Canada PNP: Immigration results for August 2021

express entry draw CEC Candidates - Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program PNP: Immigration results for August 2021
  • September 2, 2021

As we adjust to the extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, one cannot lose sight of the enormous benefits immigration presents to the prosperity and way of life, for it enriches Canada with its new culture, perspective and economic growth.

Under Canada’s Constitution, the federal government and each province and territory share the authority to manage the country’s immigration system. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada except Quebec and Nunavut. The main purpose is to spread the benefits of immigration such as supports employment, investment, entrepreneurship, and spending.

Canada seeks to welcome over 80,000 immigrants through the PNP each year. And alone it has issued over 3,400 invitations to apply for provincial nomination during the month of August 2021.

Each provinces and territories have at least one PNP stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. In 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding PNP-specific Express Entry draws, on average, every two weeks which is Canada’s principal source of economic immigration. Each province adopts its own criteria for selecting foreign workers eligible for Canadian permanent residence under its respective PNP.

  1. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has five current immigration streams: Alberta Opportunity Stream, Alberta Express Entry Stream , Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream , International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream and Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa. In August, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)’s Express Entry Stream held the 3 draws: on August 10 –issued 396 invitations, August 23 – issued 450 invitations and on August 30 – issued 400 invitations, thus, making the biggest draw ever of 1246.
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program consists of the Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC and Entrepreneur Immigration Streams. The BC PNP issued highest draw of 8 in the month of August that invited 1,414 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the Express Entry British Columbia, Skills Immigration streams.
  3. Manitoba’s provincial immigration program is comprised of streams designed to nominate candidates who wish to work and live in the province permanently. The province of Manitoba held one draw through the three streams on August 12 with 275 Letters of Advice to Apply issued of which 36 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile.
  4. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held a pre-scheduled draw on August 19 and issued a combined 161 invitations to immigration candidates. Issued 152 invitations to Express Entry and Labor Impact candidates and remaining nine invitations went to Business Impact candidates.
  5. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held a total of seven draws in the month of august. It nominates foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs who have the skills, experience, education and intent to settle in the province as permanent residents. Total invitations of 875 immigration candidates were given during the period.
  6. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a total of four invitation rounds through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories of the International Skilled Worker Category issuing a total of 948 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.


Overview of PNP draw in month of August 2021:

PNP Province/ TerritoryAugust 2021
British Columbia1,414
New Brunswick0
Newfoundland and Labrador0
Northwest Territories0
Nova Scotia0
Prince Edward Island161


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