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Canada PNP Rule Changes 2020


The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) is a key part of Canada’s economic immigration program. In the last couple of years, the PNPs have become a key force to reckon with even in the presence of the mighty express entry system. The applicants with low CRS score and no invitation through Express Entry, finding a great alternative in the form of Provincial Nominee Programs, which accept the applicants with low point score and minimum requirements.

The provinces have their separate point system and requirements through which they select and nominate the suitable applicants for the Canada PR. The provincial nomination helps the applicant to get Canada PR through a couple of ways. If you are planning to apply in a PNP in the year 2020, you must know the latest Canada PNP rule changes in 2020.



Canada PNP Rule Changes Applicable in 2020

Find below some key rule changes announced recently by different PNPs in 2020.

Saskatchewan PNP Introduced New EOI System

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) - the key PNP of Canada has replaced its existing ‘First come, First served’ system of accepting applications from the applicants with a new Expression of Interest (EOI) System. The new EOI system is applicable to both Occupation in Demand (OID) and Express Entry stream of SINP. Now, the applicants need to first submit EOI and selected applicants will be invited by the SINP through periodic draws to apply for provincial nomination.

Change in OINP Minimum CRS Requirement Rule

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has made an important change in its Express Entry linked stream. As per this change, the minimum CRS requirement of 400 points has been removed. Now, the minimum CRS will be determined by the director only for each OINP draw.

Prince Edward Island Improved Its PNP System

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) has launched the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The province of Prince Edward Island asks the express entry candidates to submit the Expression of Interest and subsequently, select the best ones from the submitted EOIs and invite them to apply for provincial nomination. 

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Three Canadian PNPs Introduced Express Entry Stream

Canada’s three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have introduced new Express Entry linked Stream in 2018. Hence, the EE streams will have a major impact on Canada Immigration 2020. The PNPs with new Express Entry aligned stream are:


The Express Entry stream is a popular stream of every PNP, it every year invites the huge number of applicants for every PNP. It allocates additional 600 CRS points to the express entry candidates not receiving the Invitation to Apply from IRCC, in Federal Express Entry System. Hence, it’s a boon for the candidates with low CRS point score in Federal Express Entry System.

If you have any query with regards to above PNP rule changes you can drop an email at info@canadapravenue.com. Keep visiting Canada PR Avenue website to find latest PNP rule changes, news, and updates, etc.

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