Provincial Immigration Results July 15-20
On July 20, the province of Ontario conducted two separate draws under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. Candidates who work in targeted occupations were invited to apply, with 902 individuals being selected for positions in tech and 159 for healthcare professionals. Every individual invited was required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System score of between 458-462.
In recent months, the government has implemented new Express Entry selection rounds that prioritize professionals in various sectors. As a result of this strategy, 2,000 healthcare workers and 500 STEM candidates have received invitations to apply for permanent residency through federal draws. This mirrors what is being seen at the provincial level.
Last Tuesday, July 18, British Columbia held yet another round of its Provincial Nominee Program draw. This week the province invited over 167 hopefuls in four draws. Invitees included those from both the Skilled Workers and International Graduate Streams as well as candidates connected to Express Entry. The largest selection of invitees were individuals with tech-related occupations at 112 people and were required to have a Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of at least 88.
For the other three draws, a SIRS score of 60 was required. British Columbia issued invitations to 39 early childhood educators and assistants, 16 healthcare professionals, and under five other priority occupation applicants.
Prince Edward Island
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program launched its first draw of the month on July 20, offering invitations to 106 potential applicants. Of these invitees, 9 were under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream and had at least 80 points, and 97 were from the Labour and Express Entry stream within the Critical Worker Stream category; they held a minimum EOI score of 50 and were employed by a PEI employer.
Manitoba conducted a PNP draw under its Skilled Worker Overseas stream, On July 20th. Out of the 595 Letters of Advice to Apply that were issued, 340 went to candidates who had an Express Entry profile registered with them. This could be indicative of invitations being offered through enhanced provincial nominations with a minimum ranking score of 611 — the MPNP equivalent of an ITA.
To boost economic immigration and settlement in the province, Manitoba has recently set up the Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement (ACEIS). This newly formed group was created to improve the MPNP program, increase investment from businesses, and create better settlement services for people coming to Manitoba to establish residence.