Getting a Provincial Nomination is the Holy Grail for Canada’s Express Entry PR System

The Comprehend Ranking System (CRS) score is of immutable importance when applying for the Canadian Federal Express Entry, regardless of the program.

In order to be given an Invitation To Apply (ITA), your CRS score must meet the threshold eligibility requirement for that particular pool. The total points are 1,200.

The general rule of thumb is that a score of 470 is a good score, however this varies depending on the score distribution of the applicants of a given pool.

Thus, your safest bet as an applicant is to leverage on all options to boost your score.

Arguably the holy grail of all options to boost your CRS score is receiving a nomination under any of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada. This earns an automatic 600 points boost.

There are over 80 different PNPs in Canada, some of them include:

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) …

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) …

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) …

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) …

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) …

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

It is important to note that provinces in Canada cannot give out permanent residency status but they can help in improving a candidate’s chance of Permanent Residency by issuing Provincial nomintions.

PNP programs enable provincial governments to nominated individuals to reside province as permanent residents in order to meet economic needs of the region.

Applying for a provincial nomination is not the same as applying for Canadian permanent residence. Rather a nomination effectively means that you will receive 600 additional CRS points. 

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