The PNP Draw is a periodic invitation to apply issued to prospective immigrants of Canada, either by the Federal Government through the Express Entry System or the provinces/territory.
The Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a popular way for foreigners to obtain Canadian Permanent Residence. Date for PNP draws vary from province to province, Federal government also issue invitations to apply under express entry draw. The invitation round is also known as PNP Draw or Express Entry Draw.
The information in this page is updated on a regular basis, it includes nomination draw results and PNP eligibility criteria for each province of Canada. It will help you know the next PNP draws that are likely to take place.
In this article
- Latest Provincial Nominee Invitation Updates
- What is PNP Draw?
- Which provinces invite immigrants via PNP?
- Provincial Nominee Programs, PNP Canada Categories
- Alberta PNP Draw
- British Columbia PNP Draw
- Manitoba PNP Draw
- New Brunswick PNP Draw
- Newfoundland & Labrador PNP Draw
- Nova Scotia PNP Draw
- Ontario PNP Draw
- Prince Edward Island PNP Draw
- Quebec PNP Draw
- Saskatchewan PNP Draw
- Northwest Territories PNP Draw
- Nunavut PNP Draw
- Yukon PNP Draw
- How to check PNP Draw Results
- How to receive PNP invitation
Latest Provincial Nominee Invitation Updates
February 2, 2022:
- BC invited 8 entrepreneur candidates to apply for provincial nominee through the BC Entrepreneur stream.
- Federal government issued out 1,070 ITAs to PNP candidates. This February 2 PNP invitation is the biggest in the recent times. A CRS cut off mark of 674 was used.
February 1, 2022:
- Quebec announced the results of a January 27 draw which invited 322 candidates PR through the Quebec Skilled Worker program. Cut off mark of 647 points was used and job offers must be outside the Montreal region.
- Alberta announced the results of a January 18 draw that invited 350 Express Entry candidates with CRS score cut off of 346.
- British Columbia invited 126 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through four streams of the BC PNP. This was a BC Tech draw.
January 27, 2022:
- Manitoba invited 315 applicants, including 69 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR.
- Ontario issued ITA to 1,032 Express Entry candidates through the Skilled Trades stream. This draw was the first OINP Skilled Trades draw since last year, and the largest OINP ever.
January 25, 2022:
- British Columbia issued out 289 ITAs to candidates through 4 BC PNP streams.
January 25, 2022:
- Prince Edward Island invited 121 applicants to apply for PR under the Labour and Express Entry streams. Additional 11 persons were invited through the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category.
January 25, 2022:
- British Columbia issued 91 invitations for provincial nomination under the BC Tech draw.
- Alberta province released the results of their January 5 draw in which 250 Express Entry applicants were invited with CRS cut off of 327.
What is PNP Draw?
Every few weeks, one or more provinces issue out invitations to apply for their PNP program. These invitations are referred to as “draws.” The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan all participate in the PNP.
Which provinces invite immigrants via PNP?
The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan all participate in the PNP. In addition, the three territories of Canada also offer immigration programs: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. The Federal government’s invitation process is called Express Entry Draw.
Provincial Nominee Programs, PNP Canada Categories
|Province / Territory||Stream/program||Aligned with EE?||Job offer required?||Canadian experience required?||Canadian education required?||Residency in Canada required?||For business?|
|Alberta||Accelerated Tech Pathway||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Alberta||International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Alberta||Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|British Columbia||EEBC - Skilled Worker||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|British Columbia||EEBC – Healthcare Professional||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|British Columbia||EEBC – International Graduate||Aligned||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|British Columbia||EEBC – International Post-Graduate||Aligned||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|British Columbia||Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|British Columbia||SI – Healthcare Professional||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|British Columbia||SI – International Graduate||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|British Columbia||SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||Aligned||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|British Columbia||SI – International Post-Graduate||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|British Columbia||Entrepreneur Regional Pilot||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Manitoba||Skilled Workers Overseas: Express Entry Pathway||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Manitoba||Skilled Workers Overseas||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Manitoba||Skilled Workers Overseas: Human Capital Pathway||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Manitoba||Skilled Workers in Manitoba||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Manitoba||Skilled Workers in Manitoba: Work Experience Pathway||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Manitoba||SWM: Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Manitoba||Career Employment Pathway (International Education Stream)*||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Manitoba||Graduate Internship Pathway (International Education Stream)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Manitoba||Student Entrepreneur Pathway (International Education Stream)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manitoba||Business Investor Stream: Entrepreneur||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Manitoba||Business Investor Stream: Farm Investor||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Manitoba||Morden Community-Drive Initiative||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|New Brunswick||Express Entry Labour Market Stream||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|New Brunswick||Skilled Worker With Employer Support||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|New Brunswick||Post-Graduate Entrepreneur||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Newfoundland||Priority Skills — In-Demand Occupation stream||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Newfoundland||Priority Skills — Education stream||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Newfoundland||Express Entry Skilled Worker||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Newfoundland||International Graduate Entrepreneur||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Northwest Territories||Express Entry||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Northwest Territories||Skilled Workers||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Northwest Territories||Critical Impact||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Northwest Territories||Business Stream||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry)||Aligned||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Nova Scotia||Express Entry Labour Market Priorities||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Nova Scotia||Skilled Worker||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Nova Scotia||International Graduate Entrepreneur||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Nova Scotia||International Graduates In Demand||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Nova Scotia||Occupations in Demand||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Nova Scotia||Labour Market Priorities for Physician||Aligned||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Ontario||Human Capital Priorities||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Ontario||French-Speaking Skilled Worker||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Prince Edward Island||Express Entry||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Prince Edward Island||Skilled Worker outside Canada (Labour Impact)||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Prince Edward Island||Skilled Worker in PEI (Labour Impact)||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Prince Edward Island||Critical Worker (Labour Impact)||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Prince Edward Island||International Graduate (Labour Impact)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Prince Edward Island||Business Work Permit Entrepreneur||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Quebec||Quebec Skilled Worker Program||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Quebec||Quebec Experience Program: Foreign workers||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Quebec||Quebec Experience Program: Students & graduates||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||International Skilled Worker: Express Entry||Aligned||No||No||No||No||No|
|Saskatchewan||International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Saskatchewan||International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Experience: Existing Work Permits & Health Professionals||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Experience: Students||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Experience: Hospitality Workers||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Experience: Long Haul Truck Drivers||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Experience: Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Saskatchewan||Farm Owner and Operator||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Saskatchewan||International Graduate Entrepreneur||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Saskatchewan||Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Yukon||Critical Impact Worker||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
Alberta PNP Draw
The province of Alberta Provincial Nominee draw takes place regularly. The Alberta PNP program is popular because the province has an economy that is doing well.
British Columbia PNP Draw
The next BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP draw) will likely take place in the coming weeks. This date has not yet been announced. The BC PNP program is popular because of its strong economy and interest in cities in BC. Do check back for result of BC PNP latest draw once it is announced.
Manitoba PNP Draw
The next Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw will take place in the coming weeks. This date has not yet been announced. The MPNP program is popular because of its strong economy.
New Brunswick PNP Draw
Recently, New Brunswick province issued out many invitations to apply for their skilled worker stream and also entrepreneur stream of NBPNP.
Newfoundland & Labrador PNP Draw
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee draw takes place regularly. The Alberta PNP program is popular because the province has an economy that is doing well.
Nova Scotia PNP Draw
Nova Scotia issued invitations to apply for candidates in their Entrepreneur stream and Skilled Worker stream.
Ontario PNP Draw
Ontario is expected to issue out many invitations in their upcoming draw. The Ontario program is popular because it offers a number of streams, including the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.
Prince Edward Island PNP Draw
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) offers a number of immigration programs through the provincial nominee program.
Quebec PNP Draw
Quebec issued invitations to apply for candidates in their Entrepreneur and Self-employed Worker streams. The province is expected to issue out more invites soon.
Saskatchewan PNP Draw
Saskatchewan has issued an invitation round on a regular basis. The province has a number of streams, including the Express Entry Occupation In-Demand Stream.
Northwest Territories PNP Draw
The Northwest Territories (NWT) Provincial Nominee Program offers two immigration programs: the Skilled Worker stream and the Critical Skills stream.
The Nunavut Provincial Nominee Program (NPNP) offers two immigration programs: the Skilled Worker stream and the Business Development stream.
Yukon PNP Draw
The Yukon Provincial Nominee Program offers three streams for immigration to the territory: the Skilled Worker, Self-Employed Farmer and Business Investor streams.
How to check PNP Draw Results
Wondering if there was a PNP draw today? The Canada PNP draw is published on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates about the next Alberta PNP Draw, BC PNP Draw and other provincial nominee draws this year.
Can you predict date of next Express Entry PNP?
Express entry Canada Provincial Nominee Program PNP Draw takes place regularly. Canada Immigration draws are conducted on a few days in the month, including dates like January 15th, February 22nd and March 29th. Canada immigration draw is conducted to issue invitations for permanent residentship via Canada Express Entry system.
It is hard to predict the date of the next Canada Express Entry PNP draw. However, we can look at the past patterns to get an idea about when the next Canada Immigration draw might take place.
How to receive PNP invitation
To receive an invitation to apply for a PNP, you must first create an Express Entry profile or apply through the particular province you wish to receive an ITA from. You will be entered into the pool of candidates and will be assessed against eligibility criteria for one or more of the following programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Trades Program. If you are eligible, you will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination.