As the first week of August rolled around, three provinces held PNP draws under various streams and categories. Alberta dropped its CRS while Manitoba released the details of the draw held in July. Including the July results, 1,349 invitations were issued in total.
Saskatchewan holds new PNP draw: 452 candidates invited
The province issued invitations to candidates with experience in targeted occupations
A new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was held by the province of Saskatchewan on August 5, 2021.
In total, 452 immigration candidates received invitations from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Candidates were selected from the International Skilled Worker category. Of the 452 invitations, 171 went to candidates in SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, with the remaining 281 going to applicants from the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
In order to be eligible for the draw, candidates were required to submit an Expression Interest (EOI) and meet a minimum score of 73 or higher. Saskatchewan uses an International Skilled Worker’s Points Assessment Grid to assess applicants on factors such as work experience, language skills, education, etc.
Candidates are scored out of 100 points and those with the highest scores are selected during draws.
Aside from meeting the score requirement, applicants also needed to provide proof that their education meets the Canadian standards by submitting an Educational Credential Assessment and also demonstrate they have work experience in one of the province’s 65 In-Demand occupations.
Selected candidates can apply for a provincial nomination, eventually becoming eligible for Canadian permanent residency.
CRS drops to 300 in new Alberta PNP draw
Latest PNP draw in Alberta brings up the total number of invitations issued this year, to 2,761
Alberta held a PNP draw on July 27, 2021, the details of which, have just been released.
Through the draw, a total of 148 Express Entry candidates received invitations from the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). These candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination under Alberta’s Express Entry stream.
While this drawled to fewer invitations being issued in comparison to the previous draw, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was lower, at 300.
In 2020, Alberta issued a total of 4,000 nominations and then stopped holding draws entirely at the tail end of the year.
After the brief hiatus, the province started holding draws again in the new year. Since January 2021, a total of 2,761 immigration candidates have received invitations from the province.
The number of nomination certificates that have been allotted to them for 2021 is 6,250. They have used up less than half.
If the province intends on using up its entire allocation, chances are high more frequent, and larger rounds of invitations will start being held in the fall. CRS scores will likely continue to remain on the low end.