Express Entry vs Provincial Nominee Program
Updated: May 11, 2021
Canada’s Express Entry application system demands a high CRS score. CRS stands for Comprehensive Ranking System which evaluates your candidature based on certain key factors such as human/core capital factors, skills transferability factors, spouse-related factors and other additional points such as French language proficiency, provincial nomination etc.
For applicants who have a high CRS score, applying directly though the express entry program will be the ideal choice. However, for those who have a comparatively low CRS score, it’s advisable to seek qualification through the Provincial Nominee Program.
While applying through Express Entry is a simpler, less time consuming and more cost-effective process, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) open doors to a more targeted set of skills that a particular province is in need of. Securing a successful Provincial Nomination basically guarantees an ITA (invitation to apply) in the Express Entry (EE) pool as once accepted, the applicant is granted an additional 600 points. While most PNP’s require applicants to have a qualifying Express Entry (EE) profile, there are some exceptions to that rule as well.
That leads us to answer the penultimate question: “What is the best way to apply?”
Both of these Economic Programs are employer driven. Which means they try to match specific skills that are in demand. Although having a job offer from a Canadian employer increases your overall points tally, yet, there are programs through which you can apply without having a job offer from a Canadian employer as well. To apply under such programs, you need to make sure that your specific skill set, qualification and work experience etc. matches with the in-demand occupations of that specific province.
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