Canada’s provincial immigration draws in Feb 2021 – A look-back

A summary of PNP draws in February 2021

Canada kept on with the enthusiasm to work on Canada immigration in the second month of 2021. The provisional immigration programs were conducted as regularly as in January 2021. The good news about COVID-19 was the hope to recover from the pandemic with remedial vaccinations increasingly administered in the country.

Here are is a brief account of all the PNP draws that took place in February 2021.

February 18, 2021 – PEI issues 121 ITAs

PEI issued 121 invites to skilled foreign workers and entrepreneurs. The invites were issued via the Express Entry, Labor Impact, and Business Impact streams. 102 invites were sent to Express Entry and Labor Impact immigration candidates. 19 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates who required 82 points as the minimum score.

February 16, 2021 – British Columbia issues 494 invites

Lifting the exclusion of 31 NOC-coded jobs, British Columbia issued 494 invitations to new immigration candidates in 2 draws. 459 invitations were issued in the general BC immigration draw. The remaining 35 invites were sent in the BC immigration draw that targeted candidates for NOCs 0631 and 0621.

February 16, 2021 – Ontario issues 1,186 NOIs in a tech draw

The OINP held a tech draw on February 16, 2021, in which 1,186 NOIs were issued via the Human Capital Priorities stream of Express Entry. The CRS points expected of candidates ranged between 466 and 467.

February 12, 2021 – Manitoba issues 296 LAAs in a provincial draw

Manitoba issued 296 LAAs to international graduates and skilled workers. The 3 MPNP streams involved in the draw were the following:

  • International Education, the candidates of which got 33 LAAs
  • Skilled Workers Overseas, the candidates of which got 23 LAAs with a minimum score requirement of 676 points
  • Skilled workers in Manitoba, the candidates of which got 240 LAAs with a minimum score requirement of 514 points

February 11, 2021 – Saskatchewan issues 541 invites to immigration candidates

Saskatchewan issued 541 ITAs across 2 streams. 344 invites went to Express Entry candidates skilled in one of the 89 NOC coded jobs. They were required to have a minimum score of 72 points.

Another 197 ITAs were issued to candidates under the Occupations In-demand category with skills in one of the 89 NOC coded jobs. They were also required to get 72 points as the minimum score.

February 10, 2021 – Alberta issues 200 invites in Alberta Express Entry draw

Alberta issued 200 invites to new immigration candidates in its Express Entry draw held on February 10, 2021. The minimum CRS score required of the candidates was 301.

February 9, 2021 – British Columbia issues 74 invites in Tech Pilot draw

BC PNP issued 74 invitations on February 9, 2021, in which international graduates and skilled workers were invited. With a minimum score of 80 required, candidates were chosen from 4 streams namely:

  • Skilled Immigration
    • International graduate
    • Skilled worker
  • EEBC
    • International graduate
    • Skilled workers

February 2, 2021 – British Columbia holds Business immigration draw

On February 2, 2021, British Columbia invited 8 new immigration candidates in an Entrepreneur Immigration draw. The candidates needed a minimum score of 122 points.

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Note:

PEI – Prince Edward Island

NOC – National Occupational Classification

BC – British Columbia

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

LAA – Letters of Advice to Apply

EEBC – Express Entry BC

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