WHY MIGRATE TO CANADA VIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM?
- PNP selection done based on specific skills, rather than points
- Provincial nomination raises low CRS scores, fetches better chances of PR
- Targeted pathway to settle in a province of choice
- Express Entry linked PNP streams don’t ask for job offer
- Provincial nomination makes PR process faster
MIGRATING VIA 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 Canada PNP.
Canada offers nearly 80 different Canada PNP immigration pathways or ‘streams’. Some of the popular Canada 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 Canada PNP in 2022.
As per the Canada PNP 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 Canada 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 Canada PNP Program, 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.
|All PNP draws in 2022|
|Total no. of candidates: 33018|
|Date||Province||No. of draws||
No. of candidates
|August 30, 2022||British Columbia||5||1067|
|August 30, 2022||Ontario||2||810|
|August 26, 2022||Manitoba||2||698|
|August 25, 2022||Saskatchewan||3||2042|
|August 18, 2022||PEI||1||121|
|July 28, 2022||Saskatchewan||5||2923|
|July 28, 2022||Manitoba||2||721|
|July 27, 2022||Ontario||3||790|
|July 26, 2022||British Columbia||4||660|
|July 21, 2022||PEI||1||165|
|June 30, 2022||Manitoba||2||494|
|June 29, 2022||Ontario||4||2230|
|June 28, 2022||British Columbia||4||615|
|June 16, 2022||Alberta||1||150|
|June 16, 2022||PEI||1||136|
|May 31, 2022||British Columbia||5||853|
|May 20, 2022||PEI||1||153|
|May 19, 2022||Alberta||1||100|
|May 5, 2022||Saskatchewan||1||198|
|May 05, 2022||Manitoba||1||315|
|April 28, 2022||Ontario||2||1335|
|April 26, 2022||British Columbia||4||685|
|April 21, 2022||Manitoba||2||526|
|April 21, 2022||PEI||1||141|
|April 14, 2022||Alberta||1||250|
|March 30, 2022||Ontario||3||2409|
|March 29, 2022||British Columbia||5||935|
|March 23, 2022||Manitoba||2||311|
|March 22, 2022||Alberta||2||700|
|March 17, 2022||PEI||1||141|
|March 8, 2022||Saskatchewan||3||414|
|February 28, 2022||Ontario||9||3349|
|February 24, 2022||Manitoba||2||551|
|February 22, 2022||British Columbia||4||624|
|February 17, 2022||PEI||1||117|
|February 8, 2022||Nova Scotia||1||278|
|February 01, 2022||Alberta||1||400|
|January 27, 2022||Manitoba||2||443|
|January 27, 2022||Ontario||3||2618|
|January 25, 2022||British Columbia||4||714|
|January 20, 2022||PEI||1||132|
|January 18, 2022||Alberta||2||600|
|January 12, 2022||Saskatchewan||1||104|
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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