Success Immigration- Express Entry

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s):

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) is one of the most popular programs under Express Entry, designed to increase the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranking.

What is a provincial nomination program (PNP)?

A Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is an immigration program offered by provinces and territories in Canada. It allows them to nominate individuals who meet specific criteria and wish to settle in a particular province. Each province in Canada, except for Quebec, has its own PNP with its own eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

To apply for a provincial nomination, your application must be in the Express Entry pool. Most provinces select profiles through Express Entry. However, there are a few provinces where you must express your interest in a specific province separately by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) as per the provincial requirements. If the province determines that the candidate meets their specific criteria and has a genuine intention to live and work in the province, they may nominate the individual to the federal government for permanent residence.Once nominated, the applicant receives an additional 600 points, which significantly increases their CRS ranking to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under the Express Entry program for permanent residency!

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) is one of the most popular programs under Express Entry and the most historic case we have dealt with in our career was a CRS score of 268, and the client successfully obtained the nomination for Saskatchewan. We have encountered many such cases in our immigration journey! However, there is no guarantee about provincial nominations because it depends on the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). As professionals with expertise in immigration, we will ensure to apply for all provinces based on your eligibility! Many clients have greatly benefited from our expertise with lower CRS scores, but it is important to note that each case is unique and subject to various factors, including time and of course, luck!

At Success Immigration, we leave no stone unturned in processing your application, and we are committed to providing our utmost efforts. We have successfully processed applications with the lowest CRS scores, and below is an overview of provincial eligibility. The information provided is a basic overview of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s). Each province’s PNP’s has its own specific documentation requirements and eligibility criteria that go into more depth and detail. The information provided below is intended to give you a general idea of what PNPs are and how they function:

What is a provincial nomination program (PNP)?

Basic eligibility of each province

What is a provincial nomination program (PNP)?
  • PEI – It has a different EOI system. Applicants must have an IRCC Express Entry Profile and should also submit the profile in Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system. Priority will be given to applicants that are living and working in PEI.
  • Saskatchewan You must have relevant education and work experience to be eligible for this province. They also have a demand list of occupations and you must have experience from their demand list. To be eligible for SINP, you must get a score of 60 out of 100 and your entire experience must come under the same NOC only then you will only be able to earn points.
  • Ontario – If your profile is already in the “Express Entry Pool,” “Ontario” will select your profile directly from the “Express Entry Pool.” If you meet their “Draw” criteria, you’ll receive a “Notification of Interest” in your “Express Entry Account.”
  • Alberta – To apply for Alberta, your profile must be in the “Express Entry Pool,” and “Alberta” will select your profile directly from the “Express Entry Pool” based on their internal criteria. If you fulfil their “Draw” criteria, you will receive a “Notification of Interest” in your Express Entry Profile.
  • Manitoba – Apart from other criteria((age, language, work experience, education, Occupation in demand, etc..), you must have “Blood Relatives/Close Relatives/Close Friends or previous education or work experience in Manitoba” to be eligible for this province
  • British Columbia – There is a requirement of “Job Offer from British Columbia” apart from other criteria (age, language, work experience and education).
  • Yukon– There is a requirement of “Job Offer from Yukon” apart from other criteria(age, language, work experience and education).
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program – To be eligible for this program, you must have a valid “Job Offer” from one of the provinces listed below: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • New Brunswick – To apply for this program, you must currently live and work in New Brunswick and provide a letter of employment from your employer. Apart from other factors (age, language, work experience and education).
  • Nova Scotia– If your profile is already in the “Express Entry Pool,” “Nova Scotia” will choose your profile from there based on their draw criteria!

To learn more, please call us back.

The most frequently asked questions about the provincial nomination!

My CRS is very low, which province nomination can I most likely get, and in how much of a time period?

With a low CRS, it is difficult to determine with certainty which province nomination you are most likely to receive. Each province has its own eligibility criteria, and some provinces may require a job offer in addition to meeting the CRS requirements. The issuance of a provincial nomination is not based solely on CRS score; it depends on various factors such as occupation demand and other parameters.

Did someone get nominated from SINP in 2021? It’s been 6 months and I’ve not been nominated.

Please note that receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) from SINP is different from receiving a Confirmation of Nomination from SINP.
Regarding your question, yes, we received the NOI in 2021. However, the confirmation of nomination may take 6 to 15 months, depending on their backlogs. It is important to note that the 15-month timeline was an exceptional case. If you have completed all the necessary steps correctly, you should expect to receive the nomination soon as per their official guidelines!

How is work experience calculated for BC PNP when weekly hours fluctuate greatly, which includes some weeks with no hours?

For any province, or Express Entry application, you will be required to provide a reference letter from your employer. This letter should clearly state your employment details, including the duration of employment, whether it was part-time or full-time, and your roles and responsibilities, as required by IRCC. Failing to provide this reference letter can have an impact not only on your provincial application but also on your PR application.

We were recommended by a client whose CRS score was only 360, and his application was successful with the help of your expertise in the PNP process. Since my CRS score is also 360, can I expect a provincial nomination for my application?

Many referral clients mention that they have been recommended by clients with CRS scores of 360 or higher, and they hope to achieve success in obtaining PR as well. As professionals, we can only assist with matters within our control. However, we cannot guarantee or assure the outcome of the PNP application. It is important to note that the person you are referring to likely applied 1-2 years ago, and the criteria and rules for provincial nominations can change periodically.