Express Entry offers the main pathway to obtain permanent residence for skilled overseas workers and administers the pool of candidates for :
The candidates having the provincial nomination get 600 additional points in the CRS score. There is a fast-track for an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The first step necessary here is submitting the profile in Express Entry.
Ontario and Nova Scotia hold a promise
This week Ontario and Nova Scotia sent more than 1,400 invitations to Express Entry candidates to seek the provincial nomination through Human Capital Priorities Stream as well as Labor Market Priorities Stream respectively.
In the HCP draw, 1,072 Notifications were issued to the candidates having work experience in ten occupations. These were:
The Labor Market Priorities Stream of Nova Scotia has a flexible approach and attracts candidates who have work experience in jobs facing heavy labor shortage in the province. Additionally, in the recent draw, Nova Scotia issued 312 Letters of Interest to attract Express Entry candidates who had suitable work experience in the capacity of early childhood educators/assistants. Ontario attracted candidates with a CRS score in the range between 439 and 469, but Nova Scotia did not mention the CRS requirement in the draw.
Alberta Express Entry Stream was active recently and issued 316 Notifications of Interest to Express Entry candidates during May. The stream also gives a priority to candidates who have a strong tie with Alberta or are capable to support the economic development and diversification of the province. The CRS score was 301.
Expression of Interest data
Several Canadian provinces have streams with a link to the Express Entry that permits candidates for expressing their interest or submit the applications.
Saskatchewan also caters to Overseas Skilled Workers through the Express Entry sub-category by using the unique candidate’s pool. They need to have a profile in the federal pool.
The Express Entry candidates also have to register a profile (separate) with the SINP and also possess work experience in any of its 19 occupations listed in the demand list of Saskatchewan. It invited 185 candidates from the pool to seek the provincial nomination in draws held on May 1 as well as on May 22.
Other streams that invited candidates from their unique pools recently were Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. Additionally, the streams of PEI, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba do not need a minimum CRS score for eligibility.
From the 1st May, seven provinces, through their streams gave opportunities to 2,000 Express Entry candidates to seek the provincial nomination. These are:
The cause of this PNP activity is a sign of high 2019 admissions target (61,000) in its various Provincial Nominee Programs. Finally, in the future three years, Canada will receive 213,000 fresh permanent residents through provincial Programs. The PNPs exhibit a new level of transparency in selecting the candidates.We provide all the details and you can contact us for any guidance in this matter.