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Category Archives: Provincial nomination

July 10, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 9, the latest BC PNP draw issued over 66 invitations to apply for permanent residency. These invitations were sent out in both general and targeted rounds.

British Columbia has been holding these weekly draws consistently. There have been no interruptions in this regular schedule.

Since the start of its participation in immigration news, B.C. has maintained an unbroken streak of weekly draws. This consistent effort reflects the province’s commitment to its immigration program.

In a general draw, 35 invitations were issued, including those for 35 tech occupations. The cutoff score was unchanged from the previous BC PNP general draw on June 25.

Additionally, 12 invitations were sent to profiles with experience in 39 healthcare-related occupations. Furthermore, 10 invitations went to those with experience as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors (NOC 42202).

9 applicants with experience in 25 construction-related occupations were also invited as part of British Columbia’s new category-based draw, introduced in late 2023.

See below details of latest BC PNP Draw of July 9

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
July 9, 2024 General Skilled Worker 134 35
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 134
International Graduate 134
International Graduate – EEBC option 134
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 94 10
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 95 9
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 104 12
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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July 9, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Today, July 9, 2024, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 1,666 invitations for permanent residency.

In a general draw, 1,556 invitations were sent out under the Masters Graduate Stream to applicants with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 54 or above. This score is two points higher than the cutoff in the previous draw on March 19.

Additionally, 110 invitations were issued for the PhD Graduate Stream. These were sent to applicants with an EOI score of 50 or higher.

The OINP EOI profiles created between July 9, 2023, and July 9, 2024, for both streams were eligible for this draw.

See below details of latest OINP draw of July 9

OINP Stream Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Masters Graduate stream 1,556 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 54 and above General Draw
PhD Graduate stream 110 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 50 and above General Draw

See below details of all OINP draws in 2024 so far:

OINP Streams 2024 Invitations 2023 Invitations
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 3,569 4,032
Employer Job Offer: International Student stream 5,277 2,963
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream 0 807
Masters Graduate stream 4,270 5,734
PhD Graduate stream 339 486

Invited candidates now have 14 days to apply for permanent residency in Ontario, confirming the details in their Expression of Interest profile.

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July 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 4, 2024, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) sent out 126 invitations for permanent residency under the International Education Stream and the Skilled Worker Overseas category.

See below full details of the latest MPNP Draw of July 4

International Education Stream

Profiles that meet the eligibility requirements for the International Education Stream:
– Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 85

Skilled Worker Overseas

Profiles directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative:
– Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 41
– Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 709

Nineteen of the invited candidates in this MPNP draw had a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

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July 4, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The latest BC PNP draw, held on July 3, issued over 72 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR). These invitations were distributed in targeted rounds, focusing on specific groups of applicants.

This draw is part of the ongoing efforts to attract skilled immigrants to British Columbia. By targeting specific groups, the BC PNP aims to address labor market needs and support the province’s economic growth.

In the latest BC PNP draw, 36 invitations were issued to tech profiles, 11 to healthcare occupations, 6 to early childhood educators, and 11 to construction roles, with the cutoff score unchanged from the June 18 draw.

See below full details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
July 3, 2024 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95 14
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 98 13
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 106 9
Targeting 35 tech occupations 122 36
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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June 28, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 25, the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw for this month invited over 63 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency. These ITAs were distributed across both general and targeted rounds of invitations, demonstrating the province’s commitment to attracting a diverse range of skilled workers.

The targeted invitations focused on individuals with skills in high-demand occupations, ensuring that the province attracts talent essential for its development. This strategic approach not only supports BC’s economic objectives but also provides opportunities for individuals seeking to make Canada their new home.

See below full details of latest BC PNP draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
June 25, 2024 General Skilled Worker 134 35
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 134
International Graduate 134
International Graduate – EEBC option 134
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 97 6
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 97 11
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 106 11
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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June 27, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the most recent draw of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which took place on June 25, 2024, 250 invitations for permanent residency were issued. This draw specifically targeted skilled workers from overseas.

To be eligible for these invitations, applicants needed to have a minimum MPNP Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 516. The program aimed at individuals whose current occupations are listed among the specified categories.

The invitations were part of the Skilled Worker Overseas category. This draw highlights Manitoba’s ongoing efforts to attract skilled professionals from around the world to meet its labor market needs.

See below list of occupations invited in this draw:

  • 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  •   31302: Nurse Practitioners
  •   32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  •   33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

This is among the lowest cutoff scores recently observed for the Skilled Worker Overseas category. In this MPNP draw, 93 of the invited candidates possessed a valid Express Entry profile along with a job seeker validation code.

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June 25, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Starting January 2025, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) will introduce three new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams for international graduates:

– Bachelor’s stream
– Master’s stream
– Doctorate stream

These streams are designed to provide clearer pathways for international graduates to gain Canadian permanent residence (PR) and enhance their employment opportunities in B.C.

The provincial government has revealed the following details for this program:

– Launch date: January 2025
– Language requirement: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8 for all streams
– Eligibility: Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are excluded from these streams but may qualify for other BCPNP pathways.

Bachelor’s Stream

– Targeted at recent graduates with Bachelor’s degrees from eligible institutions
– Requires a full-time, indeterminate job offer

Master’s Stream
– For recent graduates with Master’s degrees from eligible institutions
– Requires a full-time job offer in a skilled occupation, lasting at least one year

Doctorate Stream
– Designed for graduates and PhD candidates from eligible institutions

See below the general eligibility for BCPNP International Graduate Streams:

Candidates must:
– Have a degree, diploma, or certificate from an eligible Canadian institution within the last three years

– Accept a qualifying full-time job offer in B.C., which must generally be indeterminate unless it is a priority technology occupation

– The job offer must fall under National Occupation Classification (NOC) TEER categories 1, 2, or 3

– Be qualified to work in their chosen occupation in B.C.

– Receive a wage offer consistent with B.C. wage rates

– Demonstrate the ability to support themselves and any dependents

– Meet minimum language requirements (CLB 8 for most streams)

Employers must support the candidate’s application and meet specific criteria.

The BCPNP ranks candidates using a points-based system and requires selected individuals to apply within 30 days.

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June 24, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the June 21, 2024 latest MPNP draw, Manitoba issued 163 permanent residency invitations across different categories. Among these, 31 candidates had a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

See below summary of latest MPNP June 21 draw

– International Education Stream
Profiles meeting the eligibility criteria for the International Education Stream.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 111

– Skilled Worker Overseas
Profiles directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 52
– Lowest-ranking score invited: 721

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June 19, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 18, the latest draw for the BC PNP took place and issued over 70 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR). These invitations were given out in both general and targeted rounds.

The cutoff score for general draws stayed the same as the May 28 draw, except for 39 healthcare occupations. For these, 13 profiles received ITAs, with the cutoff score rising by 2 points from June 2. Additionally, 6 ITAs went to early childhood educators’ assistants (NOC 42202), and 9 applicants in 25 construction-related occupations were invited in BC’s new category-based draw started in late 2023.

See below details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
June 11, 2024 General Skilled Worker 131 39
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 131
International Graduate 131
International Graduate – EEBC option 131
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare 93 6
Construction 93 9
Healthcare 102 12

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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June 18, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 6, 2024, Quebec’s Arrima system issued 1,281 invitations for candidates to apply for permanent residency under the Regular Skilled Worker Program. The Minister of Immigration, Francization, and Integration (MIFI) shared the details about this draw on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Arrima profiles valid as of June 3, 2024 were considered for this draw if they had Level 7 oral proficiency in French or a score of 587 or higher, and if they had a job offer outside the Montréal metropolitan area.

See below all Quebec Arrima draws of 2024

Date Number of Invitations Cut-off score Notes
June 6, 2024 1,281 587 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
May 30, 2024 1,441 591 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
May 23, 2024 1,350 593 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
April 25, 2024 1,415 598 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
April 11, 2024 1,036 536 and 606 Two targeted draws for 47 occupations
March 21, 2024 1,357 596 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
March 7, 2024 1,136 603 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
February 22, 2024 1,007 608 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
February 8, 2024 1,034 613 General draw with level 7 oral French proficiency
January 24, 2024 1,007 615 Targeted draw for 28 occupations for individuals with level 7 in oral French proficiency
Total 12,064

Quebec has established an economic immigration target of 31,950 individuals for the year 2024.

Do you need assistance with securing a visitor visa to Canada, professional aid in submitting a study visa, work permit or PGWP application, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com