The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow all Canadian provinces to define specific criteria for their immigration pathways. Each province oversees unique nominee programs tailored to meet its individual needs, often aiming to attract international graduates, entrepreneurs, and skilled professionals across various sectors. Selection criteria may vary depending on factors such as labor market demands and demographic disparities within the province.

Many PNPs conduct draws to invite candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence nomination. Some PNPs require applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile as eligibility criteria for these draws. However, specific programs directly invite candidates from the Express Entry pool, regardless of whether they have formally applied for consideration.

British Columbia (B.C.) 

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) issued 88 invitations for permanent residence (P.R.) through its Skilled Worker, International Graduate stream, which also includes the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option. This stream caters to international graduates who have completed their education at a university or college within the province within the past three years and possess a valid job offer from a British Columbia employer.

These invitations were extended to candidates with professional experience in occupations that are in high demand within the province. Specifically, these in-demand professions include:

  • Construction professionals are required to achieve a minimum score of 95.
  • Childcare professionals, who required a minimum score of 90 for invitation.
  • Healthcare professionals were required to achieve a minimum score of 95.
  • Veterinary care professionals needed a minimum score of 80.
  • Tech professionals require a minimum score of 116.

The inclusion of the EEBC option signifies that this is an enhanced provincial nomination stream. Enhanced streams are closely linked with the Express Entry management system, allowing individuals within the Express Entry pool to potentially receive invitations to apply for P.R. in a province through these streams.

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Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued over 350 invitations for candidates to apply for permanent residence.

Under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, specifically the Occupation-specific selection stream within the Manitoba Work Experience pathway, the MPNP extended 276 invitations to individuals employed in high-demand occupations within the province. These occupations fall under the following National Occupation Classifications (NOC):

  • 60020—Retail and wholesale trade managers.
  • 33102—Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates.
  • Group 731—Workers in general construction trades.

Note: The NOC system serves as Canada’s standardized method for categorizing occupations within the country.

Furthermore, the MPNP issued invitations to 87 candidates through the Skilled Worker Overseas stream. Candidates selected in this draw were required to achieve a minimum score of 691 and indicate that the MPNP invited them under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Out of the total 363 invitations issued through these two programs, 81 were extended to candidates with a valid Express Entry profile, underscoring that these streams are enhanced pathways aligned with the Express Entry system.

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Choose Chaudhary Law Office to Navigate Provincial Nominee Programs!

Chaudhary Law Office will assist you throughout the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) application process. Our immigration lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of both the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

If you’re considering applying through either of these programs, our team can provide expert guidance to help you meet the eligibility criteria and enhance your chances of success. From understanding the specific selection criteria to preparing and submitting your application, we’re dedicated to making the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

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FAQs

Who is eligible for the Manitoba Nominee Program?

To be eligible for the Manitoba Nominee Program, individuals must have completed full-time employment with a Manitoba employer for at least six months. Additionally, they must provide a signed letter of reference from their employer on official company letterhead. 

Does British Columbia have a provincial nominee program?

Yes, British Columbia provinces possess their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), known as the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This program constitutes a set of immigration channels aimed at facilitating foreign nationals’ transition to Canadian permanent residency, specifically within the province of British Columbia

What is the CRS score for the Manitoba provincial nominee program?

In Manitoba, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) conducts regular draws, inviting candidates with the highest scores to apply for provincial nomination. Applicants need to achieve a minimum score of 60 out of 100 points. 

How long does it take to get a PNP nomination in Manitoba?

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is known for being one of the fastest provincial nomination programs in Canada. Usually, the Provincial Office of Manitoba processes applications in about four months. However, when the Federal government reviews the application, it can take around 12 to 15 months.

What is the minimum score for Manitoba PNP?

For the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the applicant needs to achieve a minimum score of 60 out of 100.

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