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Canadian PNP Update - Draws Held by Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia

Published on : May 30, 2022


PNP is the route to Canada PR that goes through the provincial and territorial governments. 

Recently, three of the provinces in Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba - released the details of the draws held by them under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)


Holding its seventh provincial draw of 2022, Alberta invited 100 in a round of invitations held on May 19, 2022. Those invited can now apply for being nominated by Alberta for Canadian permanent residence. Alberta PNP is officially the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). 

Alberta PNP draw on May 19, 2022

Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) letters sent 


Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate that got an NOI 

CRS 382


CRS: Comprehensive Ranking System, a 1,200-point matrix used for ranking profiles in the Express Entry pool managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

The latest Alberta PNP draw comes under Alberta Express Entry Stream selection. Regularly reviewing the available candidates in the federal Express Entry pool, Alberta PNP selects candidates based on the available information. Selected candidates are invited to submit a complete application to the AAIP. 

Factors that increase chances of selection by Alberta PNP include - having a job offer in Alberta, being a graduate of a post-secondary institution in Canada, etc. 


From time to time, British Columbia will invite individuals that are registered with the BC PNP to submit their application for a nomination through the province for Canada PR visa. The information supplied by the individual at the time of the registration is used for ranking, selecting, and inviting candidates with the most potential of thriving in British Columbia as permanent residents. 

Targeted invitations might be issued towards supporting the priorities of the BC government. 

British Columbia PNP - Round of Invitations held on May 24, 2022

Total ITAs: 137



Number of Invitations

Minimum Score

Targeted draw: Tech

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)


EOI 85 points

Targeted draw: Childcare

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)


EOI 60 points

Target draw: Healthcare

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC)


EOI 60 points


67 occupations - in tech, healthcare, childcare, and other priority occupations - are considered by British Columbia for the BC PNP targeted draws. 


On May 20, 2022, under the Special Immigration Measure - Ukraine Draw #4, Manitoba issued 13 invitations to individuals that - 

  • Met all MPNP eligibility criteria, and
  • Were affected by the ongoing events in Ukraine (only the citizens of Ukraine are considered)

Invitations by Manitoba are also referred to as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA). 

Manitoba PNP’s Expression of Interest (EOI) Draw #145 held on May 5, 2022 had 315 LAAs issued, of which 48 went out to IRCC Express Entry candidates. 

What is the Provincial Nominee Program of Canada?

The PNP offers a Canadian immigration route that involves securing a nomination by a provincial or territorial (PT) government as the first step of the process. The Nomination Certificate can then be used to apply for Canadian permanent residency. 

To be eligible for the PNP, you must have the - 

  • Education, skills, and work experience required to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory in Canada, 
  • Clear intention to live within that province, and 
  • Desire to take up permanent residence in Canada. 

While a PNP nomination is not the same thing as Canada PR, a nomination significantly improves the likelihood of obtaining permanent residence status in Canada. For an Express Entry candidate, a PNP nomination is worth CRS 600 additional points, thereby guaranteeing an ITA by IRCC in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Topics: Migrate, Canada