Canada Express Entry coupled with the PNP issues over 900 invitations in February

Posted on February 21, 2019

The Canada Express Entry program tied up with the PNP just a couple of weeks ago and the rounds of invitations are being sent from the provinces like Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario. Since the start of February, these three states together have issues over 900 applications for provincial nomination for permanent residency.

These invitations were issued under the provincial nomination stream which allows provinces to choose candidates under the Federal Express Entry program for the skilled pool from where selected candidates are filtered out for Canada permanent residency status. The candidates who receive the nominations from the provinces are awarded 600 additional CSR points, thus increasing their chances of securing the invitation letter.

This Canada Express Entry program allied with the PNP has allowed delaying the draw for up to three weeks and also restoring the Express Entry pool with more deserving candidates and increasing the cut-off marks.

Here’s how the Provincial Nomination Stream for different provinces are working


Then Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP) held its third draw of 2019 on 15th March 2019. The candidates through Express Entry program were also among 268 invitees under the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream. The candidates who were invited have Canada Express Entry ID,  a valid job seekers code and at least 6 months of work experience with skillsets aligning with the ones mentioned in the “in-demand occupation list.” The candidates applying for MPNP should have a separate EOI registration with MPNP. The total Express Entry Candidates having MPNP till Feb is already over 1,500.

British Columbia

This province has already conducted three draws between Feb 5th and Feb 19th and invited 369 candidates. Generally, The British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program holds weekly draw under the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category and the Express Entry British Columbia International Graduate category.


Ontario has already conducted two draws and issues 90 invites for French-speaking skilled workers. Ontario runs two other streams to select French-speaking skilled workers and skilled workers with good command over English.

To know more about Canada Express Entry and Canada PNP Process get in touch with Kansas Overseas Career.