Highlights: PNP has overtaken the federal Express Entry system in Canada
- An increase of 105,000 immigrants is expected through PNP each of the next three years.
- By 2025 the growth is expected to reach 117,500.
- Candidates with PNP nominations are awarded an additional 600 points under the CRS score.
- From March 10th, the provinces have started to introduce new PNP allocations.
PNP overtaking the Express Entry System
The government expects an increase of 105,000 immigrants each of the next three years through PNP.
Immigration Levels Plan 2023-25
|Year||The number of Canadian immigrants through the PNP|
Recent developments in PNP
All immigration ministers from each province met with the federal authorities of Canada, where they re-endorsed a multi-year PNP plan.
From March 10th, starting with Ontario, the provinces have begun introducing new PNP allocations.
The below table shows the PNP allocation rise in several Canadian Provinces and Territories:
|Provinces and Territories||PNP Allocation|
|Ontario||18,000 by 2025|
|Alberta||10,849 in 2025|
|Saskatchewan||8,500 by 2025|
|Manitoba||9,500 in 2023|
|Yukon||430 in 2023|
Enhanced PNP Nominations
Through the Express Entry system, Canadian provinces and territories can nominate a few immigration candidates for permanent residency. These portions of Provincial Nominee Programs are called enhanced PNP nominations.
If a candidate under the Express Entry pool gets a PNP nomination, they will be awarded an additional 600 points out of 1200 under the Comprehensive Ranking System.