The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) allows provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residency. Almost all of Canada’s provinces and territories can nominate people to immigrate to Canada. Canadian government has entered into bilateral agreements with its provinces and territories to allow those provinces to nominate individuals to become permanent residents based on the province’s assessment of the nominee’s ability to contribute to the economic growth and development of that province. Criteria that provinces take into consideration may include -Job offer in the province, education, Work experience in high demand professions, proficiency in English Language ,Close relations or distant relatives in that province, Ability to establish economically in that province.
With Federal Investor program under administrative pause and Federal Skilled worker program extremely restrained , it is time to emphasise & look at the Provincial Nomination Program’s. The obvious advantages of PNP’s include faster immigration , more categories, lesser or no requirement of English, Categories for entrepreneurs , farmers , low skilled workers and in some cases no requirement of labour market opinion(LMO) for skilled professionals.
The most popular Provincial Nominee Program’s are British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) and recently the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). We will be discussing these in our coming series along with popular Federal programs such as Canadian Experience class, Skilled trades & investor program etc. To be continued….
Jatinder Rosha is Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 604-725-9091.