Express Entry and PNP November 2019 Roundup

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

The end of 2019 is in sight, but that does not mean Canadian immigration is slowing down. November was a busy and successful month with many PNP draws and two Express Entry draws. Together, thousands of ITAs were sent to eligible candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Discover the latest updates and draws for Express Entry and PNP streams/programs during November 2019. Find out how you can be next in line to move to Canada.   

1st Draw - November 13

On November 13th, 3600 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency through Express Entry, Canada’s popular immigration system that Fastracks immigration in as little as 6 months through three economic programs; the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Trades Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class. 

2nd Draw - November 27

The latest Express Entry draw for November 2019 issued another 3600 ITAs to eligible candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score for the draw was 471,  a 1 point decrease since the previous draw. 

What is the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)? 

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs are popular paths for fast permanent residency in Canada. There are eleven Canadian provinces and territories that participate in the PNP and together they have over 80 streams and programs that people can apply through to move to Canada. Those who want to apply through the equally popular Express Entry System, don’t have to worry, each PNP has at least one immigration program that aligns with the Federal Express Entry selections. That means Canadian provinces are allowed to select candidates from the Express Entry pool and notify them to apply in their Provincial Nominee Program. It does help, however, if the candidate has indicated interest in a province when they submit their profile. 

PNP Draws and Updates in November 2019 

   November 5 Tech Draw
Province Program/Streams Minimum Score
British Columbia PNP Express Entry 90
  Skilled Worker 90
  International Graduate 90
Total ITAs Issued   67
                      November 7
Province Program/Streams ITAs Issued
Manitoba PNP Skilled Worker 133
  International Education 560
  Skilled Workers Overseas 24
Total ITAs Issued   719
               November 12 
Province Program/Streams ITAs Issued
British Columbia PNP Skilled Worker 93
  International Graduate 202
  Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 75
  Express Entry Skilled Worker 99
Total ITAs Issued   409
                November 12
Province Program/Streams ITAs Issued
Saskatchewan PNP Occupations In-Demand 222
  Express Entry 303
Total ITAs Issued   525

Other PNP Draws

  • November 21: Prince Edward Island holds the largest Expression of Interest draw of the year and invites 171 candidates from its Express Entry, Labor Impact, and Business Impact categories. 
  • November 22: Quebec invited 162 skilled workers over two Arrima draws. (Arrima is Quebec’s equivalent of the Express Entry System.)  
  • November 22: Alberta invites 148 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. 

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