Latest Canada PNP Draws
WISA India provides regular information on Canada immigration draws and government policy changes. In this news article, we’ll discuss the recently hosted Canada PNP draws and the related information.
British Columbia and Ontario recently hosted the PNP draws between July 11 and 15. Ontario had a big new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw this week, and British Columbia also held its weekly PNP invitation round.
Except for Quebec and Nunavut, most Canadian provinces and territories operate their own PNPs. Interested individuals are asked to seek a provincial nomination through these initiatives. Although provincial nomination is not the same as permanent residency, it can raise the prospects of getting permanent resident status dramatically.
For example, nominated PNP applicants with Express Entry profiles earn 600 points added to their score. They may also be invited to apply for a PNP-specific batch of invites.
On July 6, the first all-program draw since 2020 took place, and 1,500 Express Entry applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 557 got invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The next Express Entry draw is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 20.
In the last week, two Canadian provinces have extended invitations to potential immigrants as part of their PNP. Let us know more about these draws in the coming paras:
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) welcomed 755 candidates to the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. These candidates were required to have an Express Entry profile with a minimum CRS score requirement of 310. Express Entry profiles registered between July 14, 2021, and July 14, 2022, were invited for this draw.
Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream provides a road to permanent residency for FSWP and CEC category candidates.
Along with the basic eligibility criteria, candidates must also be a resident of Ontario with a valid work permit.
They also must have an experience of one year of a full-time job or an equivalent in part-time work in the province in a skilled trade recognised in Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) as Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82.
British Columbia held PNP invitation rounds on July 12 this week. In these draws, over 164 applicants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in Canada.
A total of 132 candidates were chosen randomly based on their eligibility under one of the Skills Immigration Categories, overseen by the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
In this draw, candidates were invited under different categories such as the international graduate, skilled worker, entry-level, and semi-skilled subcategories. These candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 78 to 130, depending on the stream.
The province has also been organising invites for applicants in various vocations for some weeks to satisfy the growing labour demands in key areas of the Canadian economy. Here is the list of the number of invitations made this week under different categories:
- 10 healthcare workers with at least 70 points;
- fewer than five healthcare assistants (NOC 3413) with at least 60 points;
- 22 early childhood educators (NOC 4214) with at least 60 points; and
- fewer than five animal health technologists and veterinarians (NOC 3114 and NOC 3213) with at least 60 points.