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Canada PNP Updates This Week (July 7 to July 14)

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Jul 2018

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This week has been full of Canada PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) updates and events. If you are an aspirant of Canadian visa, you must follow and interpret all the updates and events to be a step ahead from your competitors. Let's take a look at key Canada PNP updates this week.

British Columbia Invited 241 candidates in its latest draw

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
July 11, 2018 EEBC - Skilled Worker 92 241
EEBC - International Graduate 96
SI - Skilled Worker 87
SI - International Graduate 96
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65

British Columbia province of Canada has invited 241 candidates under skill immigration and express entry subcategories vide latest draw of its popular PNP, i.e. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). Out of the total number, 188 invitations were issued to express entry aligned streams, i.e. Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate categories.

BCPNP July 11 Draw

Moreover, British Columbia has issued a total of 87 invitations to Skilled Immigration category.

Also read- Saskatchewan Introduces EOI System for OID & Express Entry Subcategories- Applicable from July 16

Allotments under Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) Increased

Canadian government has increased the number of allotments under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) for the year 2018. With the increase of 500, the total allotments under AINP for 2018 are now 2,500. There are total four Atlantic Provinces, which come under AIPP, i.e.

  • Nova Scotia,
  • New Brunswick,
  • Prince Edward Island and
  • Newfoundland and Labrador.

The immigration minister Mr. Ahmed Hussen announced the rise in the allotments after meeting the premiers of all the four provinces on July 10, 2018. The IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada has received a total of 900 applications under AIPP since its introduction. The admission target is 1,000, 2,000 and 4,000 for the year 2018, 19 and 2020 respectively.

Manitoba- Express Entry aligned draw on July 9

Manitoba has launched 2nd express entry aligned draw within a week. The draw occurred on July 9, 2018 targeting the express entry candidates with recent work experience in NOC B occupations. The province invited a total of 132 express entry applicants to apply for provincial nomination. The minimum qualifying marks announced for the draw were 519 points yet again. This was 2nd express entry linked draw in a week's time as on July 6th only Manitoba issued a total of 202 Letters of Advice (LAAs).

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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