Ottawa has set a record of Provincial Nominee Program or PNP. It has broken its own record, which it has set in the early part of February. The current record is 1,082 invitations in comparison to the previous record, which was 1,070 invitations. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score or CRS was 674 points.
|Date||Type of draw||Candidate invited||Score|
|February 16, 2022||Express Entry-PNP||1082||674|
|February 2, 2022||Express Entry-PNP||1070||603|
Highlights of the draw
- IRCC raised the minimum score to 710
- Total 3,580 PNP invitations issued in 2022 so far
- Previous record is 1,070 and current is 1,082
About PNP Draw
The provincial nominee draw targets those candidates who are available in the Express Entry pool. This draw can be nominated by any Canadian province, which can give permanent residence to an immigrant. There are 13 provinces in Canada, and each of them has its own PNP program. There are more than 80 PNP programs conducted by the country.
Eligibility criteria for PNP
Immigrants who are unable to qualify for a PR visa can go for the PNP program. Applicants whose CRS score is not good also have the option to go for the PNP program. In this PNP program, the provincial government gets the option of selecting the number of people needed for each province. The program also helps immigrants to become permanent residents of Canada.
The eligibility criteria for PNP depends on a specific province or territory. The labor market and economic conditions of a province are also included in the criteria.
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Advantages of Provincial Nominee Program draw
There are many advantages of PNP draw, which are as follows:
- Provincial Nominee Program or PNP is considered as the easiest way of immigrating to Canada
- Getting jobs is easy in the territories where there is less competition.
Which PNP program is best for you?
There are more than 80 PNP programs, and the most popular of them are as follows.
- OINP or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
- BCPNP or British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
- SINP or Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
- NSNP or Nova Scotia Nominee Program
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