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Canada Provincial Nominee Program, PNP Draw Updates

The PNP Draw is a periodic invitation to apply issued to prospective immigrants of Canada, either by the Federal Government through the Express Entry System or the provinces/territory.

The Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a popular way for foreigners to obtain Canadian Permanent Residence. The date for PNP draws varies province to province; the Federal government also issues invitations to apply under express entry draw. Therefore, the invitation round is called PNP Draw or Express Entry Draw.

The information on this page is updated regularly; it includes nomination draw results and PNP eligibility criteria for each province of Canada. It will also help you know the next PNP draws that are likely to occur.

Latest Provincial Nominee Invitation Updates

February 2, 2023:

  • BC invited eight entrepreneur candidates to apply for provincial nominee through the BC Entrepreneur stream.
  • The federal government issued 1,070 ITAs to PNP candidates. This February 2 PNP invitation is the biggest in recent times. A CRS cut-off mark of 674 was used.

February 1, 2023:

  • Quebec announced the results of a January 27 draw which invited 322 candidates PR through the Quebec Skilled Worker program. Cut off mark of 647 points was used, and job offers must be outside the Montreal region.
  • Alberta announced the results of a January 18 draw that invited 350 Express Entry candidates with a CRS score cut-off of 346.
  • British Columbia invited 126 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a BC Tech draw.

January 27, 2023:

  • Manitoba invited 315 applicants, including 69 Express Entry candidates, to apply for PR.
  • Ontario issued ITA to 1,032 Express Entry candidates through the Skilled Trades stream. This was the first OINP Skilled Trades draw and the largest OINP ever since last year.

January 25, 2023:

  • British Columbia issued 289 ITAs to candidates through 4 BC PNP streams.

On January 25, 2023:

  • Prince Edward Island invited 121 applicants to apply for PR under the Labour and Express Entry streams. Additional 11 persons were invited through the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.

January 25, 2023:

  • British Columbia issued 91 invitations for provincial nomination under the BC Tech draw.
  • Alberta province released the results of their January 5 draw, in which 250 Express Entry applicants were invited with a CRS cut-off of 327.

What is PNP Draw?

One or more provinces issue invitations every few weeks to apply for their PNP program. These invitations are referred to as “draws.” The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan all participate in the PNP.

Which provinces invite immigrants via PNP?

The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan all participate in the PNP. In addition, the three territories of Canada also offer immigration programs: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. The Federal government’s invitation process is called Express Entry Draw.

Canada PNP Streams

Provincial Nominee Programs, PNP Canada Categories

Province / TerritoryStream/programAligned with EE?Job offer required?Canadian experience required?Canadian education required?Residency in Canada required?For business?
AlbertaExpress EntryAlignedNoNoNoYesNo
AlbertaAccelerated Tech PathwayAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
AlbertaOpportunity StreamNoYesYesNoYesNo
AlbertaInternational Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration StreamNoNoYesYesYesYes
AlbertaForeign Graduate Start-up VisaNoNoNoNoNoYes
AlbertaSelf-Employed FarmerNoNoNoNoNoYes
British ColumbiaEEBC - Skilled WorkerAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – Healthcare ProfessionalAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – International GraduateAlignedYesNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – International Post-GraduateAlignedNoNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaSkills Immigration (SI) – Skilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaSI – Healthcare ProfessionalNoYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaSI – International GraduateNoYesNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaSI – Entry Level and Semi-SkilledAlignedYesYesNoYesNo
British ColumbiaSI – International Post-GraduateNoNoNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
British ColumbiaEntrepreneur Regional PilotNoNoNoNoNoYes
ManitobaSkilled Workers Overseas: Express Entry PathwayAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
ManitobaSkilled Workers OverseasNoNoNoNoNoNo
ManitobaSkilled Workers Overseas: Human Capital PathwayNoNoNoNoNoNo
ManitobaSkilled Workers in ManitobaNoYesYesNoYesNo
ManitobaSkilled Workers in Manitoba: Work Experience PathwayNoYesYesNoYesNo
ManitobaSWM: Employer Direct Recruitment PathwayNoYesNoNoNoNo
ManitobaCareer Employment Pathway (International Education Stream)*NoYesYesYesYesNo
ManitobaGraduate Internship Pathway (International Education Stream)NoNoNoYesYesNo
ManitobaStudent Entrepreneur Pathway (International Education Stream)NoNoNoYesYesYes
ManitobaBusiness Investor Stream: EntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
ManitobaBusiness Investor Stream: Farm InvestorNoNoNoNoNoYes
ManitobaMorden Community-Drive InitiativeNoNoNoNoNoNo
New BrunswickExpress Entry Labour Market StreamAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
New BrunswickSkilled Worker With Employer SupportNoYesNoNoNoNo
New BrunswickPost-Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
New BrunswickEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
NewfoundlandPriority Skills — In-Demand Occupation streamNoNoNoNoNoNo
NewfoundlandPriority Skills — Education streamNoNoNoYesNoNo
NewfoundlandExpress Entry Skilled WorkerAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
NewfoundlandSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
NewfoundlandInternational Graduate**NoYesNoYesYesNo
NewfoundlandInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
NewfoundlandInternational EntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
Northwest TerritoriesExpress EntryAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
Northwest TerritoriesSkilled WorkersNoYesNoNoNoNo
Northwest TerritoriesCritical ImpactNoYesYesNoYesNo
Northwest TerritoriesBusiness StreamNoNoNoNoNoYes
Nova ScotiaNova Scotia Experience: Express Entry)AlignedNoYesNoYesNo
Nova ScotiaExpress Entry Labour Market PrioritiesAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
Nova ScotiaEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
Nova ScotiaInternational Graduates In DemandNoYesNoYesYesNo
Nova ScotiaOccupations in DemandNoYesNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaLabour Market Priorities for PhysicianAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaPhysicianNoYesNoNoNoNo
OntarioHuman Capital PrioritiesAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
OntarioFrench-Speaking Skilled WorkerAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
OntarioSkilled TradesAlignedNoYesNoYesNo
OntarioForeign WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
OntarioInternational StudentNoYesNoYesNoNo
OntarioIn-Demand SkillsNoYesYesNoNoNo
OntarioMasters GraduatesNoNoNoYesYesNo
OntarioPhD GraduatesNoNoNoYesYesNo
Prince Edward IslandExpress EntryAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
Prince Edward IslandSkilled Worker outside Canada (Labour Impact)NoYesNoNoNoNo
Prince Edward IslandSkilled Worker in PEI (Labour Impact)NoYesYesNoYesNo
Prince Edward IslandCritical Worker (Labour Impact)NoYesYesNoYesNo
Prince Edward IslandInternational Graduate (Labour Impact)NoYesYesYesYesNo
Prince Edward IslandBusiness Work Permit EntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
QuebecQuebec Skilled Worker ProgramNoNoNoNoNoNo
QuebecQuebec Experience Program: Foreign workersNoNoYesNoYesNo
QuebecQuebec Experience Program: Students & graduatesNoNoNoYesYesNo
QuebecEntrepreneur ProgramNoNoNoNoNoYes
QuebecSelf-Employed ProgramNoNoNoNoNoYes
QuebecInvestor ProgramNoNoNoNoNoYes
SaskatchewanInternational Skilled Worker: Express EntryAlignedNoNoNoNoNo
SaskatchewanInternational Skilled Worker: Occupations In-DemandNoNoNoNoNoNo
SaskatchewanInternational Skilled Worker: Employment OfferNoYesNoNoNoNo
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Experience: Existing Work Permits & Health ProfessionalsNoYesYesNoYesNo
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Experience: StudentsNoYesYesNoYesNo
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Experience: Hospitality WorkersNoYesYesNoYesNo
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Experience: Long Haul Truck DriversNoYesYesNoYesNo
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Experience: Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work PermitNoYesYesNoYesNo
SaskatchewanFarm Owner and OperatorNoNoNoNoNoYes
SaskatchewanInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
SaskatchewanHard-To-Fill Skills PilotNoYesNoNoNoNo
YukonExpress EntryAlignedYesNoNoNoNo
YukonSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
YukonCritical Impact WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
YukonBusiness NomineeNoNoNoNoNoYes

Alberta PNP Draw

The province of Alberta Provincial Nominee draw takes place regularly. The Alberta PNP program is popular because the province has an economy that is doing well.

British Columbia PNP Draw

The following BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP draw) will likely occur in the coming weeks. This date has yet to be announced. The BC PNP program is popular because of its strong economy and interest in cities in BC. Check back for the result of BC PNP’s latest draw once it is announced.

Manitoba PNP Draw

The next Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw will take place in the coming weeks. This date has yet to be announced. The MPNP program is popular because of its strong economy.

New Brunswick PNP Draw

Recently, New Brunswick province issued many invitations to apply for their skilled worker stream and the entrepreneur stream of NBPNP.

Newfoundland & Labrador PNP Draw

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee draw take place regularly. The Alberta PNP program is popular because the province has an economy that is doing well.

Nova Scotia PNP Draw

Nova Scotia issued invitations to apply for candidates in their Entrepreneur and Skilled Worker streams.

Ontario PNP Draw

Ontario is expected to issue many invitations in its upcoming draw. The Ontario program is popular because it offers several streams, including the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Prince Edward Island PNP Draw

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) offers several immigration programs through the provincial nominee program.

Quebec PNP Draw

Quebec issued invitations to apply for candidates in their Entrepreneur and Self-employed Worker streams. The province is expected to issue more invites soon.

Saskatchewan PNP Draw

Saskatchewan has issued an invitation round regularly. In addition, the province has several streams, including the Express Entry Occupation In-Demand Stream.

Northwest Territories PNP Draw

The Northwest Territories (NWT) Provincial Nominee Program offers two immigration programs: the Skilled Worker and Critical Skills streams.

Nunavut PNP Draw

The Nunavut Provincial Nominee Program (NPNP) offers two immigration programs: the Skilled Worker stream and the Business Development stream.

Yukon PNP Draw

The Yukon Provincial Nominee Program offers three streams for immigration to the territory: the Skilled Worker, Self-Employed Farmer, and Business Investor streams.

How to check PNP Draw Results

Was there a PNP draw today? The Canada PNP draw is published on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates about the next Alberta PNP Draw, BC PNP Draw, and other provincial nominee draws this year.

Can you predict the date of the next Express Entry PNP?

Express Entry Canada Provincial Nominee Program PNP Draw takes place regularly. In addition, Canada Immigration draws conducted on a few days in the month, including dates like January 15, February 22, and March 29. Canada immigration draw is conducted to issue invitations for permanent residentship via Canada Express Entry system.

It is hard to predict the date of the next Canada Express Entry PNP draw. However, we can look at past patterns to understand when the next Canada Immigration draw might occur.

How to receive a PNP invitation

To receive an invitation to apply for a PNP, you must first create an Express Entry profile or apply through the particular province you wish to receive an ITA.

You will be entered into the pool of candidates and assessed against eligibility criteria for one or more programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Program. You will also be invited to apply for a provincial nomination if you are eligible.

In conclusion, the Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has drawn updates to its website, which may interest potential nominees and sponsors. The program provides a way for talented individuals from all provinces and territories to nominate deserving candidates for the position of Member of Parliament. In addition, the PNP is an excellent way to connect with your provincial and territorial counterparts and promote Canadian culture and values.

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