The Canada PNP program draws that made news in August 2021

The Canada PNP program draws that made news in August 2021

Aug 27, 2021 – Ontario issued 326 invitations to immigration candidates under Masters Graduate Stream

On August 25, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was held and ITAs were issued to immigration candidates under OINP’s Masters Graduate stream. This was a general draw in which 326 immigration candidates were invited. These candidates had submitted their profiles and had a minimum score of 37.

Aug 24, 2021 – British Columbia held a BC PNP tech draw, issued 74 invitations to immigration candidates

The Aug 24 draw was a BC PNP tech draw, that aimed at tech-skilled immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. 74 invitations were issued to candidates with a minimum score of 80 points.

There were 4 streams involved in the draw namely Skilled International Graduate, Skilled Worker, EEBC International Graduate, and EEBC Skilled Worker.

Aug 19, 2021 – PEI PNP draw invited 161 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination

On August 19, 2021, Prince Edward Island invited 161 skilled workers and entrepreneurs among immigration candidates. 152 of the invited candidates belonged to Express Entry and Labor Impact categories. 9 candidates belonged to the Business Impact stream, who required a minimum score of 72 points.

Aug 19, 2021 – Quebec conducted a major Arrima draw to invite 502 immigration candidates

On August 19, 2021, the Canadian province of Quebec conducted a round of invitations through the Arrima EOI draw. 502 invitations were issued in the draw to candidates with a minimum score of 548 points as obtained in the Quebec EOI points system.

The draw invited candidates who had skills and experience in 17 specific occupations listed with NOC codes.

Aug 19, 2021 – Saskatchewan holds a PNP draw that invites 496 immigration candidates

On August 19, 2021, Saskatchewan conducted an EOI draw in which invitations were issued to 496 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

A part of the candidates invited by SINP came from the Occupations In-Demand category. They were skilled as well as experienced in one of the 61 NOC-coded occupations. 335 invitations went to these candidates. They had a minimum score of 70 points.

Another 161 invitations were issued to immigration candidates from the Express Entry category. They were skilled as well as experienced in one of the 43 NOC-coded occupations. They had a minimum score of 71 points.

Aug 18, 2021 – Ontario PNP issues its first ITAs to 479 candidates from the Masters Graduate as well as PhD Graduate streams

On August 18, 2021, Ontario issued 479 EOI ITAs via OINP. 402 ITAs of these went to Masters Graduate candidates with a minimum score of 39 points. Another 77 ITAs went to PhD Graduate candidates who had a minimum score of 17 points.

Aug 17, 2021 – British Columbia issued up to 12 invitations in an Entrepreneur Immigration draw

On August 17, 2021, a BC PNP draw was held that issued up to 12 invitations in an Entrepreneur Immigration draw. The invitations were issued through BC’s general Entrepreneurship stream and its regional pilot.

Candidates under the General stream got 8 invitations. They required a minimum score of 126 points to qualify.

Only under 5 invitations were issued to regional pilot candidates. They required a minimum score of 129 points.

Aug 17, 2021 – In 2 draws conducted by BC PNP, 427 invitations got issued to immigration candidates

On August 17, 2021, 2 immigration draws held by BC PNP together invited 427 immigration candidates in all.

In the general draw, 363 invitations were issued across 5 streams. The minimum scores required ranged from 72 to 91.

In the NOC-specific draw, invitations were issued through 4 streams and 64 candidates got invited. They had a minimum score of 106 points.

Aug 12, 2021 – Quebec conducted largest immigration draw of 2021, invited 515 immigration candidates

On August 12, 2021, the francophone Canadian province of Quebec conducted a special draw. It was the largest draw the province conducted in 2021 via the Arrima EOI system. 515 candidates were invited via the draw.

The selected candidates required a score of at least 591 points on the Quebec EOI points system.

Aug 11, 2021 – Ontario issued invitations to 48 immigration candidates

On August 11, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was held in which 48 invitations were issued to candidates for them to apply for a provincial nomination. They were invited to apply under OINP’s Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills stream.

The candidates invited were roped in to join the province’s agricultural, health and manufacturing sectors. The province targeted 19 occupations listed with NOC codes.

Aug 10, 2021 – BC PNP draw issued 51 invitations to international graduates and skilled workers

On August 10, 2021, British Columbia held a BC PNP draw for international graduates and skilled workers. 51 invitations were issued to immigration candidates via 4 BC PNP streams namely:

  • SI – International Graduates
  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduates
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker

The minimum score required was 80 points.

Aug 10, 2021 – Alberta held its largest-ever Express Entry draw, invites 396 immigration candidates

On August 10, 2021, Alberta held its largest-ever Express Entry draw. Invitations were issued to 396 immigration candidates. They were required to have a minimum CRS score of 300 points. These candidates were also required to have stated their interest to permanently immigrate to Alberta.

Aug 5, 2021 – Saskatchewan issued 452 invitations in an EOI draw

On August 5, 2021, Saskatchewan issued 452 invitations in an EOI draw across 2 streams.

281 candidates from the Occupations In-Demand stream, skilled and experienced in one of the NOC coded jobs from 65 occupations, got invited. They required a minimum score of 73 points.

Another 171 invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates skilled and experienced in one of the same 65 occupations. They too required a minimum score of 73 points.

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

NOC – National Occupational Classification

PEI – Prince Edward Island

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

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