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Express Entry- PNP admissions in Canada raised significantly in 2017- Expecting the same this year

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 06, Jun 2018

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As per the latest Express entry report, the number of candidates with provincial nomination raised drastically last year, as many individuals and families entered in Canada through Express Entry- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2017. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are the separate immigration programs of different provinces in Canada. These PNPs have a various stream to invite skilled workers and other immigrants.

Significant Rise in admissions through Express Entry- PNP

The latest express entry data revealed that number of express entry applicants (with provincial nomination) admitted to Canada, raised from 7,818 (2016) to 13,528 in the year 2017. The rise in the number is almost double, i.e. nearly 75 percent.

The number of application received by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) from express entry applicants with provincial nomination also increased by 32 percent in the year 2017 compared to the year prior to that.

In the year 2017, about 286,000 permanent residents entered in Canada of which, Federal express entry system accounted for 65,401 candidates.

Also read-Indians received most number of Express Entry Invitations for Canada PR in 2017 & 2016

PNP nominations

Almost every Canadian province has its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), through which it selects the best and brightest for its province. A Provincial nominee program comprise various streams. Express Entry Stream is the most popular stream which almost every PNP comprise. This express entry aligned stream allows a PNP to access the Federal Express Entry pool and nominate the candidates relevant to its particular province. The express entry applicants who have receive notification can apply in that particular PNP, and if he/she gets selected in a PNP, gets nomination from that particular province. The nomination from the province allocate 600 additional CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points to the applicants as a result, he/she become eligible to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Provinces with Most admissions in 2017

Among the provinces with most admissions, New Brunswick (4,420) topped the tally, followed by British Columbia (3019) and Ontario (2154). The Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan was also got the fare bid of share.

PNP target as per Multiyear Immigration Plan

The target for Provincial nominee admissions increase significantly in years to come as per Multiyear Immigration Plan (2018-2020) of Canada.

PNP Target Admissions in 2017-2020

Year Low High Target Target Increase
2017 49,000 54,000 51,000
2018 53,000 57,400 55,000 4,000 (8%)
2019 57,000 63,500 61,000 6,000 (11%)
2020 62,000 68,500 67,800 6,800 (11%)

Right time to apply Canada PR

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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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