Express Entry PNP Update: Provinces Continue to Welcome New Applications
May 18, 2017
By Canada Immigration Newsletter |
Some of Canada’s most desired destination provinces have been active with respect to their Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams this Spring, giving candidates in the Express Entry pool a range of opportunities to obtain a provincial nomination certificate. With such a nomination, a candidate obtains 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.
A recent report issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed the importance of PNPs for candidates who want to take a decisive step towards achieving their Canadian immigration goals. Last year, more than one-in-four invited candidates had a provincial nomination, up from around one-in-eight the previous year. Moreover, so far this year provinces have appeared keen to welcome even more new applications from candidates in the pool.
Over recent weeks, the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia (BC) have each taken significant steps to bring in more immigrants and their families through Express Entry.