Canada is increasing the number of PNP admissions as the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to promote the economic development of the country.
Following this, the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) from Ontario and British Columbia held occupation specific draws to invite over 850 candidates to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canadian permanent residence.
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Ontario’s Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Draws
The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issued 611 invitations to apply to candidates on January 31 in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. The draw was targeted toward healthcare and tech occupations. Candidates required a minimum score of 53 to receive an invitation.
Foreign workers who are abroad and have a job offer from an Ontario employer may qualify under this stream. The job must fall under NOC codes 0, A, or B and you must be able to demonstrate an appropriate license (where needed) or a cumulation of two years’ work experience in the same occupation.
Interested candidates must create a profile on the OINP e-Filing Portal, and register their Expression of Interest (EOI) to receive invitations to apply for provincial nominations.
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British Columbia PNP Targeted Tech Draws
British Columbia held a targeted draw for tech occupations on January 31. The latest provincial draw targeted over 243 profiles having the minimum Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 85 points.
The invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories and included Express Entry candidates.
The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the following occupations:
- 18 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points, and
- 18 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with scores of at least 60 points
- Other in-demand occupations with scores of at least 60 points
Some in-demand tech occupations in British Columbia include
- Web designers & developers,
- Graphic designers, illustrators,
- Software engineers and designers,
- Civil Engineers,
- Mechanical Engineers,
- Chemical Engineers,
- Software Engineers,
- Tech Managers,
- Media technicians,
- Writers/Editors, etc.
A provincial nomination gives interested aspirants a chance to live and work in British Columbia and a path to Canada permanent residency in a few years.
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