skilled Workers Overseas category with a minimum score of 721 were invited.

This Monday, the Manitoba government announced that the province will now give $4 million to 24 organizations that offer services to new immigrants. These organizations’ initiatives were chosen under the Newcomer Community Integration programme Support (NCIS) program.



On May 18, an Express Entry Skilled Trades draw was held in Ontario for skilled trade’s applicants. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for the 1694 skilled trades’ candidates invited by the province ranged from 250 to 482.

Candidates for this stream must have one year of full-time employment that has been:

  • obtained within the last two years from the date of submitting their application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP)
  • in one or more of the occupations that were identified in their Express Entryprofile
  • in Ontario while maintaining legal statusin Canada


Prince Edward Island

  • Prince Edward Islandheld its second draw of the month. On May 18, PEI invited 155 candidates under its Labor and Express Entry stream and three candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category. These candidates needed a minimum score of 65 to be considered.
  • Over the past year, the province has moved away from the previous pattern of holding draws once a month. March this year saw three draws in the PEI PNP while April had only one.
  • Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan additionally held its second draw of the month on May 18. The area welcomed 260 applicants under its Occupations Sought after stream and 784 Express Passage competitors. The two classifications expected that up-and-comers had a base score of 67.
  • All applicants required an Instructive Certification Evaluation (ECA).
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