Provincial Immigration Boost: British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec Hold PNP Draws

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 12/Jun/2024
British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec Hold PNP Draws

In a move to strengthen their workforces, three Canadian provinces – British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec – released the results of their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), immigration draws earlier this week. This is a welcome sign for immigration hopefuls, as PNP nominations can significantly increase one's chances of securing permanent residency in Canada.

Manitoba PNP draw 6th June

Manitoba kicked off the summer on a positive note for its Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).  On June 6th, 2024, the province conducted a draw, inviting a robust pool of 254 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. This invitation signifies Manitoba's ongoing need for skilled workers and its commitment to filling those gaps through the MPNP. The program offers a clear pathway to permanent residency for qualified candidates who can contribute to the province's economic growth.

British Columbia PNP Draws on 4th and 11th June

British Columbia also displayed its commitment to attracting skilled immigrants through its Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The province held not one, but two separate PNP draws in June.  The first, held on June 4th, offered opportunities to 68 individuals with the skills and experience sought after by British Columbia's employers. 

Another draw, conducted on June 11th, specifically targeted the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. This targeted approach allows the BC PNP to attract candidates who can seamlessly integrate into the province's workforce.  The draw invited 66 individuals to apply for provincial nomination, a crucial step towards permanent residency in Canada.

Quebec's Arrima draw

While Quebec's Arrima draw, held on May 30th, falls outside the June timeframe, it released the draw result in June only. In this immigration draw, Quebec issued 1,441 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent selection to candidates with a score of 591 points.

These programs offer a more targeted pathway to securing permanent residency compared to the federal Express Entry system. PNPs often focus on specific provincial labour market needs, allowing candidates with matching skills and experience to stand out.  With the increased focus on PNPs by provinces like Manitoba, British Columbia, and Quebec, 2024 immigration hopefuls are well-advised to explore these programs and see if their skills and experience align with provincial requirements.  Doing so could significantly increase their chances of successfully securing permanent residency in Canada. Visit our immigration news page regularly to stay updated with the latest Canada immigration news and updates.

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