Provincial Nominee Programs recently introduced the process of looking out for applicants in the Express Entry pool depending upon their requirements such as work understanding in a quantified occupation. Candidates who enter the Express Entry pool may find themselves on the receiving end of an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination thanks to particular immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. These immigration paths stated as “passive” streams because candidates can only apply after chosen through one of these searches.
Express Entry candidates who apply and receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and are effectively moved to the front line for an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a following Express Entry invitation round.
Provincial immigration streams used to identify applicants in the Express Entry pool are:
- Nova Scotia
- Labor Market Priorities Stream
- Alberta Express Entry Stream
- Human Capital Priorities Stream
- French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Skilled Trades Stream
In order to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through one of these streams, immigration candidates must first enter a profile in the Express Entry pool.