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:
- 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 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:
- Work experience
- Language ability
- 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 August 31, 2021]
|Date of Draw||Province||Invitations Issued|
|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|
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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