Canada faces a gap in the labour force, brought about by a combination of low birth rate on one hand and an aging workforce that is set to retire in the near future.
Offering a part of the solution, immigration is a key consideration for sustaining and developing the Canadian economy.
|411,000 are to be welcomed by Canada as permanent residents in 2022, followed by another 421,000 in 2023.|
Economic immigration remains the primary route to permanent residence in Canada for a majority of migrants.
In 2022, a total of 241,500 will find their way into Canada through the economic stream. Of these, 81,500 will be granted permanent resident status as nominees.
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada offers a pathway to Canadian immigration to migrants that have been able to secure a nomination from a provincial or territorial government, provided, however, that they are willing to settle within the province/territory nominating them.
PNP admissions represent around 20% of all permanent resident admissions, directly supporting provinces and territories with meeting their specific local labour market requirements.
|Canadian provinces/territories and their PNPs|
|· Alberta: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)|
· British Columbia: British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
· Manitoba: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
· Ontario: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
· Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
· New Brunswick: New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
· Newfoundland and Labrador: Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
· Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
· Northwest Territories: Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program
· Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
· Yukon: Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
The province of Quebec and Nunavut territory are not a part of Canadian PNP. With a greater autonomy over the selection of newcomers into the province, Quebec has its own immigration programs.
Nunavut has no immigration program.
The PNP of Canada is targeted at those with the potential – based on their skills, education, and work experience – to contribute to the economy of a particular territory or province in Canada. Such workers must intend to take up Canadian permanent residence and settle within the nominating province/territory.
A PNP stream can be targeted at – skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, students, or businesspeople.
Each of the PNP streams has its own set of requirements. To be eligible to acquire permanent residence in Canada through the PNP route, an individual will have to fulfil the requirements of the provincial or territorial (PT) government, as well as the requirements of the federal government.
|Those successful in securing a PNP nomination will have to apply to the federal government of Canada for permanent residence.|
The decision to grant permanent residence is the sole prerogative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
To be nominated by a province or territory under the PNP of Canada, you must follow the instructions on their official PNP website, contacting them directly.
Here, we shall be seeing all the provincial draws held in December 2021.
Quebec held one provincial draw in December 2021. On December 9, 2021, a total of 326 Canada immigration were invited by Quebec to submit an application for permanent selection.
Provinces part of the PNP – such as Ontario, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba – also held draws in December.
Number of PNP invitations issued in 2021, by provinces part of the PNP
|PNP Province/Territory||Jan||Feb||March|| April |
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0||0||0||0||0||381||0||0||22||260||0||0|
|Nova Scotia||Not disclosed||43||Not disclosed||0||0||0||0||0||0||330||0||0|
|Prince Edward Island||211||121||150||156||155||113||127||161||143||204||188||125|
PNP draws held in December 2021 –
|Province / Territory||PNP program||Category/Stream||Status||Information of draw(s)|
|Alberta||Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)||Express Entry||No update for this month||December 14 – invitations issued: 150|
|British Columbia||British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)||Skills Immigration (SI), Express Entry BC (EEBC), Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||6 draws held||December 21 – SI & EEBC – invitations issued: 194|
December 21 – SI & EEBC – invitations issued: 49 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)
December 14 – Tech Draw – invitations issued: 71
December 7 – SI & EEBC – invitations issued: 267
December 7 – SI & EEBC – invitations issued: 51 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)
December 15 – EI Base Category – 11
|Manitoba||Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)||Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas||2 draws held||December 16 (EOI Draw #132) –invitations issued: 349|
December 2 (EOI Draw #131) – invitations issued: 438
|New Brunswick||New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)||Express Entry||No update for this month||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)||Express Entry & Other Programs||No update for this month||–|
|Northwest Territories||Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program||–||–||–|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)||Labour Market Priorities, Express Entry Express Entry & Other Programs||No update for this month||–|
|Ontario||Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)||Employer Job Offer (EJO): Masters Graduate,|
PhD Graduate, EJO: In-Demand Skills, EJO: International Student stream, EJO: Foreign Worker stream
|6 draws held||December 7 – EJO: Foreign Worker stream – invitations issued: 470|
December 7 – EJO: Foreign Worker stream – invitations issued: 33 (Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.)
December 7 – EJO: International Student stream – invitations issued: 583
December 7 – EJO: International Student stream – invitations issued: 37 (Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.)
December 7 – EJO: In-Demand Skills Stream – invitations issued: 53 (Targeted draw for health, manufacturing and agricultural occupations.)
December 7 – EJO: In-Demand Skills Stream – invitations issued: 10 (Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.)
|Prince Edward Island (PEI)||Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)||Labour & Express Entry, Business Work Permit||1 draw held||December 16 – invitations issued: 125|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)||Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand||No update for this month||–|
|Yukon||Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)||–||–||–|
Note. NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix. NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers. NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.
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