British Columbia and Manitoba have both issued invitations to apply (ITAs) to immigration candidates through their respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Candidates were invited through streams for skilled workers who possess skills in key employment areas, have an offer of employment in the province, or have previously studied in the province that nominated them. Here’s a detailed breakdown:

British Columbia (B.C.):
B.C. invited at least 77 candidates through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP).

Candidates were invited based on their eligible professional experience in sectors with in-demand positions targeted by the BCPNP, including Healthcare, Childcare, Construction, Tech, and Veterinary Care. Minimum scores varied for each draw, with the following cut-offs:

  • Childcare draw cut-off score: 90
  • Construction draws cut-off score: 93
  • Healthcare draw cut-off score: 100
  • Tech draw cut-off score: 120
  • Veterinary care draw cut-off score: 80

    The International Graduate stream targets individuals who have graduated from an eligible Canadian university or college in the last three years. Candidates must obtain a job offer from a B.C. employer to be eligible for this stream. The “includes EEBC option” indicates alignment with the federal Express Entry system, allowing the BCPNP to invite eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool through this stream. 

    Manitoba invited 371 candidates this week through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) across three different streams and an occupation-specific draw.

    The first draw targeted profiles with current employment in occupations that have a high labor need in the province, resulting in 18 ITAs issued to candidates with experience in specific professions corresponding to National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes.

    The second draw invited 242 eligible candidates under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, requiring a minimum ranking score of 836.

    The third draw occurred under the International Education Stream, inviting 76 eligible candidates, including graduates from schools in Manitoba who meet the province’s labor market needs.

    The last draw, under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream, invited 35 candidates with a minimum ranking score of 698, allowing candidates from abroad with in-demand skills and professional experience to immigrate and settle in Manitoba.

    Of the 371 candidates invited, 66 declared a valid Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code.

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