Provincial Nominal Programs (PNP) under the federal, provincial and territorial governments in May 2022 has sent more than 1400 invitations to candidates. In order to meet the labor requirements and for meeting the economic development goals the PNP provides the Canadian provinces and territories a chance to make their own immigration programs. PNP came into being in 1998 and today it is a major contributor to the share of economic immigration in many Canadian provinces. It motivates immigration to provinces and territories where there is a shortage of labor and is less populated. Analyzing the trend it is predicated that from PNPs alone more than 93,000 per year immigrants will become permanent citizens in different Canadian territories and provinces.
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) draw results was announced in May with the province inviting 100 applicants for PNP in May 19 under the Alberta Express Entry stream. Candidates required a CRS score of minimum 382.
Weekly draws are carried out by British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and the candidates who had the highest scores were invited for the program under the Express Entry British Columbia, Skills Immigration, the Tech, and Entrepreneur Regional Pilot streams. More than 636 candidates were invited for the program in May. Specials draws for high priority occupation are also conducted.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream are the streams through which applications are invited to Manitoba .In the draw held in the month of May, 48 candidates who had valid Express Entry profile received invitation.
Draws of Expression of Interest (EOI) for candidates meeting the MPNP eligibility and those who are affected by the condition in Ukraine are conducted and 13 invitations were sent on the draw held in May 20.
On May 5, Entrepreneur Expression of Interest Saskatchewan announced the result of the draw. 54 candidates received invitation through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held. On the same day 106 candidates were invited through Express Entry and 91 invitations were sent to candidates of Occupations In-Demand. On May 5 a separate draw in light of the Ukraine issue was held and one candidate received the invitation.
Under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) for a permanent selection sent invitation to 30 candidates. Immigration programs in Quebec are not the same as other places in Canada. To get invitation candidates should have Arrima Expression of Interest system profile and also job offer which is which legal and valid in a place outside of the Montreal Metropolitan area.
Prince Edward Island
Conducted only one time in a month the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) draws are prescheduled. May 20 draw invited a total of 137 candidates through Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and from Business Impact stream 16 candidates .
With the rising demands from foreign workers and students, New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has temporarily stopped the New Brunswick Express Entry stream. This has been done so that immigration to particular sectors like qualified International Nurses are not affected. It is applicable to the Express Entry System and is effective from May 20.
New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program are the alternatives for hiring foreign workforce.