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Canada Immigration in 2021

Canada Immigration On-Track In 2021

Published on : January 15, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • Latest Provincial Draws
  • British Columbia PNP
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • OINP Selection Criteria
  • Express Entry Candidates


Canada is going full-steam as planned for 2021. British Columbia (BC PNP) conducted the Tech Pilot Draw recently alongside the Ontario (OINP) draw. 

As promised, Canada seems to be all set to welcome 401,000 new immigrants this year. The provinces are gearing up to revive the economy despite the pandemic.

Latest Provincial Draws

In the latest draws conducted by British Columbia and Ontario in January 2021, the BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs while Ontario PNP invited Express Entry candidates.

The BC PNP draw addressed 80 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. It is the second draw of the year for British Columbia.

The OINP issued invitations to 484 candidates of the Skilled Trades, and French-Speaking Skilled Workers streams from the Express Entry pool.  

The British Columbia PNP

The latest BC PNP draw was held on the 12th of January 2021. Candidates in this Tech Pilot draw were selected from the technology sector under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.

The candidates for selection required a minimum provincial score of 80 points.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The OINP draw was held on the 13th of January 2021. It is the first draw of the province in 2021 and invited candidates through two provincial immigration streams. Both these OINP streams were aligned with the Express Entry system

OINP Draw of 13 January 2021


Number of Invitations

Minimum CRS Score

OINP - Express Entry - Skilled Trades

338 ITAs

434 to 460 Points

OINP - Express Entry - French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW)

146 ITAs

456 to 460 Points


OINP Selection Criteria

In this draw, candidates receiving the NOI had created their Express Entry profiles between 13 of January 2020 and 13 January 2021.

OINP searches the Express Entry pool for candidates presently living in the Ontario province. They should also be having a minimum of one year of full-time work experience, or equivalent in part-time work.

The skilled trade should also be listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under the NOC (National Occupational Classification) list of Canada

Express Entry Candidates

All Express Entry candidates receiving provincial nominations get 600 additional points towards their CRS ranking score. They will get priority to receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency

Topics: Migrate, Canada