In November, Canadian provinces continued to invite hopeful immigrants to participate in the next stage of the immigration process.
Canada’s PNP – Provincial Nominee Program, introduced in 1998 with the admission of approximately 200 people to Canada, and will now welcome more than 80,000 new permanent residents each year. At least 3,744 would-be immigrants received invitations under a provincial immigration program last month.
The PNP allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to select a specified number of economic immigrants each year and nominate them for permanent residence.
With over 80 immigration streams under PNP in 11 provinces and territories, each stream is designed to target immigrants who meet the specific labor market and economic needs of those regions.
In the participating provincial nomination programs, there is now at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system, which is Canada’s primary source of economic immigration.
The PNP streams related to Express Entry also referred to as “enhanced” PNPs, allow a province to select Express Entry candidates and invite them to apply for a provincial appointment. Through these immigration “enhanced” streams allow provinces to nominate candidates under the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories: the skilled worker category (federal), the skilled trades category (federal) and the Canadian experience category.
Express Entry candidates who are nominated by a province or territory receive an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System score.
PNP flows that operate outside of Express Entry, referred to as “core” PNP, may also nominate applicants, who then seek permanent residence outside of the Express Entry system.
Here’s a look at the provincial program updates and November invitations:
British Columbia PNP
- Invited 360 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in five streams of the BC PNP on November 24.
- 76 immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in four streams of the BC PNP on November 17th. This was a Tech Pilot draws.
- 358 immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in five streams of the BC PNP on November 10.
- 76 immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP on November 3.
- 196 immigrants were invited, including 40 Express Entry applicants, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams on November 19.
- Invited 205 applicants, including 7 Express Entry applicants, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams on November 5th.
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
- The NLPNP is creating a new PNP stream, Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador, which targets highly educated and skilled individuals with experience in demanded sectors of the province.
- Opened the job offer for employers: international student stream for an admission period on November 26 and closed the admission period due to technical difficulties.
- Reached the admission limit for his employer’s job offer: In-Demand Skills Stream for 2020 on November 16. No more new applications will be accepted until further notice.
- Issued 443 notices of interest to Express Entry candidates under the Human Capital Priorities Stream on November 12. Nine professions were eligible.
- Announced that the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot had reached its admission quota for 2020 on November 5. Applications will resume in 2021.
- Issued 726 invitations to Express Entry candidates today through the Francophone Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams of the OINP on November 4.
Prince Edward Island PNP
- Invited 221 candidates to apply through the Work and Express Entry streams. Another 33 invitations were issued in the category of entrepreneurs with a commercial work permit. Both draws took place on November 19.
- 10 new points available in the SINP ranking system for candidates who speak French and English on November 24. These changes affect the Express Entry and In-Demand Professions stream of the SINP.
- 551 immigrants were invited from the Express Entry and In-Demand Professions stream of the SINP on November 19. Only certain occupations were considered.
- Invited 532 candidates from the Express Entry and In-Demand Professions stream of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered on November 3.