The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) were seen active between May 27 and June 1, inviting eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations.
The latest provincial draws seem unusual for the fact that all the invited candidates already had a registered profile in the Express Entry pool. This is to suggest that Canada is expediting towards its target of achieving 80,800 new permanent residents in 2021 only through the provincial programs.
Canadian provinces cannot give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations. Further, the invited candidates may qualify for permanent residency under any one of three federal immigration programs which are managed by the Express Entry system.
One inherent advantage of receiving a successful provincial nomination before applying for Canada PR under Express Entry is the addition of extra 600 points based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to an individual’s Express Entry profile score. This will effectively guarantee their ITA for Canada PR in the regular fortnightly federal nomination draws.
404 Eligible Candidates Invited By Manitoba
MPNP held the largest draw of 2021 on May 27. It invited nearly 404 candidates registered in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for provincial nomination.
All the invited candidates were eligible to apply under the province’s Skilled Workers Overseas stream and required to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 601 to be invited.
This provincial draw is unusual because MPNP nominates only a few Express Entry candidates at a time. The bulk of invitations to apply for provincial nominations go to candidates under Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and non-Express Entry candidates applying under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
This signals a shift in preference for more candidates without work experience inside Canada to be eligible for permanent residency.
Manitoba has invited close to 3,422 candidates in 2021. You could be next!
To receive invitations for provincial nomination under the MPNP, interested candidates need to register an Expression of Interest. Further, the province ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.
Ontario Invites 986 Eligible Candidates in Skilled Trades Draw
OINP held a unique nomination draw on June 01 that resulted in 986 invitations to candidates registered in the federal Express Entry pool.
Interestingly, all the invited candidates belonged to Skilled Trades Stream and had a minimum qualifying score ranging from 300-379 points.
Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream offers a pathway to permanent residency for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates.
Eligible candidates need to have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.
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