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Canada PNP Draws 2021

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"Currently, 9 provinces and 2 territories in Canada are operating an active Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that provides simple and fast access to obtaining permanent residency for various streams for different foreign nationals. *Nunavut is the newest territory and without a PNP and Quebec Immigration is not a part of the PNP."
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Updated on:  Jul 28, 2021
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Currently, 9 provinces and 2 territories in Canada are operating an active Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that provides simple and fast access to obtaining permanent residency for various streams for different foreign nationals. *Nunavut is the newest territory and does not have a PNP and Quebec Immigration is not a part of the PNP.

Every PNP offers immigration streams aligned with the federal Express Entry system to help provinces nominate eligible applicants from the Express Entry pool.

Applicants to the Express Entry aligned PNP streams are required to meet certain additional criteria regarding connection to the province and a valid job offer from a local employer to qualify for provincial nomination.

Once the applicant has been granted provincial nomination, they will also receive an Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency to the government body of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRRC).

Latest PNP Draw Updates by Date and Province or Territory 

On July 27, 2021: Manitoba invited 1,140 to Skilled Workers Overseas stream from the Express Entry pool. Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 557 points to qualify for provincial nomination.

On July 27, 2021: British Columbia invited 59 applicants in a Tech Draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Applicants from both categories required a minimum provincial score of 80 points to qualify for provincial nomination.

*For related information: See our PNP Program Finder tool or the recent Express Entry Draw Updates

Previous PNP Draw Updates

On July 27, 2021: Ontario invited a total of 1031 applicants to the Human Capital Priorities Stream (EE-OINP) under its provincial program. Applicants required a minimum CRS score between 458 and 467 to qualify.

On Jul 21, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 280 applicants to Saskatchewan Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. Out of the total, 84 applicants were invited through the Saskatchewan Express Entry and the remaining 196 applications were invited through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. 

Applicants required a minimum EOI score of at least 77 points to qualify for the provincial nomination.

On Jul 21, 2021: Ontario invited 115 French-speaking applicants to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with a minimum CRS score between 458 and 467. Applicants who submitted their Express Entry profile after July 21, 2020 received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for provincial nomination.

On Jul 20, 2021: British Columbia invited 383 applicants in two separate draws from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

In the first round, a total of 323 applicants were invited with a minimum EOI score between 75 and 91 points were invited from the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration in the first round.

In the second round, 60 applicants under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) with a minimum score of 107 were targeted, provided they were employed in occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. See NOC codes.

On Jul 15, 2021: Prince Edward Island invited 181 applicants to 3 different streams under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). Out of the total, 118 applicants were selected from the PEI PNP Express Entry and the Labour Impact Category (PEI PNP). The remaining applicants were invited from the Business Impact Category. Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 60 points to qualify for an invitation. 

On Jul 14, 2021: Alberta invited 181 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum required CRS score of at least 301 points.

On July 13, 2021: British Columbia invited 56 applicants from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry(EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a Tech Draw. 

Applicants from both categories required a minimum provincial score of 80 points to qualify for provincial nomination. 

On July 13, 2021: British Columbia invited 56 applicants from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a Tech Draw. 

Applicants from both categories required a minimum provincial score of 80 points to qualify for provincial nomination.

On July 9, 2021: Manitoba invited 277 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

201

445

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

53

703

International Education Stream (MPNP)

23

No EOI requirement

Another 48 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On July 8, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 295 applicants to the Saskatchewan Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. Out of the total, 99 applicants were invited through the Saskatchewan Express Entry and the remaining 196 applications were invited through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. 

Applicants required a minimum EOI score of at least 80 points to qualify for the provincial nomination. 

On July 6, 2021: British Columbia invited 387 applicants in two separate rounds of invitations from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

A total of 342 applicants with a minimum EOI score between 75 and 92 points were invited from the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration in the first round. 

In the second round, 45 applicants under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) with a minimum score of 108 were targeted, provided they were employed in occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631.

On June 29, 2021: Alberta invited 148 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum required CRS score of at least 302 points.

On June 29, 2021: British Columbia invited 52 applicants in a Tech draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Applicants to the Skilled Worker and the International Graduate subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80 points to qualify for an invitation. 

On June 28, 2021: Manitoba invited a record-breaking 1,017 applicants to the Skilled Workers Overseas stream from the Express Entry pool. Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 565 points to qualify for provincial nomination.

On June 23, 2021: Ontario invited 583 applicants from the Express Entry pool through the Human Capital Priorities Stream (OINP). Applicants required a minimum CRS score between 464 and 467.

On June 22, 2021: British Columbia invited 395 applicants in two separate draws.  A total of 341 applicants with a minimum EOI score between 75 and 93 points were invited from the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration in the first round.

In the second round, 54 applicants under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) with a minimum score of 109 were targeted, provided they were employed in occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631.

On June 22, 2021: Alberta invited 184 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum CRS score of 300 points.

On June 17, 2021: Manitoba invited 141 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

95

430

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

24

703

International Education Stream (MPNP)

22

No EOI requirement

Another 10 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On June 17, 2021: Prince Edward Island invited 113 applicants to 3 different streams under the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Out of the total, 101 invitations were sent to the applicants of the PEI PNP Express Entry and the Labour Impact Category (PEI PNP). The remaining 12 invitations were sent to the applicants of Business Impact Category (PEI PNP) with a minimum EOI score of 60 points.

On June 16, 2021: Ontario invited 940 applicants to two streams under the Employer Job Offer category. Out of the total, 569 applicants with an EOI score of at least 38 points were invited from the Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category. The remaining 371 applicants with a minimum  EOI score of 66 were invited from the International Student subcategory. 

On June 15, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 255 applicants to Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. 

Out of the total, 103 invitations were sent to the applicants of Saskatchewan Express Entry while the remaining 152 were issued to the applicants to the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. 

Regardless of the stream, applicants required a minimum EOI score of at least 82 points and work experience in one of 55 in-demand occupations listed on the government’s website. 

On June 15, 2021: British Columbia invited 72 applicants in a Tech draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Applicants to the Skilled Worker and the International Graduate subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80.

On June 8, 2021: British Columbia invited 373 applicants in two separate draws.  A total of 323 applicants with a minimum EOI score between 76 and 93 points were invited from the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration in the first round.

In the second round, 50 applicants under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) with a minimum score of 110 were targeted, provided they were employed in occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631.

On June 7, 2021: Manitoba invited 142 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

95

375

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

25

703

International Education Stream (MPNP)

22

No EOI requirement

Another 13 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On June 5, 2021: Alberta invited 191 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum CRS score of 300 points.

On June 1, 2021: British Columbia invited 68 applicants through the Tech Pilot from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

Applicants to the Skilled Worker and the International Graduate subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80 points to qualify for an invitation.

On May 27, 2021: Manitoba invited 404 applicants in the Express Entry pool, who were eligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP) stream. Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 601 points.

On May 26, 2021: Ontario invited a total of 158 applicants from two different streams under its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. A total of 147 invitations were issued to applicants under the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream with a minimum EOI score of 73 and above. The remaining 11 applicants were invited through the Regional Immigration Pilot.

On May 25, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 269 applicants to the Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream under its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Applicants required a minimum EOI score of at least 65 points. Applicants employed in one of the 36 in-demand occupations listed on the government’s webpage were prioritized in this draw.  

On May 25, 2021: British Columbia invited 370 applicants in 2 separate rounds of invitations from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

A total of 323 applicants with a minimum EOI score between 76 and 94 points were invited from the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration in the first round.

In the second round, 47 applicants under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) with a minimum score of 111 were targeted, provided they were employed in occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631.

On May 25, 2021: Manitoba invited 232 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

166

415

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

46

703

International Education Stream (MPNP)

20

No EOI requirement

Another 20 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On May 18, 2021: Alberta invited 250 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum CRS score of 301 points.

On May 18, 2021: British Columbia invited 82 applicants through the Tech Pilot from the the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories under the British Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 80 points.

On May 18, 2021: Ontario held its first ever draw for the Employer Job Offer- International Student stream to invite 138 applicants for provincial nomination. Applicants required an EOI score of at least 77 points.

On May 11, 2021: British Columbia invited 379 applicants to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) offered under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

A total of 331 invitations were issued to applicants to the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) were invited. Applicants to these streams required an EOI score between 77  and 94 points to qualify. 

Remaining 48 invitations were issued to applicants in targeted occupations under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. Applicants under these occupations required a minimum EOI score of 112.

On May 11, 2021: Ontario invited 81 applicants to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream for the first time. It was also the first draw after the province opted for the Expression of Interest (EOI) system to nominate applicants for provincial nomination. 

Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 31 and were employed in one of the 15 health care occupations and 8 skilled trade occupations as designated by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

On May 6, 2021: Manitoba invited 150 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). 

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

104

400

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

29

703

International Education Stream (MPNP)

13

No EOI requirement


Another 14 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On May 4, 2021: Ontario invited 102 French-speaking applicants to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with a minimum CRS score between 458 and 467. Applicants who submitted their Express Entry profile between May 4, 2020- May 4, 2021 received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for provincial nomination. 

On May 4, 2021: British Columbia invited 84 applicants to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) offered under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

Applicants to the Skilled Worker and the International Graduate subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80.

On April 27, 2021: British Columbia invited 362 applicants to BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) offered under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

Out of the total, 348 invitations were sent to applicants to these two categories with a minimum EOI score between 78 and 95 points. The remaining applications invited were occupations classified as NOC 0621 or NOC 0631 with a minimum EOI score of 113. 

On April 27, 2021: Manitoba invited 367 applicants to 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). 

Program

ITAs issued

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

301

440

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

11

721

International Education Stream (MPNP)

55

No EOI requirement


Another 34 invitations were issued to the applicants in the Express Entry system.

On April 22, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 269 applicants to Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. 

Out of the total, 130 invitations were received by applicants to the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, while the remaining 130 were received by applicants to the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. Applicants required a minimum EOI score of 70 to qualify for an invitation for provincial nomination.

On April 20, 2021: Alberta issued 200 invitations to applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream (EE AINP) with a minimum CRS score of 301.

On April 20, 2021: British Columbia invited 90 applicants in a Tech draw from 2 different categories under its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories required a minimum provincial score of 80 to qualify.

On April 19, 2021: Manitoba invited 399 applicants to the Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP) stream under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). This was quite an unusual draw as applicants were invited through strategic recruitment initiatives.

30 applicants invited through such a strategic recruitment initiative required an EOI score of 703, while the remaining 369 applicants invited under this initiative required an EOI score of 708 points.

On April 15, 2021: Prince Edward Island invited 156 applicants to 3 different immigration streams offered under the PEI PNP. Around 140 invitations were issued to the applicants of the PEI PNP Express Entry and Labour Impact Category (PEI PNP). While the remaining 16 invitations were issued to the applicants of the Business Impact Category (PEI PNP) with a minimum EOI score of 75 points.

On April 13, 2021: British Columbia invited 452 applicants to 4 different streams under its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 

420 applicants to the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories under the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) were invited. Applicants required a minimum EOI score between 79 and 95 points. 

The BC PNP issued 21 invitations to applicants in the following occupations with a minimum score of 113: 

  • Retail and wholesale trade managers- NOC 0621
  • Restaurant and food service managers- NOC 0631

The remaining 11 invitations were issued to applicants under the Entrepreneur Immigration streams. 

On April 13, 2021: Ontario invited 528 applicants to the Human Capital Priorities Stream offered by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and Express Entry. Applicants required a minimum CRS score between 456 and 467. 

Applicants with at least 1 year of work experience in the following targeted occupations were invited to apply:

  • Computer and information systems managers- NOC 0213
  • Computer engineers- NOC 2147
  • Database analysts and data administrators- NOC 2172
  • Software engineers and designers- NOC 2173
  • Computer programmer and interactive media developers- NOC 2174
  • Web designers and developers- NOC 2175

On April 8, 2021: Manitoba invited 243 applicants to the 3 streams offered by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Program 

ITAs Issued 

Required EOI

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

208

456

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

14

708

International Education Stream (MPNP)

21

No EOI Requirement


Another 15 invitations to apply for provincial nomination were issued to applicants in the Express Entry system. 

On April 8, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 279 applicants to the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. 

Program 

ITAs Issued

EOI Requirement 

Saskatchewan Express Entry

146

70

Occupations In-demand

133

70


Applicants required work experience in 1 of the 58 in-demand occupations listed on Saskatchewan’s government website. 

On April 6, 2021: Alberta invited 200 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream (EE AINP). Applicants required a minimum CRS score of 302 points to qualify for an invitation to apply for permanent residence

On April 6, 2021: British Columbia invited 80 applicants in a tech draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) categories. 

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80 to qualify.

On March 29, 2021: Nova Scotia invited candidates with French language proficiency from its Express Entry lived Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities (NSNP) stream. Applicants who selected French as their first language required a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 9 or higher in French proficiency. 

Applicants also required a CLB level 7 or higher in English language proficiency and an active Express Entry profile. 

On March 26, 2021: Alberta invited 300 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry stream (EE AINP). The minimum CRS requirement for applicants was 301 points. 

On March 25, 2021: Manitoba invited 335 candidates from 3 different streams offered under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Program

Invitation to Apply (ITAs)

Expression of Interest Required (EOI)

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

285

423

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

9

711

International Education Stream (MPNP)

41

No EOI Score requirement


Another 49 Invitations were issued to the applicants with an active Express Entry profile.

On March 24, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 418 applicants to apply for provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream.

Out of the total 183 applicants from the Saskatchewan Express Entry were invited while the remaining 235 applicants were from the Occupations In-demand subcategory. Regardless of the stream, applicants required an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 70 to receive the invitation.

Applicants from the 78 in-demand occupations listed on the government webpage were targeted in this draw. These occupations include medical laboratory technicians, social workers, and educational counselors, among others.

On March 23, 2021: British Columbia invited a total of 95 applicants to apply for provincial nomination. A Tech draw was conducted to nominate applicants from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC).

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) subcategories required a minimum provincial score of 80 to qualify.

On March 18, 2021: Prince Edward Island issued a total of 150 ITAs to the applicants of the PEI PNP Express Entry and the Labour Impact Category (PEI PNP).

Out of 150, 140 ITAs were issued to the applicants of PEI PNP Express Entry while the remaining 10 were issued to the applicants to the Business Impact Category (PEI PNP).

On March 16, 2021: Alberta invited 200 applicants to the Alberta Express Entry Stream (EE AINP). Applicants required a minimum CRS score of 301 to qualify for the provincial nomination.

On March 16, 2021: British Columbia invited 506 applicants to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC).

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP), the International Graduate (BC PNP) and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (BC PNP) subcategories received the invitation to apply.

Program

Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Skilled Worker (BC PNP)

96

International Graduate (BC PNP)

94

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (BC PNP)

81

Skilled Worker (EEBC)

96

International Graduate (EEBC)

94


The BC PNP conducted 2 separate draws for applicants in the following occupations:

  • Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621)
  • Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631)

A total of 78 ITAs were issued to applicants working in the above-mentioned occupations with a minimum provincial score of 114. The remaining 428 applicants required a minimum score between 81 and 96 to qualify for provincial nomination.

On March 11, 2021: Manitoba invited 299 applicants to 3 different streams offered by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):

Program

Invitation to Apply (ITAs)

Expression of Interest Required (EOI)

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

261

459

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

35

-

International Education Stream (MPNP)

3

728


Another additional 35 ITAs were issued to the candidates with an active Express Entry profile.

On March 11, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 248 applicants from the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. 

Out of the total 248, 72 ITAs were issued to the applicants to the Saskatchewan Express Entry, while the remaining 176 ITAs were issued to the applicants to the Occupations In-Demand stream. 

Regardless of the stream, applicants required a minimum of 71 to qualify.

On March 9, 2021: British Columbia invited 95 applicants in a Tech draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC)

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) required a minimum provincial score of 80 to qualify for permanent residency

On March 3, 2021: Ontario invited 126 applicants to French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with a CRS score between 455 and 467. 

On March 2, 2021: Ontario invited 754 applicants to the Human Capital Priorities Stream offered by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and Express Entry.

Applicants required a CRS score between 463 and 467 to qualify for permanent residency

The province prioritized applicants in the following 10 occupations:

  • Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122)
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124)
  • Other business services managers (NOC 0125)
  • Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601)
  • Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111)
  • Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112)
  • Human resources professionals (NOC 1121)
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122)
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
  • Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163)

On March 2, 2021: British Columbia invited 444 candidates to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and the BC PNP Express Entry. 

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP), the International Graduate (BC PNP) and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (BC PNP) subcategories received the invitation to apply. 

A total of 418 applicants required an Expression of Interest (EOI) between 83 and 97 points. 

There was also a separate draw where the remaining 26 invitations were issued to candidates working as retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621) and restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) with scores of at least 118.

On February 27, 2021: Manitoba invited 207 candidates from 3 different categories under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP): 

Program

Invitation to Apply (ITA)

EOI Required

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

158 

457

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

21

698

International Education Stream (MPNP)

28

No EOI requirement


Out of the 207 ITAs issued, 5 were issued to applicants with an active Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code. 

On February 25, 2021: Saskatchewan invited 299 candidates from the International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry. 

Applicants required a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 70 to qualify for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for provincial nomination. 

Applicants with work experience in 1 of the 70 in-demand occupations listed on Saskatchewan’s website were considered for this draw. 

These occupations include medical administrative assistants, retail and wholesale buyers, and geological engineers among others.

On February 23, 2021: British Columbia invited 87 candidates in a BC PNP Tech Pilot draw from the BC PNP Skills Immigration category and BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC)

Applicants to the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) stream required a minimum score of 75 to qualify for provincial nomination.

On February 18, 2021: Prince Edward Island issued a total of 121 invitations to applicants across all 3 categories offered by the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

A majority of invitations, 102, went to the applicants of PEI PNP Express Entry and Labour Impact Category (PEI PNP). 

The remaining 19 invitations were sent to applicants of the Business Impact Category (PEI PNP) with a minimum score of 82 points. 

On February 16, 2021: British Columbia held 2 different PNP draws to invite 494 applicants for permanent residency. Applicants to the BC PNP Skills Immigration category and BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) required a minimum score between 85 and 104 points. 

The remaining 35 ITAs were issued to applicants working as retail and wholesale trade managers as well as restaurant and food service managers. 

This was because there is a high number of applicants from these 2 occupations within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. 

On February 16, 2021: Ontario held its first Tech draw of 2021. Ontario invited 1,186 applicants working in 6 in-demand tech occupations from the Human Capital Priorities Stream (EE-OINP). 

Applicants required a minimum CRS score between 453 and 467 to qualify for this draw. 

These tech occupations were:

  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programmer and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)

On February 12, 2021: Manitoba issued 296 invitations to the applicants of the following streams under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):

Program

Invitations to Apply (ITAs)

EOI required 

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (MPNP)

240

514

Skilled Workers Overseas (MPNP)

23

676

International Education Stream (MPNP)

33

No EOI requirement

 

On February 11, 2021: Saskatchewan issued 541 invitations in another draw to the applicants of the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream. 

A total of 344 ITAs were issued to applicants of Saskatchewan Express Entry, while the other 197 ITAs were issued to Occupations In-Demand applicants.

Applicants required a minimum score of 72 on the Saskatchewan Points Assessment Grid to qualify for provincial nomination. 

On February 10, 2021: Alberta issued 200 invitations to the applicants for Alberta Express Entry Stream. Applicants required a minimum CRS score of 301 to qualify for permanent residency.

On February 9: British Columbia invited a total of 74 candidates from the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) and BC PNP Skills Immigration streams.

Applicants in eligible tech occupations were prioritized in the latest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. 

Applicants to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams under  the BC Skills Immigration required a minimum of 80 provincial points.

On February 2: British Columbia invited a total of 208 candidates from the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC) and BC PNP Skills Immigration streams.

Applicants to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams under the EEBC required a minimum CRS of 104 and 100 respectively.

The minimum required CRS for applicants to 3 streams under the Skills Immigration category was:

On February 2: Ontario invited a total of 238 candidates from the Human Capital Priorities Stream (EE-OINP) under its provincial program. Applicants required a minimum CRS score between 466 and 467 to qualify.

On February 2:  Alberta announced the results from the January 28 draw which offered 100 Express Entry candidates entry to Alberta with a cut-off score as low as 360.

On January 28: Alberta held its second AINP draw and invited 100 candidates from the Alberta Express Entry stream with a minimum CRS score of 360 points.

On January 28: Manitoba held its second PNP draw and invited 218 candidates, including 13 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three different MPNP streams.

MPNP issued 178 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to the applicants of Skilled Worker Immigration Stream with a minimum CRS score of 518 points.

23 ITAs were issued to the applicants of International Education Stream.

17 ITAs were issued to the applicants of Skilled Workers Overseas stream with a minimum CRS of 681 points.

The remaining 13 ITAs were issued to applicants from the Express Entry pool.

On January 26: British Columbia issued ITAs to 81 candidates of four streams of the BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. Applicants in an eligible tech occupation were invited to apply from the BC PNP Skills Immigration category and BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC). The minimum required score for all streams was 80 points.

On January 26: Quebec issued Invitations to Apply to 95 candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Although not part of the PNP program.

On January 21, 2021: Saskatchewan held another round of draws and issued 502 ITAs to the applicants of the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.

Applicants to the Express Entry sub category received a total of 189 ITAs while the remaining 211 ITAs were issued to applicants of the Occupations In-Demand stream. The minimum required CRS score was 77 points regardless of the category.

On January 21, 2021: Prince Edward Island held its first draw of 2021 and a total of 211 ITAs were issued to applicants Express Entry and Labour Market Impact Category and the Business Impact Category.

Express Entry and Labour Market Impact Category applicants received 196 ITAs, while the remaining 15 were issued to the Business Impact Category applicants. The minimum CRS score was 80 points.

On January 19, 2021: British Columbia issued 195 ITAs to applicants of the BC PNP Skills Immigration category that has 5 streams, specifically the Skilled Worker (BC PNP) and the International Graduate (BC PNP) streams, along with the BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC), which has 4 streams under it, specifically the Skilled Worker (EEBC), the International Graduate (EEBC) and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (BC PNP) streams.

Applicants with a minimum CRS score between 80 and 106 points received an ITA for permanent residence.

On January 19, 2021: Nova Scotia held its first round of NPNP draw in 2021. The province did not disclose how many ITAs were issued. However, applicants to the Labour Market Priorities (NSNP) stream were invited to apply for permanent residence.

Applicants in the primary occupation of a financial officer classified as National Occupation Classification (NOC) code 1114 were targeted in this draw.

On January 14, 2021: Manitoba held its first MPNP draw of the year and issued a total of 272 ITAs across 3 streams under the MPNP.

Out of the 272, 236 ITAs were issued to the applicants of the Skilled Worker Immigration Stream with a minimum CRS score of 461.

Applicants of the Skilled Workers Overseas stream received a total of 7 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 722.

The remaining 29 ITAs were issued to the applicants of the International Education Stream.

On January 13, 2021: Ontario held its first OINP draw. A total of 484 ITAs were sent to applicants of the Express Entry system under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Skilled Trades Stream.

Out of the 484 ITAs issued, 338 went to the Skilled Trades Stream, while the remaining 146 were issued to the applicants of the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

Applicants required a minimum CRS range between 434-460 for the Skilled Trades Stream. For the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, applicants required a minimum CRS range between 456-467 points.

On January 12, 2021: British Columbia issued 80ITAs under the BC PNP Tech Pilot from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories under the BC Skills Immigration and Express Entry aligned BC PNP streams.

Applicants with a minimum CRS score of 80 points received an ITA for permanent residence.

On January 8, 2021: Alberta held its first AINP draw where 50 ITAs were issued to the applicants of the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Applicants required a minimum CRS score of 406 to qualify.

On January 7, 2021: Saskatchewan issued 385 ITAs to applicants of the Occupations In-Demand stream under its SINP.

On January 5, 2021: British Columbia issued 168 ITAs to applicants of 5 different immigration streams under its BC PNP.

The invitations were sent to applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 813.

*For related information: See our PNP Program Finder tool or the recent Express Entry Draw Updates

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