The Express Entry system has been around for more than year and applicants looking to immigrate to Canada have seen some highs and lows. The last draw on September 7th 2016 was a welcome change which not only saw a fall in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point score but also an increase in the numbers of Invitation to Apply (ITAs) received.

Increasing CRS points through language ability exams and in case of married applicants opting for ECA of spouse and language ability exam is one way, the other way is opting for Provincial Nominee Programme (PNPs).

August saw a rise in the number of applications being submitted under PNP or applicants getting invites from provinces. Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Colombia being the one’s which in the month of August only had some 2000 applicants either apply or received invites to do so.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is one of the most sought after provinces under the PNP. SINP allows skilled migrants with experience in an in-demand occupation to file their application and later they can apply for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants looking to secure PR status through SINP do not require a job offer. The SINP currently has some 21 in-demand occupations listed across a range of industries notably in engineering, trades, agriculture, health care, and IT. SINP can also be pursued by applicants who are otherwise ineligible to apply for immigration to Canada under the Express Entry System.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is another province which follows its own point score and applicants who may not be eligible to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry System may qualify as the requirements are different. MINP aims to attract candidates with relevant skills as per the local labour market to work and settle in Manitoba.

 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) also saw a rise of applicants in the month of August’16 where in a wide range of workers, graduates and entrepreneurs were invited to apply for immigration to Canada. These applicants had previously filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) to settle in British Columbia.

Applicants interested to immigrate to Canada should be open to various options that allows to fast track their application and not stick to Express Entry system only. Most of the provinces follow their own point system and it is important for applicants to be prepared for submitting their applications in advance.

Apex Visa suggests interested applicants are seeking permanent residents of Canada to meet all aspirations and dreams. While the process is simple, it is advisable to seek guidance from trained professionals who understand the rules of the immigration process and have the experience to guide the applicant correctly. For more details contact with our expert call to 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150, Visit us