There are several pathways towards immigration and with Canada’s goals to introduce over a million immigrants into the workforce within the next three years, there are more draws happening with higher intakes than ever. The recent March PNP draws in the provinces of Ontario, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Nova Scotia and Manitoba alone have seen nearly 1, 000 invitations issued.
Unpacking the different draws allows candidates to compare their scores and select the right program for their background. There are many different streams available from each province, some linked to the Express Entry system, a fast-track process that controls the federal government’s three main programs. These programs are namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class. We’ve listed the results of the most recent March PNP draws for both Express Entry linked streams as well as those offered separately by the province.
During the March 21 draw, the province of Ontario issued 361 ITAs through the Skilled Trades Stream which is linked to the Express Entry system. These successful candidates applied for Express Entry between March 21st 2018 and March 21st 2019 in order to be eligible for this draw. The process of this PNP stream happens through a Notification of Interest (NOI) once candidates are already in the Express Entry pool.
The province searches for applicants who meet certain requirements and invites them to apply for a nomination. To be eligible for this stream, candidates must be entered in the Federal Skilled Workers or Canadian Experience Class Programs and currently living in Ontario with one year of working experience. Those who received the nomination were awarded 600 points towards their Express Entry profile.
Ontario PNP Streams
With cities like Toronto and Canada’s capital, Ottawa, there is a vibrancy to this province that provides residents with access to plenty of cultural, sporting and historical events that happen regularly. This is Canada’s most populous province but residents need only explore the many river systems and national parks inside its borders to escape the crowds. Below are some of the streams that can get you to Ontario.
|Ontario PNP Streams|
|Human Capital Category|
|Employer Job Offer Category|
PEI issued over 150 ITAs during its March PNP draws on the 21st through the Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact streams. This brings the total invitations issued through these streams in 2019 to 440. The Express Entry stream works through an Expression of Interest (EOI) system which requires applicants to submit an application to the province from inside the Express Entry pool. The Labour Impact and Business Impact streams are not linked to this system.
PEI PNP Streams
This province is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and is known for its agricultural sector, although there are various jobs available across the board. There are also a wide variety of languages spoken with English as most common, then French and thirdly Mandarin! Below are some of the streams that can get you to PEI.
|PEI PNP Streams|
|PEI PNP Express Entry||(Express Entry System)|
|Labour Impact Category|
|Business Impact Category|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||(Participating Atlantic Provinces in Canada)|
Nova Scotia Draw
The March PNP draws for Nova Scotia have been inconclusive about the number of successful candidates overall but the province selected them through the Labour Market Priorities Stream which is linked to Express Entry. This works through an NOI process and targets candidates with very specific criteria in mind.
For the March 20th draw, candidates were expected to be first-language French speakers (with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7) and have a post-secondary school qualification. They must also have been in the Express Entry pool before September 25th 2018. This selection is in an effort to increase the French-speaking community in Nova Scotia through the Francophone Immigration Action Plan.
Nova Scotia PNP Streams
This is the second of the three Maritime provinces and the capital city is Halifax. With access to some of Canada’s best ocean experiences (whale-watching included), this quaint province also offers some of the nations best cultural experiences. Below are some of the streams that can get you to Nova Scotia.
|Nova Scotia PNP Streams|
|Skilled Worker Stream|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program|
The province of Manitoba issued 337 ITAs through the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream which works through an EOI from candidates in the Express Entry pool. 2019 has already seen 1, 931 ITAs issued through this stream. However, not all of these candidates were directly from the Express Entry pool (where the lowest score for this draw was 564) and were sourced from Strategic Recruitment (where the lowest score for this draw was 695) through the help of Canadian employers.
Manitoba PNP Streams
Manitoba is known as one of the three prairie provinces, although the colder climate up north allows for towns like Churchill to provide a home for polar bears and other large animals. Its capital is Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan hub which has many museums and national heritage sites that paint a history of Canada. Below are some of the streams that can get you to Manitoba.
|Manitoba PNP Streams|
|Skilled Worker in Manitoba|
|Skilled Worker Overseas|
|Business Investor Stream|
|Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative||(Community-specific Occupations)|
|International Education Stream||(Manitoba Graduates)|
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