In the latest PNP draws, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island (PEI) sent invitations to 365 candidates.
These PNP draws were conducted under 7 different streams, and British Columbia issued the highest number of invitations. Here are the details of the PNP Draws:
|Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)||No. of ITAs||CRS Score|
|British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program||162||60 – 90|
|Prince Edward Island PNP (PEI-PNP)||104||80|
British Columbia (BC) issued invitations under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate (includes EEBC option) with a score range of 60-90.
101 invitations were sent out in the Tech Draw, focusing on 35 tech occupations. These invitations were given through BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams. These candidates had a minimum score of 90.
The other three draws were just like the ones from the previous week requiring a minimum score of 60:
- Early Childhood Educators and Assistants: 34 invitations
- Healthcare Professionals: 22 invitations
- Other priority occupations: < 5 invitations
Summary of BC PNP Draw – October 24
|Stream||Minimum Score Required||Number of invitations issued|
|Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||90 – Draw Type (Tech)||101|
|60 – Draw Type (Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants)||34|
|60 – Draw Type (Healthcare)||22|
|60 – Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)||<5|
On October 23, 2023, Saskatchewan-SINP Draw invited a total of 99 candidates to apply for permanent residency.
The invitations were divided into two categories: Occupations-in-Demand and Express Entry.
Candidates were carefully selected based on specific National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes, which are used to classify occupations in the Canadian job market.
To be eligible, candidates were required to have their Educational Credential Assessments, and a minimum score of 84 was set as the threshold.
Prince Edward Island PEI-PNP Draw:
On October 19, 2023, Prince Edward Island (PEI) PNP sent 104 invitations under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur and the Labour & Express Entry category.
102 invitations were sent out to Labour and Express Entry candidates, with a significant focus on Critical Workers, acknowledging the essential role these individuals play in the province’s workforce.
Two candidates received invitations through the Business and Entrepreneur stream with a minimum EOI score of 80.
Over the past year, PEI has invited a total of 2,464 candidates through the Labour and Express Stream, representing a significant 97% of the total invitations issued.
IRCC held a PNP-only Express Entry draw on October 24, inviting 1,548 candidates with a provincial nomination.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 776.
PNP-only Express Entry draws offer a unique advantage to candidates with provincial nominations. In these draws, candidates automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points, considerably boosting their chances.
The high CRS score requirement reflects the competitive nature of these draws, as the additional points provide an edge for candidates.