Canada Immigration News

25th May 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 589 candidates invited, Canada PR offered

The federal immigration draw was held, giving provincially nominated candidates the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates had already got 600 extra CRS points when they received their provincial nomination via a Canada PNP draw.

Here are the details of the draw

Canada Express Entry #223

Immigration program involved – Provincial Nominee Program

No. of invitations issued – 589

Minimum rank needed to be invited to apply – 589

Date and time of invitation round – May 25, 2022 at 13:21:23 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited – 741

Tie-breaking rule – February 02, 2022, at 12:29:53 UTC

The tie-break rule is applied when there’s more than 1 immigration candidate who scored the lowest CRS score. In this case, the cut-off decision is made on the basis of who submitted their Express Entry profiles earliest before the timestamp mentioned in the tie-break rule.

24th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws on May 24, 2022, has 137 candidates invited

On May 24, 2022, British Columbia PNP draws were held, through which the province invited deserving and skilled immigration candidates in different categories. This draw involved tech candidates and candidates related to the healthcare industry.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
May 24, 2022 115 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

British Columbia satisfies its requirements for skilled workers to fill jobs in the province’s labor market through British Columbia PNP draws.

17th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 185 candidates

On May 17, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 185 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to file applications for a provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, you will get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada for sure. An extra CRS score of 600 points is granted along with the provincial nomination. This ensures that you will get invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Check out the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
May 17, 2022 154 Skilled Worker 109 General draw
(Tech jobs included)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Except the ones listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

14th May 2022:

Quebec immigration draw: 30 potential immigrants invited to Quebec

The result of the Arrima round of invitations for Quebec immigration candidates that was conducted on May 5, 2022, was the first draw in Quebec in May 2022. There were 30 immigration candidates who received invitations to file an application for permanent selection.

The invited candidates had a valid job offer for postings outside the territory of MMC (Montreal Metropolitan Community). The invitation rounds are the best way for deserving immigration candidates to get the opportunity to immigrate to Quebec and become a Canada PR.

Quebec has its own immigration system that works similar to the Express Entry system that manages the applications for Canada immigration at the federal level.

If you are going to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker selected by Quebec, you must file an application. This process involves 2 stages:

  1. File an application to the Quebec government for a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate).
    • Your assessment will be done by Quebec as per the province’s rules.
    • The CSQ shows that Quebec has accepted you and given you the status of an immigrant.
  2. In case Quebec selects you and grants you a CSQ, you must file an application to IRCC for Canada PR.

11th May 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 545 potential immigrants invited

A Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on May 11, 2022. A total of 753 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Have a look at these details of the draw:

Draw Number #222

Draw Date: May 11, 2022

No. of Invitations Issued: 545

Rank needed to receive an invitation: 545th or above

Min. CRS score: 753

Program Specified: Canada PNP(Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: December 15, 2021, at 20:32:57 UTC

The candidates selected in this draw had all received invitations for a provincial nomination through a Canada PNP draw held earlier. These provincially nominated candidates had 600 extra CRS points that enhanced their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 171 candidates

On May 10, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 171 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination is the opportunity to get your hands on the chance to immigrate to Canada. The 600 extra CRS points that are gained along with the provincial nomination ensure that you get the invitation to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
May 10, 2022 126 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
 20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

5th May 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 198 immigration candidates invited on May 5

A Saskatchewan PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022, in which 198 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

Date of

ITA

Category

Score of

candidates with the lowest

rank

Total

no. of candidates

who got ITAs

Other details
May 5, 2022 Express Entry 85 106

Invited candidates had assessment an of educational

credentials.

Occupations in Demand 85 91

Invited candidates had an assessment of educational

credentials.

Special category for Ukraine nationals 71 1

Invited candidates were Ukraine nationals (issued as a

special measure to extend support during the

current conflict)

5th May 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 315 immigration candidates invited on May 5

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022. In this draw, 315 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Draw #145

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 32

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 249
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 651

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 34 (invited directly by the Manitoba PNP coming under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 691

Of the 315 LAAs issued in this draw, 48 were issued to those immigration candidates who have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

3rd May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 183 immigration candidates invited for nomination

On May 03, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was conducted in which 183 Canada immigration candidates were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
May 3, 2022 141 Skilled Worker 109 General draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
28 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

28th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 301 potential French-speaking immigrants invited

Here’s another fresh update from the Canadian province of Ontario. In the series of immigration draws conducted by the province to fill its requirement for skilled talents, the latest one happened on April 28, 2022. The Ontario PNP draw was specifically targeted at Canada immigration candidates who have proficiency in the French language.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date/time of issuance of NOIs No. of NOIs issued Range of CRS score Profiles creation date in Canada Express Entry system
April 28, 2022 301 460-467 April 28, 2021 – April 28, 2022

27th Apr 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 829 immigration candidates invited on Apr 27

IRCC conducted a Canada Express Entry draw on April 27, 2022, through which 829 Canada immigration candidates got invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here’s the summary of the information related to the draw:

Canada Express Entry Draw #221

Draw Date: April 27, 2022

No. of invitations sent: 829

Min. CRS: 772 points

Program specified: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2022

The candidates who were selected in this draw already had been granted a provincial nomination that they earned via a Canada PNP draw at some point in the past. These were Canada immigration candidates who utilized the facility to grab the opportunity to apply for Canada PR via a Canadian province/territory except Quebec and Nunavut.

26th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 148 potential immigrants invited for nomination

Another round of targeted British Columbia PNP draws was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draws 148 potential Canadian immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the details of the round of invitations:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
April 26, 2022 112 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
23 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
8 International Graduate, Skilled Worker,
Entry Level & Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

26th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw via OINP EE Skilled Trades stream invites 1,034 candidates

Big news from Ontario! The biggest Ontario PNP draw of 2022 via OINP’s Skilled Trades Stream linked to the Canada Express Entry system was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draw, 1,034 NOIs were issued to targeted candidates with CRS scores in the range of 300 to 461.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Date No of NOIs CRS Score Range
April 26, 2022 1,034 300-461

Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

This immigration stream aims at workers in skilled trades involved in the agricultural and construction sectors. Their scope can nevertheless be expanded in the future.

21st Apr 2022:

Manitoba PNP draws: 303 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on April 21, 2022, to invite eligible and skilled Canada immigration candidates willing to move to the province. They were invited via various immigration streams and the total invitations issued came to 303.

Here’s a summary of the Manitoba PNP draw conducted on April 21, 2022:

Draw #144

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 201
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 707

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 41

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 61 (directly invited under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative by the MPNP)
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 708

21st Apr 2022:

Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

A PEI PNP draw was conducted in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on April 21, 2022. The draw was the latest in the series of provincial draws that were conducted to get qualified, experienced, and suitable professionals to work in the province. Such professionals are required when the job vacancies can’t be filled for lack of enough native Canadians in the province with skills and experience to join those positions.

This draw is the fourth PEI PNP draw conducted by Prince Edward Island in 2022. Here are the details of the draw that issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from PEI:

Invitation date

No. of invitations for Business Work Permit

Entrepreneur Stream

Minimum Point Threshold

for Business invitations

No. of invitations for Labour & Express Entry Streams Total no. of invitations
Apr 21, 2022 11 67 130 141

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Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

19th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 174 invitations sent, nomination offered

On April 19, 2022, 2 British Columbia PNP draws were conducted in which 174 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for provincial nominations. The invitations were sent via multiple streams of British Columbia PNP.

Here are the details of the BC PNP draw:

General draw

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued

April 19, 2022

 

 

 

Skilled Worker 110 147
Skilled Worker ( EEBC) 125
International Graduate 98
International Graduate – EEBC 109
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77

Targeted draw:

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued Details

April 19, 2022

 

 

 

International Graduate,

Skilled Worker

70 20 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
International Graduate, Skilled Worker, Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 70 7 Targeted draw: Healthcare
International Graduate, Skilled Worker 70 <5

Targeted draw:

Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

14th Apr 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 250 immigration candidates invited, offered nomination

The details of the Alberta PNP draw conducted on April 14, 2022, were released recently. There were 250 Canada immigration candidates who received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. They were selected via the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program’s Express Entry-linked stream.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of draw No. of NOI (Notification of Interest) letters issued Lowest CRS score of a candidate who got an NOI
April 14, 2022 250 356

The draw opened the opportunity for deserving immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination that will earn them an advantage in getting a Canada PR visa via a federal immigration draw. These candidates will be ahead in line with 600 additional CRS points assigned to them, to get invited to apply for Canada PR.

12th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw invited 160 immigrant candidates

Here’s the latest from the Canadian province of British Columbia. British Columbia PNP draws that was conducted on April 12, 2022, had 160 Canada immigration candidates invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. The draws were targeted at candidates in different professional areas.

Check the details of the draw here.

7th Apr 2022:

Quebec Arrima draw: 33 potential immigrants invited on Apr 7, 2022

The result of an Arrima draw held in Quebec on April 7, 2022, was published recently. The draw had 33 eligible Canada immigration candidates invited to apply for permanent selection. These were candidates who had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Montréal Metropolitan Community.

Here are the details of the Arrima draw:

Invitation date No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
April 7, 2022 33 April 3, 2022, at 6:30 am

What’s Arrima?

Arrima is an immigration platform that gives services to all the clients of the Ministère. The service platform is meant for:

  • Those who intend to immigrate temporarily/permanently under one of these immigration programs:
    • Quebec Experience Program
    • Regular Skilled Worker Program
    • Permanent immigration pilot programs
    • International Student Program (document transmission only)
  • Those who intend to get the benefits of the services provided by Accompagnement Québec
  • Spokespersons for groups of 2 to 5 natural/legal (organizations) persons who want to sponsor a foreign national who’s a refugee (They will be chosen under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective Sponsorship))
  • Immigration representatives
  • Québec businesses, in order to use the Portail employeurs

17th Mar 2022:

Prince Edward Island PNP draw: 141 potential immigration candidates invited

Here are the details of the Canada PNP immigration draw that was conducted by Prince Edward Island on Mar 17, 2022.

Date of invitation Invitations sent to Entrepreneurs for Business Work Permit Min. Point Threshold for Business Invitations Express Entry & Labor Invitations Total no. of Invitations
Mar 17, 2022 11 62 130 141

The immigration invitation trends

The percentage of invitations sent to potential Business immigrants in Prince Edward Island in the last 12 months was 8%. This was 92% for invitations sent for potential Labor immigrants. This shows that the acceptance rate of skilled foreign workers is still very large. If you are a skilled professional seeking Canada immigration by settling in Prince Edward Island, there are many opportunities to explore.

14th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 176 invitations issued; nomination offered

A British Columbia PNP draw happened on March 14, 2022, to invite potential immigrants to lodge applications for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
March 14, 2022 123 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Tech draw
27 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in occupations of Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare occupations except NOC 3413
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 63

Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare as healthcare assistants (NOC 3413)

10th Mar 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Mar 10, 2022 – 120 candidates invited

Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw that was held on March 10, 2022.

Draw #139

Immigration Stream No. Of LAAs (invitations) Lowest Ranking Score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 50 781
International Education Stream 36 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 34 718

Of the 120 LAAs that were issued in this Manitoba PNP draw, 33 were issued to candidates who had already made a declaration of holding a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

The selected candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination and get an almost assured chance to be invited through an upcoming federal Express Entry draw. With the invitation received via that draw, which they will obtain by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points granted for being provincially nominated, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

8th Mar 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 350 Canada Express Entry candidates offered nomination

On March 8, 2022, Alberta invited 350 Canada Express Entry candidates through an Alberta PNP draw. The candidates were invited through the immigration stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program linked to the Express Entry.

The minimum score required for each immigration candidate was set at 318, which is lower by 22 points from the last Alberta PNP draw.

The potential immigrants who were invited had already expressed an interest in moving to Alberta once they immigrated to Canada. The nomination offered by Alberta through this draw will help them get their best chance to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through a federal Express Entry draw. They can almost rest assured of this opportunity as they will get 600 extra CRS points when they succeed in getting a nomination from Alberta.

Alberta’s immigration drive has been commendable. The federal government’s nomination limit has been reached in 2021 and the same could happen in 2022 also in time.

8th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 204 immigration candidates offered nomination

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draws that were held on March 8, 2022.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 8, 2022 191 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Express Entry and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 114
March 8, 2022 13 SI – Skilled Worker 128 Draw involving only candidates working in occupations indicated by NOCs 0631 and NOC 0621
SI – International Graduate 128
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 128

The invited candidates can apply for a provincial nomination. If they obtain a provincial nomination, they will also get 600 extra CRS points that they can use to their advantage during a federal Express Entry draw in the future.

8th Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 85 immigration candidates offered nomination

A Saskatchewan PNP draw held on March 8, 2022, had 85 Canada immigration candidates invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination. Invitations were issued to candidates via immigration streams of:

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations In-Demand

The candidates were selected based on the experience they had in one among 31 selected occupations. Here’s a summary of the draw:

Express Entry subcategory

No. of invitations: 39

Min. score: 87

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory

No. of invitations: 43

Min. score: 87

Express Entry & Occupations In-Demand (for candidates whose present country of residence is Ukraine)

No. of invitations: 3

Min. score: 61

Apart from experience in one among the 31 selected occupations, they were also required to go through an ECA assessment.

4th Mar 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 21 invitations go to potential entrepreneurs on Mar 4

In an Ontario PNP draw held on March 4, 2022, 21 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. The invitations went to candidates through Ontario’s Entrepreneur Stream.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. Of Invitations Min. score range
Mar 4, 2022 21 152-169

Candidates eligible for the draw were those who had submitted an EOI by February 21, 2022.

What’s Ontario Entrepreneur Stream?

The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream is an immigration stream maintained by OINP. The stream is meant for entrepreneurs from outside Canada to start a new business or buy an existing business in the province. The entrepreneur gets the opportunity to receive a nomination for Canada PR once their business gets established in Ontario.

3rd Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 58 potential immigrant entrepreneurs invited

A Saskatchewan PNP draw that was conducted on March 3, 2022, invited 58 Canada immigration candidates from the new Entrepreneur Stream. Here are the details of the draw:

Date Lowest score Average score Highest score Number of invitations
Mar 3, 2022 80 90 135 58

An introduction to Saskatchewan PNP Entrepreneur Stream

Immigration through the Entrepreneur Stream works as a 3-stage process. The 3 stages are as follows for the candidates:

  • Submitting EOI (Expression of interest)
  • Getting invited to apply for a provincial nomination
  • Getting a provincial nomination which gives you the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming federal immigration draw

For potential entrepreneurs, the following criteria must be met while applying for a provincial nomination:

  • They must have at least $500,000 worth of minimum net worth that’s legally acquired.
  • They must have a minimum entrepreneurial or relevant management experience of 3 years.
  • They must invest a minimum of $300,000 in Saskatoon or Regina, or at least $200,000 in any other area of Saskatchewan.

2nd Mar 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw on Mar 2: 1,047 potential immigrants invited

On March 2, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was conducted through which 1.047 invitations were sent to Canada immigration candidates. The minimum CRS score required for the candidates was 761.

The candidates selected in the draw were already holding provincial nominations and had earned 600 extra CRS points in an earlier Canada PNP draw.

So far in 2022, Canada has issued 4,267 invitations to PNP candidates. In 2021, Canada had set a new record of issuing 114,431 invitations to CEC and PNP candidates. The earlier record was set in 2020, with 107,350 invitations. Of course, this shows how strong Canada immigration is performing currently.

2nd Mar 2022:

Quebec’s Arrima draw invites 306 individuals, offers a permanent selection

Here are the details of Quebec’s Arrima draw that invited 306 potential immigrants on February 24, 2022.

Date of invitation No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
Criteria
February 24, 2022 306 February 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

·      Candidates got a score of 630 or more, or

·      they possessed a job offer that’s valid, outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community territory

With these invitations in hand, candidates can apply for permanent selection so that they can obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The CSQ will be issued within a 6-month period from the date the authorities in Quebec receive all the information and documents and add them to the candidate’s file. Once candidates receive CSQ, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

1st Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 136 potential immigrants offered nominations

A British Columbia PNP draw was held on March 1, 2022, in which 136 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 1, 2022 136 SI – International Graduate 85 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85

The British Columbia PNP draw was a tech draw. Tech draws are conducted by British Columbia to invite potential immigration candidates who are skilled in tech jobs. They are much in demand and are sought after in large numbers in British Columbia.

28th Feb 2022:

Latest Ontario PNP draws from Feb 28 invites 1,493 candidates in all

Here are the details of 5 Ontario PNP draws that were conducted over 2 days from February 28, 2022. Here is a summary of the draws:

Immigration Stream Min. score No. of invitations
Foreign Worker 39 456
Master’s Graduate 41 238
PhD Graduate 16 173
International Student 72 411
International Student (targeted occupations) 42 215
Total 1,493

Up till now in 2022, Ontario PNP has issued 3,334 ITAs to invite eligible and capable immigration candidates to move to Ontario with its provincial nomination. The categories under which the invitations were sent are as follows:

  • The Employer Job Offer Category
    • International Student stream – 1,388 invitations
    • Foreign Worker stream – 1,370 invitations
  • Masters Graduate stream – 238 invitations
  • In-Demand Skills stream – 165 invitations
  • D. Graduate stream – 173 invitations

The province has additionally issued 3,953 NOIs to immigration candidates with a Canada Express Entry profile. The details of those are as given below:

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 1,897 invitations
  • Skilled Trades stream – 1,850 invitations

French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 206 invitations

24th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 818 potential immigrants invited to apply for nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022, with invitations issued to 818 immigration candidates who have created their Canada Express Entry profiles between February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022.

The CRS scores of the candidates ranged from 359 to 600. The candidates were chosen under the Skilled Trades Stream.

Ontario is known to be a Canadian province that offers lots of job opportunities. Ontario has been looking for skilled and capable foreign immigrants to meet its labor market requirements. Draws like these provide potential immigrants with the opportunity to settle in Canada with the best environment to suit their requirements and aspirations.

24th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 278 immigration candidates offered provincial nomination

A Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022. The number of invitations issued in this draw was as given below:

Immigration Category No. of invites Min. score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 206 612
Skilled Workers Overseas 39 685
International Educational Stream 33 NA

Candidates who were invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas category were issued invitations directly by the Manitoba PNP. They were invited as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Out of the 278 invitations, 66 were sent to candidates who had an Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

Manitoba PNP draws are immigration events that are conducted to find and welcome potential immigrants who can contribute to the province’s economic development.

22nd Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 160 invitations issued to immigration candidates

Here are the results of the latest British Columbia PNP draws that were conducted on February 22, 2022. There were 2 separate draws, general one and the other specific to immigration candidates working in specific occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

The summary of the draw is as follows:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 22, 2022 145 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 111
February 22, 2022 15 SI – Skilled Worker 125 Invites issued to candidates working in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 125
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 125

22nd Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 773 Express Entry candidates invited; CRS cap removed

In the latest Ontario PNP draw that was held on February 22, 2022, a new development happened with regard to eligibility criteria to apply for a provincial nomination. In this draw, 773 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited. They were working in target occupations valid for consideration in the draw.

Until this draw, Canada Express Entry candidates who had more than 600 CRS points, most of which they got without a provincial nomination, couldn’t apply for a nomination from a Canadian province. However, from this draw onwards, this cap on the CRS score was lifted.

The candidates who were invited through this draw under the Ontario PNP were eligible for the Express Entry HCP Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry System with a CRS score between 455 and 600.

Canada Express Entry candidates who received invitations have 45 calendar days to submit their applications for a provincial nomination under the Ontario PNP.

17th Feb 2022:

Prince Edward Island conducts PNP draw, invites 123 potential immigrants

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw on February 17, 2022. Through the draw, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were sent to 123 Canada immigration candidates.

Immigration candidates came from 2 immigration streams namely Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations) and Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen to be qualified and eligible for working in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

The invited candidates will get 600 extra CRS points if they obtain a provincial nomination. These extra points will increase their chances to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

17th Feb 2022:

A PNP draw held by Prince Edward Island had 123 invitations issued

In Canada, a Prince Edward Island PNP draw was held in which 123 Canada immigration candidates were invited. In the draw held on February 17, 2022, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued, obtaining which the candidates will get 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will hand them the opportunity to get invited to obtain a Canada PR visa.

In this draw, potential immigrants came from 2 immigration streams. These are Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations) and Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen as they were qualified and eligible to work in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

16th Feb 2022:

Largest ever Canada Express Entry draw has 1,082 invitations sent

The largest-ever Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on February 16, 2022. In the draw, 1,082 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the draw:

Draw number: #216

Date of draw: February 16, 2022

No. of invitations: 1082

Min. CRS score: 710

Immigration program: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: October 07, 2021

The invited candidates already held a provincial nomination obtained from a PNP draw conducted earlier. The nomination also awarded them 600 extra CRS points. This made it possible for them to procure a sure chance of getting an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

15th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 140 immigration candidates invited

The latest British Columbia PNP draw was held on February 15, 2022, with invitations sent to 140 Canada immigration candidates. This was a tech draw, conducted to invite tech-skilled immigrants to Canada.

Here are the draw details in summary:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 15, 2022 140 SI – Skilled Worker 85 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85

Under the British Columbia PNP Tech process, employees who have registered with BC PNP Tech will be sent weekly invitations, provided they have valid job offers in 29 key tech occupations. Applications are processed within 2 to 3 months of receiving them by the authorities in 80% of cases.

11th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 206 invitations issued to immigration candidates

An Ontario PNP draw was held on February 11, 2022, the results of which are available now. In the draw, NOIs were issued to 206 Canada immigration candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, which is linked to Canada Express Entry.

A minimum CRS score of 463 to 467 was prescribed for candidates. They had to submit their Canada Express Entry profiles from February 8, 2021, to February 8, 2022. They also needed to have at least CLB 7 in French and CLB 6 in English.

Ontario PNP draws aim to find and invite skilled and eligible immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will make them eligible for a sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th Feb 2022:

Quebec conducted a round of invitations on Feb 10, issued 523 invites

The largest Quebec draw of 2022 has been conducted on February 10, 2022. In the draw, 523 immigration candidates were invited through the Arrima EOI system to apply for a permanent selection.

In the draw, the minimum score required from the immigration candidates in the Quebec EOI points system was 592. Therefore, the maximum number of points available is 1,320.

The potential immigrants targeted in the draw were those with experience in one of the 21 NOC coded occupations. They are as follows:

NOC code Occupations
0213 IT systems managers
2171 IT analysts and consultants
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2173 Software engineers and designers
2175 Web designers and developers
2281 Computer network technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2282 User Support Agents
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
2283 Computer systems assessors
3233 Practical nurses
4031 Secondary school teachers
3413 Caregiver`s/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants
4032 Primary and preschool teachers
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related personnel
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5223 Graphic design technicians
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

Candidates who received invitations have 60 days to lodge an application in full to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

10th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 273 candidates invited, offered a provincial nomination

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on February 10, 2022, to invite Canada immigration candidates under Skilled Workers and International Graduates streams. A total of 273 potential immigrants were invited to accept the offer of a provincial nomination by applying for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. Of invitations Lowest score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 615
Skilled Workers Overseas 31 705
International Education Stream 40 NA

Out of the total invitations, 68 were sent to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas category had to have previously received invitations under Strategic Recruitment Initiative in hand. That invitation will have awarded 500 extra points to the Canada immigration candidate’s Manitoba PNP score.

8th Feb 2022:

Nova Scotia PNP draw targeting nurses held on Feb 8; 278 nurses invited

On February 8, 2022, a Nova Scotia PNP draw targeted at nurses for Canada was conducted. The draw invited 278 nurses through Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities stream linked with the Canada Express Entry system.

The candidates had to meet the following requirements to be eligible for an invitation:

  • They must have a primary occupation identified as NOC 3012, that of registered nurse/psychiatric nurse.
  • They must provide letters of reference from employers showing at least 3 years of experience in NOC 3012.
  • They required at least CLB 9 in English/French in all language abilities.
  • They must have had a bachelor’s degree or completed a program of at least 3 years at a college, university, technical school, trade, or any other institute.

They must apply for nomination on or before 11.59 pm on March 10, 2022.

9th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draws on Feb 9; 749 immigration candidates invited

Here are details of the latest invitation rounds conducted by Ontario PNP in which immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. OINP selects individuals using an EOI (Expression of Interest) system to be invited as they are found to meet all the criteria specified to be eligible.

Here are the details of the latest draws in various streams under Ontario PNP.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 166 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 41 and above General Draw
February 9, 2022 476 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 24 and above A targeted draw for skilled trades occupations.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 107 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 15 and above A targeted draw for manufacturing, health, agricultural, and select trades occupations.

In all 749, invitations were sent to eligible immigration candidates. After receiving the invitation, candidates have 14 calendar days to submit their application for nomination.

8th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 828 immigration candidates invited on Feb 8

In the 2 Ontario PNP draws held on February 8, 2022, 828 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. 622 candidates of them were eligible for the Express Entry class of Ontario’s Human Capital Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry system. They had a CRS score ranging from 463 to 467.

Those candidates were also expected to have a work experience of at least a year in the following occupations:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and data frameworks directors
  • NOC 2172 Database examiners and information executives
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2173 Software architects and creators
  • NOC 2175 Web fashioners and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer software engineer and intuitive media designers

The 206 candidates remaining got invitations to apply for the FSSW (French Speaking Skilled Worker) Stream. They were also required to have the same range of CRS scores as for Express Entry Stream. They also required a CLB 7 in the French language and CLB 6 in the English language.

The invited candidates have 45 days from the date of getting the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through Ontario PNP.

8th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws conducted; 198 immigration candidates invited.

Two rounds of invitations were conducted under British Columbia PNP on February 8, 2022, in which 198 immigration candidates were invited in all to apply for a provincial nomination. Getting a provincial nomination will fetch 600 extra CRS points for the candidates. It will get them far closer to having a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a subsequent Canada Express Entry draw.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 8, 2022 188 SI – Skilled Worker 110 General draw
SI – International Graduate 96
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 120
EEBC – International Graduate 106
February 8, 2022 10 SI – Skilled Worker 120

Invitations were issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.

2nd Feb 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw – 1,070 immigration candidates invited

The latest round of the Canada Express Entry draw was held on February 2, 2022. Through the draw 1,070 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Draw #215

Draw date: February 2, 2022

No. of invitations: 1,070

Minimum CRS score: 674

Tie-break rule: February 18, 2021

Candidates who already got a provincial nomination from an earlier provincial (PNP) draw participated in this Canada Express Entry draw. The provincially nominated candidates from the earlier PNP were awarded an extra 600 CRS points. Those points increased their chance to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency in the Feb 18 draw.

As the Canadian immigration minister Mr. Fraser has stated, IRCC is considering moving to Express Entry draws that are occupation-based. Canada will most likely keep conducting PNP-specific draws in the near future.

1st Feb 2022:

Canberra Matrix event on Feb 1 – Nominations to migrate to Australia

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was conducted on February 1, 2022, to choose candidates eligible to migrate to Australia. In the event, the matrix that ranked the highest in each group of occupation were invited to apply for a nomination from ACT (Australian Capital Territory).

The cap applied on occupation and its demand played a decisive role in setting the cut-off score for the selection of the candidates. Higher demand will set a higher rank of the Matrix score for the candidates that get invited.

Here’s the summary of the event details:

Canberra Residents
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 8
491 16
Matrix nominating Subclass 457/482 visa holders 190 6
491 0
Matrix nominating small business owners 190 1 85
491 3 65
Overseas Applicants
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating critical skill occupations 190 8
491 10

1st Feb 2022:

Quebec invites 322 Canada immigration candidates on Feb 1, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Quebec invited 322 Canada immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection. This was the second Arrima draw conducted in 2022. Invitations were issued under QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker Program).

The minimum score required for candidates in this draw was 647. They are also required to possess a job offer outside of the Montreal metropolitan area.

About Arrima

As is Canada Express Entry for the country, so is Arrima for Quebec. It’s a platform made to manage Quebec’s EOI profiles. The Arrima system also lets companies in Quebec come into touch with immigration candidates who have profiles in the Arrima pool. This is to meet the labor requirements of Quebec.

About Quebec Skilled Worker Program

It’s an immigration program by Quebec to bring in skilled workers who are ready to settle in the province.

1st Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw – 126 candidates invited, offered nomination

The latest draw of the British Columbia PNP was conducted on February 1, 2022. Through the draw, 126 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A nomination would help them secure an assured chance of applying for a Canada PR visa by virtue of 600 CRS points additionally granted to them along with the nomination.

The draw was a tech draw which is conducted by British Columbia PNP to attract skilled foreign nationals who are in tech-based professions and are willing to settle in British Columbia.

Here’s a snapshot of how the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 1, 2022 126 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate

80

18th Jan 2022:

Alberta PNP draw on Jan 18 – 350 invitations issued, nomination offered

The latest report on Alberta PNP draws reveals the results of the draw that was held on January 18, 2022. In that draw, 350 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

The minimum score required from the candidates was 346. The invitations were sent to Alberta’s Express Entry system. A nomination from Alberta will mean obtaining extra 600 CRS points that will increase their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa. This opportunity will be available to them in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw where candidates with higher CRS scores are selected first.

27th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw on Jan 27 – 1,032 invitations issued offering nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on January 27, 2022, in which 1,032 immigration candidates were invited. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Along with the nomination that was offered through this draw, the invited candidates will be awarded 600 CRS points. These extra points will be added to their basic score and help them get an assured invitation to apply for permanent residence in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The candidates invited in the Jan 27 draw needed to have a minimum CRS score between 381 and 461 points. They had submitted their profiles from Jan 27, 2021, to Jan 27, 2022. They were eligible for provincial nomination via the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. They have 45 calendar days from the date of invitation to apply for the provincial nomination.

25th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws take 289 candidates closer to Canada PR

A set of two British Columbia PNP draws were once again conducted, inviting 289 immigration candidates on January 25, 2022. Among the couple of draws that were conducted, one was a General PNP draw and the other was a targeted PNP draw.

This is how the draws went:

Type of draw Category Subcategory Min. points No. Of invitations
General EEBC Skilled Worker 114 201
International Graduate 97
SI Skilled Worker 105
International Graduate 93
Entry-level & Semi-skilled 77
Targeted (invitations issued to those experienced in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 occupations EEBC Skilled Worker 114 25
International Graduate 114
SI Skilled Worker 114
International Graduate 114

The draw was intended to extend an offer to apply for a provincial nomination. Upon receiving such a nomination, candidates will be eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw. The nominated candidates will have a greater chance of getting invited for permanent residence as they will get extra 600 CRS points along with their provincial nomination.

If you have eligibility for the British Columbia PNP International Post-Graduate category, you won’t require a job offer as well as support from an employer in the province to earn eligibility for BC PNP Skills Immigration.

19th Jan 2022:

Record-breaking Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,036 immigrants

On January 19, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was held that broke a previous record. This record was of the most PNP-only immigration candidates invited in one draw with 1,036 candidates invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. The previous record of 1,032 PNP candidates was set in a Canada Express Entry draw held on December 10, 2021.

The Jan 19 draw involved only PNP candidates and had set a cut-off score of 745. The minimum score was high because the candidates already had 600 additional CRS points. These points were granted to them when they accepted nominations from a Canadian province.

The tie break rule applied in the draw was based on the timestamp July 05, 2021, at 13:12:05 UTC.

Since September 2021, only PNP candidates have been invited through Canada Express Entry draws. A total of 1,428 PNP candidates have been invited till now under Canada Express Entry in 2022.

18th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw has 91 immigrants invited for nomination

On January 18, 2021, British Columbia PNP had invited 91 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, leading them to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates were those related to and are working in the tech industry.

The BC PNP tech draw is an immigration pathway that attracts tech-skilled immigration candidates to arrive in British Columbia as high-demand skilled workers. These immigrants arrive in Canada willing to settle in British Columbia and contribute to the development of the province’s economy.

The immigration candidates belonged to the immigration categories of International Graduate and Skilled Worker. These categories were under the streams of Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration. The minimum score required was 80 points.

The invited candidates have to apply for a provincial nomination within 30 calendar days.

13th Jan 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Jan 13, 2022, has 443 immigration candidates invited

In the latest immigration news, Manitoba PNP held a draw on January 13, 2022, to invite 443 immigration candidates who were offered a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination will enable them to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in a forthcoming federal Canada Express Entry draw.

The nominated candidates will be awarded 600 extra CRS points that will increase their opportunity by virtue of their increased score. The higher the score, the better their chance for getting to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of how the draw went:

Category No. Of invitations Min. Score needed
Skilled Workers of Manitoba 357 459
Skilled Workers Overseas 53 711
International Education Stream 33

In the draw, 97 of the total number of invitations were issued to candidates with a Canada Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

11th Jan 2022:

Prince Edward Island releases its PNP draw schedule for 2022

Are you willing to migrate to Canada via Prince Edward Island in 2022? Here we bring you the schedule of the PEI PNP draw in 2022. It’s expected that there will be 12 Prince Edward Island PNP draws in 2022.

Deserving immigrants will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination who might belong to one of the 3 immigration categories namely Work Impact, Express Entry, and Business Impact.

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Here’s the schedule for Prince Edward Island PNP:

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

About PEI PNP Express Entry category

This is an enhanced PEI PNP category that has a link with the Canada Express Entry system. It’s necessary for candidates involved in this category to have an Express Entry profile.

Through the PNP draws that offer provincial nominations, Express Entry candidates can get 600 extra CRS points if they accept the nomination offered by the province. These additional points will ensure that the candidates will have a better chance of getting the opportunity to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

About PEI PNP Labor Impact category

This category is meant for those immigration candidates possessing a valid job offer in PEI. This category is divided into 3 sub-categories namely International Graduate, Critical Worker, and Skilled Worker.

Candidates in this category have to submit an EOI so that they may be considered for a provincial nomination under this category.

About PEI PNP Business Impact category

Candidates under this category must meet the criterion for the minimum provincial score. Only then they can lodge their applications. The minimum score will be different for each draw.

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11th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws have 232 invitations issued in all on Jan 11

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were held on January 11, 2022. Both draws combined, a total of 232 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. It’s this provincial nomination that will lead them to their effectively assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s how the British Columbia PNP draw went:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min. score Other details
January 11, 2022 201 SI – Skilled Worker 103 General draw
SI – International Graduate 90
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 92
January 11, 2022 31 SI – Skilled Worker 110 ITAs were issued only to candidates in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 job categories.
SI – International Graduate 110
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

The candidates who accept the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 extra CRS points. It will improve their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

11th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw has invitations for nomination sent to 1,084 individuals

In an Ontario PNP draw held on January 11, 2022, 1,084 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination will help them improve their opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The invited immigration candidates had already submitted their profiles in the Expression of Interest system.

The eligibility of the chosen candidates was confirmed under one of the 3 streams of the Employer Job Offer category namely:

  • International Student
  • Foreign Worker
  • In-Demand Skills

Here’s the number of invitations issued by Ontario PNP:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 264
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 58
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 762

The candidates who were invited had work experience under specific NOC-coded occupations that included jobs under the industrial sectors like healthcare, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Ontario is still seeking more skilled immigrants to meet the labor market requirements of the province.

Jan 5th, 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 392 immigration candidates

The first Canada Express Entry draw of the year 2022 was held on January 5 with 392 immigration candidates getting invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 808. This included 600 extra CRS points that the candidates earned when they accepted provincial nominations earlier.

Canada immigration authorities are now working to clear the backlogs that have come from 2021. It’s also interesting to notice that Canada Express Entry has now had some changes like extending the Canada PR status for international temporary workers and international students via Express Entry. The work profile categorization of Canada immigration candidates will now be done under the TEER system instead of the old NOC system.

Canada has a target of 411,000 new immigrants by 2023 to be achieved. It will be interesting to watch Canada achieve this as impressively as in 2021.

Jan 4th, 2022:

British Columbia PNP invites 102 individuals for nomination via tech draw

British Columbia PNP invited 102 immigration candidates in a provincial draw held on January 4, 2022. The candidates invited were offered a provincial nomination to obtain a Canada PR visa.

If the candidates accept the nomination from BC, they will be granted 600 extra CRS points. This will increase their chances considerably in a forthcoming federal Express Entry draw through which they will apply for permanent residence.

Here’s a summary of the BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
January 4, 2022 102 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

The Jan 4 draw was a tech draw, which is conducted by the province specifically to attract and invite immigration candidates with tech skills. To learn more about Canadian provincial draws and the immigration opportunities they present, talk to us at Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa consultancy company.

Dec 21st, 2021:

British Columbia PNP draws invite 243 immigration candidates

Two separate British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on December 21, 2021. A total of 243 immigration candidates were invited to submit for a provincial nomination through these draws. The nominations will lead them to an almost assured chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency . This will be by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points they earn by accepting the nomination offered.

One draw was a general Canada PNP draw and the other chose candidates employed in occupations identified under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
December 21, 2021 194 SI – Skilled Worker 100 General draw
SI – International Graduate 88
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 74
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 92
December 21, 2021 49 SI – Skilled Worker 106 ITAs issued to candidates in occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 106
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 106

Dec 6th, 2021:

IRCC invites 726 candidates in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

In a recent Canada Express Entry draw, IRCC invited 746 Express Entry PNP candidates to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. The draw was held on December 22, 2021. These candidates already have provincial nominations that had raised their CRS scores by 600 points.

The minimum CRS score set for this draw was 726 points. A tie-break rule is used in November 24, 2021, at 16:56:42 UTC set as the cut-off date and time for Canada Permanent Residency submissions received.

As of now, considering the effect of the COVID-19, IRCC has paused all-program draws. It’s continuing to use the Express Entry candidate pool to choose and invite immigrants in order to fill the vacancies in Canada’s provincial labor markets.

Dec 6th, 2021:

Quebec invites 326 immigration candidates seeking Canada PR visa

Quebec’s MIFI issued invitations to 326 Canada Permanent Residency candidates through an Arrima draw. The draw was held on December 9, 2021. The candidates who participated in the draw had their profiles created with Arrima till December 6, 2021, at 6:30 AM.

In 2021, till now, Quebec has issued invitations to more than 3,500 immigration candidates. Most of these invitations were issued in August 2021.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 633 points. Compared to the draw held on September 30, 2021, this score requirement was 71 points higher.

The invitations were sent to candidates working in one of the 29 select occupations that are listed by NOC. These occupations are in high demand in the francophone province.

The submissions from immigration candidates were accepted via the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program. The Arrima platform that was used by candidates to create their profiles with MIFI is an online platform maintained by the Government of Quebec. It provides many services to foreigners who want to immigrate to Quebec, right from the submission stage.

Dec 16th, 2021:

Prince Edward Island invites 125 immigration candidates in last 2021 draw

On December 16, 2021, Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw in which 125 immigration candidates were offered a provincial nomination and invited to submit for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Min. score
Express Entry & Labor Impact 114 67
Business Impact 11 67

In 2021, this draw was the last scheduled draw of Prince Edward Island. In the whole year, the province has issued 1854 invitations via PEI PNP draws.

The Express Entry stream of PEI PNP selects skilled, interested, and suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool and invites them to submit for a provincial nomination. If candidates accept the nomination, they get 600 additional CRS points that increase their chance of submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency in a Canada Express Entry draw.

Foreign nationals who have a valid job offer from an employer in PEI come under the Labor Impact category. They fall under the streams of Critical Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.

Foreign entrepreneurs can enter the PNP draw via the Business Impact category. They have the intention to own and run a business in Prince Edward Island.

Dec 16th, 2021:

A Manitoba PNP draw on Dec 16 has 349 immigration candidates invited

Manitoba PNP draw was held on December 16, 2021. In the draw, 349 eligible immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will lead these candidates closer to the opportunity to obtain a Canada Permanent Residency.

The chosen candidates had already submitted their EOIs via the online portal provided by MPNP. This draw was the 132nd draw by Manitoba PNP.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
International Education Stream 40 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712

Candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream are those who are working in the province with a job offer while they submit. They must have been working with their employer for a minimum of 6 months before lodging a submission form to MPNP.

Candidates under the International Education Stream have recently completed post-secondary education in Manitoba. An experience at work or at business management in Manitoba is required.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream aims at skilled workers who can join the vacant jobs in the province. They are also adaptable to living in the province. A connection with the province via a supporter, experience, or an invitation via a strategic recruitment initiative is required.

Dec 10th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP invites 71 immigration candidates, offers nomination

British Columbia PNP draw was conducted on December 14, 2021. In the tech draw, 71 immigration candidates were invited to submit a provincial nomination.

The tech draws conducted by BC PNP open up opportunities for tech-skilled candidates to immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia. These professionals are in high demand in the province.

Here’s how the draw went:

Date No. of
 invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 14, 2021 71 SI – International Graduate 80 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80

The British Columbia PNP finds the most skilled and qualified immigration candidates as well as international students, capable of meeting the province’s labor market demands. They are offered provincial nomination whereby they get an advantage in submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because of the extra 600 CRS points that are added to their basic score in the Canada Express Entry system. As their CRS score gets higher, the better their chances for permanent residence.

Dec 10th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,032 provincially nominated candidates

Canada conducted a round of Canada Express Entry draw wherein invitations were sent to 1,032 immigration candidates on December 10, 2021. The chosen candidates were invited to apply for a Canada Permanent Residency.

The invited candidates already had a provincial nomination in hand earned from a Canada PNP draw held earlier. The nomination added 600 extra CRS points to their basic score. This resulted in the cut-off score for the December 10 draw being 698 points.

The tie-break rule was implemented with the timestamp set as September 10, 2021, at 16:43:17 UTC.

In the history of Canada Express Entry, there have only been 38 PNP-only draws conducted. In those, only 2 times have the draws led to more than 1,000 invitations to be issued. Hence, this PNP-only Express Entry draw is the largest ever of its kind. Before this, the highest number of invitations were sent on July 23, 2021, with 1,002 invitations.

Canada is still prioritizing CEC and PNP candidates present in Canada for its Express Entry draws. However, as the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic gets better, more overseas candidates will definitely get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

Dec 7th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP issues 318 invitations to immigration candidates

On December 7, 2021, British Columbia PNP conducted 2 separate draws in which 318 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. One of these draws was a general draw while the other focused on candidates who worked in specific occupations.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 7, 2021 267 SI – Skilled Worker 97 General draw
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
SI – International Graduate 83
EEBC – International Graduate 86
EEBC – Skilled Worker 100
December 7, 2021 51 SI – International Graduate 103

Invitations issued to

candidates in occupations NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

SI – Skilled Worker
EEBC – International Graduate
EEBC – Skilled Worker

With the provincial nomination from British Columbia, these candidates can obtain the assured opportunity of a chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because they will get 600 extra CRS scores that will increase their base CRS scores to come farther front in the line of candidates.

Dec 7th, 2021:

Ontario PNP draw had 1,186 immigration candidates invited on Dec 7, 2021

On December 7, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted in which 1,186 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The Canada PNP draw was held to invite those immigration candidates who had profiles in OINP’s EOI system.

The draw results could be summarized as follows:

Stream Description Invitations Minimum Score
Foreign Worker Stream General 470 37
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 33 NA

In-Demand Skills Stream

Draw aimed at candidates in occupations in manufacture, health, and agriculture 53 NA
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 10 NA
International Student Stream General 583 62
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 37 NA

Candidates invited under the In-Demand Skills Stream had an experience of working in occupations with the following NOC codes:

NOC 3413, NOC 4412, NOC 8431, NOC 8432, NOC 8611, NOC 9462, NOC 9411, NOC 9416, NOC 9417, NOC 9418, NOC 9421, NOC 9422, NOC 9437, NOC 9446, NOC 9461, NOC 9523, NOC 9526, NOC 9536, NOC 9537

Ontario still needs many more skilled immigrants. Every year IRCC allocates 8,350 nominations that Ontario can grant to immigrants. An additional allocation of 250 nominations is made for temporary foreign workers with NOC skill level C.

Till November 10, 2021, Ontario has issued 2,600 nominations. The province is in fact asking Canada’s federal government to raise its allocations by doubling the allocation.

Dec 2nd, 2021:

Manitoba PNP conducts a draw that invites 438 immigration candidates

Here’s news on the latest EOI draw conducted by Manitoba PNP on December 2, 2021. In the Canada PNP draw 438 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination from the province which they can utilize when they submit for a Canada Permanent Residency in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The nomination will fetch the candidates 600 CRS points. That will enable them to get a sure chance to submit for permanent residence by virtue of their increased CRS score.

Here’s how the LAAs were issued to Canada immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. CRS score
International Education Stream 29 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas (under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative) 51 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 358 449

Out of the 438 invitations issued, 71 went to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Nov 30th, 2021:

Invitation for 89 immigration candidates in British Columbia PNP draw

In a British Columbia PNP draw that was held on November 30, 2021, 89 immigration candidates were invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. It was a tech draw, held to attract Canada immigration candidates who are skilled and experienced in key tech-related occupations.

This was how the invitations went to the candidates:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
November 30, 2021 89 SI – Skilled Worker 78 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 78
EEBC – International Graduate 78

Canada immigration candidates who accept the offer for a provincial nomination from British Columbia are going to earn 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will give them the advantage of winning an almost sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

Nov 9th, 2021:

Alberta PNP invites 200 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

The Canadian province of Alberta held a provincial immigration draw on November 9, 2021. In the draw, Alberta PNP invited 200 Canada Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

The CRS score of the least scorer in the draw was 343. If the candidates were to accept the invitation and get a provincial nomination, they will also be granted 600 extra CRS points. With an increased CRS score, they will stand a better chance of getting to apply for a Canada PR visa to settle down in Alberta.

Alberta gets a lot of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions from skilled foreign workers to land jobs in Alberta in professions including civil engineering, marketing, and healthcare.

With the opportunities open in Alberta, deciding to move to the province will be a good decision for aspiring immigrants.

Nov 24th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw on Nov 24 invites 631 candidates for Canada PR

Here’s about the Canada Express Entry draw that took place on November 24, 2021. IRCC issued 613 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The lowest CRS score of any candidate in the draw was 737.

The lowest CRS score is so high because the invited Canada Express Entry candidates have been already nominated provincially. They had gained 600 extra CRS points along with their nomination, which means, they had an actual minimum score of 137.

The draw also had a tie-break rule applied in case there was more than one candidate who had met the minimum score requirement. Keeping with the tie-break rule, the cut-off was decided on the basis of the date and time candidates submitted their Canada Express Entry profiles in relation to the timestamp June 22, 2021, at 20:19:59 PM UTC.

Nov 23rd, 2021:

Another 2 rounds of invitations from British Columbia PNP went on the floor on November 23, 2021. In all, 357 immigration candidates got the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination via BC PNP invitation.

The provincial nomination is the pathway created by a Canadian province to enable Canada immigration candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. Once nominated by a province, the candidates get extra 600 CRS points that take them further front in the line of Canada immigration candidates during a federal immigration draw.

Here’s how the invitations were distributed across immigration categories:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
Nov 23, 2021 258 SI – Skilled Worker 96 General draw.
SI – International Graduate 82
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
EEBC – Skilled Worker 97
EEBC – International Graduate 83
Nov 23, 2021 99 SI – Skilled Worker 103 Invitations issued to NOC 0631 and NOC 0621 only.
SI – International Graduate 103
EEBC – Skilled Worker 103
EEBC – International Graduate

103

Nov 20th, 2021:

Three Canada PNP draws by Newfoundland & Labrador invite 663 candidates

There were 3 Canada PNP draws that were conducted by NLPNP (Newfoundland PNP) in 2021, the details of which are out now. In all, 663 immigration candidates were invited NLPNP to apply for a provincial nomination in those draws. The invited candidates were skilled and experienced in various healthcare and technology occupations.

Here’s how the 3 Priority Skills NL draws resulted in:

Date of Draw NOC Occupation No. Of Invitations Total No. Of Invitations
Oct 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 205 260
2173 Cloud Specialists 9
2175 Web Developers 11
2174 Python Developers 8
2173 AI Developers 7
2121 Bioinformaticians 5
2175 UI/UX Developers 5
2175 .Net Developers 5
2172 Data Analysts 3
2171 Security Specialists 2
Sep 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 10 22
2174 Python Developers 4
2173 Cloud Specialists 4
2173 AI Developers 2
2175 Web Developers 2
Jun 21, 2021 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 224 381
3431 Personal Care Attendants 82
3124 Nurse Practitioners 57
4151 Clinical Psychologists 10
2111 Medical Physicists 5
3215 Radiation Therapists 3

The Priority Skills NL is a stream meant for Canada immigration candidates who possess work experience in jobs that are in demand in Newfoundland & Labrador. The candidates are also to have a prescribed level of language skills and education.

Completed EOIs are accepted from candidates under this stream who:

  • Have a minimum work experience in Newfoundland & Labrador’s in-demand jobs of at least a year in the last 10 years
  • Have a Ph.D./Master’s in healthcare, technology, agriculture, or aquaculture from Memorial University, earned within the past 3 years

Among other criteria for eligibility are that the candidates must

  • Have English language skills of at least CLB level 5 or CELPIP/IELTS test taken within the last year
  • Have the intention to live in Newfoundland & Labrador permanently

Be at least 21 years old

Nov 18th, 2021:

Saskatchewan PNP invites 633 skilled candidates, offers nomination

On November 18, 2021, a Saskatchewan PNP draw was conducted in which 633 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Incidentally, this was the largest PNP draw of the year in Saskatchewan.

Here’s how the invitations were issued to immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. Score
Occupations In-Demand 208 65
Express Entry 425 65

All the candidates were required to have skills and experience in one of the select NOC coded occupations. The Canada immigration candidates had to first submit an EOI profile so that they become eligible to apply to SINP to participate in the Saskatchewan PNP draw.

The select NOC codes are as follows:

NOC 7272 NOC 7283
NOC 7235 NOC 7203
NOC 7201 NOC 7243
NOC 7281 NOC 7294
NOC 7242 NOC 7371
NOC 0016 NOC 7231
NOC 0711  

Nov 18th, 2021:

More immigrants welcomed by Manitoba PNP, 428 invited on Nov 18, 2021

Manitoba conducted its latest provincial immigration draw on November 18, 2021. Manitoba PNP invited 428 immigration candidates who were issued LAAs that gave them the chance to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination could lead these candidates to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The LAAs were sent to Canada immigration candidates under different categories in the following manner:

Sub-category LAAs issued Min. score
International Education Stream 30
Skilled Workers Overseas 22 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 376 464

Out of the total invitations issued, 68 went to Canada Express Entry candidates with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Apr 27th, 2021:

Manitoba invites 367 immigration candidates in latest provincial draw

Manitoba invited 367 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw. The vast majority of the applicants were skilled professionals who already resided in the province.

The candidates were invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Most of the invited candidates would be eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream.

Candidates under the following two streams were also invited:

International Education Stream

Skilled Workers Overseas

Here is a break-up of the number of invitations and the EOI score under the various streams:

· Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 301 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 440;

· Skilled Workers Overseas— 11 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 721

· International Education Stream— 55 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

34 invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates in this draw.

Apr 20th, 2021:

Alberta invites 200 Express Entry candidates in latest provincial draw

Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw, which took place on April 20.

A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 was expected of the invited candidates. This was one point lower than the previous draw’s score cutoff.

Candidates who qualify for the nomination via the Alberta Express Entry stream will receive an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall Express Entry ranking, resulting in an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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