On September 22, the province held another In-Demand Skills stream draw under its new intake system and invited 65 immigration candidates. Candidates needed to have job offers in sectors listed as targeted.
In total, the province of Ontario invited 1,751 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in September, significantly more than the 875 invited the previous month.
In September, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)’s Express Entry Stream held three large invitation rounds. Most notably, the AINP held its largest draw to date on September 7 and invited 500 candidates with CRS scores of at least 300. There were two other AINP draws on September 14 and September 21, where a total of 835 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
These three draws bring the total of invitations issued through the AINP to 1,335 in September.
The province of Manitoba held two draws through the following three streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas last month. The draws were held on September 2 and September 23 with a total of 1,252 Letters of Advice to Apply issued of which 236 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile.
Over the past month, British Columbia held a total of six draws and invited 994 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the Express Entry British Columbia and Skills Immigration streams closely matching the number of invitations issued every month since the beginning of the year.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held invitation rounds through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories of the International Skilled Worker Category on September 8 and September 27. The province issued a total of 919 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination last month.
Saskatchewan also held its second Entrepreneur stream draw of the year on September 2, issuing 41 invitations with a minimum score of 110. The next round of Entrepreneur stream invitations is expected to be held on November 4, 2021.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island held a pre-scheduled draw on September 16 and issued a combined 143 invitations to immigration candidates. Most of the invitations, 129, were issued to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining nine invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point threshold of 72.
Nova Scotia conducted new business immigration draws in September, issuing a total of 30 invitations through two streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The two draws were held on September 13. One round resulted in 28 invitations in the Entrepreneur stream, with a minimum score of 120 points. Two invitations were also issued in the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream, this one with a minimum score of 57 points.