Changes to reflect in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs 2019

Posted on January 9, 2019

Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs have played a significant role in the Canada Immigration process for 2018. Also, it is aimed that for the upcoming months it will perform a key factor for increasing Canada population and skilled labor.

The Provincial Nominee Programs nominate candidates based on the candidate’s skills so that the candidates will be able to fit the required eligibility of any province. However, few parts of the programs are even managed by the Express Entry System.

The candidates obtaining a nomination through the Provincial Nominee Programs receive an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score. This enhances the candidate’s profile and helps in obtaining an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency through Express Entry Draws.

Anyhow, there are even a few other PNP streams through which a candidate can gain a provincial nomination. Last year, the Provincial Nominee Programs provided excellent support for the Canada economy and it is aimed that, this year it will be more successful.

In 2018, the Canadian provinces and territories could provide 34,700 nominations. The IRCC terms this change as a terrific increase as, after the introduction of the Express Entry System in 1996, the program could succeed with only 233 nominations. Also, for this year, the IRCC aims an increase of nearly 61,000 New Permanent Residency nominations and expects to reach 71,300 in 2021, i.e., according to its Multi-Million Plan.

While processing the Provincial Nominations, the provinces felt few changes to be needed for an easy immigration process. So, it is aimed that, there may be changes in this New Year within the provinces.

Changes to Ontario Provincial Nominee Program in 2019:

  • This great province provided great PNP allocations in 2018 with 6,850 nominations by the year-end.
  • For the year 2019, the size of the nominations is expected to be nearly 7,600.
  • The three Express Entry linked streams issued almost 6,978 invitations of 2018, i.e., approximately 3,719 invitations to Express Entry candidates, 1,633 invitations to French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and 1,626 invitations to Express Entry candidates through the Skilled Trades Stream.
  • The major change was regarding the statement for improving its Human Capital Priorities Stream. It aims to consider the express entry candidates who have their ranking score for at least 400 points.

Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia: the New Express Entry – aligned Streams

Express Entry-linked streams of the provinces Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia provided a significant approach for 2018. Hence, it is aimed that, if the same continues, 2019 can be more prominent.

  • The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invited 1,155 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Also, these nominations were provided with seven Provincial Nominee draws.
  • The Alberta Express Entry Stream provided 596 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to express candidates 596 in more than seven draws.
  • The Nova Scotia’s Labor market priorities stream has successfully issued 314 invitations to Express Entry candidates.

The EOI System of Saskatchewan PNP:

  • The Saskatchewan has changed its Express entry and sub-categories of their Occupation in-demand from the “first come first serve” to Expression of Interest (EOI). This lead into having draws for at least once a month.
  • The SINP has even suggested that for the candidate’s bright future in Saskatchewan the eligibility factors also play a significant role.

Remodeling of the PEI PNPs:

  • The Expression of Interest (EOI) of the Atlantic Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has also changed in the year 2018.
  • Candidates who live and work in PEI are offered with the most chances than the candidates who are selected from the Express Entry Pool with no employment.

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