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Canadian PNP Draw Results of August 2022

Published on: September 1st, 2022

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) play a vital role in spreading the benefits of immigration across Canada. Here is our roundup of PNP draw results from August 2022.

What are Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)?

Provincial Nominee Programs allow each Canadian province to set their own requirements for their specific immigration streams. Each Canadian province, except Quebec and Nunavut, has different nominee programs that operate in different ways. Many have programs that target international graduates, businesspeople, or workers. Other targeted factors usually depend on labour market or demographic gaps in the province. For example, Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream targets skilled workers with a strong proficiency in French to help increase their Francophone population.

Immigration through a Provincial Nominee Program makes up a large portion of Canada’s total economic immigration. Of a total of 241,850 economic immigrants targeted for 2022, 83,500 are reserved for those applying under a Provincial Nominee Program.

How do Provincial Nominee Programs Operate?

Many Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) hold draws in which they invite candidates to apply to be nominated for Canadian permanent residence. Some PNPs require candidates to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to be considered in these draws. Other programs invite candidates directly from the Express Entry pool that haven’t even applied for consideration.

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British Colombia

The British Columbia Nominee Program (BCPNP) held a total of 10 nominee draws this August 2022, 9 of which targeted a set of in-demand occupations.

British Columbia issued more than 1,020 invitations in Expression of Interest (EOI) draws this August.

A majority of the BCPNP’s nominee draws this month targeted certain in-demand occupations, including:

DateNumber of
Invitations
CategoryMinimum
Score
Description
Aug 30, 2022207Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(includes EEBC option)
95Targeted draw: Tech
​Aug 30, 202229Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
13Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Healthcare
(unless listed below)
5Entry Level and Semi-Skilled60Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)
August 23, 2022205Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker - EEBC option, International Graduate, International Graduate - EEBC option, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75-106Targeted draw: Regional
(includes tech occupations)*
August 23, 2022<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw:
Regional,
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
5Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Regional, other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)
August 16, 2022177Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker - EEBC option, International Graduate, International Graduate - EEBC option, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78-132General draw
(includes tech occupations)
August 16, 202226Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
15Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Healthcare
(unless listed below)
5Entry Level and Semi-Skilled60Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)
August 10, 2022155Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker - EEBC option, International Graduate, International Graduate - EEBC option, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled76-114Targeted draw: Regional
(includes tech occupations)*
August 10, 20225Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw:
Regional,
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare
(unless listed below)
<5Entry Level and Semi-Skilled60Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Regional, other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)
August 3, 2022133Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(includes EEBC option)
90Targeted draw: Tech
August 3, 202222Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Healthcare
(unless listed below)
<5Entry Level and Semi-Skilled60Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)

Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held 6 Expression of Interest (EOI) draws for candidates eligible under the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories. The 6 draws targeted individuals with an Educational Credential Assessment and work experience in an in-demand occupation.

Date of
Invitations to Apply
CategoryScore of Lowest Ranked Candidate to ApplyTotal Candidates Invited to ApplyOther Considerations
August 25, 2022Express Entry65295Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 25, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 2263, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3214, 3215, 3216, 3219, 3234, 4151
August 25, 2022Occupations In-Demand65334Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 25, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 2263, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3214, 3215, 3216, 3219, 3234, 4151
August 18, 2022Express Entry67416Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 18, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252
August 18, 2022Occupations In-Demand67252Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 18, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252
August 11, 2022Express Entry68433Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 11, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7302, 7305, 8241, 8252
August 11, 2022Occupations In-Demand68312Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on August 11, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7302, 7305, 8241, 8252

Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 698 invitations through 6 nominee draws this month.

Manitoba’s August draws invited candidates eligible under three nominee streams:

Date of drawCategoryNumber of invitations issuedPoints cut-offOther considerations
August 26, 2022Skilled Workers in Manitoba259619N/A
August 26, 2022International Education Stream36N/AN/A
August 26, 2022Skilled Workers Overseas58 708Candidates were invited directly by MPNP through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
August 11, 2022Skilled Workers in Manitoba257623N/A
August 11, 2022International Education Stream55N/AN/A
August 11, 2022Skilled Workers Overseas33 718Candidates were invited directly by MPNP through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative

Ontario

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 782 candidates under three separate streams this August 2022:

Nominee stream Invitations issuedPoints requirementOther considerations
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker1N/ATargeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates. Please refer to IRCC’s project page for more information
Masters Graduate Stream68037 and aboveGeneral draw
PhD Graduate stream10126 and aboveGeneral draw

Prince Edward Island

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held a nominee draw on August 18th, 2022.

The PEI PNP issued 117 invitations through the Express Entry & Labour streams.

An additional 4 candidates were invited under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream.

How can I increase my chances of receiving a nomination?

Just by submitting an Express Entry profile, you can increase your chances of receiving a provincial nomination. Provinces frequently scan the Express Entry pool and invite profiles that help respond to labour or demographic gaps. Ensuring your profile is strong and indicates your interest in multiple provinces can also help increase your chances of being invited through an Express Entry PNP.

Since many PNPs require candidates to have a connection to the province, studying or working in Canada can also help to increase your chances.

What is the ideal PNP candidate?

The ideal PNP candidate is one that has work experience and skills that help a province respond to labour market or demographic needs. Other factors that may increase one’s chances include:

  • Strong ties to the host province (ex. previous work experience, job offer, previous studies, family)
  • Work experience in an in-demand occupation
  • Strong English proficiency
  • Proficiency in French

Interested in learning more about your options to immigrate to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program or any other immigration program? Complete our free online assessment form today!

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