Around 1,400 Express Entry candidates Set to Receive PNP Invitations -7th June, 2019

Canada Provincial Nominee Program
In the recent weeks, there was an impressive activity among provincial nominee streams of Canada that have a link with the Express Entry. In the last five days, Canadian provinces contacted around 1,400 Express Entry candidates for applying and also seeking the provincial nomination.  The streams permit the provinces/ territories to select such candidates, in the Federal Express Entry system, who meet the labor requirements. Also subsequently they nominate them for permanent residence in Canada.

Express Entry offers the main pathway to obtain permanent residence for skilled overseas workers and administers the pool of candidates for :

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  • Canadian Experience Class and finally,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class

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:

  • Other administrative services managers in NOC 0114
  • Corporate Sales Managers in NOC 0601
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting in NOC 1122
  • Advertising, marketing and PR managers in NOC 0124
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers in NOC 0621
  • Financial Accountants /Auditors in NOC 1111
  • Registered Nurses/Psychiatric Nurses in NOC 3012
  • Financial managers in NOC 0111
  • Other Financial Officers in NOC 1114
  • Managers in Personal/Customer Services, in NOC 0651

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.

More admissions

From the 1st May, seven provinces, through their streams gave opportunities to 2,000 Express Entry candidates to seek the provincial nomination. These are:

  • Alberta,
  • British Columbia,
  • Saskatchewan,
  • Manitoba,
  • Ontario,
  • PEI and finally
  • Nova Scotia

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.

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