Express Entry vs Provincial Nominee vs Express Entry BC | EE vs PNP vs EEBC

What is Express Entry/BCPNP/EEBC

The Canadian federal immigration program covers all provinces, and applicants can apply no matter which province they are in (except Quebec).

  • Express Entry
  • Canadian Federal Express Entry (EE for short),includes:
  • BC Provincial Nominee + Express Entry(EEBC)
  • In order to speed up the approval of applicants, the BC Provincial Nomination introduced the Federal Express Entry (Express Entry), which opened the BC Provincial Nomination Express Entry. Including the following four categories:
    • EEBC–Skilled Worker
    • EEBC–Health Care Professional
    • EEBC–Skilled Worker
    • EEBC–International Post-Graduate
  • As a continuation of the regular BC Provincial Nomination Program (Regular Class), this program does not need to meet 1 year of work experience. If the applicant is in Canada, it is recommended to submit the BCPNP immigration application about 3 months after taking the job. If the applicant is outside of Canada, there is no need to wait 3 months to submit the BCPNP immigration application.
  • BCPNP includes the following categories:

EE/ EEBC / PNP Timelines

ProgramRequirementsProcessing TimeTotal EST.
EEWork for 12 months before applying6 months18 months
EEBCWork for 12 months before applyingPNP: 1-3 months
EE draw: 1 month
EE processing: 6 months
20 months
PNPWork for 1-3 months before applying is recommendedPNP: 2-3 months
Federal Processing: 19 months
25 months

Detailed Comparisons

FSWFSTCECSkilled ImmigrationIntl’. GraduatePost Graduate
Work RequirementsOne consecutive year of management/technical work experience in the past 10 years (NOC OAB)At least 2 years of full-time Trade related work experience in the past 5 years
(Group 72,73,82,

One year of Canadian management/technical work experience in the past 3 years
Meet the requirements of both EE and PNPMeet the employer’s recruitment requirements, 2 years of relevant industry work experience;There is an employer guarantee that meets the requirements, and the job position is 0/A/B category, permanent full-time position.Can apply without work experience
Language RequirementsAt least CLB7Listening / Speaking CLB 5
Writing / Reading CLB 4
NOC O,A at least CLB 7

NOC B at least CLB5
Same as aboveLanguage score CLB4Class B job positions need to have a language score of CLB4 or above (G IELTS reading 3.5 points, listening 4.5 points, speaking/writing 4 points), 0/A category has no language requirementsNo language requirements
EmployerNo need for a Canadian employer, but an offer from an employer can add pointsNeed employer LMIA job offeerNo specific requirementsSame as rightSame as rightEmployers need to cooperate in providing corresponding materials and documents. The Immigration Bureau will also have a certain chance to take telephone surveys, door-to-door interviews and other methods to suit the work situation.No employer needed
Age20-29 is a perfect score
1 less point for every year after 30
No age bonus after 45
Same as leftSame as leftScoring according to EE standardsSame as rightNo specific requirementsSame as left
Marriage110 points for single
100 points married
Same as leftSame as leftScoring according to EE standardsSame as rightNo specific requirementsSame as left
EducationNo extra points below high school
High school diploma 30 points
90 points for a year of junior college
98 points for two years of college
Over 3 years college/undergraduate 120 points, double major 128 points
Master/Professional Degree 135 points
150 points for PhD
Same as leftSame as leftScoring according to EE standardsHigh school degree or above has extra pointsObtained a high school degree or above in Canada (certificate, college diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate degree, etc.)Must be a designated institution of BC, Canada, graduate of designated major
Other RequirementsAt least 67 pointsMust apply within 3 years after receiving the transcript after graduationMust apply within 3 years after receiving the transcript after graduation



Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
97 Days 97 Days
Visitor Record
82 Days 126 Days
Super Visa 94 Days 94 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
10 Weeks 10 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 131 Days 63 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 11 Weeks 11 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 130 Days 17 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
130 Days 17 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months 5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
15 Months 15 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months 52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months 5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months 37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
12 Months 12 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
23 Months 23 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
16 Months 16 Months
PR Card
66 Days 66 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days 71 Days

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