B.C. Tech Pilot draw

A summary of the most important headlines from this week

 - Manitoba PNP invites 212 immigration candidates

 - Changes to Ontario PNP

 - B.C. Tech Pilot draw invites 67 candidates

Manitoba invites 212 immigration candidates in latest PNP draw

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 212 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates through three immigration streams: the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.

Most of the invitations, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream.

A total of 168 LAAs were issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 475. 

Nine LAAs were issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, with a minimum score of at least 824, and a further 35 LAAs were issued under the International Education stream, with no score requirement.

Ontario may move to an Expression of Interest system

Ontario is planning changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), moving to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system to the following streams:

The change means that applicants will be placed in an EOI pool, and will be ranked, similar to the Express Entry system.

Applicants will be invited to submit a profile on Ontario’s new EOI system, after which they will be required to provide additional information. Based on this, the applicant may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

B.C. invites 67 foreign tech workers in draw

In its latest Tech Pilot draw, British Columbia issued 67 invitations to eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers. Candidates are required to have a job offer in one of the pilot’s 29 in-demand occupations

The invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams. The minimum required provincial score for this draw was 80.

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