Every year, the Canadian government receives many applications for Express Entry as well as PNP and candidates eagerly wait for the draw with hope for an invitation to apply. Recently, various provinces have sent invitations under PNP Programs as listed below.
July 5: Manitoba invited 354 candidates including 91 Express Entry applicants by sending invitations, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream. The MPNP allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of post-secondary institutions in the province for Canadian permanent residence.
LAAs issued under MPNP in the three streams are mentioned below:
- Skilled Worker Overseas Stream: 248
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream: 85
- International Education Stream: 21
July 4: Saskatchewan invited 45 applications through the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream. The highest scores reached for Expression of Interest (EOI) was 155 points while the lowest score was 120 points with an average of 125 points for this round. It was the third round inviting entrepreneurs in 2019. In total, SINP issued 217 applications this year; and the next round is scheduled on September 5, 2019.
July 2: British Columbia invited 42 candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories. The minimum score required for the draw was 90 in the categories mentioned below:
- EEBC – Skilled Worker
- EEBC – International Graduate
- SI – Skilled Worker
- SI – International Graduate
Skilled Workers and International Graduates invited under the Express Entry BC and Skilled Immigration streams who are approved for a British Columbia provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their Express Entry profile.