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 available are encouraging migrants to come and settle here.
Permanent residency in Canada allows you to settle in the country on a permanent basis. You might be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship after five years.
Canadian permanent residence offers social security, free education and healthcare, among other benefits. Many Canadian immigration programs are available through which you can apply for permanent residency.
A popular option is the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program or the PNP.
Canada offers nearly 80 different PNP immigration pathways or ‘streams’. Some of the popular PNP programs include:
- Alberta PNP
- Manitoba PNP
- New Brunswick PNP
- British Columbia PNP
- Nova Scotia PNP
- Ontario PNP
- Saskatchewan PNP
- 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 81,500 newcomers through Canadian PNP in 2022.
As per the Canada Annual Immigration Targets 2021-2023, of the total 421,000 overall planned permanent resident admissions target for 2023, around 83,000 will get permanent residence in 2023 through Canadian PNP.
Eligibility criteria for the PNP
Most of the Canada immigration programs — including various PNP immigration pathways or ‘streams’ — work on a points-based system.
Generally, an applicant must score a minimum number of points to be able to apply for permanent residence in Canada through Canadian PNP.
Here are the various criteria under which you can score points to meet the eligibility requirement:
- Work experience
- Language ability
- Arranged employment
Usually, an application for Canadian permanent residence through the PNP route requires the applicants to have some kinds of a connection to the province. The connection could be either through working in that province or having studied there in the recent past. You can also be considered eligible if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer in that province/territory.
Steps to apply for Canada PNP
For permanent residence in Canada through the PNP, you must begin the process by applying to the specific PNP of the province or territory that you intend to settle within.
Provided you meet the specific eligibility requirements, you might be able to able to secure a PNP nomination through them.
You can apply for your permanent residence visa after you are successful in securing a PNP nomination.
The criteria for evaluating the application differ from PNP to PNP.
The PNP is the recommended option if your CRS points score is not high enough and you are thinking of applying for Canadian permanent residence through the federal Express Entry system. 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
A nomination – under any of the Express Entry linked PNP streams – is worth 600 CRS points in itself, thereby guaranteeing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent federal draw.
Those wishing to secure such an “enhanced nomination”, with expedited processing and a completely online application process must first create an Express Entry profile and specify an interest in being considered by that province or territory for a nomination.
|Provincial Nominee Program – All PNP invitations in 2021 [as on December 31, 2021]|
|Date of Draw||Province||Invitations Issued|
|December 30, 2021||Manitoba||393|
|December 21, 2021||British Columbia||243|
|December 16, 2021||Manitoba||349|
|December 16, 2021||Prince Edward Island||125|
|December 14, 2021||British Columbia||71|
|December 7, 2021||British Columbia||318|
|December 7, 2021||Ontario||1,186|
|December 2, 2021||Manitoba||438|
|November 30, 2021||British Columbia||89|
|November 24, 2021||Alberta||100|
|November 23, 2021||British Columbia||357|
|November 18, 2021||Manitoba||428|
|November 18, 2021||Prince Edward Island||188|
|November 18, 2021||Saskatchewan||633|
|November 16, 2021||British Columbia||87|
|November 9, 2021||Alberta||200|
|November 9, 2021||British Columbia||340|
|November 2, 2021||British Columbia||77|
|November 1, 2021||Manitoba||421|
|October 2021||Newfoundland and Labrador||260|
|October 27, 2021||Ontario||1,408|
|October 26, 2021||British Columbia||358|
|October 21, 2021||Manitoba||459|
|October 21, 2021||Prince Edward Island||204|
|October 20, 2021||Ontario||546|
|October 19, 2021||British Columbia||85|
|October 12, 2021||Alberta||293|
|October 12, 2021||British Columbia||424|
|October 7, 2021||Manitoba||426|
|October 7, 2021||Nova Scotia||330|
|October 7, 2021||Ontario||162|
|October 6, 2021||Ontario||486|
|October 5, 2021||British Columbia||108|
|September 2021||Newfoundland and Labrador||22|
|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|
|August 30, 2021||Alberta||400|
|August 23, 2021||Alberta||450|
|August 10, 2021||Alberta||396|
|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 2021||Newfoundland and Labrador||381|
|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|
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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