Canada’s PNPs issued more than 1,400 invitations to Express Entry candidates in a recent week

In recent time, there have been tremendous goings-on happening in Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams.  More than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have received the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Canada’s provinces in the past five days.

These streams are introduced to give authority to the provinces and territories of Canada to meet their labor market needs by nominating the applicants for Canada permanent residence through Federal Express Entry system. Speaking of the Canadian visa programs, Express Entry is the easiest and fastest pathway for overseas skilled workers to attain permanent residency and monitors the pool of candidates for the three main economic classes of Canada Immigration- Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates receive an additional 600 points in their overall CRS score if they get a provincial nomination outcome in assuring invitation to apply for Canada permanent residence. Candidates wanting to get a provincial nomination through any of Canada’s Express Entry-linked streams need to lodge an Express Entry profile first.

In this week, two draws have been held of provinces like Ontario and Nova Scotia resulting in an issue of more than 1,400 invitations to apply (ITA) to apply for a provincial nomination for Express Entry candidates under Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream and Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Steam. Both these draws are considered in passive’ nominee streams that seek Express Entry pool for candidates with relevant profiles.

In the Human Capital Priorities Draw, notifications of Interest issued to 1,072 express entry candidates having 10 years of work experience in occupations like Registered nurses to financial auditors and business management consultants.

10 occupations which were targeted in the draw:

a) NOC 0114: Other administrative services managers

b) NOC 0601: Corporate Sales Managers

c) NOC 1122: Professional occupations in Business management consulting

d) NOC 0124: Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers

e) NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers

f) NOC 1111: Financial auditors and accountants

g) NOC 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

h) NOC 0111: Financial managers

i) NOC 1114: Other Financial officers

j) NOC 0651: Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

Latest Draws of Ontario and Nova Scotia

Only specific experience is not an important requirement under the Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario, in fact, it acclimatizes selection criteria of the stream that revolves around the labor market and economic development priorities.

The same flexibility was observed in Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream, which was introduced previous year for the Express entry candidates having work experience in occupations that have a shortage in the province. In the 3rd June draw; Nova Scotia issued Letter of Interest to 312 Express Entry candidates with work experience as early childhood educators and assistants. This is happening second time that Labour market has targeted Early childhood educators.  Occupations like Financial auditors and accountants and Express Entry candidates with French language dominance have also been targeted by the stream.

If you compare both these draws, you could see that Ontario targeted candidates with Express entry CRS score between 439 and 469 and on the other hand, Nova Scotia didn’t have a minimum CRS requirement in its draw.


Alberta Express Entry stream was also open in the current weeks and issued Notifications of Interest to 316 Express Entry candidates in the previous month, May with a score as low as 301. This stream gives weight to candidates having strong ties up to Alberta or the ones who support the province’s economic enlargement and diversification priorities.

Streams with Expression of Interests

Not only passive streams, but there are also Express Entry-aligned streams of Canada provinces allows candidates to lodge applications or Expression of Interest. For instance, Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker: Express Entry sub-category organizes its own pool of candidates whose profiles are also submitted in the Federal Express Entry pool.

To be eligible, Express Entry candidates should lodge a separate profile under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program and need to have work experience in occupations that are mentioned on the occupation list of Saskatchewan, along with other requirements.

This province had two draws held in May month from May 1 to May 22, sent invitations to 185 EE candidates from their pool to apply for a provincial nomination. Once you get a provincial nomination, you would get an additional 600 points towards their CRS score which guarantees your chances to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Other than Saskatchewan, Prince Edwards Island and Manitoba have invited candidates from their own pool in the recent weeks. No minimum CRS score requirement is there in all the Express Entry aligned streams if provinces like Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island, to be eligible.

Rise in PNP admissions

Since the May month, seven provinces- British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia have given opportunities to above 2,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far.  This jump in PNPs depicts PNP admissions target of the year 2019 which is 61,000.  In comparison to the year 2018, this year has witnessed an increase of 6000 over 2018’s target 55,000. It is expected that around 21, 3000 new permanent residents will be welcomed by Canada through the PNPs alone.

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