The week of June 7, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba held PNP draws across numerous streams and categories. A combined total of 706 immigration candidates received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination. If successful, they may be selected during IRCC’s next round of invitations.
British Columbia holds PNP draw: 373 invites issued
A combined total of 373 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Since February 2021, B.C. has been holding two rounds of invitations bi-weekly.
The first is a general draw while the second one specifically targeted retail and wholesale trade managers and restaurant and foodservice managers.
Under the general draw, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) selected candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. In order to qualify for the draw, a minimum score between 76 and 93 points had to be met.
Draw results at a glance (NOC 0621 and 0631 not included)
|SI – Skilled Worker||93|
|SI – International Graduate||88|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||76|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||93|
|EEBC – International Graduate||88|
The second draw for NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 conducted under SI and EEBC categories resulted in 50 invitations being issued. The minimum score required for this draw was 110.
Since the start of the year, British Columbia has issued 5,249 invitations to candidates under various BC PNP streams.
BC PNP is expected to hold a Tech Pilot draw the week of June 15, 2021.
Alberta drops CRS score to 300 in new PNP draw
One third of Alberta’s provincial nomination allotment has been met as province holds new PNP draw
A new draw was held in Alberta on June 5, 2021 for Express Entry candidates.
191 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
Compared to the last draw, the CRS score requirement dropped by one to 300. In addition to meeting the minimum score, candidates also needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system.
At the end of 2020, Alberta stopped holding new draws and resumed them again in January 2021. Alberta’s provincial nomination allocation for this year is 6,250, however this does not mean they will end up welcoming that many newcomers, since not every invitation translates into a nomination or permanent residency.
So far this year, Alberta has invited 2,100 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who successfully receive a nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points on their existing CRS scores. With such a high score, these candidates are almost guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from the federal government.
IRCC has been holding PNP and CEC specific draws and issuing thousands of invitations per draw. The latest PNP only draw held by IRCC required a minimum score of 713, meaning candidates with an existing CRS score of 113 were eligible and received invitations.
Manitoba holds PNP draw and issues 142 invitations
A total of 3,564 candidates have received invitations from Manitoba since the start of the year
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a provincial nomination draw on June 7, 2021 and issued invitations to 142 candidates.
During the last PNP draw, Manitoba only considered and selected candidates from the Express Entry profile. For the new round, the province went back to choosing candidates across numerous streams and categories.
Candidates who wish to be considered for the draw, need to create and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the province. The profiles are evaluated and given a score out of 1000, based on human factors such as age, language, skills, etc.
When holding a draw, the highest ranked candidates are selected. Candidates in the International Education stream do not need to meet a score requirement.
Draw results at a glance:
|Streams||Number of LAAs Issued||Min. Score Required|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||95||375|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||25||703|
|International Education Stream||22||None Required|
13 of the 142 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) – Manitoba’s name for invitations, were handed out to Express Entry candidates.