In the 2nd Week of October 2023, two provinces in Canada—Alberta and British Columbia (BC) invited 198 candidates through PNP Draws.
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have been actively inviting candidates to apply for provincial nomination in recent weeks. This initiative aims to integrate skilled individuals into the local economy, addressing urgent gaps in high-demand sectors.
Here’s a breakdown of the latest draws from two provinces: British Columbia and Alberta.
Canada PNP Draws in the 2nd Week of October 2023:
- Date of Draw: October 11
- Number of Invitations: Over 180 candidates
- Categories Invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including Express Entry candidates)
- Tech Focus: 118 candidates employed in tech occupations were invited, with a minimum score of 90.
- Other Categories:
- Early Childhood Educators and Assistants: 45 candidates (minimum score: 60)
- Healthcare Professionals: 17 candidates (minimum score: 60)
- Other Priority Occupations: <5 candidates invited.
- Date of Draw: October 10
- Number of Invitations: 13 candidates
- Stream: Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer (part of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program)
- Eligibility: Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 327.
- Allocations: Alberta has allocated 1,462 nominations for this stream in 2023, with approximately 1,383 allocations remaining.
Canada PNP Draws held in 2nd week of October 2023
What You Need to Know:
Getting nominated through a PNP strengthens your application but is distinct from obtaining permanent resident status. Nominated candidates must submit a separate application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
PNP Draws target various sectors, including technology, healthcare, education, and more, offering diverse opportunities for skilled professionals.
Why PNPs Matter:
PNPs facilitate immigration for individuals with skills that align with the needs of Canadian provinces.
They strengthen the local workforce, addressing shortages in key sectors. PNPs enhance candidates’ chances of securing permanent residency in Canada.
- Point System: You must score a minimum of 67 points based on factors like age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and adaptability.
- Educational Qualifications: Ensure you meet the educational qualifications required for your chosen immigration stream.
- Work Experience: You should possess 1-2 years of relevant work experience in your field.
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Certificate: Obtain an ECA certificate to validate your foreign educational credentials.
- Medical Insurance: Prove that you have medical insurance coverage for your stay in Canada.
- Proof of Funds: Demonstrate you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your dependents.
- Applying through the Base PNP Process: Choose a province, review its eligibility and streams, apply to the province, and, upon nomination, apply for permanent residence.
- Applying through the Express Entry Process: Create an Express Entry profile, mark your desired provinces, obtain a provincial nomination, earn extra CRS points, and apply for permanent residency after nomination.