Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs

How do Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs work together?

Express Entry is comprised of a number of criteria that assign candidates points. The maximum number of points that a candidate can score is 1200. Ultimately, it is the highest-ranking candidates in the pool that will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

One of the ways to obtain 600 points is to receive nomination through a provincial nominee program.

What can I do to get 600 extra points?

Generally, you will have to create your Express Entry profile and then apply to the province for nomination with proof of successful entrance into the Express Entry pool.

When the province nominates you, then you will receive an additional 600 points in your Express Entry profile and feel confident that you will receive an ITA in a future round of invitations.

Why use a licensed Canadian immigration professional for Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs?

While Express Entry is marketed as a do-it-yourself program, there are a variety of steps that must occur before you can expect to receive an ITA. Now, factor in a provincial nominee program with its own specific requirements with the stress of ensuring your Express Entry profile is setup correctly and you now have a lot of room to make mistakes.

With the new time limits imposed by Express Entry and provincial nominee programs, you must know what steps are around the corner while dealing with the task at hand. For example, you might be asking yourself:

  • How can I go back and select my province in my Express Entry profile?
  • Can I extend my work permit that is going to expire soon before I get an ITA?
  • How do I get a work permit in the first place?
  • How involved does my employer have to be in the whole process?
  • What’s with all these acronyms; ITA, ETA, BOWP, PNP, EE?

We have the experience to answer those questions and more.

Why contact My Visa Source for an Assessment?

Information is accessible everywhere. If you cannot find the answer on one website, you’ll go to another. But, the facts of your specific situation require much more than a quick search on your go to search engine. My Visa Source will conduct a thorough assessment to provide you with your options and let you know how much it will cost to enable you make the well informed decision of how to move forward.

What to do next

Getting started is simple, just fill out our Assessment Form, or call us at 1-888-368-4608 for an assessment of your immigration matter.