Monthly Review: Canada PR Nomination Draws in November 2021

Canada PR Nov Draws 2021

Canada landed just over 46,000 new immigrants in October 2021, inching closer to fulfilling its annual target of 401,000 new immigrants.

Immigration Minister, in a recent interview, seemed confident and prepared to increase Canada’s immigration levels. Fraser sought support from local businesses and communities to increase the immigration levels. He is “very much open to” even higher levels to accommodate more foreign migrants in Canada.

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With Canada showing potential to improve immigrant outcomes in essential sectors, planning your skilled-based immigration to Canada should be your number one priority in current times.

The country issued nearly 3000 ITAs for provincial nominations and another 1,388 ITAs for PR during the month of November 2021.

Immigration experts view these developments as a sign of relief as more new aspirants can be expected to immigrate to Canada in near future.

Canada Permanent Residence Under Express Entry in November 2021

Somewhere in the whole nomination draw in 2021, the preference for candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is still not the favourite. Off-late, for the last six Express Entry draws, candidates qualifying under Canada Experience Class (CEC) are also not targeted.

Now it is believed that Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will resume FSWP & CEC invitations after clearing backlogs.

FSWP Express Entry provides a direct immigration pathway for skilled foreign workers even without a job offer or work experience in Canada to obtain permanent residence (PR).

Last month, Express Entry only preferred Express Entry candidates under PNP categories for permanent residence.

Express Entry Draws – November 2021
Draw Number Nomination Draw Date Qualifying CRS ITAs issued
#209 November 10 PNP-specific: 775 points 681
#210 November 24 PNP-specific: 737 points 613

Canada Express Entry is a long-drawn (maximum one-year validity) two-step process.

All registered profiles are assessed and ranked on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Core human factors such as age, education, language skills, and work experience are the metrics to calculate a CRS profile score.

The second step will involve the fortnightly nomination draws held by IRCC. The high-ranking candidates based on the CRS score get invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR).

Active Provincial Nominations for Canada PR in November 2021

Since its launch in 1998, the Provincial Nominee Programs have become the second main route to permanent residence in Canada.

The unique arrangement between the federal and provincial/territorial governments in Canada, except in Quebec & Nunavut, allows the nomination of foreign candidates separately based on the unique labor demand of each province. These provincial nominations allow eligible candidates to apply for permanent residence.

Between now and 2023, PNPs alone are expected to result in more than 80,000 immigrants per year being admitted as permanent residents.

Further, candidates with an active Express Entry were extremely benefitted as provincial nomination will give them a chance to gain an additional 600 points towards their overall CRS score. This would effectively guarantee them an ITA for Canada PR in a subsequent Express Entry draw.


The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has a busy month. It held the largest invitation round of the year through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories of the International Skilled Worker Category issuing a total of 633 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

The province also announced the launch of a new pilot program to help employers recruit international talent for certain in-demand occupations including healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, agricultural technology, construction, hospitality, and retail.


The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has nearly invited 11,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.

During November, the province held six draws and invited 861 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

With the turning of the tech pilot program into a permanent immigration program, aspirants can expect more nominations of specific foreign tech workers to immigrate to Canada.


The province of Manitoba held a draw under Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas streams, issuing a total of 849 Letters of Advice to Apply issued of which 143 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile.


The province issued only one draw that invited 200 candidates with CRS scores of at least 343.


The province held 11 draws in 2021, bringing the total number of invitations issued to 1,729.

PEI PNP went as per its pre-scheduled draws, rather with a larger draw size in November. A total of 188 eligible candidates under Express Entry, Labour, and Business Impact candidates.


The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is said to have invited a total of 663 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) did not issue invitations. The province might have reached its annual allocation quota for 2021.

Here’s a quick review of our previous editions of monthly nomination draws review: 

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