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:

  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 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:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability
  • Adaptability
  • 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.

All PNP draws in 2022

Total  no. of candidates: 2937  

Total draws: 18213

Sl. No Date  Draw  No. of candidates
1   January 27, 2022 Manitoba 315
2 January 27, 2022 Ontario 1,032
3 January 25, 2022 British Columbia 289
4 January 20, 2022 Prince Edward Island 132
5 January 18, 2022 Alberta 350
6 January 18, 2022 British Columbia 91
7 January 13, 2022 Manitoba 443
8 January 12, 2022 Ontario 502
9 January 12, 2022 Saskatchewan 104
10 January 11, 2022 British Columbia 232
11  January 11, 2022  Ontario 1,084
12 January 5, 2022  Alberta 250
13 January 4, 2022  British Columbia 102
14 February24, 2022  Manitoba 278
15 February 24, 2022   Ontario 818
16 February 22, 2022 8
17 February 22, 2022 773
18 February 22, 2022   British Columbia 160
19 February 17, 2022   Prince Edward Island 123
20 February 15, 2022   British Columbia 140
21 February 10, 2022   Manitoba 273
22 February 10, 2022   Quebec 523
23 February 09, 2022   Ontario 476
24 February 09, 2022 107
25 February 09, 2022 166
26 February 08, 2022 206
27 February 08, 2022 Ontario 622
28 February 08, 2022   Nova Scotia 278
29 February 08, 2022

  British Columbia

198
30 February 01, 2022 126
31 February 01, 2022   Alberta 400
32 March 8, 2022 350
33 March 22, 2022 350
34 March 1, 2022 British Columbia 136
35 March 8, 2022 204
36 March 14, 2022 176
37 March 22, 2022 204
38 March 29, 2022 215
39 March 10, 2022 Manitoba 120
40 March 24, 2022 191
41 March 1, 2022 Ontario 1320
42 March 24, 2022 471
43 March 30, 2022 618
44 March 17, 2022 PEI 141
45 March 3, 2022 Saskatchewan 58
46 March 4, 2022 36
47 March 8, 2022 85
48 April 14, 2022 Alberta 250
49 April 5, 2022 British Columbia 198
50 April 12, 2022 160
51 April 19, 2022 179
52 April 26, 2022 148
53 April 7, 2022 Manitoba 223
54 April 21, 2022 303
55 April 26, 2022 Ontario 1034
56 April 28, 2022 301
57 April 21, 2022 PEI 141
Total 4675
 
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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