May 10, 2024

Unlock Your Path: 5 Canadian Provinces Offer PNP Invitations

Five Canadian provinces extend invitations for PNP draws, including British Columbia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, and Manitoba. Each province administers its own PNP, with Nunavut and Quebec being exceptions.

These programs aim to assist each province and territory in welcoming skilled immigrants deemed suitable by local governments to address specific labor market needs and demographic challenges.

Note: Quebec does not operate a PNP due to its agreement with the federal government to retain control over its economic immigration policies.

Provincial Immigration Updates: April 27 - May 3

Five Canadian provinces held PNP draws. Let's delve into the outcomes.

British Columbia

Two draws occurred on April 30, 2024. In one, 47 invitations were issued. The draw covered five streams:

  • Skilled Worker,
  • Skilled Worker – EEBC Option,
  • International Graduate,
  • International Graduate – EEBC Option,
  • and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled.

All streams, except Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, required a minimum score of 131 for invitation.

Furthermore, apart from the general draw, the province conducted four additional draws, encompassing the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams.

Invitations were extended to candidates in four specific professional categories, with the following allocations:

  • Childcare: Nine invitations
  • Construction: Nine invitations
  • Healthcare: Nine invitations
  • Veterinary: Less than five invitations


As one of the two provinces that release their provincial immigration results retroactively, Quebec has recently disclosed the outcomes of two distinct draws.

On April 11, 2024, Quebec conducted the first of these two draws, inviting 1,036 individuals to apply for permanent selection.

Note: Immigration in Quebec is managed by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI). The invitations in this round were drawn from Quebec’s Arrima Bank on April 8, 2024.

Applicants were required to meet two criteria to receive an invitation in this draw:

  • Have a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
  • Demonstrate a French oral proficiency level of 7 or higher, evaluated according to Quebec’s French proficiency scale for adult immigrants or its equivalent, known as the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français.

Additionally, invitations were granted to applicants with professions categorized under specific NOC codes. Note: Those in the first group of professions needed a minimum score of 536, while those in the second group required a minimum score of 606.

April 25 Draw

On April 25, Quebec extended invitations to 1,415 applicants for permanent selection, drawn from the Arrima Bank on April 22, 2024.

To qualify, applicants needed:

  • French oral proficiency level 7 or higher, assessed by Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français.
  • Valid job offer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
  • Minimum score of 598 points.

Next Steps: Applicants who received an invitation from the Government of Quebec can now apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate. This certificate is a prerequisite for applying for permanent residence with IRCC if settling in Quebec.


In addition to Quebec, Alberta also releases its provincial immigration draw results retroactively. This week, Alberta's PNP, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, disclosed the outcomes of a draw held on April 17, 2024.

In this draw, the AAIP issued 49 NOI letters to eligible applicants under its 'dedicated healthcare pathway with Alberta job offer' category, requiring a minimum CRS score of 302.


Manitoba recently announced the results of a PNP draw on April 30, specifically dedicated to welcoming immigration applicants under the provincial government’s special immigration measure for Ukraine.

In this draw, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 451 Letters of Advice to eligible applicants under this special immigration measure.

Manitoba extended invitations to applicants from three streams in a subsequent draw on May 2.

In the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream, the MPNP issued 488 Letters of Advice to Apply in an occupation-specific selection.

The issued letters were granted to eligible applicants with professions in specific NOC 2021 categories and sub-major groups:

  • 33102: Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • 60020: Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Sub-major groups:
  • 731: General construction trades
  • 12: Administrative and financial supervisors and specialized administrative occupations
  • 14: Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupation
  • 22: Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Additionally, the MPNP issued 66 letters to eligible applicants under the province's International Education stream, with no specified stream score requirement for these individuals.

Ultimately, the PNP sent letters to 26 candidates via the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, with a prerequisite minimum score of 796 for consideration.

Please note that out of the 941 letters issued on May 2, 181 were allocated to applicants who provided a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.

Prince Edward Island

Joining the lineup of Canadian provinces hosting PNP draws, PEI concluded the series. On May 2, the PEI Provincial Nominee Program extended six invitations, focusing on healthcare and construction sectors.

How Pelican Migration Consultants Can Help You Navigate PNP Draws and Secure Permanent Residency!

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