Canada immigration is one of the simpler and easiest immigration processes around the world. A point-based immigration system makes the aspirants pre-determine their eligibility easily and helps in making the process more transparent.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the popular immigration programs for immigrants who want to become Canadian permanent residents. Depending on the requirements of the PNP, the process of moving to Canada as a permanent resident can be easy for you. Each PNP program has different requirements that are based on the demands of their local labor market.
Depending on your skill-sets the process of moving to Canada as a permanent resident through PNP can be much easier. Following are the PNP options available depending on your personal conditions:
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)s Human Capital Priorities stream is one of the most popular PNP immigration streams. To be eligible for this stream, you do not require a job offer but must have a valid express entry profile.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)s two immigration streams - International Skilled Worker and Occupation in-demand, do not require immigrants to have a job offer. To be eligible for the ISW Express entry sub-category, you must have a valid express entry profile. For Occupation in demand, you must have work experience in any occupation that is in demand in the province.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). There are four immigration streams under NSNP out of which three immigration streams: Nova Scotia Demand, Nova Scotia Experience and Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities (other than physicians) do not require a job offer for you to be eligible for provincial nomination.
OINPs French-Speaking Skilled Worker is an immigration stream for skilled workers in the express entry pool who are proficient in the French Language. This stream provides an easier way to Canada PR Visa through PNP who have proficiency in French.
If you have work experience in any tech-related occupation moving to Canada can be a very easy process for you. Two PNP has an immigration stream that is specially designed to attract tech talents to the province: Ontario PNP and British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
OINPs Human Capital Priorities stream holds Tech draws that invite express entry candidates who have work experience in any one of six targeted tech occupations.
BC PNP has recently launched their Tech pilot that issues invitations on a weekly manner through their Skills Immigration stream. Candidates are required to have a full-time job offer for at least one year in any one of the targeted 29 eligible tech occupations.
There are many immigration streams under PNP that nominate immigrants who have previous work experience in the province or territory. Manitoba PNPs two immigration streams - Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas both prioritize immigrants who have worked in the province or have educational experience also.
The following table shows the list of the provinces and territories with their respective unemployment rates: (Updated on December 2020)
|Province or Territory||Unemployment Rate (In %)|
|Prince Edward Island||10.1|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||12.3|
There are over 80 immigration streams under different PNP. Each stream has different requirements as well as different application processes. If you want to learn more about Canadian immigration and how to make your move to Canada easier, contact us right away.