Canada 2019 PNPs Have Invited 28,401 Newcomers to Apply for Residency so far!

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

Over 28,401 immigrants have already been issued invitations to apply for residency in Canada via Provincial Nominee Programs in 2019! And the number is set to increase, with a goal of introducing over 1 million newcomers by 2021. This is Canada’s initiative in order to supplement the current gap in the workforce due to early retirement, young professionals searching for employment opportunities in urban hubs, and promotions or new job opportunities offered within companies.

Canada has already held more than 160 provincial draws this year. That's nearly 10 times more than the amount of Express Entry draws. With more PNP draws available, CRS scores as low as 300, and some enhanced nomination draws linked to the Express Entry system, applicants with job offers may stand a better chance of getting permanent residency in Canada by applying via a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The most recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws took place on August 20, 19, 15, 13, 9, 7, 6, and 1, predominantly in British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Alberta. Accumulatively, August PNPs invited over 3,421 newcomers to apply for residency in Canada, which is approximately half that of last month's total of ITAs issued. This is due to Quebec issuing 2 rounds of over 3,700 invitations to applicants of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program through the Arrima portal, to candidates who were affected by the implementation of Bill 9.

The majority of applicants who received provincial nominees applied through the following stream or categories in August 2019:

  • British Columbia - Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category; Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot; BC Tech Pilot; Express Entry BC.
  • Saskatchewan - International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand stream; International Skilled Worker: Express Entry stream
  • Ontario - Human Capital Priorities Stream; Tech draw
  • Prince Edward Island - PEI Labour & Express Entry Stream
  • Alberta - Express Entry stream
  • Quebec - Arrima Immigration Portal

The Provincial Nominee Program


The Provincial Nominee Program is one of the most popular ways for candidates who may not qualify for the Express Entry system to immigrate to Canada. Skilled foreign workers with sufficient work experience and a job offer, wanting to apply for permanent residence in Canada may do so through one of 11 Provincial Nominee Programs. The most beneficial advantage of applying for a provincial nominee is that is acquired, applicants will receive an extra 600 points to add to their Comprehensive ranking System (CRS) scores, which virtually guarantees receiving an Invitation To Apply for residency in Canada.

PNP 2019 Updates for 2019


August PNP Draw Roundup 2019
Draw Date Province # of ITAs Issued Category/Stream
20/08/2019 British Columbia 18 Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category
20/08/2019 British Columbia 6 Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot
19/08/2019 Québec undisclosed Arrima Immigration Portal
15/08/2019 Saskatchewan 105 International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand stream
15/08/2019 Saskatchewan 105 International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand stream
15/08/2019 Saskatchewan 45 International Skilled Worker: Express Entry stream
15/08/2019 Ontario 997 Human Capital Priorities Stream
15/08/2019 Prince Edward Island 133 PEI Labour & Express Entry Stream
15/08/2019 Prince Edward Island 10 Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations
13/08/2019 British Columbia 61 BC Tech Pilot
7/08/2019 Alberta 35 Express Entry stream
6/08/2019 British Columbia 238 Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC
1/08/2019 Ontario 1,773 tech draw

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