IRCC report reveals the importance of PNPs in Express entry
Provinces in Canada are now playing a vital role in the Express entry scheme, more popular as the economic immigration system of Canada. Thus increased numbers of candidates are now observing that remaining updated on the Provincial Nominee Programs can prove to be a crucial step in achieving their aims of immigration to Canada.
600 additional CRS points are awarded to candidates who secure a provincial nomination. This places them at the top in the subsequent draw from the pool which basically implies that they are securing a permanent residency to Canada.
The exhaustive analysis of the impact of Provincial nomination programs for 2016 was revealed in the report of the IRCC that was released this week, quotes CIC News.
In 2015 13% of the candidates who received an Invitation to apply had secured it owing to a provincial nomination through the PNP stream aligned with the Express entry. On the other hand, in 2016 this percentage almost doubled to 26%.
Some of the provincial nomination programs are active implying that even without an invitation from the concerned province, eligible candidates in the express entry pool can submit an expression of interest or an application. In contrast, some PNPs are passive and permit submission of the applications only when the Province contacts the applicants, chief among these being the Human Capital Priorities stream of Ontario.
One must also bear in mind that diverse provinces in Canada operate their PNPs in diverse ways. For instance, some mandate offer of a job while some do not. Some of them operate on the basis of first come served first while others operate on basis of submission of expression of interest.
PNPs have proved to be the road map for several applicants for permanent residence to Canada.