The Provincial Nominee Programs are viewed as the fastest route to Canada PR visa for skilled foreign workers with even low CRS. Canada has ten provinces, each having its provincial nominee program and criteria for selecting skilled immigrants as per their economic and demographic needs. Some PNPs are aligned with the Federal Express Entry system, while some operate individually. PNPs linked with the Express Entry select applicants from the pool and then nominate them to apply for permanent residency.
On this page, you will find all the latest PNP draw updates related to various PNP streams. As 2021 is already here, let’s take a run down to all the biggest Canada PNP Program draws conducted since the start of 2021. Currently, there are over 80 PNP immigration pathways run by Canadian provinces, so stay glued to this page to know which PNPs are operating and inviting newcomers across the world.
March 3, 2021 – Alberta PNP
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program released its latest draw with a total of 159 invitations to Express Entry Candidates with a minimum CRS score of 352. Selected candidates can now apply for provincial nomination which cement their Canadian Permanent Residency.
March 3, 2021 – Ontario PNP
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program conducted its 2nd draw consecutively, inviting the French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates. The draw invited a total of 126 candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System Score ranging from 455 to 467.
March 02, 2021 – Ontario PNP
The province Ontario invited 754 express entry candidates with minimum provincial score ranging from 463 to 467. The draw was concentrated towards 10 in-demand occupations of Ontario, mostly consisting of professionals in Healthcare, Banking, and Finance, Sales, Marketing, Human Resource and business management consulting.
February 25, 2021 – Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Saskatchewan PNP invited 299 eligible candidates from their International Skilled Worker category who scored minimum 70 points and have work experience in any one of in-demand occupations of Saskatchewan.
February 23, 2021 – BC PNP Tech Pilot Program
In the recent BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw, a total of 87 eligible candidates are invited to settle in the province of British Columbia under the sub-streams such as Skilled Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia. The minimum selection score gone down to 75 points.
February 18, 2021- Prince Edward Island PNP Draw
PIE PNP invited 121 immigration candidates. A total of 102 invitations went to Express Entry and Labor Impact applicants, where 19 invitations were sent to the Business Impact candidates with a minimum point threshold of 82.
February 16, 2021: British Columbia PNP
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 494 immigration candidates in two separate PNP draws. The invitations were sent to Express Entry British Columbia and British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program categories. The minimum invitation score ranged from 85 to 104.
February 16, 2021: British Columbia PNP – Skills Immigration
BCPNP also held a separate draw on the same day, wherein the province invited 35 immigration applicants under specific occupations.
February 16, 2021: Ontario Tech Pilot
The Ontario Tech Pilot Canada PNP draw sent invitations to a total of 1,186 Express Entry candidates who had applied under the Human Capital Priorities stream. The tech draw was held for only selected individuals with work experience in one of the six targeted occupations.
February 12, 2021 – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program granted a total of 207 nominations to the eligible candidates under the categories of Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream and Skilled Workers Overseas. So far, Manitoba has invited a total 993 candidates in the year of 2021.
February 12, 2021: Manitoba PNP
The province of Manitoba invited 296 applicants, out of which 240 were sent to the applicants under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, and 23 invitations were granted to the Skilled Workers Overseas, and 33 to the International Education stream.
February 11, 2021: Saskatchewan PNP
The latest Canada PNP draw of Saskatchewan saw 344 ITAs being sent to individuals under the Express Entry program, while another 197 invitations were granted to candidates under Occupation-in-demand category.
February 10, 2021- Alberta PNP
The Canadian province of Alberta sent invitations to apply to 200 express entry candidates with a minimum score of 301.
February 9, 2021- British Columbia Tech Pilot
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 74 eligible candidates with a minimum score of 80.
February 2, 2021: British Columbia PNP
British Columbia issued invitations to 208 candidates who applied under skilled workers and international graduate categories.
February 2, 2021: Alberta PNP
Alberta sent out invitations to 100 eligible applicants. The minimum cut off score for the draw was 360.
February 2, 2021: Ontario PNP
The provincial government of Ontario invited 283 Express Entry candidates with experience in one of the ten in-demand occupations of Ontario.
January 28, 2021: Manitoba PNP
The province of Manitoba invited 218 candidates for provincial nomination. Out of 218 invites, 178 were sent to applicants who had applied under Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. They sent 17 to the Skilled Workers Overseas category, and the rest 13 to Express Entry candidates.
January 26, 2021: Quebec PNP
The French province of Canada, Quebec held its first Arrima Canada PNP draw 2021. In this draw, Quebec invited 95 immigration applicants under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
January 26, 2021: British Columbia PNP
The province invited 81 candidates to apply for permanent residency. The draw was held for Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration stream applicants.
January 21, 2021- Prince Edward Island PNP
Prince Edward Island held its first PNP draw of 2021 by inviting 211 applicants, out of which 196 were given to candidates under Express Entry and Labor Impact categories, and the remaining 15 were issued to the Business Impact candidates.
January 21, 2021- Saskatchewan PNP
The province of Saskatchewan offered ITAs to 502 candidates, out of which 189 were sent to Express Entry applicants, and 313 were meant for Occupations in-demand candidates.
January 19, 2021- Alberta PNP
Alberta PNP sent invitations to apply to 50 express entry applicants. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 406.
January 19, 2021- British Columbia PNP
A total of 195 immigration candidates were invited under British Columbia PNP with minimum provincial score ranging from 80 to 106.
January 19, 2021- Nova Scotia PNP
In its first draw of 2021, the province of Nova Scotia invited express entry candidates that had “a primary occupation of other financial officer [NOC 1114].
January 14, 2021- Manitoba PNP
The province of Manitoba sent a whopping amount of invitations under several immigration categories. A total of 272 invitations were sent in this draw, out of which 236 invitations for Skilled Workers in Manitoba, 7 invitations to Skilled Workers Overseas, 29 invitations to International Education stream and 18 invitation to Express Entry candidates.
January 13, 2021- Ontario PNP
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 484 candidates, including 146 acceptance letters for Express Entry applicants and 338 for Skilled Trades stream candidates.
January 12, 2021- British Columbia PNP
The province of British Columbia issued invitations to 80 eligible candidates under its very popular Tech Pilot program.
January 7, 2021- Saskatchewan PNP
The province sent out 385 invitations under Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry categories.
January 5, 2021-British Columbia PNP
The first ever draw of 2021 witnessed the province of British Columbia granting invitations to 168 candidates under Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.