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Canada PNP progress in May

Margaret Cooley



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Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs) are working in full swing to retain the efficiency of Canadian immigration.


The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued invitations to 191 Express Entry candidates on May 13, who will now be able to submit their applications for provincial nomination. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 300 for candidates to get a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the province.

Since coronavirus is still a pertinent threat to public health risk, it is still affecting immigration applications. Alberta is only considering provincial candidates who live and work in the province at the moment. The province is also making the document submission process for PNP candidates more flexible.

Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia organized a Provincial Nominee Program draw on May 22 that invited registered nurses to submit their applications for provincial nomination via the Labour Market Priorities Stream.

British Columbia

British Columbia distributed 632 new invitations between May 7 and 26.  Two draws were hosted under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot that is meant to boost the province’s tech sector. The tech draw selected 225 candidates last month from the subcategories of Skilled Worker and International Graduate They needed a minimum provincial score of 80. The rest of the draws invited international graduates and skilled, entry-level and semi-skilled workers through the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams.

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) organized two Expression of Interest draws on May 7 and May 21, respectively. Candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education streams received a total of 222 invitations. Manitoba has also distributed 2,030 Letters of Advice to Apply (LLA’s) to candidates in the above-mentioned categories.



The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) distributed a total of 703 invitations among candidates looking to get a provincial nomination. On May 13, they focused on candidates with work experience in six specific tech sector occupations via the Express Entry-aligned immigration pathway.

The PNPs in Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan were also active in May.

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PNP Draws & Updates

ManitobaDec 4117 invitations
ManitobaNov 30268 invitations
Prince Edward IslandNov 3069 invitations
OntarioNov 301052 invitations
QuebecNov 291210 invitations
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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
271 (Healthcare)3,600
270 (French Language)300486
269 (PNP Only)1,548776
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