Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Canada has more than 100 ways through which one can be eligible and can land as an immigrant. Most popular being the Express Entry through which one gets invited by the Canadian government directly and can move to the city of his choice.
Looking at the current scenarios, where the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) for most of the draws has been on the higher trend it has kept most of the candidates sitting in the express pool worried and even losing their hope of moving to Canada. But it’s not the end. It’s rightly said, “When One Door Closes, Another Opens”.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) has been quite active since the year 2019. They are the fastest-growing economic Canadian Immigration Pathway. Each province has developed its own immigration programs that often lead to fast track their process.
They have their own set of criteria to determine the eligibility of the prospective applicant. The candidate is selected on the basis of his profile showcasing that the applicant has the right skills, education, work experience to be able to make a positive contribution to the local economy and society.
Important Facts to keep in mind while looking for a PNP-
Some PNP’s are aligned with the Federal Express Entry, wherein they are required to have candidates' active profile in the Express Entry which is then linked with PNP – EOI application.
Some of the PNP’s may require an applicant to have a valid job offer from a Canadian Employer while some PNP’s do not have any such requirements.
Some PNP Canada streams allow individuals to apply directly, without first being invited to apply, while other streams operate on an EOI basis, whereby eligible individuals must first be invited to apply before submitting an application.
Upon securing a successful nomination from the province, one can add 600 CRS points thereby increasing the chances of getting an Invitation to Apply from IRCC sooner.