The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
When it comes to the number of draws conducted across the country by different provinces this year, Saskatchewan takes the forth position. So far, SINP has held five draws, inviting candidates from both the Occupation Demand Streams and the Express Entry. In both categories, Expression of Interest is a factor for eligibility.
Due to the coronavirus travel restriction, SINP targeted the Occupation In-Demand candidates only. Only 205 immigrants from 71 occupations stand a chance for the nomination. As a special Covid-19 measure, SINP is offering a six-month extension to any nominees applying for permanent residency.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
BC PNP has always targeted experts in the tech industry. It continues to hold regular draws inviting candidates from 29 occupations.
Its weekly Tech Pilot draws may at times invites regular Skills Immigration and BC Express Entry Streams. Due to Coronavirus restriction measures, BC PNP has to leave out some occupations during its weekly draws. This was more evident between March 30 and April 16 this year.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
MPNP has held a total of a total of twelve draws. Nine before coronavirus and three during the outbreak
Although Manitoba has invited a few candidates from the Express Entry, MPNP has been targeting candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba as well as those in Overseas categories. They also invited candidates in the International Education immigration categories. This can be attested by the 1,808 letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) that the program has sent to eligible candidates in these categories in the past three months or so.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP)
In the last five months, Nova Scotia has held one draw only. On April 27, NSPNP held its first year 2020 draw having invited French-speaking Express Entry candidates only.
To be eligible for the Nova Scotia’s provincial nomination, the Express Entry candidates were required to have at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 8 in all French language abilities—that is, writing, speaking, easing, and listening. As an additional; requirement, the candidates needed to have at least 6 CLB points in all English language abilities.