Provincial Immigration Results: ITAs Issued by British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba
This week, three Canadian provinces have announced their provincial immigration draw results. British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba have issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. Let’s take a closer look at the results and what it means for prospective immigrants.
Most provinces and territories in Canada have Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), which allow them to select economic class immigrants who are likely to integrate successfully into the provincial economy. However, Quebec and Nunavut do not have PNPs and have separate agreements with the federal government for immigration.
Quebec, being the only province in Canada that predominantly speaks French, has its own autonomy over the selection and number of economic immigrants. On September 5, Quebec invited 1,433 candidates to apply for permanent selection. To be considered, candidates needed a minimum score of 586. In addition to meeting the score requirement, eligible candidates were also required to have a level 7 oral proficiency in French according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent. This requirement aims to promote French and protect its status in Quebec.
Manitoba, on the other hand, invited 558 candidates to apply under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on September 7. The draws were held for three separate streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas. For Skilled Workers in Manitoba, there were two draws targeting specific occupations. The first draw invited 230 candidates with occupations falling under 19 National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 major groups. The second draw was general and invited 236 candidates. For the International Education stream, 52 candidates were invited, and for Skilled Workers Overseas, 40 candidates were invited. Each stream had its own minimum score requirement.
British Columbia held its weekly PNP draw on September 12, inviting 183 candidates from the Skilled Workers and International Graduate streams, including Express Entry candidates. The invitations were distributed between three draws targeting specific occupations. The largest draw invited 133 candidates in tech occupations, followed by draws for early childcare educators and assistants, and healthcare professionals. Each draw had its own minimum score requirement.
For those interested in Canadian immigration, it is essential to determine if you are eligible. The eligibility criteria vary depending on the province and stream you are applying through. Factors such as language proficiency, occupation, education, and work experience play a significant role in the selection process. It is recommended to consult with an immigration professional or refer to official government websites to determine your eligibility.
The provincial immigration draw results demonstrate the ongoing efforts of Canadian provinces to attract skilled individuals who can contribute to their local economies. These draws provide opportunities for immigrants to establish a new life in Canada and contribute to the diverse fabric of the country.
In conclusion, the recent provincial immigration draw results from British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba showcase the different selection criteria and streams available for prospective immigrants. As provinces continue to invite candidates through their respective PNPs, it is crucial for individuals to assess their eligibility and explore the opportunities that Canadian immigration presents.