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Canadian PNPs invite significant number of Candidates in first half of 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 19, Jul 2019

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With year over year increasing nomination target for provincial nominee programs (PNPs), the PNPs were expected to make an impact this year, and they did absolutely the same by issuing significant number of invitations for provincial nomination in first half of 2019.

Through their various streams and categories, tailor made to meet labour market demands, Canada's provincial nominee programs every year invite, select and nominate the considerable number of skilled worker applicants for the permanent residency in Canada.

Annual Immigration target of PNPs

For last few years, Canadian government or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has been consistently increasing its overall annual immigration target and PNPs being a key part, the target for them is also increasing year on year. Take a look.

Canada PNP Target 2018-2019

The annual target for Provincial nominee programs was 55,000 in 2018, which increased for this year, i.e. 2019 to 61,000 mark. Now, it will increase to 67,800 (for 2020) and 71,300(for 2021) respectively in next two years.

PNP Express Entry Streams

The express entry aligned streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs have invited huge number of candidates in last few months through the periodic PNP draws. It is probably the most successfully and popular PNP streams in Canada. If you apply and obtain nomination from a province through this stream, you get 600 additional CRS point sin express entry system. However, to apply in this stream, you need to have profile registered in federal express entry system under any of three EE categories, i.e.
  • Federal Skilled worker program
  • Federal Skilled trades program
  • Canadian Experience Class
All provinces performed well in first half of the year. Here are few key PNPs to mention.
Also read-Express Entry Invited about 90,000 Candidates in 2018- Indians got most number of Invitations

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

After 21stJune 2019 draw, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has invited total 3,816 candidates in 16 draws, this year. Alberta has invited the applicants even with the Point score as low as 300 CRS points. So, if you are planning to obtain Canada PR nomination with low score, AINP is good option for you. The express entry stream of AINP stands out in terms of issuing high number of invites.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario PNP has issued total 3,846 NOIs through key streams in the first half of 2019. The Human capital priorities (HCP) Stream stand out among all by inviting about 67 per cent (2,565) invitations in just two draws, both of these OINP draws had a minimum Express Entry CRS score of 439 points.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program too had periodic SINP - expression of interest (EOI) based draws this year to invite significant number of candidates through key steams. Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker: Express Entry sub-category is largely popular that invited 1,166 candidates in total 8 invitation rounds. The Occupation in Demand (OID) Stream of SINP, also invited significant number of candidates in first half of 2019.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is one of best and innovative nominee programs in Canada that uses different streams to select Express Entry candidates. Its express entry stream is also quite popular amongst applicants.

If you wish to apply in appropriate PNP this year, based on you profile you may contact trusted Canada immigration consultant to get crucial help and assistance to choose and apply in the best PNP.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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