Canada PNP

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Provincial Nominee Program

Canada has one of the most exciting immigration programs called Provincial Nominee Program which gives the power to some Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish and intend to settle in a particular province. This nomination and selection is based on a province’s market needs and economic requirements and carries an additional 600 point weightage in a candidate’s Express Entry profile.

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Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) can make it simple to become a Permanent Resident in Canada. In addition to the usual immigration programmes run by the federal government, provinces and territories also have the authority to bring in “Foreign Nationals” in accordance with their specific market and economic demands. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is where a foreign national expresses their intent to settle in a specific province and receives a nomination. In the candidate’s express entry profile, this nomination is worth 600 extra points.

PNPs where you can apply or indicate interest:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

  • Northeast Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Do I qualify for the PNP in Canada?

Eligibility requirements for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) differ from province to province.

PNPs are often designed to draw people who can easily contribute to the economy and have a high likelihood of remaining in that province because they are a component of an economic immigration plan. As a result, several PNPs give priority to immigrants with work history in fields where there is a demand in the province. Other PNPs favour foreigners who have ties to the province, like a relative, as this enhances the likelihood that they will stay.

Young applicants who have great language abilities, a high level of education, and skilled work experience are more likely to succeed, as is the case with most economic immigration schemes.

Each PNP has distinct “immigration” streams that are each created to target immigrants with particular skill sets.

How to apply for Provincial Nominee Program (Canada PNP)

  • Step1: Verify your PNP eligibility Look over the list of PNPs stated above to see which PNPs you qualify for.

  • Step 2: Submit your application. After selecting the PNP, you must submit your request for provincial nomination.

  • Obtain your provincial nomination certificate. If the provincial authority finds that your application qualifies for permanent residency, the province will nominate you. ​

  • Submit your PR Visa Application You must submit your Canada PR Visa application to IRCC together with your provincial nomination. You can apply online if your PNP is compatible with the express entry programme; otherwise, you must submit a paper application.

Visa Benefits

The application under the Provincial Nominee Program commences when the applicant is nominated by a Canadian province or territory. The system requires the applicants to meet the required skills, education and work experience, which would enable them to make an immediate economic contribution to their respective nominating province or territory.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most popular route taken by all aspirants for their Canada PR is Express Entry. A candidate still has a chance to be granted permanent residency under the Canada PNP programme if they did not get the required score in the most recent draw. Given that there are no point restrictions and no additional requirements, it is the immigration method that is most convenient.