Canada’s two provinces Manitoba and PEI (Prince Edward Island) conducted the latest provincial nomination draws last week. The PNPs of all Canadian provinces and territories differ from those of Nunavut and Quebec. With the help of these programs, candidates can apply for the provincial nomination. A key aspect of obtaining permanent residence is receiving a provincial nomination.
It is the province of Quebec that is responsible for handling immigration policies, unlike the federal government. Immigrants from every economic class are governed by Quebec only.
PNP admits around 105,000 people each year. A gradual increase in admissions has occurred since it starts in 1998. A key objective of the PNP is to promote economic development outside urban areas.
About NOC 2021
As a result of the launch of the NOC 2021, provinces have been staging fewer drawings because they have modified qualifying requirements for their PNPs.
IRCC recently switched to using a more recent National Occupation Classification (NOC 2021). In response to the new eligibility requirements, provinces have begun to adjust their internal systems. Consequently, PNP draws slowed considerably.
It has not yet begun holding weekly draws through the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), which held weekly draws up until October 12.
The BC point distribution system underwent a substantial adjustment recently. BC’s Provincial Points System (CRS) and Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) operate similarly.
It should be noted that tasks with National Occupation Class (NOC) skill levels have been eliminated from the test. Canada now classes jobs primarily through the NOC system, instead of the TEER system.
- This has resulted in an increase in scoring based on applicants’ human capital (skills, experience, education, and competencies), as well as economic factors (job offer, income, and work district).
- A special emphasis has been placed on professional titles and the ability to speak both English and French fluently.
- Additional points have been assigned to applicants who have worked or studied outside of metropolitan Vancouver.
November 11 to 18 provincial immigration results
Manitoba’s Provincial Nomination Program asked 518 candidates to apply. To be invited, candidates must meet specific requirements related to their program. A letter of invitation was sent to:
- 177 invitations were sent to Skilled Workers in Manitoba with a minimum score of 616.
- As of April 25, Skilled Workers Overseas has invited 143 individuals with a minimum rating of 703.
- The International Education Stream sent out 198 invitations without requiring scores.
- Out of the total number of applicants invited, 125 profiles were found in the Express Entry database.
According to the NOC 2016, the province will still process expressions of interest (EOIs) submitted before November 16. NOC 2021 will be followed for all EOIs submitted after November 16.
Prince Edward Island (PEI)
There were 149 job invitations issued by Prince Edward Island on November 17 for Express Entry and Labor immigrants, eight for Business Work Permit Entrepreneur immigrants, and 141 for Labor immigrants. An applicant needed a minimum score of 62 to be eligible for a Business Work Permit Entrepreneur.
Furthermore, 39 candidates from the Express Entry and Labor streams were invited by the province on November 3.
Express Entry PEI nominations require an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be submitted separately to the PEI Provincial Nomination Program. Similar to the CRS, the top-scoring candidates will submit applications via monthly draws.