Four provincial draws were held between January 24 and 31, with a current total of 1,211 applicants receiving invitations from Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba.
Nova Scotia held a draw on January 24 for financial auditors and accountants but is still awaiting the outcome. Ontario invited 371 Express Entry candidates under the Skilled Trades initiative, and 28 additional entries under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker category.
British Columbia issued 356 invitations across multiple streams, including the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories.
Manitoba invited 456 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education streams.
PNP draws target workers with specific skill sets that match the needs of the province, so that applicants have the best chance to succeed financially in their chosen field and provinces can benefit from workers with the skill sets they require.