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Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in November 2021

all in one canada pnp

all in one canada pnp

Immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee. A nomination by a province or territory in Canada can get you a step closer to your Canada PR visa.

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), also referred to as Canadian PNP, offers a route to permanent residence in Canada that goes through the provincial and territorial (PT) governments.

To be able to immigrate to Canada through the PNP, you must secure a nomination through a Canadian province or territory that is a part of Canadian PNP.

Quebec province and Nunavut territory do not have any PNP program.

To immigrate to Canada and settle in Quebec, you will have to go through Quebec immigration programs.




How to get Canada PR through PNP?

Permanent residence in Canada through the PNP route is a two-step process, that of securing a PNP nomination, followed by applying for Canada PR in a separate application.

The Nomination Certificate issued by the province/territory will be used to submit permanent residence application to the federal government of Canada.

Canada PR applications are managed by the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Securing a PNP nomination

The first step of the process is to apply to the respective PNP of the province or territory that you intend to settle within after you get your Canada PR visa. For example, if you are thinking of settling in Alberta as a Canadian permanent resident, you will have to go through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

To qualify for Canadian PNP, you must possess the required education, work experience and skills to be able to successfully settle in the province or territory nominating you.

Provinces and territories part of Canada’s PNP will assess whether a candidate will be able to meet their specific economic and labour market needs, as well as that of Canada in general.

Applying for Canada PR visa within the allotted time

After the province or territory approves your PNP application, you can then proceed to the next step of the process. Here, you will be required to submit your Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC.

The nominating province/territory will let you know whether the application process is to be taken forward through IRCC Express Entry or a regular application process.

Canadian PNP – Application Process Method


Kind of PNP nomination Description Application process
Enhanced Nominations Nominations under Express Entry linked PNP streams Completely online. An e-application process to be followed.
Base nominations Nominations under non-Express Entry PNP streams Application process might be –
  • Online
  • Paper-based

The eligibility criteria and selection process to get a Provincial Nominee Certificate differ from province to province and territory to territory.

Here, we shall be seeing all the provincial draws held in November 2021.




Quebec, the only Canadian province not a part of the PNP, invited a total of 33 candidates in a draw held through the Arrima portal on November 11, 2021.

 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 Oct 2021 Nov 2021
Alberta 150 359 500 400 500 375 329 396 1,335 541 300
British Columbia 523 871 1,514 984 914 974 885 926 994 975 950
Manitoba 490 503 634 1,009 382 1,300 1,792 275 1,252 885 849
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 381 0 0 22 260 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia Not disclosed 43 Not disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 330 0
Ontario 484 1,469 880 528 479 2,509 2,907 875 1,758 2,602 0
Prince Edward Island 211 121 150 156 155 113 127 161 143 204 188
Saskatchewan 887 840 666 548 528 255 575 948 919 0 633
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 PNP draws held in November 2021 –

Province / Territory PNP program Category/Stream Status Information of draw(s)
Alberta Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Express Entry 2 draws held November 9 – invitations issued: 200

November 24 – invitations issued: 100

British Columbia British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skills Immigration (SI), Express Entry BC (EEBC), Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) 7 draws held November 30 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 89

November 23 – invitations issued: 258

November 23 – invitations issued: 99 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)

November 16 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 87

November 9 – invitations issued: 287

November 9 – invitations issued: 53 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)

November 2 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 77

Manitoba Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas 2 draws held November 18 (EOI Draw #130 – invitations issued: 428

November 1 (EOI Draw #129) – 421

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 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 No update for this month
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 No update for this month  –
Prince Edward Island (PEI) Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) Labour & Express Entry, Business Work Permit 1 draw held November 18 – invitations issued: 188

The next draw is to be on December 16, as per PEI PNP draw schedule for 2021.

Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand No update for this month November 18 – Express Entry –invitations issued: 425

November 18 – Occupations In-Demand – invitations issued: 208

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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