Can candidates use both a Provincial Nominee Program and Express Entry?
Yes. There are two ways to do this:
- Apply to the PNP first, get a nomination and then fill out an Express Entry profile; or
- Fill out the Express Entry profile first. Provinces and territories can then search the Express Entry pool and ask a candidate to apply for his or her provincial nomination. When the candidate gets a nomination certificate, he or she will update their Express Entry profile.
In either case, once a person updates his or her Express Entry profile to show that he or she has an enhanced provincial or territorial nomination certificate, he or she will be given enough additional points to be invited to apply at a subsequent draw of candidates from the Express Entry pool.