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Manitoba & BC Invite 649 Provincial Nominee Program Candidates

Manitoba & BC Invite 649 Provincial Nominee Program Candidates

Both Manitoba and BC conducted separate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws late in December and are likely the last PNP draws of the year. 

Despite ongoing international travel restrictions, and the holiday season, provincial immigration is still happening. 

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw results

On Dec. 17, MPNP invited a total of 419 candidates through three streams of their provincial nominee program. This was MPNP’s largest immigration draw of 2020. 

To be eligible for this draw, applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Manitoba government and have a connection to the province. Connections can be a close family relative, a friend, or work or study experience in Manitoba. 

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 329
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 375

International Education Stream

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 40

Skilled Workers Overseas

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 50 (issued directly from the Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 706

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw results 

On Dec. 22, in what is likely the last draw of 2020, BC PNP invited 230 candidates to apply for immigration. 

Like MPNP, BC PNP requires a connection to the province to be eligible to apply to their Provincial Nominee Program. MPNP allows for a family or friend connection but BC PNP typically requires a job offer. 

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 95
  • International Graduate: 95

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 99
  • International Graduate: 99
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker: 77

Total invitations sent: 230

Excluded occupations from BC PNP draw

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the following occupations, related to tourism, food-service, and hospitality were excluded from the Dec. 22 draw. 

0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
0632Accommodation service managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
3236Massage therapists
6211Retail sales supervisors
6311Food service supervisors
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6421Retail salespersons
6511Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses
6513Food and beverage servers
6521Travel counsellors
6522Pursers and flight attendants
6523Airline ticket and service agents
6524Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6531Tour and travel guides
6532Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533Casino occupations
6562Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
6564Other personal service occupations
6621Service station attendants
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6721Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
6722Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6731Light duty cleaners
Adam Pinsky

Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

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