Which Province Gives Easy PR in Canada?

Which Province Gives Easy PR in Canada?

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 20 May, 2023 | 02:58 PM]
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There’s a common misconception in Canada Immigration that some provinces are “easier” than others to immigrate to. Well, that’s not entirely true.

Any province can be the easiest to immigrate to if you meet all the eligibility criteria of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that you are applying for. But!

Finding a PNP that is right for you can sometimes be a daunting task. There are currently over 80 unique streams participating in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A majority of the provinces in Canada have their uniquely-managed PNP streams - tailored to meet the specific needs of each province. The “perfect fit” will depend on your situation, as well as the skills and experience you can offer – when it comes to supporting the labor market of the province.

A provincial nomination from a PNP stream that is linked to the Express Entry System automatically awards an additional 600 points to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. If you are able to secure these points, it is virtually a guarantee that you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency.

Find a Canadian PNP that is perfect for you.

Best Province in Canada for PR

There are numerous options available to you depending on your personal situation. Let’s go over some of the most popular ones.

  • If you don’t have a job offer
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is your first option. The Ontario Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream is a more popular choice among immigrants without a job offer. The Ontario HCP has five streams linked to Express Entry - and has been actively issuing ITAs to apply for Canada PR through frequent Express Entry draws. While a job offer is not required, you are however required to have an active Express Entry profile and relevant work experience to be considered for a provincial nomination.

Your second option is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). There are two streams managed under the SINP that do not require a job offer The Saskatchewan Express Entry-linked stream which requires you to have an Express Entry profile and the Saskatchewan Occupation In-demand stream which is perfect for candidates with at least one year of experience in an occupation in demand in Saskatchewan.

Lastly, the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The NSNP is one of Canada’s most extensive and innovative PNPs. The NSNP frequently searches the Express Entry pool to find candidates with work experience in a specific occupation that is in demand in Canada. There are three enhanced streams managed by the NSNP: Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry, Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities, and Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians.

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  • If you’re a tech worker
There are two popular PNP pathways for Tech Workers operated by the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

Ontario periodically conducts targeted tech draws within its Express Entry-linked HCP stream. These occupation-specific draw targeted candidates with work experience in one of the six designated tech occupations such as Computer Engineering and Web Designers. No job offer is required.

Whereas, British Columbia’s Tech Pilot selects candidates to apply for a provincial nomination - on an almost weekly basis. A job offer in one of the 29 designated tech occupations is an eligibility requirement for the pilot.

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  • If you have experience in the province
Many PNPs in Canada have streams that benefit candidates with certain experience in a province or territory. For instance, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams - prefer candidates with academic and employment work experience in Manitoba. MPNP’s International Education Stream also has three sub-streams for candidates who have studied or graduated from Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions.

  • If you speak French
Apart from the French-speaking province of Quebec, there are other provinces in Canada that are on the lookout for Francophobic or Bilingual applicants. OINP’s Express Entry-linked French-Speaking Skilled Worker allows Ontario to select candidates from the Express Entry pool that are French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language skills - among other criteria.

Immigrants in Canada by Province & Territory

Why are PNPs one of the best ways to get Canada PR?

Both Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are all set to play an increasingly high-profile role in Canada Immigration Level Plans for 2023-2025. Canada will seek to welcome 305,820 new immigrants under the Express Entry and 332,500 new immigrants under the Provincial Nominee Program by 2025. The total number of immigrants to be welcomed under the economic class by 2025 is 848,595.

With the new and improved immigration plans, Canada is betting big on immigration in the coming years. Now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada.

Read More:- How Easy is it to Get PR in Canada?


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