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If You’re Already In The Express Entry Pool

These provincial immigration streams

These provincial immigration streams may be looking for you, If you’re already in the Express Entry pool

Are you in the Express Entry pool and waiting to get an ITA? And it seems as if nothing is moving? Be patient, you never know which province might select you and send you a nomination. And you could land this without even trying. The passive immigration streams of Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta search up the Federal Express Entry pool to find eligible candidates.

Those selected are notified of the interest in them and asked to put in an application of interest for permanent residence in that province. But candidates can only apply after having been selected in one of the searches done by the provinces.

Candidates thus selected get 600 points for nomination.

In order to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through one of these streams, immigration candidates must first enter a profile in the Express Entry pool. The eligibility criterion varies from province to province according to their labour market needs.

For example, Express Entry candidates selected through the January 24, 2019 draw for Nova Scotia were required to have a CRS score of between 400 and 450 and at least five years of related work experience as financial auditors and accountants, among other criteria.

Alberta selected candidates with a CRS score at least 300 and the requirement that the applicant must be working in an occupation that fell in line with the provinces’ economic development and diversification apart from other criteria. Ontario has selected most candidates through the Human Capital Priorities Stream so far, out of its three express entry linked streams. It issued 1,493 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) in its last draw to Express Entry candidates with CRS scores ranging from 439 to 448. This stream choses candidates from the Skilled worker class and the Canadian Experience Class.