April seems to be off to slow start in terms of provincial nominee program draws. British Columbia and Ontario are the only two provinces that have held draws to invite newcomers to apply for provincial nominations for Canadian permanent residence this month. Together they held three draws that in total issued 190 Invitations to Apply. Earning a provincial nomination is one of several routes you can take to immigrate to Canada and it also scores you an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points essentially guaranteeing your selection in the next Express Entry draw.
If you want to immigrate to Canada, you need to get familiar with all the different programs so that you can maximise your chances of success. Find out everything you need to know about the latest draws so that you can ensure your selection in the next one. We are here to make the process easy for you. Let’s find out if you can move to Canada today!
British Columbia PNP Draw
British Columbia held two draws in April so far. The first draw took place on the 2nd of April and invited only 26 candidates whereas the draw held on the 10th invited 142. Both draws issued invitations across three Skills Immigration categories and two British Columbia Express Entry categories.
|British Columbia Immigration Category||Minimum Points 2 April||Minimum Points 10 April|
|The Express Entry British Columbia - Skilled Worker category is for skilled workers who have work experience in an in-demand jobs in the province and have a valid Express Entry profile.||100||105|
|The Express Entry British Columbia - International Graduate category is for international students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college within the past three years.||105||105|
|The Skills Immigration - Skilled Worker Category is for candidates who have received an eligible job offer in technical, management, trade or a skilled occupation. They must also have several years of work experience in their occupation to apply. This category also lets applicants apply for permanent residence in the province.||94||95|
|The Skills Immigration - International Graduate category is for candidates who have graduated from an eligible Canadian university or college in the last three years. A job offer from a BC employer is also required in this category.||100||105|
|The Skills Immigration - Entry Level and Semi-Skilledcategory is for Workers in certain entry-level or semi-skilled positions in tourism, hospitality, food processing, or long-haul trucking, or those in entry-level or semi-skilled positions living and working in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia.||73||75|
One of the reasons why the 2 April draw issued so few invitations could be because of the fact that the province specifically targeted tech workers. Cities like Vancouver in British Columbia are quickly becoming tech-hubs for major companies and startups. For this reason, the province is in great need of workers who can fill these newly created jobs. There is such a need for tech workers that the province has actually launched its own Tech Pilot immigration program to hasten processing times for applicants.
Ontario PNP Draw
The latest Ontario PNP draw invited candidates through the program’s entrepreneur stream. The draw held on 5 April issued 22 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination and the lowest ranking profile had a score of 112. This is a three point drop from the previous draw held on 17 January and that that isn’t the only significant thing about the most recent draw, the 5 April draw also issued the most invitations in the program’s history!
Candidates who apply through this stream can earn Canadian permanent residency through buying a business or by starting a brand new company in the province. If you want to apply for immigration through this stream, you will have to meet several requirements.
|Ontario Entrepreneur Stream|
|You need to own and control at least a 33,3% equity share in the endeavour.|
|You need to submit a business plan explaining the business and your intention with it in full.|
|You are also required to submit a performance agreement outlining key investment and job creation commitments that need to be met within two years.|
|You must have three years of experience.|
|You must have a networth of at least $1,500,000 CAD if your business is in the Greater Toronto Area and if it's anywhere else in Ontario, you need to have a networth of at least $800,000 CAD.|
|You must have active involvement in the daily management of the business.|
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