Provincial Nominee Program Canada is the perfect option for people who are willing to apply for Canadian immigration. Moreover, this program helps to nominate willing individuals to apply for Canadian PR in different Canadian territories and provinces.
All provinces of Canada and two of its territories possess a unique Provincial Nominee Program Canada in accordance with their needs. However, Quebec falls into an exemption and if offers a different selection of its own.
Moreover, getting a Canadian Immigration Visa without getting the provincial nomination is also possible. However, this process can be quite lengthy, and the chances of getting a Canadian PR are rare.
Whereas a Provincial Nomination helps get quick and fast processing of the application for a Canadian PR visa. However, it also offers individuals a chance to qualify for Canadian immigration besides the Federal Skilled Worker category.
The ideal candidates for this program can submit their application under the Provincial Nominee Program to the concerned provincial government office. Moreover, after getting an invitation to apply, candidates can also submit their application for Canadian Immigration.
First PNP Draw of 2021
On January 6, Canada has issued invitations for the Express Entry candidates who have provincial nominations. However, in this recent draw, IRCC invited candidates who are having a minimum score of 813.
Moreover, candidates who have received the nomination from any province under Express Entry can automatically get 600 CRS points. This is why the requirement for the CRS score was high than other rounds of invitation.
IRCC issued 250 invitations in the recent draw, and the invited candidates can now officially apply to get Canadian PR. Express Entry System of Canada is an application management system for three federal immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Candidates who applied under these programs, and some PNPs, get a score according to the CRS. However, candidates get these points on the basis of the principal applicant’s human capital factors like education, age, language ability, and work experience. The official languages of Canada are English and French.
However, these points are for individuals or couples. However, Express Entry candidates don’t need to show any work experience in Canada. Moreover, they don’t need a job offer, but they will get some extra points in case of a job offer.
ITAs can be given to the highest-scoring candidates. Candidates having invitations can apply for Canadian PR via regular Express Entry rounds of invitation. However, IRCC will make the final decision once they apply for the PR.
IRCC sends them a Confirmation of Permanent Residence if their application is successful. The PR holders’ final step is to make their landing in Canada and apply to get a Canadian PR card. At this point, candidates have officially immigrated to Canada, and they will be able to apply for Canadian citizenship.
CRS Cutoff Scores
CRS cutoff scores dropped a bit by the end of 2020. However, this could be due to the reason that IRCC started to hold bigger draws in 2020. IRCC invited top-scoring candidates through the Express Entry pool.
Moreover, if there is a tie between different candidates, IRCC makes use of the tie-breaking rule. In the recent draw, candidates with a CRS score of 469 or more had to submit their Express Entry profile before November 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC to get an invitation.
However, 2020 was a record-breaking year even though the coronavirus pandemic caused several disruptions. By the end of the year, Canada issued a total of 108,350 ITAs for the Express Entry candidates.
Moreover, 2021 will also be an even bigger year for immigrants, as IRCC has increased the immigration targets. However, these targets are set to compensate for the reduced number of new permanent residents admitted to Canada in 2020.
Canada has planned to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. However, 108,500 allocated to come through an Express Entry program in 2020. Moreover, these targets will increase over the next three years. These targets will rise to 110,500 in 2022 and 113,750 in 2023.