Second PNP Draw results of January: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and PEI invite 1300+ candidates

Second PNP Draw results of January

In the second PNP draw results of January, more than 1300 candidates were invited by Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. The candidates were invited through different streams of their respective provincial nominee programs. Read the full article and find information about the nomination streams, invitation numbers, candidate cut-off scores, and other relevant details regarding the second PNP draw results of January.

Second PNP Draw results of January 13-19


On January 18, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) extended invitations to 984 candidates under the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers stream. The draw was a general one, as it did not specify any particular occupations.

All the invited candidates were part of the Express Entry application pool and had to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging from 317 to 469 to be eligible for consideration.

British Columbia

On January 16, British Columbia issued invitations to over 193 candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). These invitations were distributed across five distinct draws, each targeting candidates in particular occupations.

The most extensive draw focused on tech occupations, inviting 91 candidates who were required to have a minimum score of 103 for consideration. Additionally, the province extended invitations to 20 candidates in construction occupations with a minimum score of 75.

For the remaining three occupation-based draws, candidates in Childcare, Healthcare, and Veterinary care needed a minimum score of 60 to be considered. Specifically, there were 53 candidates in the Childcare draw, 29 candidates in the Healthcare draw, and less than five candidates in the Veterinary care were invited in the PNP draw results of January.


In January, Alberta released the outcomes of three draws conducted under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). All participants were selected from the Express Entry application pool.

The province organized two draws specifically for individuals in the dedicated healthcare pathway with Alberta job offers. The first draw occurred on January 2, inviting 42 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 309. The second draw, on January 16, required candidates to have a minimum score of 312 for consideration.

On January 11, a draw was conducted for candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for the Priority sector – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offers. In this draw, 44 candidates were invited, and the minimum CRS score required for consideration was also 312, mirroring the requirements of the healthcare pathway draws.

Prince Edward Island

On January 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) extended invitations to 134 candidates under the Express Entry, Skilled Worker, and Critical Worker Streams of the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). To be eligible for consideration, candidates were required to attain a minimum point score of 65.

This marked the inaugural Express Entry draw conducted by PEI in 2024. In the period spanning from February to December 2023, the province nominated a total of 2,199 candidates.

What to expect in the Provincial Nominee Program 2024?

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026 outlines the intention to welcome 110,000 new permanent residents through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2024. This approach is grounded in the collaborative effort between the federal and provincial governments. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assigns a certain number of nominations to provinces annually, considering factors like the current population, infrastructure, labor force requirements, and the availability of settlement services.

Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP is a potential pathway to receive a Canadian permanent residency. Each PNP has one stream aligned with the Express Entry System, known as ‘Enhanced Nominations’. The advantage of enhanced PNP is that they award an extra CRS score of 600 points, guaranteeing PR to the applicant through express entry. Also, another stream under the PNP is known as ‘the base stream’. Here, you can apply to a PNP stream directly and once you obtain a provincial nomination, the federal government will process your permanent residence application.

For any inquiries or concerns about the PNP draw results of January feel free to contact Matrixx Overseas. Stay updated with the latest PNP draws by visiting our website and exploring the latest articles.

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