New PNP Draws: Saskatchewan & Manitoba Invites Over 900 Candidates

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has become the second-best alternative, only after the Express Entry system, for foreign skilled workers, international graduates, business individuals to obtain permanent residence in Canada. 


In a succession of two days, two Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba has issued over 900 invitations to eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations.   


You may be interested to read>> January 2021 review of nomination draws held for Canada PR. 


February 12 Manitoba PNP Draw

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held its third draw of 2021 and invited 296 skilled workers and international graduates to apply for provincial nominations through the following three streams:


  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba ;
  • International Education Stream ;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas.


The invitations, otherwise known as the Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) and the Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement was issued as follows:


  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 240 LAAs and a minimum score of 514;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: 23 LAAs and a minimum score of 676; and
  • International Education Stream: 33 LAAs (no EOI score requirement).


The above streams facilitate the entry of foreigners who can demonstrate their connections with Manitoba, be it work experience/job offer in Manitoba, education in Manitoba, or familial ties in Manitoba.  


Any interested candidate must register their EOI with MPNP to receive nominations. Upon registration, the profiles are evaluated out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors as well as the likes of their connections to Manitoba and ranked accordingly. 


In addition to it, a total of 20 LAAs went to Express Entry candidates.


Express Entry candidates with successful provincial nominations are now awarded an additional 600 points towards their overall CRS score. This would effectively guarantee their invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw. 


So far, the province has invited a total of 786 candidates in 2021. 


Take this free assessment online to know your full eligibility to qualify for permanent residence under Canada PNP. 


February 11 Saskatchewan PNP Draw

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a new draw issuing 541 invitations to eligible candidates. These invitations were unequally divided among:


  • 344 invitations through the Express Entry sub-category; and 
  • the remaining 197 invitations to Occupations In-Demand candidates.


All the invited candidates required an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 72 under the SINP’s EOI points grid. This score is based on factors including age, education, work experience, proficiency in English or French, and connections to Saskatchewan, among others.

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Additionally, candidates were required to have prior work experience in one of 89 eligible occupations which include: 


  • Corporate Sales Managers, 
  • Data Scientists, 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Advertising and Marketing Managers, among others.


This was the highest number of invitations issued in a single day by the province so far in 2021

If you are looking to immigrate to Canada in 2021, contact CanApprove to provide you with quality counseling, guidance, and documentation support for your successful immigration.

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