Get Into The Canada PNP:

Canada is a favorite destination for individuals wanting to migrate to another country. The immigration friendly policies of the country and the many job opportunities here are encouraging migrants to come and settle here.

Many migrants opt for a PR visa when they wish to settle in Canada. One of the options to migrate to Canada is a Permanent Resident (PR) visa. This visa is valid for five years and can be renewed.

The PR visa offers social security, free education and health care among other benefits. Canada offers various immigration programs

through which you can apply for a PR visa. A popular option is the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program or the PNP.

Canada offers nearly 80 different PNP programs, some of the popular PNP programs include:

  1. Alberta PNP
  2. Manitoba PNP
  3. New Brunswick PNP
  4. British Columbia PNP
  5. Nova Scotia PNP
  6. Ontario PNP
  7. Saskatchewan PNP
  8. Prince Edward Island PNP

The PNP programs are designed to meet the individual immigration needs of provinces and meet the labor shortages they are facing.

With this in mind, the Canadian government has continuously increased its targets for the PNP program. It has set a target of 67,800 for 2020.

The government is expected to increase the approval of new permanent resident visas through the PNP program for 2020 and 2021.

It has set a target of PR visas of 67,800 for 2020 and 71,300 for 2021 through the PNP program.

Eligibility criteria for the PNP

Canada immigration programs including the PNP works on a points-based system. An applicant must score a minimum number of points to be able to apply for a PR visa. Here are the various criteria under which you can score points to meet the eligibility requirement:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged employment

Application for a PR visa through the PNP program requires the applicants have some connection to the province. You can be either working in that province or have studied there. You can be eligible if you have a job offer from an employer in the province.

Steps to apply for Canada PNP

If you opt for the PNP to apply for your PR visa, these are the steps:

  • You must apply in the province or region where you desire to settle.
  • You could be nominated by the province to apply for a PR visa if your profile meets the eligibility criteria.
  • You can apply for your PR visa after you are nominated by a province.

The criteria for evaluating the PR application can  differ for each province.

The PNP is an option you can choose if your CRS points score is not high enough and you still get your provincial nomination. When making your PNP application you can choose a province from where it will be easy to get a nomination based on your profile.

Express Entry linked PNPS

If you are applying under such a PNP, you can add 600 CRS points to your Express Entry application. This increases your possibility of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for your PR visa in the subsequent invitation round. Those wishing to apply for such PNP programs must first create an Express Entry profile.

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Provincial Nominee Program – All PNP invitations in 2021 [as on September 30, 2021]
Date of Draw Province  Invitations Issued 
September 28, 2021 British Columbia 422
September 27, 2021 Saskatchewan 391
September 23, 2021 Manitoba 650
September 22, 2021 Ontario 72
September 21, 2021 Alberta 450
September 21, 2021 British Columbia 74
September 21, 2021 Ontario 995
September 16, 2021 Prince Edward Island 143
September 14, 2021 Alberta 385
September 14, 2021 British Columbia 464
September 14, 2021 Ontario 691
September 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 528
September 7, 2021 Alberta 500
September 7, 2021 British Columbia 34
September 2, 2021 Manitoba 602
August 31, 2021 British Columbia 488
August 30, 2021 Alberta 400
August 26, 2021 Ontario 20
August 25, 2021 Ontario 326
August 24, 2021 British Columbia 74
August 23, 2021 Alberta 450
August 19, 2021 Prince Edward Island 161
August 19, 2021 Saskatchewan 496
August 18, 2021 Ontario 479
August 17, 2021 British Columbia 427
August 12, 2021 Manitoba 275
August 11, 2021 Ontario 48
August 10, 2021 Alberta 396
August 10, 2021 British Columbia 51
August 6, 2021 Ontario 2
August 5, 2021 Saskatchewan 452
August 3, 2021 British Columbia 374
July 29, 2021 Manitoba 375
July 27, 2021 Alberta 148
July 27, 2021 British Columbia 59
July 27, 2021 Ontario 1,031
July 27, 2021 Manitoba 1,140
July 21, 2021 Ontario 115
July 21, 2021 Saskatchewan 280
July 20, 2021 British Columbia 383
July 15, 2021 Ontario 55
July 15, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 127
July 14, 2021 Alberta 181
July 13, 2021 British Columbia 56
July 13, 2021 Ontario 1,685
July 9, 2021 Manitoba 277
July 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 295
July 7, 2021 Ontario 21
July 6, 2021 British Columbia 387
June 29, 2021 British Columbia 52
June 28, 2021 Manitoba 1,017
June 23, 2021 Ontario 583
June 22, 2021 Alberta 184
June 22, 2021 British Columbia 395
June 17, 2021 Manitoba 141
June 17, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 113
June 16, 2021 Ontario 940
June 15, 2021 British Columbia 86
June 15, 2021 Saskatchewan 255
June 8, 2021 British Columbia 373
June 7, 2021 Manitoba 142
June 5, 2021 Alberta 191
June 1, 2021 British Columbia 68
June 1, 2021 Ontario 986
May 27, 2021 Manitoba 404
May 26, 2021 Ontario 158
May 25, 2021 British Columbia 370
May 25, 2021 Manitoba 232
May 25, 2021 Saskatchewan 421
May 20, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 155
May 18, 2021 Alberta 250
May 18, 2021 British Columbia 82
May 18, 2021 Ontario 138
May 11, 2021 British Columbia 379
May 11, 2021 Ontario 81
May 5, 2021 Alberta 250
May 6, 2021 Manitoba 150
May 6, 2021 Saskatchewan 259
May 4, 2021 British Columbia 83
May 4, 2021 Ontario 102
April 20, 2021 Alberta 200
April 20, 2021 British Columbia 90
April 27, 2021 British Columbia 362
April 26, 2021 Manitoba 367
April 22, 2021 Saskatchewan 269
April 19, 2021 Manitoba 399
April 15, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 156
April 13, 2021 British Columbia 452
April 13, 2021 Ontario 528
April 8, 2021 Manitoba 243
April 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 279
April 6, 2021 Alberta 200
April 6, 2021 British Columbia 80
March 26, 2021 Alberta 300
March 30, 2021 British Columbia 330
March 30, 2021 British Columbia 44
March 29, 2021 Nova Scotia Not disclosed
March 25, 2021 Manitoba 335
March 24, 2021 Saskatchewan 418
March 23, 2021 British Columbia 95
March 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 150
March 11, 2021 Manitoba 299
March 11, 2021 Saskatchewan 248
March 16, 2021 British Columbia 506
March 9, 2021 British Columbia 95
March 3, 2021 Ontario 126
March 2, 2021 Alberta 200
March 2, 2021 British Columbia 444
March 2, 2021 Ontario 754
Feb. 26, 2021 Manitoba 207
Feb. 25, 2021 Saskatchewan 299
Feb. 24, 2021 Nova Scotia 43
Feb. 23, 2021 British Columbia 87
Feb. 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 121
Feb. 16, 2021 Alberta 159
Feb. 16, 2021 British Columbia 494
Feb. 16, 2021 Ontario 1,186
Feb. 12, 2021 Manitoba 296
Feb. 11, 2021 Saskatchewan 541
Feb. 10, 2021 Alberta 200
Feb. 9, 2021 British Columbia 74
Feb. 2, 2021 British Columbia 216
Feb. 2, 2021 Ontario 283
Jan. 28, 2021 Alberta 100
Jan. 28, 2021 Manitoba 218
Jan. 8, 2021 Alberta 50
Jan. 26, 2021 British Columbia 81
Jan. 21, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 211
Jan. 21, 2021 Saskatchewan 502
Jan. 19, 2021 British Columbia 195
Jan. 19, 2021 Nova Scotia Not disclosed 
Jan. 14, 2021 Manitoba 272
Jan. 13, 2021 Ontario 338
Jan. 13, 2021 Ontario 146
Jan. 12, 2021 British Columbia 80
Jan. 7, 2021 Saskatchewan 385
Jan. 5, 2021 British Columbia 168

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FAQ
How is the PNP connected to the Express Entry program?

Provinces can nominate a certain number of candidates under the Express Entry system in order to meet their local employment requirements.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who obtain the PNP nomination from a province are awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System, out of a possible total of 1,200.

When these additional points are added to a candidate’s total points it will result in an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the next Express Entry draw.

In addition, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of any one of the following federal economic immigration programs for entry and selection from the Express Entry pool:

· Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

· Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

· Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Provinces and territories can add any additional criteria for their own immigration streams.

Depending on the province, candidates eligible to join the Express Entry pool can either join the pool first, then be nominated by a province or territory, or be nominated by a province or territory before completing an online Express Entry profile and entering the Express Entry pool.

Why do certain immigration candidates try for permanent residence through the Provincial Nominee program?

Some candidates may already be in the Express Entry pool but will not have enough CRS points to get an ITA. However, with a provincial nomination, they will get an additional 600 points added to their CRS score which greatly improves their chances of getting an ITA.

Another reason could be that they already have a job offer from the province or they are already residing in the province and have either finished their studies there or working on a temporary basis in the province and are thus eligible for its nomination streams.

Are there any differences between the various PNP programs?

Some PNP Canada streams are aligned with the Express Entry system, while some are not aligned to the EE system.

Some PNP programs require applicants to have a job offer, while others do not.

Applicants can apply directly to some PNP streams while others issue invitations on an Expression of Interest (EOI) basis, where applicants must first get an ITA before submitting their application.

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