Canada is a well-known immigration destination with more than 60 immigration programs to ease the arrival of foreign candidates from different walks of life. In 2015, the Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC) introduced the point-based Federal Express Entry Program for a transparent and faster immigration process. In general, the Express Entry draw held on after every fifteen days with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score to issue invitations to the higher-ranking profiles. However, it is difficult to score CRS cut-off drawn in the Express Entry Draw. In the latest Express Entry Draw 2019, the minimum CRS score was 457.
So if you are also not able to score the higher cut-off of Express Entry Program, then Provincial Nominee programs are of great help. In total, there are 11 Provincial Nominee Programs which allows all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut to nominate candidates for Permanent residence visa to meet the labor demands of respective Province.
Each Provincial Nominee program is further categorized into two categories including Base PNPs and Enhanced PNPs. Enhanced PNPs defined those immigration programs are linked to Federal Express Entry Program and nominate Express entry candidates for provincial nominations. All nominated Express Entry candidates get an additional 600 points to their Express Entry CRS score which effectively guaranteeing the invitation to apply through the Express Entry Draw. The Base PNPs nominate candidate outside of the Express Entry pool. If you are interested in the provincial Nominee Program, then you can choose any the following PNPs.