The Canadian Government has a huge casket of immigration programs within it allowing individuals to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry System. But still, immigrating under the Express Entry System with the CRS in place makes immigrants quite unsure about receiving an Invitation to Apply from the Canadian Government. One feasible solution that assures individuals an ITA is receiving a provincial nominee certificate under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program.
What is Canada Provincial Nominee Program?
The Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows the provinces of Canada to nominate individuals & families to immigrate to Canada based on the province’s needs. That’s not it! An applicant should meet certain criteria & requirements for a province to nominate him/her under the Provincial Nominee Program. Factors like education, skills, work experience and the potential to contribute to the economy will be taken into consideration. What’s more interesting is immigrating through a Canadian PNP program is an ideal way to obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa.
How to Apply for a Canadian Provincial Nominee Program?
Applying for a PNP program has two ways of which either one could be followed.
Applying Via Express Entry System: –
The Express Entry system has been in existence since 2015, assessing applicants and taking them in based on the Canadian Immigration rules. Applying for a Canadian PNP via express entry system works like this:
1. You initially will open an Express Entry profile and make it to the Express Entry Pool.
2. Your profile will be viewed by several provinces in Canada.
3. If your profile gets picked by any one of the Canadian provinces, you get an invitation from that province asking you to get in touch with them.
4. You later get an Invitation to apply for a permanent residency visa based on the nomination from the province.
Applying Directly to a Province: –
Sometimes, individuals do the research by themselves and choose a province that they feel is feasible for themselves to settle. If that’s the case for you, then this is how it works:
1. You will initially choose a province and apply in its respective PNP program.
2. The province you have applied for will review your application based on its own set criteria.
3. If selected, you get a provincial nomination certificate from the province.
4. On being nominated, you become eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa to IRCC.
Which Provinces in Canada Offer a Provincial Nominee Program?
Almost every province in Canada has an agreement with the Canadian Government which allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to reside in that province. Some of the key provincial nominee programs are listed below:
– Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
– New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
– Nova Scotia PNP
– Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
– British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
– Yukon Nominee Program
– Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
– Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
– Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
– Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Quebec has its own immigration nominee program and does not fall under this category.
Benefits of a Provincial Nominee Program: –
1. Obtaining a Canadian Permanent Residence
What more could one expect than getting a Permanent Resident Visa in one of the best places to reside in the world. Applying for a PNP program can help you apply for a PR visa to the IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) after you receive the provincial nominee certificate from the province.
2. Quicker Application Processing: –
Sometimes, it could take forever for an immigration application to be processed. But the PNP program ensures quicker processing of your application than many other immigration programs.
3. The Opportunity to Immigrate Without a Job Offer: –
One important benefit is being able to apply for a PR visa irrespective of whether you have a job offer from a Canadian Employer or not. A few provincial nominee programs made it possible for applicants to apply for a PR visa even though they do not have a job offer.
4. Lower Language Proficiency: –
There are exceptions where an applicant has a low IELTS score and is looking for possible alternatives to immigrate to one of the provinces of Canada through a PNP. For example, Saskatchewan is okay with people who have low IELTS scores which makes it an ideal pathway for immigrants who possess not so sound IELTS scores.
Provincial Nominee Program has proved to be and is still proving to be an ideal solution for immigrants who look forward to obtain a Canadian PR visa. We make sure that you and every single client of ours get reliable immigration services. So, get in touch with us to know more specific details about the province you’ve been thinking to immigrate through PNP.