With increased nomination allocation and higher annual admission targets, the performance of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) is worth looking back for the first half of 2019.
In first 6 months of 2019, the Express Entry aligned PNP streams issued maximum ITAs for a provincial nomination to candidates who have their profiles in the Express Entry pool. This Express Entry pool consists of candidates from key Federal High Skilled immigration programs of Canada, including, the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
In the first half of 2019, Ontario allocated total 6,900 provincial nominations, which is recorded as one of the largest number among other 9 provinces and 2 territories of Canada that participate in the Provincial Nominee Program.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has 3 Express Entry-linked pathways and has issued total 3,846 NOIs (Notifications of Interest) to Express Entry candidates in 2019 as only those candidates who have an NOI can apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency of Canada.
Following are the Express Entry aligned OINP streams:
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program s Express Entry Stream was again one of the most talked-about PNP pathways in the first six months of 2019.
Total 16 AINP draws were issued in 2019, which recorded the issuance of total 3,816 NOIs(Notifications of Interest). Out of 16 draws, 8 of them had a cutoff CRS score of 302 or less and 4 of them had a cutoff score of just 300.
The NSNP Express Entry aligned Streams activities had been really exciting in the first half of 2019. Being one of the most innovative PNPs of Canada, the Nova Scotia Nominee Program has 3 streams to choose Express Entry applicants.
It used the Labour Market Priorities Stream thrice to look out for eligible candidates from the Express Entry pool with the required work experience in specific in-demand occupations. A job offer and a minimum cutoff score were not required.
In a draw held on June 3, NSNP invited total 312 Express Entry candidates who have work experience in 4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants. While the 25th January draw was dedicated to NOC 1111 financial auditors or accountants with a minimum CRS score of 400.
The first half of 2019 proved quite busy for the SINP s International Skilled Worker Express Entry linked stream. This stream operates on EOI basis where an Express Entry candidate is required to submit an EOI to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan.
Profiles are awarded a score based on Saskatchewan’s unique point grid and the highest-scoring candidates got an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the province’s EOI pool.
The SINP held total 8 invitation rounds via its Express Entry stream in the first six months of the year 2019 and issued total 1,166 ITAs for a provincial nomination. Moreover, The SINP in-demand occupations list was also revised twice, with the addition of profiles like Interactive Media Developers, Computer Programmers, and others. All 8 SINP draws majorly targeted the candidates who possess work experience in most of the newly added occupations.
Express Entry aligned streams in Manitoba, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island were also quite active in the first half of this year.
The MPNP issued approximately 4,500 ITAs to skilled workers in more than 12 draws, out of which more than 300 ITAs went to EE candidates.
PEI PNP held a total of 6 draws from January to July and issued a total of 671 ITAs to EE and Labour Impact category candidates.
The BC PNP also issued ITAs via it s Express Entry aligned B.C. Stream weekly in the first six months of the year 2019.
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