The Express Entry System is comprised of a number of criteria that assign candidates points. The maximum number of points that a canidate can score is 1200.
Ultimately, it is the highest-ranking candidates in the pool that will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
One of the ways to obtain 600 points is to receive nomination through a provincial nominee program.
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.
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 (Invitation to Apply). 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:
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