Express Entry and PNP

What is Express Entry?


Express Entry is not an immigration program by itself, but an electronic management system for immigration programs introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on 1 January 2015.  It is a system that intends to make the immigration process quicker and simpler for applicants applying for Permanent Residence under the FSWC, CEC, FSTC and some Provincial Nominee programs.

Express Entry does not apply to those who want to immigrate to Quebec.

The permanent residence program under Express Entry is a five-step procedure: 

  1. An applicant to begin with should qualify under one of the economic programs listed below:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)

Few of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are submitted through Express Entry, but applicants must be eligible under one of the three economic programs in order to enter the Express Entry pool.

  1. An eligible applicant will create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) also called as Express Entry profile. The EOI will be evaluated and issued points using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
  1. Eligible applicants are added into the Express Entry pool and ranked against each other. An applicant’s profile remains in the pool for 12 months; however being in the pool does not guarantee an invite.
  2. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts Express Entry draws regularly (usually biweekly). They select applicants with highest points in the pool and invite them to submit an application for Canadian Permanent Residency. This invite is called Invitation to Apply (ITA). 
  3. If the applicants receives an ITA, they are required to complete and submit their application within 90 days of ITA and if failed to submit the application the ITA is invalidated and the profile returns to the pool.

Provincial Nominee Program

No two provinces in Canada are alike. The PNP programs were designed to address certain economic needs of the respective provinces, except for Quebec. Most provinces have agreements in place with the Government of Canada that let them to elect and choose immigrants based on their conditions.

There are two types of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications: Express Entry or Non-Express Entry. 





How many points are required for PNP in Alberta?

The PNP Alberta point calculator eliminates candidates who don’t have at least 67 points out of 100. These points are based on things like age, education, work experience, and how well a person speaks English.

How do I know if I qualify for Alberta PNP?

To be eligible for the PNP Alberta Program, you should have an existing Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool and a CRS score of at least 300, have expressed a desire to immigrate permanently to Alberta and work in an occupation that contributes to Alberta’s economic development and expansion.

How many points are necessary for PNP in Alberta?

You must receive at least 67 points out of 100 for multiple criteria, including age, education, work experience, and English language skills, to be eligible for the PNP Alberta program. Other qualities, such as pre-arranged employment in Alberta and adaptability, can also help you get points.

What are PNP and SINP?

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), such as the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), provide a variety of routes for foreign individuals to immigrate to Canada and eventually become citizens. PNP SINP is aimed at attracting skilled people, workers in sectors with labour shortages, job-offered workers, and entrepreneurs.

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