Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is for workers that have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a particular Canadian province or territory.
Canada PNP offers around 80 immigration pathways or ‘streams’. Each of the PNP streams targets a specific class of immigrants. A PNP stream might be for – skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, international students, or businesspeople.
Canadian PNP offers a route to permanent residence in Canada, provided the individual wants to live within the province/territory nominating them for Canada PR.
The application process for a specific PNP will be as per the stream applying to. PNP stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system follow a completely online application process. These are enhanced PNP nominations.
Other streams have a paper-based process. A nomination through such any of such streams is referred to as a base nomination.
Provinces and territories part of the PNP hold draws from time to time, inviting Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for being nominated by the province/territory for permanent residence in Canada.
The number of invitations issued in any PNP draw is as per the annual nomination’s allocation, the volume of applications under processing, and the demand of the local labour market.
Here, we shall be seeing all the provincial draws held in October 2021.
- Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in September 2021
- Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in August 2021
- Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in July 2021
- Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in June 2021
- Canada immigration update: All draws in May 2021
- Canada immigration update: All draws in April 2021
- Canada immigration update: All draws in March 2021
- Canada immigration update: All draws in February 2021
- Canada immigration update: All draws in January 2021
Quebec province and Nunavut territory are not a part of PNP. Quebec has its own immigration programs. Nunavut has no immigration program for the induction of newcomers into the territory.
Draws by Quebec are also referred to as Arrima draws.
This month, Quebec invited 23 candidates in an Arrima draw held on October 21, 2021.
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Number of PNP invitations issued in 2021, by provinces part of the PNP
|PNP Province/Territory||Jan 2021||Feb 2021||March 2021|| April 2021
|May 2021||June 2021||July 2021||Aug 2021||Sep 2021||October 2021|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nova Scotia||Not disclosed||43||Not disclosed||0||0||0||0||0||0||330|
|Prince Edward Island||211||121||150||156||155||113||127||161||143||204|
PNP draws held in October 2021 –
|Province / Territory||PNP program||Category/Stream||Status||Information of draw[s]|
|Alberta||Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP]||Express Entry||1 draw held||October 12 – invitations issued: 293|
|British Columbia||British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]||Skills Immigration [SI], Express Entry BC [EEBC], Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]||8 draws held||October 26 – invitations issued: 306
October 26 – invitations issued: 52 [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]
October 19 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 85
October 12 – invitations issued: 308
October 12 – invitations issued: 101 [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]
October 12 – EI Base Category – invitations issued: 10
October 12 – EI Regional Pilot – invitations issued: <5
October 5, 2021 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 108
|Manitoba||Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP]||Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas||2 draws held||October 21 [EOI Draw #128] — invitations issued: 459
October 7 [EOI Draw #127] —invitations issued: 426
|New Brunswick||New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program [NBPNP]||Express Entry||No update for this month||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program [NLPNP]||Express Entry & Other Programs||No update for this month||No invitations issued so far this year.
A new stream – Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador – launched in January 2021.
|Northwest Territories||Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program||–||–||–|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Nominee Program [NSNP]||Labour Market Priorities, Express Entry Express Entry & Other Programs||2 draws held||October 7 – Job Offer draw – invitations issued: 286
October 7 – carpenter draw – invitations issued: 44
|Ontario||Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP]||Employer Job Offer [EJO]: Masters Graduate,
PhD Graduate, EJO: In-Demand Skills, EJO: International Student stream, EJO: Foreign Worker stream
|6 draws held||October 27 – HCP – invitations issued: 1,408
October 20 – EJO: Foreign Worker Stream – invitations issued: 4 [Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.]
October 20 – Masters Graduate stream – invitations issued: 479
October 20 – PhD Graduate stream – invitations issued: 63
October 7 – FSSW – invitations issued: 162
October 6 – HCP draw – invitations issued: 486
|Prince Edward Island [PEI]||Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program [PEI PNP]||Labour & Express Entry, Business Work Permit||1 draw held||October 21 – invitations issued: 204
The next draw is to be on November 18, as per PEI PNP draw schedule for 2021.
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program [SINP]||Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand||No update for this month||–|
|Yukon||Yukon Nominee Program [YNP]||–||–||–|
Note. NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix. NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers. NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.
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