Express Entry PNP

Express Entry – Innovative PNP’s methods to meet the skill requirement

The Provincial Nomination Program plays an important role for express entry to Canada.

Lately Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario have used innovative approaches to shortlist candidates for Express Entry in their PNP Program.


The 600 points which the candidates get from PNP leads to enhancing their probability for getting an Invitation to Apply. In fact this becomes the single most factor which contributes to a candidate getting an invitation to apply.


In the last week new approaches used by Express Entry via the provincial immigration path to select candidates were:

• Expression of interest
• First-come, first-served
• Passive.


The invitation to apply from the Canada’s Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) has a specific fixed number of candidates for the federal pool each year. Each province and territory with a PNP has at least one stream for candidates in the federal Express Entry system which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration programs – the Federal Skilled worker class, the Federal skilled Trades Class & the Canadian Experience class..


Between 2016 and 2017 there was an increase by 4000 in the Express Entry candidates who applied for Canadian permanent residence in the Provincial Nomination Program.

The Federal skilled worker class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class are critically popular with Express Entry candidates because they do not require a Canadian job offer or a minimum CRS score.


Lately Quebec took action to address Labour shortage in the province, especially in regions outside the Montreal metropolitan area by using a new Expression of interest system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.


Ontario recently changed the minimum score in its Human Capital Priorities stream, which allows the province to search the federal government’s Express Entry system for eligible economic immigration candidates.


The position of an eligible Express Entry candidates in the pool is determined by the score they get in the Comprehensive Ranking System .CRS).


Ontario has also removed the minimum CRS score of 400 for eligibility and left it to the discretion of the director in charge of the province’s immigrant nominee program, the OINP. The CRS for the Human Capital Priorities Stream has lately been reduced to 350.


The majority of Canadian provinces and territories have a fixed target for giving Canadian permanent residence to candidates each year.



Canada adopts new processing times system for some PR applications

Canada adopts new processing times system for some PR applications

Some applications for PR received on or after July 31st, 2018 will now be processed faster in comparison to their historical processing times. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)feels that these permanent residence applications are forward-looking.


These new timelines will pertain to PR applications received under the following categories:

  • 1. Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents;
  • 2. Provincial Nominee (Non-Express Entry);
  • 3. Quebec Skilled Workers;
  • 4. Start-Up Visa; and
  • 5. Humanitarian and Compassionate cases.


Projected processing times on the CIC website will show prospective applicants to these programs, how long their applications are expected to take (under normal conditions), specific to the day they apply. IRCC has said that it will update processing times every month. IRCC feels that this update is important to ensure that immigration processing times are as accurate as possible and to help clients better prepare to move to Canada if their application is approved.


Prior to this change, IRCC forecasted all Canadian permanent residence application processing times based on historical data, which meant that processing times were determined by how long it took to process 80 per cent of applications in the past year


The new projected processing time measurement will depend on the current number of applications waiting to be processed and how quickly IRCC expects to process 80 per cent of pending applications.


An applicant’s processing time generally starts the day IRCC receives a complete application and ends when a decision is made.


For all applications submitted by mail, the usual processing time begins when the application is received in the IRCC mailroom. If an application is made online or in-person at an approved service point, it starts when the application is submitted to the Immigration Officer.


IRCC aims to better serve permanent residence clients, as well as attending to temporary resident applicants looking to visit, work, or study in Canada.


The innovative approach reflects the Canadian Government’s commitment to transparency and faster processing of immigration applications.



Canada Education & Immigration

So now good news for everyone wanting to immigrate to Canada. It has been adjudged as the top country outside Europe to settle down and spend the rest of your life. Only Sweden outshone Canada in a recent study by the US news and World Report. This report assessed 80 countries based on stable economics, equality of earnings and the labour market. For the rankings to be given, members of the public and business leaders are spoken to in thousands. US ranked a much lesser seventh place after Norway. This project was carried out to classify world’s best country for living.


The main factors considered by the Report were no of immigrants as compared to the country’s population, how much money the migrant is able to send abroad and the United Nations ranking for policies of countries in relation to integration of immigrants in the national network. Canada scored highly on account of its growing economy and the measures the country has taken for benefits to immigrants. So meet your dreams of migrating to Canada by reaching Canada Immigration Consultants.


Most amazing is the fact the Canada scored the highest on the Education factor. In Canada, primary and secondary education is not only free but also mandatory. Canada’s policies allow for decentralization of education to provincial governments. So, approach Canada Education Consultants to fulfill your desires of study in Canada .


Canada has scored many more points than other countries which have broadly similar immigration programmes such as Australia and New Zealand. Canada is also ranked higher than countries that have similar climatic conditions like Finland and Norway. What adds more to the favour of Canada is the fact that when compared to similar economies, countries such as the US are seen as a worse for immigrants.