Five Canadian Provinces Invite Express Entry Candidates For Canada PR


Issuing permanent residency (PR) certificates in Canada is under the exclusive authority of the federal government. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in Canada issue provincial nominations to eligible candidates who can apply for Canada PR with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


Following the process, last week was crucial for immigration aspirants as five Canada PNP invited eligible Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nominations. 

British Columbia Holds Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia held its popular Tech Pilot on April 20. It resulted in inviting 90 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. All the invited candidates belonged to Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration category.  

Further, all these candidates required a minimum provincial score of 80, calculated under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). 

BC PNP started a weekly Tech Pilot draw in 2017 to attract foreign talent in the growing BC’s tech sector. The pilot is now available to nominate skilled workers for 29 occupations. The Tech pilot is open until June 2021 and may extend beyond. 

Manitoba Holds Unusual Draws

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 399 candidates who may be eligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream on April 19. 

Usually, MPNP conducts three draws for each of its PNP streams – Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream along with ‘enhanced’ Express Entry stream. However, the April 19 MPNP draw invited provincial nominations only under Skilled Workers Overseas and Express Entry streams. 

The results of the new MPNP draw are as follows:

  • 30 candidates invited under a strategic recruitment initiative with an EOI score of at least 703; and
  • 369 candidates were invited under a strategic recruitment initiative with an EOI score of at least 708.

Ontario Holds Tech Pilot Draw

Ontario invited 528 Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations to apply for a provincial nomination on April 13. It includes: 

  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147)

All the invited candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry System with a Comprehensive Ranking System score between 456 and 467. 

Prince Edward Island Invites 156 Candidates

Prince Edward Island has released the details of its scheduled April 15 draw. Most of the invitations, 140, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining 16 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point threshold of 75.

Alberta Invites Candidates With Low CRS of 302

In a nomination draw held on April 06, Alberta invited up to 200 Express Entry candidates with a CRS score as low as 302. However, it is one point higher than the previous two draws

Qualify For Canada PR With Express Entry

Express Entry is the main way through which Canada manages skilled worker applications for permanent residency. Although, one can skip the PNP process and receive permanent residency directly, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that IRCC will invite you immediately, subject to qualification. 

Express Entry is an application management system for three federal immigration programs. Any profile submitted in the system is ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which considers factors like your age, work experience, education, and language skills. 

The highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws. 

Additionally, candidates with provincial nominations gain an additional 600 CRS points and this is enough to score above the required minimum CRS points which are determined in each Express Entry draw. 

Take this free assessment online or contact our consultants to determine your eligibility for each Canada PNP. 

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