The Latest Rounds of Invitations for Express Entry, BC and other provinces

The latest activities in the world of Canadian immigration show invitations by the Federal and BC governments. We have some updates for you.

Express Entry draw #162 for everyone

IRCC invited 4,200 people to apply in their latest Express Entry draw. They didn’t limit the invitations to a specific program. Therefore, people who had applied under CEC, FSWC and FSTC could have been invited. The lowest CRS score was 475. If you are not 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 September 1, 2020 A total of 428 invitations under five categories, namely:
  • SI – Skilled Worker (minimum score 94)
  • SI – International Graduate (minimum score 98)
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (minimum score 76)
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker (minimum score 94)
  • EEBC – International Graduate (minimum score 98)
Alberta N/A According to their website, they won’t provide status updates.
Saskatchewan August 26, 2020 A total of 570 invitations under the Occupations In-Demand (OID) program. The lowest score was 68.
Manitoba August 27, 2020 They issued letters of Advice to Apply as follows:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: a total of 171 candidates with the lowest score of 475
  • International Education Stream: a total of 34 candidates
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: a total of 8 candidates with the lowest score of 824
Ontario August 26, 2020
  • A total of 703 Notice of Invitations (NOI) under Priority Occupations (CRS score range  466 – 475)
  • A total of 21 invitations for the Entrepreneur stream with the lowest score of 144
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 Aug 20, 2020 They conducted 28 invitations under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur program and 277 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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