The latest Express Entry and PNP Invitations

Canadian authorities have invited thousands of people to apply either under the Express Entry system of PNP options. Let’s take a quick look!

Express Entry draw #161

IRCC invited 3,300 people to apply in their latest Express Entry draw. However, they only invited the Canadian Experience Class applicants. The lowest CRS score was 454. If you are familiar with these concepts, please 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 August 18, 2020 A total of 302 invitations under five categories, namely:
  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate
Alberta N/A According to their website, they won’t provide status updates.
Saskatchewan August 14, 2020 A total of 247 invitations under the Occupations In-Demand (OID) program and another 286 invitations under the Express Entry! In both groups, the lowest score was 69.
Manitoba August 13, 2020 They issued letters of Advice to Apply as follows:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: a total of 197 candidates with the lowest score of 485
  • International Education Stream: a total of 23 candidates
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: a total of 33 candidates with the lowest score of 672
Ontario July 29, 2020 A total of 1,288 Notice of Invitations (NOI) under Tech Draw program (CRS score range  463 – 477)
Quebec June 18, 2020 Only seven invitations!
New Brunswick N/A We contacted them and asked for the updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Nova Scotia N/A We contacted them and asked for the updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Prince Edward Island July 16, 2020 They conducted a total of 29 invitations under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur program and 158 invitations under the Labour & Express Entry programs.
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A We contacted them and asked for the updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Northwest Territories N/A We contacted them and asked for the updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Yukon N/A We contacted them and asked for the updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.


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    Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (class L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice) in Toronto, Canada. He is an adjunct professor at Queen's University Law School and Ashton College. Al, who holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University, is a member of CICC and CAPIC organizations. Al, the CEO of Parsai Immigration Services, has represented thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries to the immigration authorities since January 2011.