Canada is one of the most preferred immigration destinations in the world today. A number of people, especially from India apply for Canada PR every year through the popular Express Entry program. However, not all are successful in getting Canada PR through that route. Such people need not lose hope as they can still immigrate to Canada by way of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Moving to Canada becomes comparatively easy via PNP instead of Express Entry program, for the simple reason that most of the PNPs have relaxed eligibility criteria allowing skilled people to seek permanent residence (PR) in the province concerned.
Check if you are eligible to get a nomination from a Canadian province
It is important to note that almost all Canadian provinces have an Express Entry linked workstream and there are 2 different ways you can apply for Canada PR via a PNP:
|STEPS||1st Method||2nd Method|
|Contact a province or territory and request nomination under their Express Entry stream||Make an Express Entry profile and indicate in your profile, which provinces and territories you are interested in|
|If the province accepts your request for a nomination, you can make an Express Entry profile and show that you have been nominated||Once you receive a “notification of interest” from a province or territory in your account, you can contact them directly|
|You will receive your nomination electronically through your account, which you will need to accept||Apply to their Express Entry stream|
|In case they select you for a nomination, they will send the nomination electronically through your account. You just have to accept it|
As you can tell, in both the cases, you will need to create an Express Entry profile. So, it’s best to create your Express Entry profile as soon as you can. It anyway offers you the benefit of access into the Express Entry pool with a large number of Canadian employers looking for skilled people to recruit.
All the Canadian provinces have their own PNP, with the exception of Quebec which has its own program on similar lines, known as – Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Let us give you brief information about these PNPs.
Alberta’s provincial nomination program offers nomination to foreign applicants in 3 streams
The applicants are required to meet the program’s eligibility requirements and show the intention of settling in the province.
The applicants can seek nomination in British Columbia PNP under the following streams:
These streams are meant to target skilled workers, international graduates and professionals who have the qualifications, skills and experience required for the PNP.
The Manitoba PNP invites fresh graduates, skilled workers, and business people along with their families to settle in Canada as permanent residents. They are required to have the ability and intention of settling and establishing themselves economically in Manitoba.
The PNP has following streams:
The Ontario PNP nominates foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs who possess the required education, skills, experience and the intention to settle in the province as permanent residents. Nominations under Ontario province’s economic immigration program are open for the following streams:
SINP allows non-Canadians to immigrate to Canada and settle permanently in the province on a PR visa. Under the PNP, the following are the categories immigration candidates can apply to:
The applicants who have the desired skills and experience are targeted by the provincial government of Prince Edward Island. Provincial Nomination Certificate is issued to the eligible candidates who can then apply for Canadian permanent residence (PR) visa with the Federal Government of Canada.
Under the PEI PNP, nominations are issued for the following immigration categories:
New Brunswick is an unique province in Canada where people speak 2 languages. Around 30 percent of people speak French as their first language. New Brunswick has a number of cities that include – Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. NBPNP is the province’s Provincial Nominee Program, through which, immigration applicants who have the skills and experience required by the province are offered nomination. The province accepts nomination applications for the following streams:
The province consists of two distinct landmasses – Labrador, which is connected to the mainland, and the island of Newfoundland. The province has lately seen vital economic development with the help of its energy and natural resources. Through the PNP, immigration applicants from foreign countries can seek a nomination from the provincial government.
Under NLPNP, nominations are available for the following immigration categories:
Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program offers nomination to eligible skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs and professionals for permanent residence in the province. NSNP accepts applications for the following immigration streams:
The Northwest Territories accept immigration applications from foreign nationals under their PNP known as Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP). The program also has an Express Entry-aligned stream for skilled workers.
Following are the streams for which nominations are offered under 2 programs, one with 3 distinct streams:
Yukon’s Provincial Nomination Program helps the eligible employers in the province to nominate foreign workers and business people that have been trained internationally for permanent residence in the Canadian province.
The program has the following streams:
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