Stay up to date with our PNP Canada Live Tracker. Most recent update: May 27, 2021.

Latest PNP Canada updates:

  • May 26: Ontario invited 147 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Invited candidates scores 73 and above. Another 11 International Student candidates were invited through the Regional Immigration Pilot. 
  • May 25: British Columbia invited 323 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 47 additional candidates. 
  • May 25: Saskatchewan invited 405 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered. 
  • May 25: Alberta announced the results of a draw on May 18 in which 250 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
  • May 25: Manitoba invited 232 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams. 
  • May 25: Ontario invited 64 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Invited candidates held job offers in communities prioritized through the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot. 
  • May 20: PEI invited 138 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 17 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category. 
  • May 18: British Columbia invited 82 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • May 18: Ontario invited 138 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Invited candidates scores 77 and above.

*Please note that Quebec does not operate a Provincial Nominee Program, but instead manages its own provincial immigration program. To provide relevant immigration updates at the provincial level, we have chosen to include Quebec in our updates.

  • May 11: British Columbia invited 331 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 48 additional candidates.
  • May 11: Alberta announced the results of a draw on May 5 in which 250 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • May 11: Ontario invited 81 candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Invited candidates had experience in priority health and trades occupations.
  • May 6: Saskatchewan invited 259 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • May 6: Manitoba invited 150 candidates, including 14 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
  • May 4: British Columbia invited 84 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • May 4: Ontario invited 102 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
  • April 28: Ontario has re-opened the Foreign Worker and International Student categories of the OINP Employer Job Offer stream. These programs now use a points-based EOI selection system. Our website will be updated in the coming days with the new program information, in the meantime, please refer to the OINP website for the most recent updates.
  • April 27: Alberta announced the results of a draw on April 20 in which 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
  • April 27: British Columbia invited 348 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 14 additional candidates.
  • April 26: Manitoba invited 367 candidates, including 34 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP through three MPNP streams.
  • April 20: British Columbia invited 90 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • April 19: Manitoba invited 399 candidates, including 373 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • April 15: PEI invited 140 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 16 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • April 13: British Columbia invited 420 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A second draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 21 additional candidates. And, a third draw invited 11 candidates through BC’s entrepreneurial streams.
  • April 13: Alberta announced the results of a draw on April 6 in which 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 302.
  • April 13: Ontario invited 528 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a Tech draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations.
  • April 8: Manitoba invited 243 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • April 8: Canada launched a new online application portal to allow non-Express Entry PNP applicants to submit their final PR applications digitally. This portal is only for the federal PR application occurring after an applicant has received their provincial nomination. Full details here.
  • April 8: Saskatchewan invited 279 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • April 6: British Columbia invited 80 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • March 30: Quebec invited 208 candidates to apply for permanent residence through the Quebec Skilled Worker program.
  • March 30: Alberta announced the results of a draw on March 26 in which 300 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
  • March 30: British Columbia invited 330 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 44 additional candidates.
  • March 29: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates who demonstrated French-language proficiency consistent with CLB 9 or above and English-language proficiency at CLB 7 or above. Candidates were invited through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • March 25: Manitoba invited 335 candidates, including 49 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • March 24: Saskatchewan invited 418 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • March 23: British Columbia invited 95 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP. The province also announced the extension of the BC Regional Immigration Pilot for another three years.
  • March 18: Quebec has announced opening dates for its three new pilot programs targeting: orderlies, food processing workers, and tech workers.
  • March 18: PEI invited 140 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 10 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • March 16: Ontario announced that five streams of the OINP will be introducing a new points-based Expression of Interest (EOI) system for selecting candidates. Read our full reporting.
  • March 16: Alberta announced the results of a draw on March 2 in which 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
  • March 16: British Columbia invited 428 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 78 additional candidates.
  • March 11: Manitoba invited 299 candidates, including 35 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • March 9: British Columbia invited 95 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
  • March 3: Ontario invited 126 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream.
  • March 3: Alberta announced the results of a draw on February 16 in which 159 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 352.
  • March 2: British Columbia invited 418 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 26 additional candidates.
  • March 2: Ontario invited 754 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a targeted draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of 10 priority occupations.
  • February 26: Manitoba invited 207 candidates, including 5 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • February 25: Saskatchewan invited 299 candidates from the Express Entry stream of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • February 23: British Columbia invited 87 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
  • February 18: PEI invited 102 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 19 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • February 16: British Columbia invited 459 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. A separate draw was held only for NOCs 0621 and 0631 which invited 35 additional candidates.
  • February 16: British Columbia officially lifted special measures that has excluded 31 occupations for consideration in PNP draws throughout the pandemic.
  • February 16: Ontario invited 1,186 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This was a Tech draw which only selected candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations.
  • February 16: Alberta announced the results of a draw on February 10 in which 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 301.
  • February 12: Manitoba invited 296 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • February 11: Saskatchewan invited 541 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • February 9: British Columbia invited 74 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
  • February 2: Alberta announced the results of a draw on January 28 in which 100 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 360.
  • February 2: British Columbia invited 208 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Eight candidates were also invited through the Entrepreneur stream. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • February 2: Ontario invited 283 Express Entry candidates through Human Capital Priorities stream targeting workers in 10 priority occupations.
  • January 28: Manitoba invited 218 candidates, including 13 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • January 28: Alberta started accepting applications through the new Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream (FGSVS) targeting recent graduates outside Canada who are interested in starting a business in Alberta. Full details here.
  • January 26: Quebec invited 95 candidates to apply for permanent residence through the Quebec Skilled Worker program.
  • January 26: British Columbia invited 81 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP in a Tech Pilot draw.
  • January 21: PEI invited 196 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 15 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • January 21: Saskatchewan invited 502 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • January 19: British Columbia invited 195 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • January 19: Alberta announced the results of a draw on January 8 in which 50 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 406.
  • January 19: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with at least four years’ experience as financial officers (NOC 1114) and English language test results equal to CLB 9 or above in all abilities. Candidates were invited through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • January 14: Manitoba invited 272 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams. .
  • January 13: Ontario issued 146 invitations to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream and another 338 through the Skilled Trades stream.
  • January 12: British Columbia invited 80 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP.
  • January 7: Saskatchewan invited 385 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • January 5: British Columbia invited 168 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • January 5: Newfoundland has officially opened its new PNP stream, Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador, targeting highly educated and skilled individuals with experience in the province’s in-demand sectors.
  • January 4, 2021: Nova Scotia has officially closed the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream.
  • December 30: Manitoba invited 188 candidates, including 13 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • December 29: British Columbia invited 58 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
  • December 22: British Columbia invited 230 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • December 22: Quebec announced results of a Dec 16 draw where the province invited 233 candidates to apply for permanent resident through the Quebec Skilled Worker program.
  • December 21: Alberta announced that there are approximately 2,350 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 15 expressions of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool.
  • December 17: Saskatchewan invited 576 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • December 17: Manitoba invited 419 candidates, including 37 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • December 17: PEI invited 174 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 21 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • December 15: British Columbia invited 92 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP.
  • December 15: Ontario invited 668 Express Entry candidates through Human Capital Priorities stream targeting workers in six tech occupations.
  • December 15: Ontario revealed that 1,426 applicants registered during the recent opening of the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on November 26.
  • December 15: Nova Scotia announced the closure of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, effective January 4, 2021.
  • December 9: Nova Scotia invited 34 candidates through the Entrepreneur stream of the NSNP, plus another 2 candidates through the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream.
  • December 8: British Columbia invited 256 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • December 1: Saskatchewan invited 564 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • December 1: British Columbia invited 68 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through a Tech Pilot draw targeting four streams of the BC PNP. 11 candidates were also invited through the Entrepreneur stream.
  • December 1: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with a valid job offer from a Nova Scotian employer through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • November 26: Ontario has opened the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream for an intake period. Once the intake quota has been reached the stream will close. Apply on the OINP website.
  • November 25: Newfoundland and Labrador is creating a new PNP stream, Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador, targeting highly educated and skilled individuals with experience in the province’s in-demand sectors. Full details here.
  • November 24: British Columbia invited 360 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • November 24: Saskatchewan introduced 10 new points available in the SINP ranking system for candidates who speak both French and English. These changes impact the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP.
  • November 19: PEI invited 221 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 33 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • November 19: Manitoba invited 196 candidates, including 40 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • November 19: Saskatchewan invited 551 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • November 17: British Columbia invited 76 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • November 16: Ontario reached the intake limit for its Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream for 2020. No additional registrations will be accepted until further notice.
  • November 12: Ontario issued 443 notifications of interest to Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream today. Only nine occupations were eligible.
  • November 10: British Columbia invited 358 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • November 5: Manitoba invited 205 candidates, including 7 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • November 5: Ontario announced that the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot had reached its intake quota for 2020. Applications will resume in 2021.
  • November 4: Ontario issued 726 invitations to Express Entry candidates today through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker and the Skilled Trades streams of the OINP.
  • November 3: Saskatchewan invited 532 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • November 3: British Columbia invited 76 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • October 27: Saskatchewan announced the results of an Oct 21 draw where the province issued 618 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • October 27: British Columbia invited 354 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • October 27: Alberta has launched a new PNP stream: the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration stream. This is for individuals who have completed post-secondary education in Alberta and wish to start a business in the province. The province will also launch a new Foreign Graduate Startup Visa Stream in 2021. Full details here.
  • October 26: Ontario issued 21 invitations to candidates in the OINP’s Entrepreneur stream. Entrepreneurial candidates with scores between 142 and 200 were considered.
  • October 22: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with experience in NOC 2074 (computer programmers and interactive media developers) to apply through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • October 22: Manitoba invited 206 candidates, including 22 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • October 21: Ontario opened the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream and accepted 1,250 applications before closing.
  • October 20: British Columbia invited 80 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw. A further 20 candidates were invited through entrepreneur streams.
  • October 20: Ontario will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21. All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form.
  • October 15: PEI invited 184 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 27 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • October 15: Ontario invited 772 Express Entry candidates through Human Capital Priorities stream targeting workers in one of six tech occupations.
  • October 13: British Columbia invited 417 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • October 8: Manitoba invited 192 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • October 6: British Columbia invited 72 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • October 1: Alberta adopted a new portal for the AINP, with new fees associated with use of this portal.
  • October 1: Quebec announced results of a Sept 24 draw where the province invited 365 candidates to apply for permanent resident through the Quebec Skilled Worker program. Invited candidates had to have a valid job offer or meet one of two other rare criteria.
  • September 29: British Columbia invited 450 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • September 29: Ontario did a short intake for the OINP Masters Graduate stream. The stream opened to new applicants for a short window and closed after meeting its quota of 1,215.
  • September 24: Saskatchewan issued 525 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Candidates across dozens of occupations were eligible for invitation.
  • September 24: Manitoba invited 189 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • September 24: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with experience in one of two trades occupations (NOC 7321 & NOC 7322) to apply for nomination through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • September 22: British Columbia invited 74 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • September 17: PEI invited 313 candidates to apply through the Labour & Express Entry streams. A further 32 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • September 17: The federal government has introduced a temporary facilitative measure to assist paper-based PNP applicants (not Express Entry-aligned) who are applying through a job offer-based PNP stream, but who have lost their job offer due to COVID-19. Learn more.
  • September 16: British Columbia invited 407 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • September 15: Saskatchewan issued 621 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only three tech occupations were considered.
  • September 10: Manitoba invited 212 candidates, including 22 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • September 8: British Columbia invited 67 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • September 8: Ontario has proposed a new points-based Expression of Interest (EOI) selection system to be used in five OINP streams. Full details here.
  • September 1: British Columbia invited 428 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded. 11 entrepreneurial candidates were also invited.
  • August 31: British Columbia has been excluding 31 occupations from its PNP draws in response to COVID-19. The province has confirmed that it will likely continue excluding these occupations through to the end of 2020. Learn more.
  • August 27: Ontario issued 21 invitations to candidates in the OINP’s Entrepreneur stream. Entrepreneurial candidates with scores between 144 and 200 were considered.
  • August 27: Manitoba invited 213 candidates, including 23 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • August 26: Saskatchewan issued 570 invitations to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand stream of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • August 26: Ontario issued 703 invitations to Express Entry candidates in the Human Capital Priorities stream. Only candidates with experience in one of the priority occupations and with a CRS score between 466-475 were considered.
  • August 25: PEI announced the results of three Labour & Express Entry draws that took place in July and August inviting candidates living and working in PEI. A total of 293 invitations were issued in those draws. A further 28 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • August 25: British Columbia invited 72 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • August 19: Ontario opened the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream in the morning (Toronto time / EST) following short advance warning. The intake was closed the same morning. Access the OINP Portal.
  • August 18: British Columbia invited 302 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • August 14: Saskatchewan issued 533 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • August 13: Manitoba invited 199 candidates, including 23 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • August 11: British Columbia invited 52 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • August 7: British Columbia invited 437 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • August 7: British Columbia has increased the application fees for skills immigration applicants from $700 to $1,150. As well, applicants seeking an application review will now have to pay $500, increased from $200 before. Read full details on BC PNP fees.
  • July 30: Manitoba invited 199 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • July 29: Saskatchewan issued 502 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams of the SINP. Only certain occupations were considered.
  • July 29: Ontario issued 1,288 Notifications of Interest for the OINP Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream, inviting candidates across six tech occupations.
  • July 28: British Columbia invited 34 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw. 12 candidates were also invited through Entrepreneur streams.
  • July 21: British Columbia invited 62 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • July 21: Ontario briefly opened and then closed the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream, allowing 1,300 applications to be submitted.
  • July 20: Ontario has announced that the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream will open for an intake on July 21.
  • July 16: PEI announced the results of two Labour & Express Entry draws that took place on July 10 & 16 to candidates living and working in PEI. A total of 166 invitations were issued in those draws. A further 29 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • July 16: Manitoba invited 174 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • July 15: Quebec announced the results of a June 18 draw where the province invited 7 candidates to apply through the Quebec Skilled Worker program.
  • July 14: British Columbia invited 320 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • July 8: Alberta announced the results of a draw on June 17 in which 187 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 303.
  • July 7: British Columbia invited 57 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • July 6: Ontario has re-opened the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream after a brief pause.
  • July 2: Manitoba invited 125 candidates, including 10 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • July 2: Ontario has added 13 new occupations to the in-demand list for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. The stream is paused but will re-open on July 6.
  • June 30: British Columbia invited 314 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • June 30: Alberta announced that it will be cutting quotas for the AINP for 2020 by roughly one-third in an effort to combat the economic fallout from COVID-19. Read full details.
  • June 25: PEI announced the results of three Labour & Express Entry draws that took place in June to support applicants working in essential services industries. A total of 90 invitations were issued in those draws. A further 20 invitations were issued in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
  • June 23: British Columbia invited 87 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • June 19: Manitoba invited 181 candidates, including 10 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • June 18: Ontario has invited 143 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream with CRS scores between 424 and 436.
  • June 17: Ontario has invited 758 candidates through the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with CRS scores between 400 and 436. This marks the largest Skilled Trades draw in Ontario’s history.
  • June 16: British Columbia invited 276 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • June 12: Alberta announced the results of a draw on May 27 in which 148 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • June 10: British Columbia invited 87 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • June 8: Saskatchewan introduced temporary special measures to help PNP candidates impacted by COVID-19. Read full details.
  • June 4: Manitoba invited 124 candidates, including 9 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • June 4: British Columbia has extended the BC PNP Tech Pilot until at least June 2021.
  • June 3: Ontario has invited 699 Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream with experience in one of ten targeted NOC codes.
  • June 3: Ontario has received its PNP allocation for 2020. 7,350 spots are available with an additional 250 places for temporary foreign workers at NOC Skill Level C.
  • June 2: British Columbia invited 241 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded. 38 candidates were also invited through Entrepreneur streams.
  • May 28: Saskatchewan has invited 252 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • May 28: Alberta announced the results of a draw on May 12 in which 191 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • May 27: British Columbia invited 133 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • May 22: Nova Scotia invited Nurses (NOC 3012) to apply through the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the NSNP.
  • May 21: Manitoba invited 99 candidates, including 9 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • May 21: Quebec announced that the Quebec Investor Program will remain closed to new applicants until at least March 31, 2021. The program was previously scheduled to remain paused only until July 1, 2020.
  • May 20: PEI announced the results of several small draws through March, April, and May, to support applicants working in essential services industries. A total of 29 invitations were issued.
  • May 19: British Columbia invited 158 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • May 14: Alberta announced the results of a draw on April 29 in which 200 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 322.
  • May 13: British Columbia invited 92 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • May 13: Ontario has invited 703 Express Entry candidates with experience in one of six tech occupations. This draw is a part of Ontario’s Tech Pilot.
  • May 11: Ontario launched temporary special measures to assist OINP applicants impacted by COVID-19. Read full details.
  • May 7: British Columbia invited 237 candidates through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • May 7: Manitoba invited 123 candidates, including 14 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • May 4: Alberta introduced a range of temporary changes and special measures in response to COVID-19. Most notably, until further notice Alberta Express Entry will only be nominating candidates currently residing in Alberta. Get full details.
  • Apr 30: Ontario invited 307 Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream.
  • Apr 29: British Columbia invited 75 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • Apr 29: Ontario invited 190 candidates to apply under the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream, the first draw under this stream in 2020.
  • Apr 27: Nova Scotia invited French-speaking candidates to apply through the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the NSNP.
  • Apr 23: Manitoba invited 132 candidates, including 7 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Apr 22: Ontario invited 26 entrepreneurial candidates to apply through the Entrepreneur Stream of the OINP.
  • Apr 21: Alberta announced the results of two draws on April 1 and April 14 in which 320 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 353.
  • Apr 21: British Columbia invited 91 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a Tech Pilot draw.
  • Apr 16: British Columbia invited 271 candidates through five streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • Apr 9: Manitoba invited 153 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Apr 7: British Columbia invited 147 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Apr 6: British Columbia invited 18 entrepreneurial candidates through the Regional Pilot of the BC PNP Entrepreneur stream.
  • Apr 6: Alberta announced the results of a draw on March 18 in which 136 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • Apr 1: PEI is pausing its PNP in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read full details.
  • Mar 30: British Columbia invited 311 candidates through four streams of the BC PNP. Certain occupations were excluded.
  • Mar 26: Manitoba invited 226 candidates, including 29 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Mar 26: Saskatchewan has invited 205 candidates through the Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Mar 24: Alberta announced the results of a draw on March 4 in which 100 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • Mar 17: British Columbia invited 87 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Mar 12: Manitoba invited 222 candidates, including 17 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Mar 11: Alberta announced the results of a draw on February 20 in which 150 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • Mar 11: British Columbia invited 332 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under five streams of the BC PNP.
  • Mar 5: British Columbia invited 80 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Mar 3: Ontario briefly opened the International Student Category and the Foreign Worker Category of the Employer Job Offer stream for new applications. After a matter of hours, intake thresholds were met and both categories were closed again.
  • Feb 27: British Columbia invited 290 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under five streams of the BC PNP.
  • Feb 27: Saskatchewan has invited 576 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Feb 27: Manitoba invited 217 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Feb 26: Ontario invited 20 entrepreneurial candidates to apply through the Entrepreneur Stream of the OINP.
  • Feb 20: PEI invited 143 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 10 business candidates also invited.
  • Feb 20: Quebec announced the results of the two latest rounds of invitations issued through the Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most resent draw took place on January 16 and issued 23 invitations.
  • Feb 19: British Columbia invited 53 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Feb 13: Saskatchewan has invited 677 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Feb 13: Manitoba invited 242 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Feb 13: Ontario invited 486 Express Entry candidates through a Human Capital Priorities draw targeting ten occupations.
  • Feb 11: British Columbia invited 83 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Feb 7: Alberta announced the results of two draws on January 22 and January 29 draw in which 351 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 300.
  • Feb 5: Nova Scotia invited 27 candidates through the regular entrepreneur stream and another 1 candidate through the international graduate entrepreneur stream.
  • Feb 4: British Columbia invited 85 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Feb 3: Manitoba announced the results of a draw that took place on Jan 30, in which it invited 181 candidates, including 11 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Jan 28: British Columbia invited 284 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. BC also made slight changes to the eligibility requirements for the Entrepreneur Category.
  • Jan 22: Alberta announced the results of a January 9 draw in which 150 Express Entry candidates were invited with CRS scores as low as 350.
  • Jan 21: British Columbia invited 58 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Jan 19: PEI released the results of a Jan 16 draw. PEI invited 110 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 13 business candidates also invited.
  • Jan 17: Manitoba has invited 249 candidates, including 22 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Jan 16: British Columbia invited 70 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
  • Jan 16: Ontario has introduced a small set of proposed changes to the In-Demand Skills, Foreign Workers with a Job Offer, and International Students streams. The changes have not yet been adopted.
  • Jan 15: Ontario has invited 954 Express Entry candidates with experience in one of six tech occupations. This draw is a part of Ontario’s Tech Pilot.
  • Jan 14: Alberta announced that as of Jan 6, approximately 2,175 applications await assessment for AINP eligibility, of which more than 1,725 are in line for the Opportunity Stream.
  • Jan 13: Saskatchewan has invited 234 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Jan 9: Saskatchewan has invited 308 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Jan 9: Ontario has issued 242 invitations to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream. Invitations will be sent to candidates’ IRCC accounts.
  • Jan 9: Quebec announced the results of the two latest rounds of invitations issued through the Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most recent draw took place on Dec 12 and 17 and issued 305 invitations.
  • Jan 7: British Columbia invited 173 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP.
  • Jan 2, 2020: Manitoba has invited 186 candidates, including 24 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP under three MPNP streams.
  • Dec 31, 2019: Ontario has reached its increased quota for provincial nominations for 2019. The province has issued a total of 7,350 nominations have been issued through the OINP in 2019. New applications and submitted applications will continue to be accepted and processed in 2020.
  • Dec 30: British Columbia invited 31 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, through a Tech Pilot draw.
  • Dec 23: British Columbia invited 52 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, through a Tech Pilot draw.
  • Dec 20: Saskatchewan invites 595 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Dec 20: Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates with experience in marketing, advertising, and public relations, through a Labour Market Priorities draw.
  • Dec 19: Ontario has announced the three communities chosen to participate in the new Ontario Regional Immigration pilot.
  • Dec 19: PEI invited 117 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 11 business candidates also invited.
  • Dec 19: Manitoba announced the results of a December 19 draw in which the province invited 183 candidates, including 16 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, under three MPNP streams.
  • Dec 19: PEI has released an anticipated schedule of monthly draws for the PEI PNP throughout 2020.
  • Dec 18: Saskatchewan has made minor changes to how entrepreneurial candidates are selected by the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category.
  • Dec 17: Ontario is warning the public of a scam related to the Ontario PNP. The public should be aware that the only official website for applying to Ontario is www.ontario.ca/oinp.
  • Dec 17: British Columbia invited 623 skills immigration candidates, plus another 32 entrepreneurial candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP.
  • Dec 16: Ontario formally asked the federal government to nearly double the number of economic immigrants it can nominate annually, from about 7,000 in 2019 to 13,300 by 2021.
  • Dec 16: Alberta announced that it has issued all 6,000 nomination certificates so far in 2019. The AINP will continue to assess applications in the queue; however, no further certificates will be issued until January 2020. As of Dec 16, 1,475 applications remain in the queue for the AINP Opportunity Stream.
  • Dec 11: Ontario announced that as of December 9 the province reached its PNP nomination quota for 2019, totalling 6,650 nominations. However, the province has received an additional 700 spots, so it will continue to process applications until these spots have been filled. Also on Dec 11, Ontario invited 667 candidates to apply under the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream, with invited candidates having CRS scores as low as 410.
  • Dec 10: British Columbia invites 53 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, through four streams with a Tech Pilot draw.
  • Dec 9: Manitoba announced the results of a Dec 6 draw where the province invited 221 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, under three MPNP streams.
  • Dec 5: Alberta has invited 132 candidates through the Alberta Express Entry stream.
  • Dec 5: Nova Scotia has invited Social and Community Services Workers (NOC 4212) with a draw through the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • Dec 5: Saskatchewan invited 62 candidates to apply through the Entrepreneur stream of the SINP.
  • Dec 4: Saskatchewan has announced a new PNP category called the International Graduate Entrepreneur category. This is designed for graduates of Saskatchewan colleges and universities who are interested in managing a business in Saskatchewan. Full details here.
  • Dec 3: British Columbia invited 63 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • Dec 2: Ontario invited 16 candidates through the entrepreneurial stream of the OINP.
  • Nov 28: Saskatchewan invited 460 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams. Invitations were issued across a wide array of in-demand NOC codes.
  • Nov 26: British Columbia invited 348 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. BC also invited 7 candidates through the PNP’s entrepreneurial streams.
  • Nov 24: Quebec announced the results of the latest rounds of invitations issued through the new Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most recent draws took place on Oct 23 and Oct 29 and issued 89 and 73 invitations respectively.
  • Nov 22: Alberta announced the results of the Alberta Express Entry draw that took place on November 6 with invitations issued to candidates with CRS scores as low as 400. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 5,564 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Nov 21: Manitoba invited 230 candidates, including 20 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Nov 21: PEI invited 157 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 14 business candidates also invited.
  • Nov 19: British Columbia invited 56 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • Nov 12: Nova Scotia invited 20 candidates through the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
  • Nov 12: British Columbia invited 409 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. BC also invited 23 candidates through the PNP’s entrepreneurial streams.
  • Nov 12: Saskatchewan invited 525 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams. Invitations were issued across a wide array of in-demand NOC codes.
  • Nov 8: Alberta announced the results of Alberta Express Entry draws that took place on October 24 and 30, respectively, with invitations issued to candidates with CRS scores as low as 300. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 5,171 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Nov 7: Manitoba invited 180 candidates, including 23 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Nov 5: British Columbia invited 67 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. This was a tech pilot draw.
  • Oct 31: Saskatchewan invited another 858 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams. Invitations were issued to candidates with a variety of NOC codes.
  • Oct 29: British Columbia invited 413 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP. BC also invited 24 candidates through the PNP’s entrepreneurial streams.
  • Oct 28: Nova Scotia invited candidates with experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012) in a draw for the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • Oct 25: Quebec announced the results of the latest round of invitations issued through the new Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most recent draw took place on Sept 25 and issued 169 invitations.
  • Oct 24: Saskatchewan invited another 922 candidates through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams. Invitations were issued across a wide array of NOC codes. The province has issued nearly 4,000 invitations in the past month.
  • Oct 24: Manitoba invited 157 candidates, including 12 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Manitoba also announced minor changes to its list of in-demand occupations. Seven previously in-demand NOCs were made ineligible for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. View the removed occupations. View the updated list.
  • Oct 23: Alberta announced the results of an Alberta Express Entry draw that took place on October 9. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 4,862 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Oct 22: British Columbia invited 62 Skills Immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • Oct 17: Saskatchewan invited 986 Express Entry candidates from the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream. The following NOCs were included: 0621, 0631, 0711, 0821, 1114, 1311, 2171, 4212, 4214, 4214, 6221, 7312, 7321.
  • Oct 17: PEI invited 146 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 12 business candidates also invited.
  • Oct 15: British Columbia invited 277 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • Oct 11: Manitoba invited 193 candidates, including 24 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Oct 11: Alberta announced the results of an Alberta Express Entry draw that took place on September 25. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 4,633 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Oct 8: Saskatchewan invited 559 candidates, including 231 Express Entry candidates and 328 Occupations In-Demand candidates.
  • Sept 8: British Columbia invited 64 Skills Immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories. 7 invitations were also issued through the Entrepreneur Regional Pilot.
  • Oct 3: British Columbia added more approved communities to the list for the BC PNP Regional Entrepreneur program, which began issuing invitations earlier this year.
  • Oct 3: Quebec announced the results of the latest round of invitations issued through the new Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most recent draw took place on Sept 4 and issued 32 invitations.
  • Oct 2: Saskatchewan invited 610 candidates, including 396 Express Entry candidates and 214 Occupations In-Demand candidates.
  • Oct 1: British Columbia invited 402 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • Sept 26: Alberta announced the results of two Alberta Express Entry draws that took place on September 11 and 18. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 4,378 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Sept 25: Manitoba invited 224 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Sept 25: Saskatchewan invited 769 candidates, including 404 Express Entry candidates and 365 Occupations In-Demand candidates. This were the first SINP draws conducted after the previous week’s expansion of the eligible occupations lists.
  • Sept 24: British Columbia invited 65 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • Sept 23: Ontario has closed intake for the Employer Job Offer stream. The OINP has reached its intake limit for the year.
  • Sept 23: Quebec announced the results of the latest round of invitations issued through the new Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. The most recent draw took place on August 19 and issued 444 invitations.
  • Sept 20: Nova Scotia invited candidates with experience as Carpenters (NOC 7271) in a draw for the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • Sept 20: Ontario has issued 15 invitations to apply through the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream.
  • Sept 19: PEI invited 109 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 13 business candidates also invited.
  • Sept 18: Saskatchewan has introduced major expansions to the list of occupations eligible for the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.
  • Sept 18: Nova Scotia announced the results of draws that took place on Sept 6, invited candidates from both the Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams of the NSNP.
  • Sept 17: British Columbia invited 481 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories. A further 38 invitations were issued across two BC PNP entrepreneur categories.
  • Sept 12: Manitoba invited 347 candidates, including 45 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Sept 12: Alberta announced the results of an Alberta Express Entry draw that took place on August 28. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 4,115 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Sept 12: Nova Scotia launched the new Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream targeting physicians with Express Entry profiles and job offers in Nova Scotia. Read full details.
  • Sept 11: Manitoba announced the results of an August 15 draw that invited 360 candidates, including 32 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the International Education stream, and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • Sept 10: British Columbia invited 57 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • Sept 5: Saskatchewan invited 45 candidates through the Entrepreneur stream of SINP.
  • Sept 4: Nova Scotia invited bilingual (French & English) Express Entry candidates in a draw for the Labour Market Priorities stream.
  • Sept 3: British Columbia invited 546 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • Sept 3: Saskatchewan announced two new draw dates for the Entrepreneur program on Jan 7 and March 5, 2020. This is in addition to previously announced draws on Sept 5 and Nov 7, 2019.
  • Aug 29: Alberta announced the results of an Alberta Express Entry draw that took place on August 15. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 3,868 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Aug 27: British Columbia invited 63 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • Aug 27: Ontario has reopened intake of applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Applicants must have an eligible job offer from an Ontario employer in order to apply.
  • Aug 27: Manitoba has announced that it is still in the process of conducting regular EOI draws, but that the results of these draws will not be made public until Sept 11.
  • Aug 26: Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that the province will be opening four intake periods for international entrepreneurs wishing to immigrate. Intake periods will take place between September and December.
  • Aug 20: Quebec announced the results of the first two rounds of invitations issued through the new Quebec Skilled Worker selection system, Arrima. Two draws were conducted on July 4 and July 17 with 950 invitations issued.
  • Aug 20: British Columbia invited 527 skills immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories. Additionally, 24 entrepreneurial candidates were invited.
  • Aug 15: Ontario issued 997 invitations to Express Entry candidates with experience in one of ten priority occupations who had CRS scores as low as 439 points. Invitations were issued through the Human Capital Priorities stream.
  • Aug 15: Saskatchewan invited 150 candidates, including 45 Express Entry candidates and 105 Occupations In-Demand candidates. The minimum score required for both groups was 78 points.
  • Aug 15: PEI invited 133 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 10 business candidates also invited.
  • Aug 13: British Columbia invited 61 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • Aug 13: Alberta announced the results of Alberta Express Entry draws that took place on July 31 and August 7. As well, Alberta announced that it has issued 3,601 nomination certificates so far in 2019.
  • Aug 9: Newfoundland and Labrador opened the International Entrepreneur stream of the NLPNP for new Expressions of interest. EOIs will be accepted from August 9 to 15.
  • Aug 6: British Columbia invited 238 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • August 1: Ontario issued 1,773 invitations in a tech draw, surpassing the previous draw as the largest in Ontario’s history. Invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. Eligible candidates must have experience in one of Ontario’s six priority tech occupations.
  • July 31: British Columbia added five new communities to the BC Entrepreneur Regional Pilot. The new communities are Hope, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Osoyoos, and Sayward.
  • July 30: Alberta has updated the remaining quotas for certain programs as well as its application processing times. AINP also revealed that a draw for Alberta Express Entry was conducted on July 24, in which the CRS score of the lowest-ranked invited candidate was 303 points.
  • July 30: British Columbia invited 70 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories. A further 22 invitations were issued under the BC PNP Entrepreneur base category, as well as six invitations under the recently-launched Entrepreneur Regional Pilot.
  • July 26: New Brunswick announced that the Express Entry Labour Market stream will begin inviting certain candidates to apply directly from the Express Entry pool, with no EOI required.
  • July 24: Saskatchewan invited 384 candidates, including 104 Express Entry candidates and 277 Occupations In-Demand candidates. The minimum score required for both groups was 74 points.
  • July 23: British Columbia invited 191 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • July 18: PEI invited 118 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 17 business candidates also invited.
  • July 18: Manitoba invited 173 candidates, including 29 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the MPNP, with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • July 18: Alberta has updated the remaining quotas for certain programs as well as its application processing times. AINP also revealed that a draw for Alberta Express Entry was conducted on July 10.
  • July 16: British Columbia invited 73 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • July 15: Ontario announced the creation of the new Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot. Expected to launch in 2020, this program will help highly skilled workers immigrate to rural and smaller communities.
  • July 12: Ontario issued 1,623 invitations in its very first tech draw and the largest draw in the province’s history. Invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates through the Human Capital Priorities stream. Eligible candidates must have experience in one of Ontario’s six priority tech occupations.
  • July 10: Ontario announced that new tech-specific draws will be taking place through the OINP Human Capital Priorities stream. Six occupations are eligible. Read about the update here.
  • July 10: Quebec* announced a temporary suspension in intake of applications for Graduates applying to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). The suspension is in effect until November 1, 2019.
  • July 9: Newfoundland and Labrador announced a new intake round for the International Entrepreneur stream of the NLPNP. Expressions of interest will be accepted from August 9 to 15, 2019.
  • July 9: British Columbia invited 218 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • July 9: Ontario announced that all candidates in the OINP Entrepreneur pool who had not yet been invited to apply have had their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) cancelled. Entrepreneurs who are still eligible under the new criteria for the program are encouraged to submit a new EOI.
  • July 8: Ontario introduced changes to many streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. The most notable changes were to the Ontario Entrepreneur and Ontario In-Demand streams. Check out our article with complete details on the changes.
  • July 8: Alberta has updated the remaining quotas for certain programs as well as its application processing times. AINP also revealed that a draw for Alberta Express Entry was conducted on June 21.
  • July 8: Alberta invited 180 candidates through the Alberta Express Entry stream. The minimum CRS score required was 425 points or higher.
  • July 5: Manitoba invited 354 candidates, including 91 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • July 5: Quebec* issued its first invitations through Arrima for candidates in the Quebec Skilled Worker program.
  • July 4: Saskatchewan invited 45 candidates to apply through the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream.
  • July 3: Saskatchewan provided an update on annual quotas and processing times for a range of SINP streams. As well, Saskatchewan announced the application fee for the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand subcategories will increase to CAD $350 effective July 22.
  • July 2: British Columbia invited 42 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • June 25: British Columbia invited 57 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • June 24: Nova Scotia invited 43 businesspeople to apply through its Entrepreneurial stream, plus one additional invitation was issued through the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream.
  • June 21: Alberta invited 262 candidates through the Alberta Express Entry stream. The minimum CRS score required was 300 points or higher.
  • June 20: Manitoba invited 450 candidates, including 133 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • June 20: Saskatchewan invited 479 skilled workers through, including 268 Express Entry candidates and 211 Occupations In-Demand candidates. Invitations were only issued to a handful of targeted occupations.
  • June 20: PEI invited 106 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 7 business candidates also invited.
  • June 18: British Columbia invited 270 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • June 17: Alberta released updated information for their Opportunity stream, showing there are now over 1,050 applications in the queue and immigration staff are processing applications received before February 6, 2019.
  • June 13: British Columbia invited 20 candidates to apply to its BC PNP Entrepreneur immigration base category, with a further five invitations issued under the new BC PNP Entrepreneur immigration regional pilot (the first invitations ever issued under this category).
  • June 11: British Columbia invited 57 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • June 10: New Brunswick announced it will be leading five days of information sessions in the Philippines in July to recruit new immigrants.
  • June 7: Manitoba invited 209 candidates, including 18 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • June 6: Saskatchewan invited 426 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (84 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (342 candidates).
  • June 6: Alberta released updated information for their Opportunity stream, showing there are now over 1,025 applications in the queue and immigration staff are processing applications received before January 22, 2019.
  • June 4: British Columbia invited 274 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • June 3: British Columbia announced that the BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended for another year ‘to provide B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent.’
  • June 3: Nova Scotia conducted a draw under its NSNP Labour Market Priorities stream. Letters of Interest (LOI) were issued to Express Entry candidates who have work experience in NOC 4214, Early childhood educators and assistants (ECEs).
  • May 31: Ontario invited 1,072 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Notifications of Interest were issued to candidates across 10 targeted occupations.
  • May 30: Nova Scotia announced a new Occupations in Demand stream, which will help the province to attract newcomers with experience in specific NOC C occupations.
  • May 28: British Columbia invited 63 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • May 28: PEI made some alterations to its Critical Workers stream, including expanding the eligible age range to 18-59 years old and making it easier for trucking sector workers residing outside Canada to be invited to apply.
  • May 25: Alberta released new data for their Express Entry stream, showing that 197 invitations were issued under this stream in a May 15 draw; candidates with CRS scores as low as 301 have been invited.
  • May 24: British Columbia announced newly-approved communities for its BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot.
  • May 23: Manitoba invited 196 candidates, including 27 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream. The points requirement for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream was the lowest of any MPNP draw so far.
  • May 22: Saskatchewan invited another 325 skilled workers, including 221 Express Entry candidates, to apply under the SINP Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
  • May 22: Ontario invited 360 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • May 21: British Columbia invited 234 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • May 17: Nova Scotia invited 27 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
  • May 16: PEI invited 90 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 14 business candidates also invited.
  • May 14: British Columbia invited 77 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • May 9: Manitoba invited 170 candidates, including 15 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • May 8: Alberta announced that its Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) nomination allocation for 2019 is 6,000 nominations, up from 5,600 last year. As of May 8, 1,783 nominations have been issued so far this year. Approximately 2,100 applications await assessment for eligibility. In addition, fresh Alberta Express Entry data shows that more than 3,000 invitations have been issued under this stream through 14 draws that have taken place so far this year; candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 have been invited.
  • May 7: British Columbia invited 187 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories. A further 20 invitations were issued under the Entrepreneur category.
  • May 2: Saskatchewan invited 43 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur stream.
  • May 1: Saskatchewan invited another 202 skilled workers, including 81 Express Entry candidates, to apply under the SINP Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories, with invitations issued to candidates in key targeted occupations. The same day, Saskatchewan tweaked its occupations in-demand list.
  • April 30: British Columbia invited 64 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech Pilot draw.
  • April 30: Ontario reopened the OINP Masters Graduate stream for 667 new registrations. Those spots were filled quickly, and the stream is no longer accepting registrations at this time.
  • April 26: Ontario has paused intake to both the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream and Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream as of April 26. No new applications can be submitted as of this date.
  • April 25: Manitoba invited 299 candidates, including 30 Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • April 23: British Columbia invited 157 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • April 18: PEI invited 113 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 17 business candidates also invited.
  • April 17: Saskatchewan invited 334 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (114 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (220 candidates). The same day, Saskatchewan once again revised its eligible occupations list for these sub-categories.
  • April 16: Ontario has proposed a range of regulatory amendments that, if passed, would lead to changes to criteria for all OINP streams.
  • April 16: British Columbia invited 71 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in the largest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw on record.
  • April 16: Saskatchewan provided an update on annual quotas for a range of SINP streams.
  • April 11: Manitoba invited 403 candidates, including an unspecified number of Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • April 11: Ontario announced a range of immigration initiatives in its provincial budget, including plans to launch an Ontario tech stream under the OINP.
  • April 9: British Columbia invited 142 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • April 5: Ontario invited 22 candidates to apply under the OINP Entrepreneur stream.
  • April 4: Nova Scotia invited 27 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
  • April 4: Saskatchewan revamped its eligible occupations lists for the SINP Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories, adding many new occupations.
  • April 2: British Columbia invited 26 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech Pilot draw.
  • March 28: Manitoba invited 595 candidates, including an unspecified number of Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the International Education stream.
  • March 26: British Columbia invited 265 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across six categories. There was a record low minimum points requirement under the Entrepreneur stream.
  • March 21: PEI invited 131 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 19 business candidates also invited.
  • March 21: Ontario invited 361 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned Skilled Trades stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • March 20: Nova Scotia conducted an invitation round for the Labour Market Priorities of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), targeting bi-lingual candidates with CLB 7 or higher in French and CLB 5 or higher in English skills.
  • March 19: British Columbia invited 37 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw on March 19, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • March 19: Ontario revealed that the Masters Graduate Stream opening of March 5, 2019 was closed before achieving its target of 1,000 registrants due to technical issues. The OINP can confirm that 333 applicants successfully registered while the stream was open.
  • March 15: Ontario revealed its 2019 OINP nomination allocation from the federal government: 6,650 nominations, plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (National Occupational Classification [NOC] Skill Level C) through the federal government’s NOC C initiative, which was announced earlier see week.
  • March 14: Manitoba invited 337 candidates, including an unspecified number of Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • March 14: British Columbia announced that its new BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot has launched, complete with a list of approved communities.
  • March 12: British Columbia invited 35 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw, with invitations issued across four categories.
  • March 12: The government of Canada announced an additional 2,000 spaces under the PNPs, specifically targeting foreign workers already in Canada in NOC C occupations. Learn more here.
  • March 7: Saskatchewan invited 39 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur Program.
  • March 6: Saskatchewan invited 138 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (70 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (67 candidates).
  • March 6: Ontario revealed that the Masters Graduate stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), which had opened for 1,000 new registrations on March 5, closed due to ‘technical issues’ 102 minutes after reopening. Ontario says it is ‘working to open the stream as soon as possible’.
  • March 5: British Columbia invited 346 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • March 5: Ontario reopened the Masters Graduate stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) for 1,000 new registrations. Within three hours the stream closed again due to ‘technical issues’. It is unclear when the stream may reopen again.
  • March 1: Manitoba invited 403 candidates, including an unspecified number of Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued across the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • February 27: British Columbia invited 19 candidates to apply through its BC PNP Entrepreneur Program, with a record low minimum score requirement.
  • February 27: Saskatchewan invited 83 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker Express Entry category.
  • February 26: British Columbia invited 36 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw.
  • February 22: Manitoba invited 338 candidates, including possibly a number of Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • February 22: Newfoundland opened the Expression of Interest system for its International Entrepreneur category. The EOI application submission period ended soon thereafter.
  • February 21: PEI invited 170 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 29 business candidates also invited.
  • February 19: Nova Scotia invited 22 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
  • February 19: British Columbia invited 28 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw.
  • February 15: Manitoba invited 444 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued across the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • February 12: British Columbia invited 309 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • February 7: Ontario invited 61 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • February 5: British Columbia invited 32 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw.
  • February 1: Ontario invited 29 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • January 31: Manitoba invited 456 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued across the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • January 30: British Columbia invited 375 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across six categories, including a record low minimum score requirement under the Entrepreneur stream.
  • January 30: Ontario issued a correction to a previous update regarding a Skilled Trades stream draw that took place on January 24. A total of 371 Express Entry candidates were invited in that draw, not 889 as previously stated. Numerous NOIs (around 500) were issued in error to candidates who do not meet the criteria. Affected individuals will be contacted directly by the OINP.
  • January 24: Ontario invited 371 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned OINP Skilled Trades stream (please note that this number has been revised downward from the original 889 stated by Ontario, as numerous NOIs were issued in error to candidates who do not meet the criteria of the stream, see above). A further 28 Express Entry candidates were invited under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
  • January 24: Nova Scotia conducted an invitation round for the Labour Market Priorities of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), targeting financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111).
  • January 23: British Columbia invited 45 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • January 17: Ontario invited 33 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • January 17: Ontario invited 15 candidates to apply under the OINP Entrepreneur stream.
  • January 17: Manitoba invited 626 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued across the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • January 17: PEI invited 61 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 30 business candidates also invited.
  • January 16: Saskatchewan invited 596 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (362 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (234 candidates).
  • January 16: British Columbia invited 316 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • January 14: Ontario invited 1,493 Express Entry candidates with a job offer in Ontario to apply under the Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • January 11: Ontario invited 38 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • January 9: British Columbia invited 35 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP following a tech pilot draw.
  • January 3: Saskatchewan invited 90 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur Program and announced plans for future draws.
  • January 2: British Columbia invited 151 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • January 2, 2019: Saskatchewan outlined application intake thresholds for 2019 for a wide range of SINP categories.

 

  • December 20, 2018: Ontario invited 24 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • October 20: Manitoba invited 492 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with invitations issued across the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • December 20: PEI invited 65 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another nine business candidates also invited.
  • December 20: Ontario announced that it has finished processing the increase to its 2018 nomination allocation and has started to notify successful applicants. The OINP has issued a total of 6850 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2018. New applications, and applications which have already been submitted to the OINP, will continue to be accepted and considered under the OINP’s 2019 nomination allocation.
  • December 17-19: Alberta revealed key information about which candidates have been successful so far under the Express Entry stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), showing that candidates with CRS scores as low as 301 have been invited to apply.
  • December 19: British Columbia invited 268 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • December 17: Alberta has reached its nomination allocation for 2018 of 5,600 nominations under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The AINP will continue to assess applications in the queue; however, no further certificates will be issued until January 2019. Approximately 1,875 applications await assessment for eligibility as of this moment.
  • December 13: Ontario invited 13 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • December 10-14: Ontario updated the applications guides for all Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams and designated the Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) as acceptable for proving French language ability for relevant OINP streams.
  • December 12: British Columbia invited 31 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination following a BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
  • December 6: Saskatchewan invited 743 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (211 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (532 candidates).
  • December 6: Ontario invited 45 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • December 6: Ontario received an increase to its 2018 nomination allocation, meaning that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will continue to process applications and issue nominations until the increased allocation is fulfilled.
  • December 5: British Columbia invited 387 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • December 5: Manitoba invited 213 skilled worker candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with a further 317 candidates invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • November 30: Manitoba opened a new immigration category for Expressions of Interest: the Career Employment Pathway of the MPNP International Education stream.
  • November 29: Ontario invited 21 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • November 28: British Columbia invited 42 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination following a BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
  • November 28: New Brunswick reopened its Express Entry Labour Market stream for eligible candidates living and working in New Brunswick.
  • November 28: Saskatchewan made some changes to the requirements related to professional status or licensure for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
  • November 26: Ontario invited 185 Express Entry candidates with a job offer in Ontario to apply under the Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), with invited candidates having CRS scores as low as 350. Ontario also invited 181 candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned Skilled Trades stream.
  • November 23: Saskatchewan invited 514 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (247 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (267 candidates).
  • November 23: Ontario invited 15 candidates to apply under the OINP Entrepreneur stream.
  • November 22: Ontario invited 43 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • November 21: British Columbia invited 41 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination following a BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
  • November 21: Saskatchewan invited 84 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur Program.
  • November 21: British Columbia announced the new BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot for the successful establishment, settlement and integration of foreign entrepreneur talent in regional communities in BC.
  • November 16: Nova Scotia announced that its popular Express Entry Demand stream will reopen for eligible candidates without a job offer on November 17 with limited intake.
  • November 15: Ontario invited 44 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • November 15: PEI invited 147 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 29 business candidates also invited.
  • November 16: Nova Scotia invited 30 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
  • November 14: British Columbia invited 358 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with invitations issued across five categories.
  • November 9: Ontario invited 49 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The same day, Ontario immigration authorities also announced that the OINP has reached its 2018 nomination allocation, a total of 6,600 nominations for successful applicants across all streams. New applications, and applications which have already been submitted to the OINP, will continue to be accepted and considered under the OINP’s 2019 nomination allocation, with the exception of the Masters Graduate stream.
  • November 8: Manitoba invited 300 skilled worker candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with a further 169 candidates invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • November 8: Saskatchewan announced plans for two further draws for the Entrepreneur Stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in January and March of 2019, in addition to a draw due to take place later this month on November 21.
  • November 7: British Columbia invited 35 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP.
  • November 1: Ontario invited 27 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • November 1: Saskatchewan invited 926 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (255 candidates, joint-lowest ever minimum required score) and Occupations In-Demand (671 candidates, lowest ever minimum required score).
  • November 1: Alberta revealed changes to the Opportunity Stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), with adjustments to future language requirements and a removal of the income requirement.
  • November 1: Manitoba announced new immigration pathways under its International Education Stream (Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, Student Entrepreneur Pathway), two of which came into effect on November 1, with the Career Employment Pathway set to open later this November.
  • October 31: British Columbia invited 494 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with decreases in the points requirements for a range of categories, including a record low cut-off threshold for the Entrepreneur Stream.
  • October 25: Ontario invited 40 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • October 24: British Columbia invited 35 tech candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP.
  • October 23: Ontario invited 18 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), with a minimum score of 110 points.
  • October 19: Ontario invited 439 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned Skilled Trades stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the largest ever draw for this stream.
  • October 18: Ontario invited 39 Express Entry candidates to apply under the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • October 18: PEI invited 270 Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI PNP, with another 27 business candidates also invited.
  • October 18: Saskatchewan provided updated information about application intake thresholds across a range of SINP sub-categories.
  • October 17: British Columbia invited 472 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination under the BC PNP, with decreases in the points requirements for a range of categories.
  • October 17: New Brunswick announced that the NB PNP Entrepreneur had been temporarily paused, and that no Expressions of Interest (EOIs) were being accepted.
  • October 12: Manitoba invited 318 skilled worker candidates to apply for provincial nomination under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), with a further 36 candidates invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
  • October 11: Ontario invited 33 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • October 11: Saskatchewan revised its list of eligible occupations for both sub-categories.
  • October 10: Saskatchewan invited 853 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker sub-categories: Express Entry (359 candidates) and Occupations In-Demand (494 candidates), with decreases in the points cut-off threshold for both sub-categories.

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Canada’s PNPs allow Canadian provinces to nominate individuals for immigration to their province based on criteria set by the provincial government. Successful applicants obtain a provincial nomination, which may then be used to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

Please note that:

  • Some PNP Canada streams are aligned with the federal Express Entry (EE) immigration selection system, while some are managed entirely outside Express Entry.
  • Some PNP Canada streams require applicants to have a job offer, while other streams do not.
  • Some PNP Canada streams allow individuals to apply directly, without first being invited to apply, while other streams operate on an EOI basis, whereby eligible individuals must first be invited to apply before submitting an application.

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Find PNP streams that may suit your situation, skills, and experience. You can filter by occupation, province, whether or not a job offer is required, whether or not recent Canadian work or study experience is required, or if you are required to have lived in Canada recently. You can also filter between streams aligned with Express Entry and streams not aligned with Express Entry, as well as between streams that focus on business applicants.

ProvinceStream/categoryExpress Entry-alignedJob requiredCanadian work experience requiredCanadian study requiredCurrent/recent Canadian residence requiredBusiness
AlbertaExpress EntryYesNoNoNoYesNo
AlbertaOpportunity StreamNoYesYesNoYesNo
AlbertaInternational Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration StreamNoNoYesYesYesYes
AlbertaForeign Graduate Start-up VisaNoNoNoNoNoYes
AlbertaSelf-Employed FarmerNoNoNoNoNoYes
British ColumbiaEEBC - Skilled WorkerYesYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – Healthcare ProfessionalYesYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – International GraduateYesYesNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaEEBC – International Post-GraduateYesNoNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaSkills Immigration (SI) – Skilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaSI – Healthcare ProfessionalNoYesNoNoNoNo
British ColumbiaSI – International GraduateNoYesNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaSI – Entry Level and Semi-SkilledYesYesYesNoYesNo
British ColumbiaSI – International Post-GraduateNoNoNoYesYesNo
British ColumbiaEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
British ColumbiaEntrepreneur Regional PilotNoNoNoNoNoYes
ManitobaSkilled Workers Overseas: Express Entry PathwayYesNoNoNoNoNo
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
Manitoba Graduate 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 StreamYesYesNoNoNoNo
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 WorkerYesYesNoNoNoNo
NewfoundlandSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
NewfoundlandInternational Graduate**NoYesNoYesYesNo
NewfoundlandInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
NewfoundlandInternational EntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
Northwest TerritoriesExpress EntryYesYesNoNoNoNo
Northwest TerritoriesSkilled WorkersNoYesNoNoNoNo
Northwest TerritoriesCritical ImpactNoYesYesNoYesNo
Northwest TerritoriesBusiness StreamNoNoNoNoNoYes
Nova ScotiaNova Scotia Experience: Express Entry)YesNoYesNoYesNo
Nova ScotiaExpress Entry Labour Market PrioritiesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
Nova ScotiaEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
Nova ScotiaOccupations in DemandNoYesNoNoNoNo
Nova ScotiaPhysicianNoYesNoNoNoNo
OntarioHuman Capital PrioritiesYesNoNoNoNoNo
OntarioFrench-Speaking Skilled WorkerYesNoNoNoNoNo
OntarioSkilled TradesYesNoYesNoYesNo
OntarioForeign WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
OntarioInternational StudentNoYesNoYesNoNo
OntarioIn-Demand SkillsNoYesYesNoNoNo
OntarioMasters GraduatesNoNoNoYesYesNo
OntarioPhD GraduatesNoNoNoYesYesNo
OntarioEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
OntarioCorporateNoNoNoNoNoYes
Prince Edward IslandExpress EntryYesNoNoNoNoNo
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 EntryYesNoNoNoNoNo
Saskatchewan International 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
SaskatchewanEntrepreneurNoNoNoNoNoYes
SaskatchewanFarm Owner and OperatorNoNoNoNoNoYes
SaskatchewanInternational Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoYesYesYesYes
YukonExpress EntryYesYesNoNoNoNo
YukonSkilled WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
YukonCritical Impact WorkerNoYesNoNoNoNo
YukonBusiness NomineeNoNoNoNoNoYes

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