Provincial Nominee Program- PNP

Provincial Nominee Program- PNP

Provincial nominee programs in Canada

With over 50 streams available under the Provincial Nominee Program, selecting the appropriate option is not a simple process. Contact us for advice's about your options.

Prospective applicants are not always aware of all the available Options/Programs pertaining to each province in Canada. Moreover, interested applicants often fail to realize that with over 50 different programs, the PNP can be a gateway to many clients who may not have qualified under Canada’s Federal Skilled worker Category. Talk to one of our consultants now.

Eleven different programs

By virtue of Article 8 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2002; most provinces have immigration agreements with the federal government enabling the provinces to create their own tailor-made programs in order to attract newcomers that intend to settle in a province or territory. These are known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s).

There are eleven different Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada:

  1. Alberta
  2. Manitoba
  3. Newfoundland and Labrador
  4. Ontario
  5. Saskatchewan
  6. British Columbia
  7. New Brunswick
  8. Nova Scotia
  9. Prince Edward Island
  10. Yukon and
  11. Northwest Territories

Each one of them offers different streams and categories to apply, according to their needs and eligibility criteria.

With such vast information and details, selecting the appropriate option is not a simple process. This is why our consultants are here to explain to the client under which stream he/she qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residency. Please contact us for more details.

Provincial nominee programs for skilled workers

Every province has a program whereby an individual with a full-time job offer from an employer in the province can obtain permanent residency via one of the provincial nominee programs. The recruitment/hiring of foreign skilled workers will fill the labour shortages and have a positive impact on the economy. The gist behind PNP programs is that they open the door to Canadian Immigrants who may not have qualified under the FSW points-based system. It is noteworthy mentioning that provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.

Provincial nominee programs for business immigration

Similar to the provincial nominee programs for skilled workers, most provinces have immigration programs to attract business immigrants. This is considered economically viable due to the fact that some provinces offer lower net worth/investment thresholds, which could be more attractive than the current federal scheme.

Given the current backlog in the federal Immigration process, an application through one of the PNP’s is processed in a substantially shorter span of time. (See – Auditor General of Canada, 2009).

Overview of process

The process is as follows:

  1. Submit an application to a particular province.
  2. Successful/prospective Applicant will receive a provincial nomination certificate from the province.
  3. Application will be sent to the federal authorities undergo Medical/Background (Security) checks. Upon completion, the permanent residence visa is issued to the applicant.

Provincial Nominee Programs are constantly changing and expanding to accommodate newcomers. We possess genuine in-depth knowledge pertaining to PNP’s. Contact us for advices and to ensure you a smooth transition to Canada.

Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence.

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

Each Canadian province (except Quebec, which has a different selection system) and two territories have their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. Participating provinces and territories sign agreements with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allow them to select immigrants who meet the requirements that they have set forth.

Canada's 2017 Immigration Plan

Canada will welcome an increased number of immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Programs in 2017.

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Provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to more effectively and efficiently welcome newcomers to their region. Each PNP is tailored to the province's/territory's specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community. As of 2015, most PNPs contain at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. These are known as 'enhanced' nominations; click here to learn more about how the PNPs function with respect to the Express Entry system.

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward

Saskatchewan

Northwest Territories

Yukon

Browse PNPs by province/territory

PNP immigration streams currently available per province or territory

Express Entry

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Ontario
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories

Skilled Worker (Professional)

  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Saskatchewan
  • Newfoundland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon

International Graduates

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

Business Immigration

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

Interested in Business/Entrepreneur immigration? Click here to compare all PNP entrepreneur categories.

Semi-Skilled Worker

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon

 

Before submitting an application to immigrate to Canada, a nominee must first receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory. After a successful nomination by a province/territory, a separate application must be made to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for your Canada Immigration (permanent resident) Visa. Provincial Nominee Program processing times vary from one Canadian immigration visa office to another.

The province of Quebec, where Montreal is located, does not participate in the Provincial Nominee Program. Instead, the Governments of Quebec and Canada have entered into a series of agreements by which Quebec has established its own selection criteria for all economic immigrants with an intention to reside in Quebec.

Learn more about Canadian provinces and territories.

 

Contact us for more information about immigration to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program or fill out a free assessment to learn more about your options for Canadian immigration.