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What is Minimum CRS Score Required for a PNP?

Are you looking to get Canada this year, but concerned about your low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score?

The provincial Nomination obtained from a Canadian province can solve your problem by adding 600 additional points to your current Express entry CRS point score.The provincial nomination received from PNP also enable you to apply direct permanent residency (PR) to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) depending on the PNP stream or subcategory you have applied in.

However, do you know the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which suits our profile as well as point score the best? If your answer is no, then let’s find out the Provincial Nominee Programs or PNPs that require low CRS score or point score from the applicants.

PNPs that demand low point score

Before we take a look at the point’s demand by different provincial programs, i.e. the programs that best match your profile, the first thing you need to know that every Provincial Nominee Program has different point system than other.

Hence, the point’s requirement of most of the Canadian PNPs not necessarily be in terms of a CRS score. Most of the PNPs don’t follow the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System), rather they have got their own points system to evaluate the applicants. However, Express Entry aligned stream of every PNP often invite the candidates checking their Express entry pool status and points, etc. For instance, CRS score requirement for NSNP or AINP- express entry streamsoften depends on the Express Entry pool status of an applicant.

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So, let’s find out the points requirement by different Provincial nominee programs of Canada to issue the invitations to the candidates for provincial nomination, etc.

  • Ontario

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) earlier required the applicants to have minimum 400 CRS points to apply. However, few months back, the province has removed any prior minimum CRS score requirement and decided that the minimum CRS score requirement for OINP for each draw will be announced by the program director only when the draw is out.

Since then the OINP invites candidates below 400 CRS pointsas well under certain conditions, i.e. experience in targeted IT occupation, or French language proficiency, etc.

  • Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is the provincial program ofSaskatchewan province in Canada. This PNP has last year introduced EOI (Expression of Interest) based system of accepting applications for Occupation in Demand and Express Entry streams of SINP (like federal express entry system). Moreover, the SINP has its own point assessment grid in place, based on which it select the EOI profile submitted by the applicants.

SINP EOI based draw on May 1, 2019

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate to Apply Total Candidates Invited to Apply
    1st May, 2019      Occupations In-Demand     67     121
    1st May, 2019      Express Entry System     67     81

As per the latest EOI based draw of Saskatchewan PNP opened on 1st May 2019, the minimum Points Score requirement for SINP to receive the invitation to apply for provincial nomination was 67 points for both OID and Express entry stream of SINP.

  • British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) has its own point system in place. It announcedifferent cut off for its different PNP streams, i.e. SI – Skilled Worker stream, SI – International Graduate stream, EEBC – Skilled Worker stream, etc.

23rd April draw of British Columbia PNP

Date Category

Minimum Score

Number of Invitations

April 23, 2019 SI – Skilled Worker 95  
SI – International Graduate 105  
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75  
EEBC – Skilled Worker 105  
EEBC – International Graduate 105  
Total number of invitations issued: 157

You may check above thepoint’s requirementfor BCPNP regular draw which was launched on 23rd April 2019.

  • Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is an Atlantic province of Canada that has got its own Provincial Nominee Program with a separatepoint system in place for selecting candidates.

Invitation Date Business Escrow Entrepreneur Invitations (closed effective 9/21/18) Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals
January 17, 2019 30 120 61 91
February 21, 2019 29 117 170 199
March 21, 2019 19 110 131 150
April 18, 2019 17 107 113 130
Total   95 454 475 570


You may find above the points score requirement by the PEI, fordifferent PEI PNP streams in the year 2019.

  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has also got the EOI (Expression of Interest) based system in place like SINP with a separate point based system of selecting the applicant for provincial nomination.In latest MPNP EOI based draw launched on April 25, 2019, the province of Manitoba didn’t reveal the point’s requirement for MPNP, rather it just provided the details of the number of invitation issued to the applicants.

Apart from the above, many other PNPs launch their periodic draws to invite or select the candidates for provincial nomination. Some more active PNPs of Canada are:

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), etc.

Get Canada PR this year through a PNP? Call expert now to apply

If you want to apply and get provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency through the most appropriate PNP this year, you may contact the trusted and experienced Canadian immigration experts at Visas Avenue. The expert will help you prepare your immigration file for the most appropriate stream or subcategory of a Provincial Nominee Program. Visas Avenue is a top and registered Canadian Visa Consultancy firm in India, which has tremendous record for helping applicants get the Canada PR in last few years.

To discuss your eligibility for best PNP and start the process at earliest, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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