The end year EE draw drops CRS to 468 and PNP updates for you

This post reflects the latest updates on federal and provincial immigration invitations.

Express Entry draw #170 for everyone

IRCC invited 5,000 people to apply in their latest Express Entry draw on December 23, 2020. They didn’t limit the invitations to a specific program. Therefore, people who had applied under CEC, FSWC and FSTC could receive invitations. The lowest CRS score was 468, which was slightly lower than the previous score of 469. If you are not familiar with these concepts, visit the following pages:

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) updates

We visited the PNP websites to explore which province is active in inviting immigrants. Of course, some provinces lag in reporting online. Therefore, our report is as accurate as their websites. If you are not familiar with the concept of PNP, please visit the following page:

Province Latest Activity Remarks
British Columbia December 22, 2020 A total of 230 invitations under five categories, namely:
  • SI – Skilled Worker (minimum score 95)
  • SI – International Graduate (minimum score 95)
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (minimum score 77)
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker (minimum score 99)
  • EEBC – International Graduate (minimum score 99)
Alberta N/A No updates!
Saskatchewan N/A No updates!
Manitoba December 17, 2020 They issued letters of Advice to Apply as follows:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: a total of 239 candidates with the lowest score of 375
  • International Education Stream: a total of 40 candidates
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: a total of 50 candidates with the lowest score of 706
Ontario December 15, 2020
  • A total of 668 Notice of Invitations (NOI) under Targeted draw – Tech Draw (CRS score range  460-468)
  • They also invited 19 Entrepreneur applicants on December 15, 2020, with the lowest score of 140.
Quebec December 16, 2020
New Brunswick N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Nova Scotia December 9, 2020 They invited 34 Entrepreneur stream applicants with the lowest score of 122.
Prince Edward Island Dec 17, 2020
  • Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations: 21 applicants with a minimum point of 85
  • Labour & Express Entry Invitations: 174 applicants with a minimum point of 195
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Northwest Territories N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Yukon N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.


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