Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs

How Does Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs Work Together?

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.

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 (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:

  • 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 EEP for an Assessment?

Lawyers at EEP dedicate themselves to your immigration case, providing legal representation tailored to your personal situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States, including global immigration.

Partnering with an award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals. Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork and perfect attention to detail, reducing the risk of wasted time, money or permanent rejection.

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