Latest PNP Draws News: Alberta & BC Issues Almost 400 ITAs


This time’s latest PNP draws news is about British Columbia and Alberta. They invited a total of 396 candidates. Alberta went ahead and called for candidates from the Family Connection and Primary Occupations in Demand stream, while British Columbia chose candidates from three different streams, General, Healthcare, and Childcare. 

Since these are provincial nominations and not Express Entry draw, which IRCC conducts, candidates are not directly invited but only nominated. When candidates are only nominated, their CRS score boosts up to 600 points which further increases their chances of being invited to Express Entry draws. Express Entry draw invites highest scoring candidates for Canada PR, hence PNP draws are valuable. 

Latest PNP Draws

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program 

Date: 3 Aug, 2023

Invitations: 201

Minimum Score: 315

Stream: Family Connection and Primary Occupations in Demand

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Take a look at the image taken from the official website of Alberta to verify the numbers. 


Alberta has expressed an interest in inviting candidates from the specific occupations whose demand is high in Alberta as of now. Moreover, those profiles in the Express Entry pool of eligible candidates that stated they have a parent/sibling/child living in Canada, and that their occupation must be one of the in-demand occupations were invited. 

Also, the family member of the candidate invited must be 18 or older, and needs to be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

These candidates received an additional 600 points upon receiving an invitation. These additional points are going to help the candidate when the next Express Entry draws come out. If the CRS cut-off of the next draws are high, the candidate would have a chance to secure an invitation. Then they can easily apply for Canada PR and fly to Canada! 

Scroll down to check out the PNP news updates of British Columbia. 

British Columbia PNP Draw

Date: 9 Aug, 2023

Invitations: 195

Minimum Score: 60

Category: General and Targeted 

Take a look at the image taken from the official website of British Columbia to verify the numbers. 


So, British Columbia issued a total of 195 invitations in its most recent draws. Usually, the BC PNP draws are out on Tuesdays, however, last time they came out on Wednesday. 

Though most of the invitations are issued in the general draw type, still some of them are for the target occupation. In the general draw category, 139 invitations were sent via five streams. These are:

  • Skilled Worker: Minimum Score- 107
  • Skilled Worker (EEBC option): Minimum Score- 107
  • International Graduate: Minimum Score- 110
  • International Graduate (EEBC option): Minimum Score- 110
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: Minimum Score- 88

The targeted draw focused on inviting candidates from two targeted industries. The first one is healthcare occupations from which 22 candidates received invitations. The minimum score considered here was 60

The second targeted draw held was for 34 candidates belonging to Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202). The minimum score is 60

The stream to invite candidates from the targeted draws remained the same, that is- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option). 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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