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The Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs are a popular path for fast permanent residency in Canada. Here you will find all the updates and draws to the PNP Streams and Programs. There are currently eleven territories that participate in the Provincial Nominee Program. Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. The Express Entry stream of a PNP is the stream aligned with the federal express entry system. Under this stream, Canadian provinces are allowed to select the candidates from express entry pool and notify them to apply in their Provincial Nominee Program. All eleven territories have draws and updates that will be listed below. There are more than 80 PNP immigration streams so stay connected to this page to know the latest draws and updates of 2019 Provincial Nominee Programs.

Latest Canada PNP Draws and Updates 2019:

August 2019:

  • 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 2019:

  • 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 16: British Columbia invited 73 Tech Pilot candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • July 12: Ontario issued 1,623 notifications of interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities stream.
  • July 11: Ontario will begin targeting candidates with work experience in occupations in the Technology sector.
  • July 11: Newfoundland and Labrador will open the Expression of Interest system of its International Entrepreneur stream from August 9 to 15, 2019.
  • July 10: Quebec has suspended the intake of PEQ – Québec Graduate applications until November 1, 2019 (two exceptions apply).
  • July 9: British Columbia invited 218 candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • July 8: Alberta invited 262 candidates to their Express Entry stream on June 21, 2019.
  • July 8: Ontario has updated its requirements in regards to the Entrepreneur and In-Demand Skills streams. Also, the Corporate stream has been permanently closed.
  • July 5: Quebec has started sending invitations to candidates in the Arrima pool.
  • July 5: Manitoba invited 354 (including 91 Express Entry)  candidates to apply to the MPNP, under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • July 4: Saskatchewan invited 45 candidates to apply to the SINP, under the Entrepreneur stream. Also, they increased the application fees from 300 to 350 CAD for the International Skilled Worker Express Entry and In-Demand streams, effective July 22, 2019.
  • July 2: British Columbia invited 42 Tech Pilot candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.

June 2019:

  • June 26: Manitoba invited 450 (including 133 Express Entry)  candidates to apply to the MPNP, under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • June 25: British Columbia invited 57 Tech Pilot candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • June 24: Nova Scotia invited 44 candidates to apply to the NSNP, under the Entrepreneur and International Graduate streams.
  • June 20: Saskatchewan invited 479 candidates to apply to the SINP, under the International Skilled Worker Express Entry & In-Demand streams.
  • June 20: Prince Edward Island invited a total of 113 candidates to apply to the PEIPNP, under the Labour and Business Impact categories.
  • June 18: British Columbia invited 270 candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • June 13: British Columbia invited 25 candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur Regional Pilot streams.
  • June 11: British Columbia invited 57 Tech Pilot candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • June 7: Manitoba invited 209 (including 18 Express Entry)  candidates to apply to the MPNP, under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream, and the International Education stream.
  • June 6: Saskatchewan invited 426 candidates to apply to the SINP, under the International Skilled Worker Express Entry & In-Demand streams.
  • June 4: British Columbia invited 274 candidates to apply to the BC PNP, under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories.
  • June 3: British Columbia announced that the BC PNP Tech Pilot program has been extended for another year, until June 2020.
  • June 3: Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates to apply to the NSNP, under the Labour Market Priorities stream.

May 2019:

  • 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 2019:

  • 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 2019:

  • 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.
  • March 7: Saskatchewan invited 39 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur Program. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • 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’. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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 2019:

  • February 27: British Columbia invited 19 candidates to apply through its BC PNP Entrepreneur Program, with a record low minimum score requirement. Find out more.
  • February 27: Saskatchewan invited 83 candidates to apply to its International Skilled Worker Express Entry category. Find out more.
  • February 26: British Columbia invited 36 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • February 22: Newfoundland opened the Expression of Interest system for its International Entrepreneur category. The EOI application submission period ended soon thereafter. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • February 19: Nova Scotia invited 22 candidates to apply to the Entrepreneur stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Find out more.
  • February 19: British Columbia invited 28 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • February 5: British Columbia invited 32 candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in a Tech pilot draw. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.

January 2019:

  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • January 17: Ontario invited 15 candidates to apply under the OINP Entrepreneur stream. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • 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). Find out more.
  • 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. Find out more.
  • January 3: Saskatchewan invited 90 candidates to apply through the SINP Entrepreneur Program and announced plans for future draws. Find out more.
  • 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.