Four Canadian provinces release draw results for immigration programs

The most recent results from British Columbia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

Three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima.

British Columbia

On August 23 more than 210 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination in British Columbia.

The province also held rounds of invitations for candidates working in the following occupations.

  • Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points; and
  • 5 healthcare workers with scores of at least 60 points.
  • Healthcare assistants with scores of at least 60 points 


Saskatchewan held two recent draws. 668 candidates were invited with minimum scores of 67 and 629 were invited on August 25 with minimum scores of 65.

Prince Edward Island

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited a total of 121 immigration candidates on August 18.


Quebec has more autonomy over its immigration system than any other province, and so it does not participate in the PNP.

Those who wish to immigrate to Quebec, must submit a profile to a provincial expression of interest pool, called Arrima. Provincial officials then invite candidates whose profiles fit the criteria for an immigration program. Invited candidates apply for a provincial nomination or a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) in Quebec.

the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited 58 candidates to apply for a permanent selection under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Candidates had to have profiles in the Arrima Expression of Interest system with scores and they had a valid job offer outside of the Montreal Metropolitan area.