Guide to Applying for Provincial Nomination

Provincial Nominee Program - Application Process

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are unique immigration programs. The applicant are surely gets a PR visa once he/she is nominated by province or territory. Since long all provinces and territories have been effectively using PNP’s.

Federal government allows provinces and territories to choose potential skilled applicants based on the demand of their labor market and nominate them for Permanent Resident Visa.

The program is best for those applicants who wish to immigrate to the “happiest country in the world”, and want to live and work in a specific province. PNP’s work on the demand of their province’s immigration goal thus application procedure and eligibility may vary.

Provinces on their own, cannot approve the PR visa. The visa application is approved by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) after consulting province government. This is the reason why PNP’s are also regarded as “nominee” programs.

Every Canadian province except Quebec, have their own PNP’s. All provinces and territories have been using the program to meet the growing demand of skills workers into their respective areas.

Each PNP has minimum one of their immigration stream aligned with the country’s Express Entry system. Nomination issued under the aligned streams are called “enhanced nominations” and awarded extra 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Currently, PNP’s are active in the following provinces and territories

Express Entry

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

How it works?

There are two different ways of applying. The foremost is to contact the province or territory directly and apply for a nomination using the Express Entry system. If the applicant successfully receives nomination from province or territory, they may create an Express Entry profile and receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the PR visa.

The second way out is to create Express Entry profile, this way you can easily exhibit to Canadian provinces and territories that you are want to live and work in the Maple Leaf Country permanently. Out of their interest, one of the province or territory may notify you, in case you make the cut and, and meet eligibility criteria, you will receive the nomination certificate. Thereafter you will be required to complete other formalities.  

The process time is considerably shorter. In both the cases you must successfully meet the eligibility criteria.

Who can apply?

Any foreigner who successfully meets following conditions:-

  • Want to live and work in Canada permanently
  • Have the required skills, education, experience to contribute towards the economic and social development of the province or territory
  • Want to live in one specific province or territory

What factors make the applicant eligible for PNP’s?

The eligibility factors vary from province to province. As PNP’s are economic need based. They are designed in such as way that they attract skilled talent who are capable of contributing towards the economic development of the province. Therefore, some provinces prefer skilled immigrants who have experience in an occupation which are in demand in province.

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