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Canada immigration update: All draws in May 2021

Posted on June 1, 2021
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Canada immigration update – All draws in May 2021

As per the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will be welcoming a total of 401,000 newcomers in 2021.

Of these, 108,500 will be acquiring permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry system, managed by the federal government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].

Another 80,800 will get their Canada PR as nominees under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.

Here, we shall see all the draws – federal as well as provincial – held by Canada in May 2021.

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[I] Federal Draws in May 2021

A total of 5 federal Express Entry draws were held in May 2021.

As has been more the norm rather than the exception, Canada has continued with holding federal IRCC draws alternating between the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] on one hand and the PNP on the other.

No all-program draws were held this month.

  In 2020 In 2021
Invitations issued by date [May 31] 42,100 74,773

Express Entry Draws held in May 2021 – 5

Total ITAs issued by IRCC in May 2021 – 13,002

 

Sl. No. Draw No. Invited Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued For details
 

1

 

#186

 

PNP

 

May 12, 2021

 

CRS 752

 

557

Express Entry: 557 invited with provincial nominations under the PNP
 

2

 

#187

 

CEC

 

May 13, 2021

 

CRS 401

 

4,147

Express Entry: Latest federal draw has a CRS 401 requirement
 

3

 

#188

 

CEC

 

May 20, 2021

 

CRS 397

 

1,842

Express Entry: Latest draw has the second-lowest CRS requirement of 2021
 

4

 

#189

 

PNP

 

May 26, 2021

 

CRS 731

 

500

Express Entry: Latest Draw has 500 PNP Nominees Invited
5 #190 CEC May 31, 2021 CRS 380 5,956

[II] Provincial Draws in May 2021

Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.

9 Canadian provinces [with the exception of Quebec], and 2 territories [with the exception of Nunavut] are part of the Provincial Nominee Program, also referred to as Canada PNP.

Quebec, under the Canada-Quebec Accord, has its own immigration program. Nunavut, on the other hand, does not have any immigration program for the induction of newcomers into the territory.

[A] By Quebec

1 provincial draw, also referred to as an Arrima draw, was held by Quebec in the month of May 2021.

Date of Arrima Draw Invitations issued
May 27, 2021 90

Recently, Quebec announced 3 new permanent immigration pilot programs.

All of the 3 immigration pilot programs are now open and accepting applications.

Quebec’s 3 New Permanent Immigration Pilot Programs
Pilot Program Effective Date
For workers in food processing From March 24, 2021 until January 1, 2026.
For orderlies [as per NOC 3413] From March 31, 2021 until January 1, 2026.
For workers in the artificial intelligence, information technologies and visual effects sectors From April 22, 2021 until January 1, 2026.

Note. NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix.

[B] Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] invitations in May 2021

Among the notable PNP developments this month was Ontario PNP holding the first Expression of Interest [EOI] draw on May 11, 2021.

Ontario has announced an EOI system for 5 OINP streams. The new EOI system has been launched for 2 of the OINP streams so far.

Number of PNP invitations issued, by province –

 

PNP Province/Territory Total invitations in January 2021 Total invitations in February 2021 Total invitations in March 2021 Total invitations in April 2021

 

Total invitations in May 2021

 

Alberta 150 359 500 400 500
British Columbia 523 871 1,514 984 914
Manitoba 490 503 634 1,009 382
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia Not disclosed 43 Not disclosed 0 0
Ontario 484 1,469 880 528 479
Prince Edward Island 211 121 150 156 155
Saskatchewan 887 840 666 548 528
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0

 

Details of the PNP draws held in May 2021 –

Province/Territory Category/Stream Status Information of draw[s]
Alberta Express Entry 2 draws held May 18 – invitations issued: 250

May 5 – invitations issued: 250

British Columbia Skills Immigration [SI], Express Entry BC [EEBC] 6 draws held May 25 – invitations issued: 323

May 25 – invitations issued: 47 [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

May 18 – invitations issued: 82 [BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw]

May 11 – invitations issued: 331

May 11 – invitations issued: 48 [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

May 4 – invitations issued: 83 {BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw]

Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas 2 draws held May 25 [EOI Draw #116] – invitations issued: 232

May 6 [EOI Draw #115] – invitations issued: 150

New Brunswick Express Entry No update for this month
Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry & Other Program No update for this month No invitations issued so far this year

A new stream – Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador – launched in January 2021.

Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream [FSSW], Employer Job Offer: International Student stream, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 4 draws held May 26 [EOI draw] – invitations issued: 158

May 18 [EOI draw] – invitations issued: 138

May 11 [EOI draw] – invitations issued: 81 [first EOI draw to be held by the OINP]

May 4 – invitations issued: 102

Prince Edward Island [PEI] Labour & Express Entry, Business Work Permit 1 draw held May 20 – invitations issued: 155
Saskatchewan Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand 2 draws held May 25 – invitations issued: 269

May 6 – invitations issued: 259

Yukon

 *National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix.

Along with being among the Top 10 most-accepting countries for migrants, Canada is also the most popular country for migrate overseas.

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