Not getting ITA due to Program-specific Express Entry Draws? Here is what you can do

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on April 21, 2021


How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Express Entry system of Canada is one of the most popular immigration system among the overseas skilled professionals. It assess the applicants based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and allocate the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to the top ranking candidates.

This year, we are in to second quarter of the year, however, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted only program-specific Express Entry Draws this year until now. This year, only the candidates, who had the Canadian experience or provincial nomination, received the invitation. As a result, the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) candidates, are still eagerly waiting to get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Although, the all-program Express Entry System draw is on the cards, and the IRCC is likely to invite the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category candidates. However, if you wish to ensure the ITA this year and do not want to indulge in the probabilities of the draws, you must choose to apply in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to be nominated.

Also readWhich is the best PNP to get nomination for Canada PR?

How PNP nomination can help you get PR visa?

The Express Entry aligned stream of a Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) give you an opportunity to increase your total express entry CRS score. The nomination received from a PNP adds 600 CRS points in your CRS score, which in turn make certain that you get the invitation to apply for PR visa from IRCC.

Some most popular Canadian PNPs are:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – Know More
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Know More
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Know More
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Know More
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), etc.

How to apply in a PNP?

Every PNP has a different process has requirement. However, if you are applying in the EE stream of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you must have your profile registered in EE system and presence in Express entry pool. While creating profile in EE system, you must mention the preferred province as ‘All Provinces and Territories’ or select the particular province you wish to apply for PNP nomination.

The provincial program will issue the Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination in your EE account and subsequently, you need to apply in the at PNP. Some PNPs also accept the direct applications.

To choose the most relevant PNP as per y our profile and apply for Canadian PR visa, you may contact qualified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue.

You may call VA Canada immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at info@visasavenue.com.


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