In the month of November, the Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada issued close to 3000 invitations to immigration candidates. The Provincial Nominee Programs allow provinces and territories select candidates who can meet their unique labour market and demographic needs. Each PNP has their own unique criteria for selecting candidates. Canada PNP is currently one of the most prominent pathways for Canada immigration. The country is planning to welcome more than 80000 immigrants through PNP every year till 2023.
All Provincial Nominee Programs have at least one stream aligned to the federal Express Entry. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts PNP-specific Express Entry draws. Throughout this year, IRCC has been conducting PNP-specific Express Entry draws in every two weeks on an average. In November, two PNP-specific Express Entry draws were held. The one held on November 10 invited 775 candidates while the other held on November 24 invited 613 candidates. A total of 23 PNP-specific draws have been held this year and 13000 candidates have been invited in these draws.
Provincial Nominee Program draws held in November 2021
A total of six British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs were held in November that invited a 861 candidates. The candidates were invited through the Express Entry British Columbia and Skills Immigration streams.
Manitoba held two draws in November, one on November 1 and the other on November 18. In both these draws, a total of 849 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream and Skilled Workers Overseas stream. Among these, 143 invitations were issued to candidates with a valid Express Entry profile.
Saskatchewan held the largest PNP draw of the year in November, which invited a total of 633 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry and Occupations In Demand sub-categories of International Skilled Worker category.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program held one draw on November 9 and invited 200 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 343 to apply for a provincial nomination.
Prince Edward Island
In the pre-scheduled draw held on November 18, Prince Edward Island issued 188 invitations. Among these, 172 were issued Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates, while the remaining 16 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates with a minimum point threshold of 67.
The province of Nova Scotia is inviting immigration candidates with work experience in following occupations to apply for provincial nomination through its Occupations in Demand stream:
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates(NOC 3413 )
- Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513)
- Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711)
- Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731)
- Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
- Heavy equipment operators (except crane)(NOC 7521), or
- Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611)
Under the Skilled Worker Stream, semi-skilled and low-skilled workers with at least six months of work experience with their Nova Scotia employer may apply for provincial nomination.
The International Graduates in Demand Stream of Nova Scotia is open for candidates with work experience in the following two NOC job categories:
- NOC 3413: nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
- NOC 4214: early childhood educators and assistants
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program did not issue any invitations in November, apparently because it has reached its nomination allocation quota for 2021.
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