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Canada Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration program for people who want to reside in a province or territory as permanent residents. Each province or territory in Canada has a different provincial nominee program that is designed to meet the needs and demands of the local labor market. 

Over the years the federal government has increased the allocations for the number of immigrants invited for permanent residency through PNPs. Canada has targeted to admit over 200,000 people through PNP between 2020 and 2022.

How many PNPs are there in Canada?

List of provincial nominee programs being offered.

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

Eligibility Criteria & Documents Required

To apply under the PNP program, you must meet the minimum requirements for the non-Express Entry streams of the province or should be nominated under that stream.

To apply for the Canadian PNP program, applicants need to present:

Ø   Current passport

Ø   Educational credentials

Ø   Professional experiences

Ø   Medical report

Ø   Police clearance certificate

Ø   Other supporting documents

Benefits Of PNP

Ø   More than 80+ streams to choose from

Ø   Relocate in 6 months

Ø   Accelerated Canada PR application processing

Ø   Easy selection from the pool

Ø   Live and work in Canada permanently

Ø   Sponsor relatives for a temporary or permanent stay after Canada PR

Ø   FREE education for children

Ø   Travel throughout the country, without any restriction

Ø   Higher living standard

The Step-By-Step Guide For PNPs

Find The Right PNP For You

Check the list of provinces & territories and determine where you would like to immigrate. Moreover, make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements of the program.

Apply To Your Chosen Province

Submit your application directly to the province or territory you have chosen.

Obtain A Provincial Nomination Certificate

If your application is successful, you will be nominated by the province or territory to apply for Canada PR.

Submit Your Application For Canada PR

You now need to apply to the Canadian federal government for permanent residence. If the PNP you have chosen is aligned with Express Entry, you can apply online. If not, you need to submit a paper-based application.

How To Apply Through The Express Entry Process?

All the Provincial Nominee Programs are different. The process you are applying for depends on the program. While some of the PNPs accept applications throughout the year, others keep the program closed for most of the year, opening it only when they are ready to accept applications.

Some PNPs invite applications from foreign candidates, who meet the minimum eligibility criteria, directly from the Express Entry pool or ask them to submit a formal Expression of Interest.

Express Entry Vs. PNP – Which Is The Best To Attain Canada PR?

Express Entry is the fastest and most common pathway to attain Canadian PR. If a candidate is not able to meet the points as per the Express Entry draw, he/she can consider the PNP programs of Canada to receive a Permanent Residency. There are ten provinces in Canada that offer different opportunities to applicants. Those who qualify for the PNPs get an additional 600 points as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), placing the candidate at a high score level with increased chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry draw.

Which PNP Is The Easiest To Migrate And Requires The Lowest IELTS Scores?

The provinces of Quebec and Saskatchewan have no strict regulations when it comes to language proficiency wherein they accept the application of candidates with CLB 4 (Canadian Language Benchmark).

For more information or to see if you qualify, please make an enquiry with one of our qualified and experienced Migration Consultants.

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