The provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia in last two weeks have welcomed more than 2000 potential immigrants through their Provincial Nominee Programs.
Through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) 714 candidates have been issued Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) for Canada Permanent Residence. British Columbia issued ITAs to 598 candidates, who applied for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Saskatchewan through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s sub-category has accepted 700 new applications.
SINP International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand
To apply for this category, candidates do not need to have a job offer. The current occupation list contains 21 professions which include diverse industries, including agriculture, heath-care, trade, agriculture and IT. This program is not aligned with the Canada’s federal immigration program and so the candidates who are not eligible for Canada Express Entry Scheme can apply for this program.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program - Skilled Workers
Foreign individuals are not subject to the point-based test in this skilled workers stream. International students and qualified professionals can apply for this stream. This program grants permanent residence to the individuals who secure minimum points in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
All the candidates who are not eligible for Canada Express Entry Scheme can apply for this program.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
British Columbia attracts foreign individuals with a diverse range of professions that include professionals, entrepreneurs and unskilled workers. There are five sub-categories of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs, in which few are aligned with the Federal Canada Express Entry Scheme.