Invitations issued by PNPs in Canada in January 2020
Posted on January 29, 2020
The minimum cut-off score in the latest Express Entry draw held on 22nd January was 471. The cut-off score has been on the higher side for the many past draws.
On the other hand, many Provincial Nominee Programs have significantly lower CRS score requirement, and some do not have a CRS requirement at all. Not only that, a provincial nomination gets you 600 more points added to your CRS score. This basically ensures that you get an ITA in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
So if your CRS score is not very high, it is highly advisable that you consider applying for a provincial nomination.
We could see a high and low graph of CRS throughout the year 2019, the applicant with CRS range form 301 also had a good opportunity through PNP.
IRCC is also planning to continue the same even for the financial year 2020, through PNP and they had started inviting applicants from the first month onwards. Below given are the PNP draw updates till date for your reference:
|PROVINCE||STREAM / CATEGORY||PROVINCE DRAW UPDATE|
|ALBERTA||Alberta Express Entry Stream||9 Jan 2020||150 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 350|
|BRITISH COLUMBIA||Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC, Entrepreneur||21 Jan 2020||58 invitations issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates and 25 invitations issued in Entrepreneur Stream.|
|14 Jan 2020||70 invitations issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates and 25 invitations issued in Entrepreneur Stream.|
|8 Jan 2020||173 invitations issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates.|
|MANITOBA||Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education Stream||20 Jan 2020||249 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education Stream candidates.|
|ONTARIO||Human Capital Priorities Stream||15 Jan 2020||Tech Draw for 1,623 Express Entry candidates with specified tech work experience. CRS score range: 460 to 472.|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker||9 Jan 2020||242 invitations to apply issued to Express Entry candidates.|
|PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND||All Streams||16 Jan 2020||13 Business Work Permit Entrepreneur invitations and 110 Labour Impact and Express Entry invitations issued.|
|SASKATCHEWAN||Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand||13 Jan 2020||234 invitations issued to Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation candidates.|
|9 Jan 2020||308 invitations issued to Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation candidates.|
Here are the details of the invitations issued by Canadian provinces in January 2020:
Alberta issued 150 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry Pool in the latest draw. Express Entry candidates with CRS as less as 350 received an invite to apply for a provincial nomination.
2. Prince Edward Island:
The latest PNP draw of Prince Edward Island issued 123 invitations to candidates under the Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact sub-categories.
Manitoba has issued 435 invitations in January 2020 to candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba and International Education sub-categories.
4. New Brunswick:
Moncton in New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants on 24th January. The job fair aims to connect international talent with the local employers in the province.
Saskatchewan has invited 542 candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-demand categories in January 2020.
Ontario issued 242 invitations under the French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream in January.
Ontario also invited 954 tech candidates from the Express Entry Pool in the Tech Draw conducted on 15th January 2020. The CRS of the invited candidates ranged between 460 and 472.
Candidates nominating the following NOC codes were invited:
- 2173 Software engineers and designers
- 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
- 2147 Computer engineers
- 2175 Web designers and developers
- 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
- 0213 Computer and information systems managers
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