The growth of Canada depends on having enough skilled and experienced people to meet their labour market needs. To meet the needs and maintain the growth, the government has launched provincial nominee programs.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada provides a pathway for Canadian permanent residence for individuals to immigrate to a specific Canadian territory or province. Every Canadian territory or province has its own PNP designed to meet its distinct demographic and economic needs. As the fastest-growing economic Canadian immigration pathway, PNPs have emerged as a vital part of Canada’s immigration policy. Continue reading to learn how you can immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee.
How the Provincial Nominee Program Works
This program is suitable for those who:
● want to live in a particular province
● have the education, expertise, and experience to contribute to the economic growth of that territory or province
● want to become permanent residents of the country
Every Canadian province and territory have their own requirements and immigration programs that target specific groups. For instance, territory or province may target the following groups in the program stream:
● skilled workers
● semi-skilled workers
● or businesspeople
The application process depends on the provincial nominee program stream you are applying to. Some PNP applications can be made online through Express Entry. However, some provincial nominee programs also require a paper-based application process. You will need a police check certificate and pass a medical exam as a part of the application process. Everyone needs these checks regardless of where they are planning to live in the country.
To apply as a provincial nominee, a person has to
● meet the basic requirements of specific territory or province’s non-Express Entry streams
● be nominated in that stream
Province or Territory
Below are the provinces or territories where you can apply:
● British Columbia
● Northwest Territories
● New Brunswick
● Newfoundland and Labrador
● Prince Edward Island
● Nova Scotia
You must follow the instructions on their website to be nominated by the territory or province. It is also essential to know that requirements by province and territory vary from each other and can change anytime without notice. Also, note that the province of Quebec does not have a PNP. We recommend checking their immigration website to find out more about their programs.
Provincial Nominee Programs and Express Entry
The majority of territories and provinces have streams connected with the federal Express Entry selection system. Any provincial nomination is the most significant factor in the comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that ensures an applicant receives an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a draw from the pool.
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