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Provincial Nominee Program: Outlook for Second Week of November

British Columbia is the only province to hold a PNP this week. Things have started quieting down as the year rolls to an end. Alberta also released the results from the draw held in late October. 


British Columbia holds latest weekly draw and invites 340 candidates 

The province has issue more than 10,000 invitations to immigration candidates since the beginning of this year 

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held two Provincial Nominee Program draws on November 9, 2021. 

A combined total of 340 immigration candidates received invitations under the two draws. 

Candidates were selected from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub categories.  

The bulk of the invitations (287 of them) went to candidates in the general draw. The minimum provincial score requirement fell between 69 and 94, based on the program. 

The second draw targeted candidates with occupations in the retail and restaurant industry. A total of 53 candidates with work experience in NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and food service managers) received invitations.

British Columbia is the only province in Canada that has held draws on a weekly basis, alternating between a regular draw and a tech draw. 

The draws have resulted in over 10,000 invitations being issued. At this point, many of these candidates have already received their invitations to apply (ITAs) from the federal government. 


Express Entry candidates with scores of 300, eligible in new Alberta draw 

Alberta keeps CRS requirement steady at 300 points for sixth draw in a row 

The province of Alberta held a provincial nomination draw on October 26, 2021. The results of the draw have been published this week.  

During the draw, a total of 248 Express Entry candidates received an invitation from the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). In order to qualify for the draw, candidates were required to meet a minimum a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300. 

This is the sixth draw in a row where Alberta set the cutoff score at 300. This is the minimum score required in order to qualify for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. 

Candidates who are interested in applying through this stream must work experience in an occupation which support’s the province’s economic growth. 

After the application is submitted, the candidate must wait to receive a Notification of Intent (NOI) letter from the AINP, at this point they can indicate they are interested in the Express Entry stream. 

This draw brings up the total number of invitations issued by the province to 6,158. 

Their provincial nomination allocation for 2021 is 6,250, which means they can issue just under 100 more invitations before the year is out. 

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