Can You Apply in Other Canada Immigration Programs Along with Express Entry System?

Can You Apply in Other Canada Immigration Programs Along with Express Entry System?

The Express Entry System is the top immigration program in Canada. Thousands of aspirants seeking PR in Canada register on Express Entry every year to compete with the highly skilled overseas workers for PR invitation.

However, not each one of applicants get selected for the invitation to apply (ITA) for PR visa. The candidates with low qualifying marks often have to wait for a long to get invited for PR and have to create a new Express entry profile on completion of one year without invitation. Hence, instead of waiting for express entry draws,

Can you apply in other immigration programs of Canada simultaneously?

Well, you actually can apply for the other immigration programs simultaneously with express entry system. And, once you are selected in any of the program, you can opt to unsubscribe from other programs. In fact, many provincial nominee programs have one of their streams belonging to express entry, i.e. an Express Entry Stream.

If you apply for any such stream, first of all, you have to create an account in express entry system, showing your inclination to settle in a particular province and subsequently, apply for nomination in a provincial nominee program of that particular province. If you are selected for nomination by the province, you will get additional 600 CRS points in express entry, which in turn will ensure an invitation to apply for PR Visa for you.

Which are the other immigration programs you can apply?

There are several other immigration programs you can apply to move to Canada, i.e.

  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Its a separate immigration program of Quebec Province of Canada that invites the highly skilled and talented immigrants to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), which makes them eligible to apply for PR in Canada. It launches the intake of applications throughout the year, as per the allocated annual quota by the federal government.

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Its one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Saskatchewan, Canada that operates in coordination with the federal government. It accepts the applications from aspirants looking to live and work in Saskatchewan Province and subsequently, nominate them to IRCC for PR visa. The SINP accept the applications under its following streams:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category, and
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the provincial nominee program of the Ontario province in Canada. It invites application from highly skilled and talented immigrants and subsequently, issues nominations to the applicants for PR under its below key streams, i.e.

  • General Category
  • International Student Category
  • Ontario Express Entry
  • Business Category

The other key Canadian immigration programs include Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), etc. In fact, a few of the above programs offer several relaxations in the eligibility requirements as well as benefits to the applicants, such as no job offer required, the area of training points, online and organized application system, and so on.

How to get assistance to apply in the key Canadian Immigration Programs?

If you seek assistance to apply in the key Canadian Immigration programs, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue is the popular Visa Consultancy Service, that help applicants move to Canada by offering key assistance, in the online application process, the filing of visa, an arrangement of documents, following of visa, and so on.

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