Canada PNP Immigration Results for April 2022


Posted May 1, 2022 9:00 a.m. EDT

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued nearly 3,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in April.

The PNP is an immigration program administered jointly by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the ability to create their own immigration streams to better meet their labor market needs and economic development goals.

Canada introduced the PNP in 1998 to distribute the benefits of immigration more evenly across provinces and to encourage immigration to smaller provinces and less populated areas of the country. Today, the PNP represents a significant portion of economic immigration to most provinces and territories in Canada. In fact, many small Canadian provinces such as Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan depend on this program to meet their demographic and labor needs. By 2024, PCPs alone are expected to result in the admission of more than 93,000 immigrants per year as permanent residents.

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PCPs related to Express Entry

Most participating provinces and territories have at least one PNP stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system, which is Canada’s management system for three immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). The PCP streams linked to Express Entry, also known as “enhanced” PCP, allow a province to select candidates who have profiles in the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.

Over the past two months, IRCC has sent out more invitations to apply to PCP candidates than ever before. During the month of April, 1,554 candidates were invited to two PNP-specific Express Entry draws.

Additionally, in much-anticipated news, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced last week that Express Entry invitations for applicants to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Experience Class (CEC) will resume in early July. At the same time, the minister said the majority of new Express Entry applications would be processed within IRCC’s six-month service standard.


In April, Alberta released the results of an Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) draw. The province invited 250 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 14 under Alberta’s Express Entry stream.

British Columbia

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) holds weekly draws and invites top-scoring candidates to apply for provincial nominations under the British Columbia Express Entry, Skills Immigration and Tech. In April, more than 665 prospective British Columbia immigrants received invitations from the province.


Manitoba regularly issues invitations through the following three streams: Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Abroad, and International Education Stream. The province held two draws last month, the first on April 7 and the second on April 22. A total of 526 candidate notification letters were issued, of which 76 were sent to candidates who had a valid Express Entry profile.

As a special immigration measure for Ukrainian nationals, Manitoba is also holding regular Expression of Interest (EOI) draws for individuals who meet the MPNP eligibility criteria and who are affected by the current situation in Ukraine. . On April 13, the province held such a draw, issuing 20 invitations.


The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a total of 1,335 invitations in April through two draws.

The first draw was held on April 26, and the province invited 1,034 potential candidates to qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.

Two days later, on April 28, the province invited 301 candidates who may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream.

In April, POCI also announced that it would work with the Toronto Business Development Center (TBDC) to develop and launch a two-year entrepreneur pilot project. The pilot project aims to help 100 immigrant entrepreneurs start and grow businesses across the province outside of the Greater Toronto Area. The investments and jobs these businesses will generate will help support the soon-to-be-selected regions that need the most help recovering from COVID-19.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) draws are pre-scheduled and take place once a month. PEI PCP held a draw on April 21 and invited 141 applicants from the Labor Impact and Express Entry streams and 11 from the Business Impact stream.


Those wishing to settle in Quebec are assessed according to a different system from those wishing to settle elsewhere in Canada. Quebec’s immigration programs are administered by the province and are separate from Canada’s immigration programs.

On April 7, the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) invited 33 candidates to apply for permanent selection under the Regular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (PTQQ). Candidates had to have profiles in the Arrima expression of interest system and have a valid job offer outside the Montreal metropolitan area.

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