If you want to immigrate to a specific city or region in Canada, then you can choose a specific Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that is unique to that province or territory.
The federal Express Entry system was introduced in 2015 to encourage the immigration of skilled foreign workers through 1 of the 3 federal economic immigration programs.
Different provinces and territories in Canada have launched several Express Entry aligned PNP streams (sometimes referred to as: Express Entry-linked PNP streams) to nominate eligible candidates from the Express Entry pool.
These “Enhanced” PNP streams and nominations made through Express Entry enjoy faster processing time for applications.
Applicants must qualify for 1 of the 3 economic immigration program:
If your application is successful for a provincial nomination through an Express Entry aligned stream, then you will receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This virtually guarantees that you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.
What are the Minimum Requirements for Express Entry Aligned PNP Streams?
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to qualify for these streams:
- Receive a provincial nomination from the concerned province or territory
- Meet the requirements for 1 of the 3 Express Entry economic immigration programs
What are the Different Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) Aligned with Express Entry?
British Columbia’s PNP and Express Entry
BC PNP & Express Entry (EEBC)
Ontario: OINP and Express Entry
Human Capital Category
Alberta: AINP and Express Entry
Alberta Express Entry Stream
Saskatchewan: SINP and Express Entry
International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry
New Brunswick: MBNP and Express Entry
Express Entry Labour Market Stream
Nova Scotia: NSNP and Express Entry
Nova Scotia’s Demand and Experience: Express Entry
Newfoundland and Labrador: NLPNP and Express Entry
Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
Prince Edward Island: PEI PNP and Express Entry
PEI PNP Express Entry
Yukon Territory: YNP and Express Entry
Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
Northwest Territories: NTNP and Express Entry
NWT Express Entry: Skilled Worker