British Columbia

Latest rounds of invitations: British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and more

Like every week, today we visited some PNP websites to explore which provinces have been active in inviting immigrants. The following is a weekly summary of PNP draws across Canada.

British Columbia

On October 12, British Columbia invited over 400 immigration candidates through four separate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.

  • Skills Immigration and Express Entry
Date  Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Other
October 12,
308 Skilled Worker – SI

International Graduate – SI

Entry Level & Semi-Skilled – SI

Skilled Worker – EEBC

International Graduate – EEBC






October 12,
101 Skilled Worker – SI

International Graduate – SI

Skilled Worker – EEBC

International Graduate – EEBC

104 ITAs issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.

  • Entrepreneur Immigration

An interesting fact is that for the first time since August, B.C. also sent out invitations to Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) candidates.

Date  Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score Other
October 12,
10 Entrepreneur Immigration
– Base Category
123 None
October 12,
< 5 Entrepreneur Immigration
– Regional Pilot
109 None


Manitoba invited a total of 426 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, on October 7. It is important to note that among these invitations, 84 went to candidates in the Express Entry system.

Of course, the province issued letters of Advice to Apply as follows:

Date  Skilled Workers In Manitoba International Education Stream Skilled Workers Overseas
October 7, 2021
  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply: 350
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 446
  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 55
  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply: 21 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 729


The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) reported this week the details of its last draw, on September 30, 2021. On that date, Alberta invited 275 Express Entry candidates -with scores of at least 300- to apply for a provincial nomination. It is important to note that this province held four Alberta Express Entry stream draws in September. Moreover, the minimum score requirement of each draw was 300. A total of 1,610 invitations were issued last month alone.

Date  Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
September 7, 2021 275 300

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