Canada to increase PNP immigration levels. Register now for Canada PNP!

Canada to increase PNP immigration levels. Register now for Canada PNP!

Highlights: PNP Immigration levels are set to increase

  • Canada is inviting skilled immigrants to fill the country’s labor gaps.
  • More immigrants seek the PNP pathway for Canadian PR than the Express Entry program.
  • The PNP was launched in 1998 with just 400 immigrants who entered Canada via the PNP program.
  • The Canadian Immigration Level Plans for 2023-25 are set to increase from 105,500 to 117,500 by 2025.

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PNP Developments

  • The country’s federal, provincial, and territorial ministers have agreed on creating a multi-year immigration plan relating to the PNP program.
  • The revised immigration plan was initiated to give the two levels of government more flexibility to strategize immigration plans.
  • The multi-year PNP plan was re-endorsed by the immigration ministers of each province & territory of Canada.
  • The re-introduction of the PNP plan was held during the bi-annual Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI).
  • The Canadian PNP program is functional in 11 territories & provinces of Canada, excluding Quebec and Nunavut.
  • Several provinces and territories have started implementing various immigration plans, with Ontario having decided to put forth two fundamental requests to the government.
  • The first request from Ontario was to have more liberty over the process of economic immigration, with the second request being to double the PNP allocations to over 18,000.
  • Alberta will have its PNP allocations increase to 10,849 by the year 2025.
  • Saskatchewan’s PNP allocations will increase to 8,500 by the year 2025.
  • Manitoba’s PNP allocations will increase to 9,500 by the end of this year.
  • Yukon will make 430 PNP spots available for 2023 which is 300 more spots compared to last year.

How to apply for the PNP program?

  • The PNP program has two types: Base PNP nominations and Enhanced PNP nominations.

Base PNP

Step 1: Create an account with IRCC upon getting a provincial nomination.

Step 2: Fill out the application form.

Step 3: Pay the application fees.

Step 4: Apply online and wait for the status of the application.

Step 5: Fly to Canada.

Enhanced PNP

  • Immigration nominations for PR via the Express Entry program can be known as Enhanced PNP.
  • Candidates get 600 CRS points when they receive a PNP nomination.
  • There are two ways through which the Enhanced PNP applications are processed –

– The provincial or territorial governments check the Express Entry pool for possible PR aspirants.

– Provinces will review the profiles of the possible PR aspirants.

Step 1: Create an account with the IRCC

Step 2: Submit an Express Entry profile.

Step 3: Receive a territorial, state, or provincial nomination.

Step 4: Upon accepting the Express Entry nomination, you must receive an ITA.

Step 5: Fill out the application, pay the fees, and fly to Canada.

What is the processing time for PNP nominations?

  • The PNP program has Base PNP nominations and Enhanced PNP nominations, wherein the Enhanced PNPs have a faster processing time than Base PNP nominations.
  • The processing time for Base PNP nominations is 20 months.
  • The processing time for Enhanced PNP nominations is 11 months.

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