Since the first day of the month, the various Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada have been very much involved in the recruitment of immigrants to the country, and provinces like British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario have held invitation rounds.
In February alone, these three provinces have jointly issued over 900 invitations to apply for nomination by a Province for Canadian Permanent Residence Status.
Enhanced Nomination Streams were used to issue most of these invitations, and these nomination Streams permit provinces to select candidates from the Express Entry pool who qualify for permanent residence.
The Province of British Columbia has been commendably active in the month of February, having held three draws from the 5th of February to the 19th of February. In these three draws, a total of 369 invitations to apply were issued.
The Province’s Nominee Program organizes draws every week for applicants in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. The weekly draws specifically focused on EEBC International Graduate and Skilled worker categories.
In Manitoba, the Provincial Nominee Program has held three Expressions of Interest since the year began, the last one being held on the 15th of February. These invitations were made through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, and among those invited were applicants in the Express Entry Stream.
The requirements for Express Entry candidates who have been invited to apply for nomination by a province include a six months work experience in an occupation that is included in the national list of in-demand jobs.
For Express Entry candidates to qualify for Manitoba provincial nomination, they are required to create a separate Expression of Interest with the program.
With the last Expression of interest draw being held on the 15th of February, the number of Invitations issued to candidates for the year has reached 1,500.
The province of Ontario has skilled workers Stream for French Speaking applicants. This stream is the pathway through which the Immigrant Nominee Program of Ontario can nominate candidates who speak French from the Canadian Experience and Federal Skilled Worker Classes. Some of the qualification requirements include Skilled work experience and proficiency in the English language.
An applicant’s first approach towards qualifications is to submit his or her profile in the Express Entry pool.
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