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Each Canadian province offers its own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Such programs provide immigration routes for different types of applicants who wish to settle in a specific region.
Thousands of prospective immigrants apply for Canadian immigration through these programs because they believe they offer a more accessible immigration pathway compared to the Federal Programs.

This guide will examine four of the easiest Express Entry PNP streams.

What are Express Entry PNP Streams?

Before we discuss the Express Entry PNP streams in our list, it is essential to understand the distinction between these programs and the non-Express Entry ones.

Applicants applying for Canadian immigration through Provincial Nominee Programs that are not linked to the Express Entry System must meet their chosen program’s requirements. Successful PNP applicants will receive a nomination from the province and can apply for permanent residence using a non-Express Entry federal application.

When the applicants complete and submit their PNP applications, the province gives successful candidates a provincial nomination and 600 points for their CRS score.

These candidates can then apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry System and benefit from the additional points from the provincial nomination.

1. Saskatchewan Express Entry: International Skilled Worker

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream

The Saskatchewan Express Entry: International Skilled Worker program offers an easy immigration pathway due to its requirements. This includes:

  • No Canadian job offer requirement.
  • No Canadian work experience requirement.
  • No Canadian education requirement.
  • Receiving application points even if you are above the age of 35.
  • Requires only one year of foreign work experience.
  • Scoring a minimum of CLB 4 on a language proficiency exam.
  • No charges for creating an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Prospective applicants who wish to apply through this program must ensure their foreign work experience falls under the National Occupation Code (NOC) classes 0, A, or B. They must also check to see if they are eligible for a minimum of 60 points through the SINP Points Grid.

2. Prince Edward Island's PNP Express Entry Stream

PEI PNP Express Entry Stream

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Program is another easy immigration stream. Prospective immigrants can apply through the PEI Express Entry stream if they meet the eligibility requirements described below:

Prospective applicants can then check how many points they will be eligible for under the program’s points grid before submitting their Expression of Interest.

Note that the province often nominates candidates who do not possess a job offer in PEI. However, applicants with a valid job offer will receive additional points and have a higher chance of receiving a nomination.

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3. Alberta Express Entry

Alberta Express Entry Stream

Alberta’s Express Entry stream is for skilled workers who wish to immigrate to Alberta. Some of the requirements for this program are described below:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile
  • Possess a minimum of 67 out of 100 points under the Express Entry selection factor points
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of foreign work experience.
  • Score a minimum of CLB 7 on a language proficiency exam.
  • Have a minimum CRS score of 300.

Applicants do not need to possess a Canadian job offer or education to apply through this program. This makes this stream a great choice for prospective immigrants.

4. Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario International Skilled Worker Express Entry Stream

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream is one of the most popular PNP streams. It offers an easy immigration pathway for workers with skilled work experience, education, and language abilities. Some of the program’s core eligibility requirements are summarized below:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile
  • One year of foreign work experience under NOC 0, A, or B.
  • Foreign education is equivalent to a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree from Canada.
  • Score a minimum of CLB 7 on a language proficiency exam.

Prospective applicants must also demonstrate they possess enough funds to settle in Ontario with their families.

Need help with Express Entry Aligned PNP?

Prospective immigrants who would like to apply through any of the above programs should contact Elaar Immigration for assistance. Our special team of Regulated Immigration Consultants understands each program’s requirements and processes. They can help optimize your application and guide you through the appropriate steps.

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