Two immigration-friendly Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba held separate invitation rounds for provincial nominations on May 06.
Put together, a total of 409 immigration candidates, including Express Entry, in-demand workers, recent foreign graduates, received invitations to apply for provincial nominations. It will support their final application for permanent residency in Canada.
Evidently, candidates with an active Express Entry profile and those with provincial nominations are always at the benefit of receiving permanent residency first. The additional 600 points which they receive after a successful provincial nomination is enough to guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residency in subsequent Express Entry draws.
Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) Draws
About 259 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
Nominations were made to eligible candidates from the International Skilled Worker category. Of those invited, 136 belonged to the ‘enhanced’ Express Entry subcategory, and 123 were nominated through the ‘base’ Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Regardless of the type of stream, invited candidates needed a qualifying Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70 out of 100.
Saskatchewan’s EOI system assesses candidates on their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province, demonstrates their ability to settle in Saskatchewan.
All the invited candidates were required to demonstrate their work experience in one of the 63 in-demand occupations.
Additionally, they required an Educational Credential Assessments if they graduated from institutions outside Canada.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Draws
Manitoba issued 150 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to eligible immigrants under Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas immigration streams.
The breakup of MPNP draws results are:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 104 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 400;
- Skilled Workers Overseas – 29 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 703; and
- International Education Stream – 13 invitations with no EOI score requirement.
- Express Entry candidates – 14 invitations.
Regardless of the category, one will have to register their Expression Of Interest (EOI) to receive provincial nominations from Manitoba. The province’s EOI system ranks candidates out of 1,000 points based on their human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency, in addition to their connections to the province.
Canada is expected to target at least 80,000 foreign immigrants to receive provincial nominations in 2021. You may take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for various PNP streams.
Contact CanApprove to schedule an in-person meeting to discuss your prospectus of immigration or overseas education.