Canada Immigration: Several provinces release new PNP draw results, check here

Candidates willing or awaiting permanent residency in Canada have good reason to smile as a majority of Canadian provinces released the results of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) drawing this week.

Aside from Quebec and Nunavut, most Canadian provinces and territories have their own PNPs, under which interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Launched in 1998, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) offers candidates the opportunity to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker after Express Entry. While it does not guarantee permanent residence, it can greatly increase the chances of obtaining permanent resident status.

Earlier in 1998, the PNP welcomed only 400 immigrants, but after its success, it now welcomes more than 80,000 a year. The federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to promote the economic development of the country.

Here’s a quick rundown of areas that invite PNP:

British Columbia:

The province usually holds a weekly invitation round for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It most typically held a weekly round of invitations to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). under BC PNP on July 19. In the draw, more than 165 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Tech will draw 139 invited candidates, who must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories. The invited candidates must obtain a minimum of 85 points.

BC PNP has invited 18 and 8 candidates respectively for other candidates working in education and healthcare. The province lifted the one-year temporary hiatus from the BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Category on July 14.

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On July 14, the province invited 366 candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for streams, including skilled workers in Manitoba (293), skilled workers abroad (33) and International Education Stream (40). Of the invitees, 55 had profiles in the Express Entry system. The province also issued 11 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to Ukrainian citizens.


The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 33 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream on July 15 to candidates with a score between 146 and 174 points.

Prince Edward Island:

On July 21, the province invited a total of 165 immigration candidates under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) on July 21. Labor Impact and Express Entry candidates received the most invitations, with a total of 138 points, while the remaining 27 invitations went to Business Impact candidates with provincial scores of at least 60 points.


The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) released the results of its July 14 solicitation round, inviting 627 candidates to apply.

Approximately 430 invitations went to Express Entry candidates and 195 invitations went to candidates in high demand occupations. For both categories of candidates, the minimum EOI (Expression of Interest) score was 69 and they had to have work experience in one of the 20 professions. Also, the province issued two invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to Ukrainian citizens.


Compared to other provinces, Quebec has more autonomy over its immigration system and does not participate in the PNP.

Those wishing to immigrate through the county’s immigration system typically must submit a profile to an expression of interest group called Arrima. After this, the provincial officials will invite candidates whose profile meets the criteria for an immigration program, who can apply for a provincial nomination or a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) in Quebec.

The candidates wishing to immigrate to Quebec had to have profiles in the Arrima Expression of Interest system with scores between 551 and 624 points, depending on the occupations targeted, or they had to have a valid job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan area.

As part of the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited 351 candidates to apply on June 28.

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