PNP Draws 2022

Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC held their first PNP draws of 2022

We visited some Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) websites to explore which provinces have been active in inviting immigrants. Provinces like Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia held their first PNP draws of 2022. In addition, Prince Edward Island released its PNP draw schedule for the rest of the year.

Saskatchewan

On January 12, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 104 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for one of two immigration programs. The draw targeted Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates with skills and experience in eligible occupations.

This time, there were similar eligible occupations for each category. In addition, both groups needed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard.

Date of
Invitations
to Apply
Category Score of
Lowest
Ranked
Candidate
to Apply
Total
Candidates
Invited to
Apply
Other
Considerations
September 27,
2021
Occupations
In-Demand
68 67 The chosen
occupations are:
3211, 3234, 4151, 3216, 3143, 3215
September 27,
2021
Also, Express
Entry
68 37 The chosen
occupations are:
3211, 3234, 4151, 3216, 3143, 3215

It is important to mention that Saskatchewan recorded the highest month-over-month job growth rate among Canadian provinces, according to the December Labour Force Survey.

Ontario

On January 11, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams: Foreign Worker, International Student, and In-Demand Skills. A total of 1,084 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool were invited.

Here are the results of all the draws:

Stream

 

Description

 

Invitations

 

Minimum Score

 

Foreign Worker stream General Draw 264 38
International Student stream General Draw 762 59
In-Demand Skills stream Draw for health, agricultural, and manufacturing occupations 58 N/A

Candidates invited under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream had work experience in the following  National Occupational Codes (NOC):

Health and agricultural occupations:

  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates – NOC 3413
  • Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers – NOC 4412
  • General farm workers – NOC 8431
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers – NOC 8432
  • Harvesting labourers – NOC 8611
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers – NOC 9462

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • Machine operators, mineral and metal processing – NOC 9411
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators – NOC 9416
  • Machining tool operators – NOC 9417
  • Other metal products machine operators – NOC 9418
  • Chemical plant machine operators – NOC 9421
  • Plastics processing machine operators – NOC 9422
  • Woodworking machine operators – NOC 9437
  • Industrial sewing machine operators – NOC 9446
  • Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing – NOC 9461
  • Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers – NOC 9523
  • Mechanical assemblers and inspectors – NOC 9526
  • Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators – NOC 9536
  • Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors – NOC 9537

Of course, you may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on January 11, 2022.

British Columbia

Also, on January 11, British Columbia held two draws through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The province invited 232 from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream.

  • Skills Immigration and Express Entry
Date  Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Other
Considerations
January 11,
2022
201 Skilled Worker – SI

International Graduate – SI

Entry Level & Semi-Skilled – SI

Skilled Worker – EEBC

International Graduate – EEBC

103

90

78

110

92

None
January 11,
2022
31 Skilled Worker – SI

International Graduate – SI

Skilled Worker – EEBC

International Graduate – EEBC

110 ITAs issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.

In addition, British Columbia invited 102 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination, on January 4, 20224. Furthermore, the invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech, which is a stream under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program.

Prince Edward Island PNP draw schedule

PEI released its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw schedule for the rest of the year. This is the only PNP to release its draw schedule ahead of time. This year, we can expect 12 PEI PNP draws.

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

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