Express Entry Vs PNP- Which is the best pathway to get Canadian PR Visa?

by Mansi Sahai Published on 09/Aug/2022
Express Entry Vs PNP


Federal Express Entry System and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are two key pathways for the skilled professional to get the Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa. When it comes to choosing the most appropriate immigration program for moving to Canada on PR visa, the aspirants often get confused. However, both the programs have their own significance in Canada’s immigration system. So, let us explore them one by one to understand which suits your profile the best.

Express Entry System

Launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) back in 2015, today, Express Entry System is a popular migration program among the skilled workers seeking PR (Permanent Residence) visa in Canada. IY is a point-based system 

However, considering the ongoing high CUT OFF or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement in the EE system, you should only wait for Express Entry ITA if your CRS score is around 500 mark. Although, the CUT OFF is likely to fall, in few months, however, if you want the ITA now, but CRS score is low you may consider applying to a relevant Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada. 

Also read- Latest Express Entry Draw: 2,000 ITAs Issued on August 3, 2022

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

In Canada, most of the provinces have a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), through which they invite skilled and talented people and nominate them to IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) for Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa. 

A PNP has different immigration streams. The Express Entry linked stream of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) help applicants improve their Express Entry CRS point score, which ultimately helps them get PR (Permanent Residence) invitation from IRCC.


Hence, if your CRS point score is high enough, register and apply for Canadian PR visa through EE system, however, if your CRS score is low, then go for relevant PNP of Canada. 

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