Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Draws: Mid-Year Review

By Scarlett Wilson [Published 01 Jul, 2023 | 05:40 AM] 3088
Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Draws: Mid-Year Review

Over the past six months, the Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) draws have been a significant milestone in the country’s immigration system - attracting Skilled Workers, Entrepreneurs, and International Graduates to various provinces across the country. These draws have offered tremendous opportunities for individuals seeking to settle in Canada and contribute to its diverse and thriving economy.

In the first half of 2023, the PNP draws witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of invitations being extended to eligible candidates. With the commitment to welcoming immigrants and addressing labor market gaps, PNP draws in 2023 have become an essential pathway for candidates to secure permanent residency in Canada.

Here are the Canada PNP draws conducted so far in 2023.

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) conducted 20 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 1,795 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible candidates under its Alberta Express Entry stream. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 301 and 444.

Latest Alberta Express Entry Stream Draw

The latest AINP Alberta Express Entry stream draw was held on 22 June 2023.

  • Number of NOIs issued: 125
  • Minimum CRS score: 306

Check complete list here: Alberta PNP draws in 2023

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted 31 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 5,310 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 55 and 152.

Latest BC PNP Skills Immigration Draw

The latest BC PNP Skills Immigration draw was held on 27 June 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 185
  • Minimum CRS score: 60-109

Latest BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Draw

The latest BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration draw was held on 20 June 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 10
  • Minimum CRS score: 119-152

Check complete list here: British Columbia PNP draws in 2023

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) conducted 14 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 7,124 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to eligible candidates under its Skilled Worker in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Worker Overseas streams. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 602 and 801.

Latest Skilled Worker in Manitoba Draw

The latest MPNP Skilled Worker in Manitoba Draw was held on 29 June 2023.

For occupation-specific selection:

  • Number of LAAs issued: 315
  • Minimum CRS score: 613

For all occupations:

  • Number of LAAs issued: 184
  • Minimum CRS score: 662

Latest International Education Stream Draw

The latest MPNP International Education Stream draw was held on 29 June 2023.

  • Number of LAAs issued: 62

Latest Skilled Worker Overseas Draw

The latest MPNP Skilled Worker Overseas draw was held on 29 June 2023.

  • Number of LAAs issued: 184
  • Minimum CRS score: 662

Check complete list here: Manitoba PNP draws in 2023

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) conducted 4 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 509 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its New Brunswick Express Entry stream.

Latest New Brunswick Express Entry Draw

The latest NB PNP New Brunswick Express Entry draw was held on May 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 93

Check complete list here: New Brunswick PNP draws in 2023

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted 27 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 8,107 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its Employer Job Offer, Masters Graduate, Ph.D. Graduate, and Entrepreneur streams. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 26 and 178.

Latest Employer Job Offer Draw

For Foreign Worker stream:

The latest OINP Foreign Worker stream draw was held on 20 June 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 426
  • Minimum CRS score: 36

For International Student stream:

The latest OINP International Student stream draw was held on 9 May 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 584
  • Minimum CRS score: 62

For In-demand Skills stream:

The latest OINP In-demand Skills stream draw was held on 20 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 256
  • Minimum CRS score: 26

Latest Masters Graduate Draw

The latest OINP Masters Graduate draw was held on 6 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 1,175
  • Minimum CRS score: 46

Latest Ph.D. Graduate Draw

The latest OINP Ph.D. Graduate draw was held on 6 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 134
  • Minimum CRS score: 42

Latest Entrepreneur Draw

The latest OINP Entrepreneur draw was held on 12 May 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 14
  • Minimum CRS score: 135-178

Check complete list here: Ontario PNP draws in 2023

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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) conducted 11 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 1,535 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its Business Work Permit Entrepreneur and Labor & Express Entry streams. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 52 and 82.

Latest Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Draw

The latest PEI PNP Business Work Permit Entrepreneur draw was held on 15 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 4
  • Minimum CRS score: 82

Latest Labor & Express Entry Draw

The latest PEI PNP Labor & Express Entry draw was held on 29 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 90

Check complete list here: Prince Edward Island PNP draws in 2023

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted 6 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 4,718 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its Occupation In-demand and Express Entry streams. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 67 and 84.

Latest Occupation In-demand Draw

The latest SINP Occupation In-demand draw was held on 8 June 2023.

  • Number of ITAs issued: 232
  • Minimum CRS score: 69

Latest Express Entry Draw

The latest SINP Express Entry draw was held on 8 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 268
  • Minimum CRS score: 69

Check complete list here: Saskatchewan PNP draws in 2023

Quebec Immigration

Quebec conducted 8 draws in the first six months of 2023 and issued a total of 7,105 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates under its Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) stream. The CRS score in these invitation rounds ranged between 575 and 626. 

Latest Regular Skilled Worker Program Draw

The latest Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program draw was held on 22 June 2023. 

  • Number of ITAs issued: 1,006
  • Minimum CRS score: 626

Check complete list here: Quebec Immigration draws in 2023

A total of 121 PNP draws were conducted in the first half of 2023. It is evident that the Provincial Nominee Program will continue to play a vital role in Canada's efforts to attract and retain skilled individuals from around the world. 

Several provinces have recorded significant increases in the number of invitations being issued, reflecting their proactive approach to meeting labor market demands and driving regional development. The success of the PNP draws is also a testament to the comprehensive selection criteria implemented by the provinces - which have allowed them to target individuals with specific skill sets and qualifications to apply for Canada PR.

As we move forward, we eagerly anticipate further developments in the PNP draws and their impact on Canada’s immigration landscape in the second half of 2023.


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