The federal government, as well as the provinces and territories, are allowed to run their own immigration programmes in Canada. However, whether a candidate is granted permanent residence is ultimately decided by the federal government.
Three of the several economic immigration programmes run by the federal government are managed through Express Entry.
Provinces and territories can inform the federal government that an immigrant candidate satisfies the economic needs of their region through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Such candidates receive a provincial nomination, which they can submit with their federal application for permanent residency.
The single most important factor for Express Entry's CRS is a provincial nomination, which awards an additional 600 points to the candidate's CRS score and all but ensures that they will be granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Even if an Express Entry candidate does not originally have a high enough ranking score to acquire an ITA from the federal government, they may receive a nomination from a province or territory through Express Entry, boost their CRS score by 600 points, and then receive an ITA from the federal government during the following Express Entry pool draw.
Royal Canadian Immigration brings you the latest updates on the developments in Canadian Immigration Programs.
4,750 candidates were invited in the latest all-program Express Entry draw on November 9
This is the tenth all-program Express Entry draw this year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship...
Express Entry draw 23rd Nov
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 4,750 invites to candidates in the...
Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick Nominate Candidates under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
This week, several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick, ha...