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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program Draw Updates: January – June 2021

Posted on July 7, 2021
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Canadas Provincial Nominee Program Draw Updates January - June 2021

Commonly perceived to be the quick way to Canadian permanent residence, the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] is for workers that intend taking up Canada PR and settling within a particular province or territory.

To be eligible for the Canadian PNP, an individual must have the education, skills, as well as work experience for being able to contribute to the economy of a particular province or territory in Canada.

There are around 80 different immigration pathways or ‘streams’ available under the PNP of Canada.

Each of the PNP streams focuses on a specific group of immigrants.

A PNP stream might target skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, business people, or international students.

A federal Express Entry candidate that is able to secure a nomination – under any of the federal Express Entry system linked PNP streams – is guaranteed an invitation to apply by IRCC.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] manages the Express Entry system of the federal government of Canada.

The PNP application process will be as per the PNP stream applying under. IRCC Express Entry linked streams, also referred to as “enhanced nominations”, have an online application process.

“Base nomination” or non-Express Entry PNP nominations, on the other hand, have a paper-based PNP application process.

Of the 10 provinces and 3 territories that make up Canada, 9 provinces and 2 territories are a part of Canadian PNP.

While Nunavut has no immigration program as such for the induction of newcomers into the territory, Quebec runs its own immigration programs.

Here, we shall see the PNP Draw Updates – from January to June 2021.

Highlights

  • On January 5, 2021, Newfoundland and Labrador opened a new PNP pathway Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador, targeting individuals [highly educated and skilled] with experience in any of the in-demand sectors in the province.
  • On March 15, 2021, Ontario announced an Expression of Interest [EOI] system for 5 OINP streams.
  • On April 8, 2021, Canada launched a new online application portal allowing non-Express Entry PNP applicants to submit their final PR applications digitally. This portal is only for the second part of the Canada PR visa PNP process. That is, for the IRCC application to be submitted after securing a PNP nomination.

Generally, a PNP candidate is asked to apply – through a Letter of Advice to Apply [LAA] as in the case of Manitoba PNP, an Invitation to Apply [ITA] as by British Columbia PNP, or a Notification of Interest [NOI] letter as issued by Alberta PNP – before they can submit their PNP application.

What happens after I get my PNP nomination?
Those successful in securing a PNP nomination are issued a final confirmation letter by the nominating province or territory in Canada.

This is referred to as a Nomination Confirmation [NC] Letter.

For Express Entry-linked PNP streams: Those receiving a NC under an IRCC Express Entry PNP stream will be required to go back to the Express Entry Profile and update the same so as to receive 600 CRS points credited to their Express Entry Profile.

For non-Express Entry linked streams: A candidate that received a NC via any Non-Express Entry Linked Stream will have to file their Online Canada PR application with RCC.

 How many have been invited under the PNP between January and June 2021, province-wise?

CANADA’S PROVINCE TOTAL NUMBER OF NOI ISSUED
ALBERTA 2,284 NOI Issued
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5,280 NOI Issued
MANITOBA 4,581 NOI Issued
NEW BRUNSWICK No PNP Draws this Year 2021
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR No PNP Draws this Year 2021
NOVA SCOTIA NOI’s Issued – But did not disclose the Numbers
NORTHWEST TERRITORY No PNP Draws this Year 2021
NUNAVUT No PNP Draws this Year 2021
ONTARIO 5,704 NOI Issued
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 906 NOI Issued
SASKATCHEWAN 3,343 NOI Issued
YUKON No PNP Draws this Year 2021
[AINP] – ALBERTA IMMIGRATION NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
June 22 184 Alberta invited 184 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
June 05 191 Alberta invited 191 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
May 18 250 Alberta invited 250 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
May 05 250 Alberta invited 250 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
April 20 200 Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
April 06 200 Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 302.
March 26 300 Alberta invited 300 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
March 02 200 Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
February 16 159 Alberta invited 159 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 352.
February 10 200 Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
January 28 100 Alberta invited 100 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 360.
January 28 Alberta started accepting applications through the new Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream (FGSVS) targeting recent graduates outside Canada who are interested in starting a business in Alberta.
January 08 50 Alberta invited 50 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 406.
  2,284 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [AINP] TILL DATE
[BC – PNP] – BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
June 22 341 British Columbia invited 341 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 54 additional candidates.
June 15 72 British Columbia invited 72 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a BC Tech draw.
June 8 323 British Columbia invited 323 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 50 additional candidates.
June 2 68 British Columbia invited 68 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
May 30 British Columbia made the BC Tech Pilot into a permanent immigration pathway. For years, the pilot program has helped BC facilitate the immigration of workers in 29 priority tech occupations.
May 25 323 British Columbia invited 323 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 47 additional candidates.
May 18 82 British Columbia invited 82 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
May 11 331 British Columbia invited 331 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 48 additional candidates.
May 4 84 British Columbia invited 84 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
April 27 348 British Columbia invited 348 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 14 additional candidates.
April 20 90 British Columbia invited 90 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
April 13 420 British Columbia invited 420 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 21 additional candidates. And, a third draw invited 11 candidates through BC’s entrepreneurial streams.
April 6 80 British Columbia invited 80 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
March 30 330 British Columbia invited 330 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 44 additional candidates.
March 23 95 British Columbia invited 95 candidates to apply through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP. The province also announced the extension of the BC Regional Immigration Pilot for another three years.
March 16 428 British Columbia invited 428 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 78 additional candidates.
March 9 95 British Columbia invited 95 candidates to apply through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
March 2 418 British Columbia invited 418 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 26 additional candidates.
February 23 87 British Columbia invited 87 candidates to apply through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
February 16 459 British Columbia invited 459 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 35 additional candidates.
February 16 British Columbia officially lifted special measures that have excluded 31 occupations for consideration in PNP draws in the pandemic.
February 9 74 British Columbia invited 74 candidates to apply through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
February 2 208 British Columbia invited 208 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. Eight candidates were also invited through the Entrepreneur stream. Certain occupations were excluded.
January 26 81 British Columbia invited 81 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP in a Tech Pilot draw.
January 19 195 British Columbia invited 195 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
January 12 80 British Columbia invited 80 candidates to apply through four streams of the BC PNP.
January 5 168 British Columbia invited 168 candidates to apply through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  5,280 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [BC – PNP] TILL DATE
[M-PNP] – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
June 28 1,017 Manitoba invited 1,017 candidates, all of whom are Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
June 7 142 Manitoba invited 142 candidates, including 13 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
May 27 404 Manitoba invited 404 Express Entry candidates to apply to the MPNP under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
May 25 232 Manitoba invited 232 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
May 6 150 Manitoba invited 150 candidates, including 14 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
April 26 367 Manitoba invited 367 candidates, including 34 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
April 19 399 Manitoba invited 399 candidates, including 373 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
April 8 243 Manitoba invited 243 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
March 25 335 Manitoba invited 335 candidates, including 49 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
March 11 299 Manitoba invited 299 candidates, including 35 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
February 26 207 Manitoba invited 207 candidates, including 5 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
February 12 296 Manitoba invited 296 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
January 28 218 Manitoba invited 218 candidates, including 13 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
January 14 272 Manitoba invited 272 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  4,581 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [M – PNP] TILL DATE
[OINP] – ONTARIO IMMIGRATION NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
June 23 583 Ontario invited 583 candidates through the Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities stream. Invited candidates had CRS scores between 464-467 and experience in a priority occupation.
June 16 569 Ontario invited 569 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, and 371 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream.
June 1 986 Ontario invited 986 candidates through the Express Entry: Skilled Trades stream. Invited candidates had CRS scores between 300 and 379.
May 26 158 Ontario invited 147 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Invited candidates scores 73 and above. Another 11 International Student were invited through the Regional Immigration Pilot.
May 25 64 Ontario invited 64 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Invited candidates held job offers in communities prioritized through the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot.
May 18 138 Ontario invited 138 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Invited candidates scores 77 and above.
May 11 81 Ontario invited 81 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Invited candidates had experience in priority health and trades occupations.
May 4 102 Ontario invited 102 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
April 28 Ontario has re-opened the Foreign Worker and International Student categories of the OINP Employer Job Offer stream. These programs now use a points-based EOI selection system. OINP website will be updated in the coming days with the new program information.
April 13 528 Ontario invited 528 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a Tech draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations.
March 16 Ontario announced that five streams of the OINP will be introducing a new points-based Expression of Interest (EOI) system for selecting candidates.
March 3 126 Ontario invited 126 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream.
March 2 754 Ontario invited 754 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a targeted draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of 10 priority occupations.
February 16 1186 Ontario invited 1,186 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a Tech draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations.
February 2 283 Ontario invited 283 Express Entry candidates through Human Capital Priorities stream targeting workers in 10 priority occupations.
January 13 146 Ontario issued 146 invitations to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream and another 338 through the Skilled Trades stream.
  5,704 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [OINP] TILL DATE
[PEI – PNP] – PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
June 17 113 PEI invited 101 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 12 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
May 20 155 PEI invited 138 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 17 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
April 15 156 PEI invited 140 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 16 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
March 18 150 PEI invited 140 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 10 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
February 18 121 PEI invited 102 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 19 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
January 21 211 PEI invited 196 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 15 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  906 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [PEI – PNP] TILL DATE
[SINP] – SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRATION NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION – Only certain occupations (NOC’s) were only considered.
June 15 255 Saskatchewan invited 255 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
May 25 405 Saskatchewan invited 405 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
May 6 259 Saskatchewan invited 259 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
April 8 279 Saskatchewan invited 279 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
March 24 418 Saskatchewan invited 418 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
February 25 299 Saskatchewan invited 299 candidates from the Express Entry stream of the SINP.
February 11 541 Saskatchewan invited 541 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
January 21 502 Saskatchewan invited 502 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
January 7 385 Saskatchewan invited 385 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
  3,343 NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [SINP] TILL DATE
[NS-INP] – NOVA SCOTIA IMMIGRATION NOMINEE PROGRAM
DRAW DATE NOI ISSUED INFORMATION
March 29 Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates who demonstrated French-language proficiency consistent with CLB 9 or above and English-language proficiency at CLB 7 or above. Candidates were invited through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
January 19 Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with at least four years’ experience as financial officers (NOC 1114) and English language test results CLB 9 or above in all abilities. Candidates were invited through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
January 4 Nova Scotia has officially closed the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream.
  NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST (NOI) – ISSUED BY [NS INP] TILL DATE 

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