Recent PNP draw of Manitoba and British Columbia.

Recent PNP draw of Manitoba and British Columbia.

Candidates are invited through a variety of programs in the provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba.

About PNP, it is one of the immigration programs of Canada launched in 1998. It nearly welcomes 80,000 immigrants per year. All Canadian provinces and territories process their own PNP programs except Quebec and Nunavut. The federal and provincial governments of Canada see PNP as a major tool for the economic development of the country. It’s the reason why we witness the rise in PNP admissions.

Though PNP is not the direct solution to getting a permanent residence, it can be the first step towards increasing the CRS score to easily obtain permanent resident status.

For instance, PNP applicants with Express Entry profiles who receive a nomination get extra 600 points added to their score. Additionally, they become qualified to apply for a round of invitations specific to the PNP.

Here are the PNP results of Manitoba and British Columbia, September 9-16


Manitoba conducted the PNP draw on September 14 under the Special Immigration Measure, the Ukraine program. It has invited 9 Ukrainian candidates to apply.

The program is created in response to the ongoing catastrophe in Ukraine and IRCC’s special immigration measures for those who are affected with the partnership of the Canada Ukraine Authorization for emergency Travel (CUAET). Not every candidate can be eligible for this program, it is for people who are affected by ongoing events in Ukraine and also one who fulfills all the eligibility criteria of MPNP.

Eligibility for this program 

  • The candidate should be a citizen of Ukraine
  • A minimum score of CLB 4 in every language band
  • Candidate must have a strong connection to Manitoba like having close relatives, friends, or community, or already done studies or employment there.
  • A score of at least 60 points should be attained in the MPNP assessment criteria.

British Columbia

On September 13, British Columbia invited more than 290 applicants to apply for provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).   A total of 227 applicants were selected via a general draw that also included workers in the tech industry.

International graduates and Skilled workers categories as well as Express Entry candidates have all received the invitations. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates were also included in the draw. SIRS ranged from 78 and 120.

Like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) only applies to the PNP of British Columbia.

There was a round of invitations targeted only at the candidates working in the following occupations:

  • 27 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points.
  • 12 Healthcare workers with scores of at least 60 points.
  • Healthcare worker: Healthcare assistants with scores of at least 60 points
  • Other priority occupations with scores of at least 60 points.


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