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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration program that allows provinces and territories to nominate foreign nationals with the skills and experience that are in demand in their region for permanent residency in Canada.

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Each province and territory has its own PNP, with specific eligibility criteria and application processes. Generally, to be eligible for a provincial nomination, candidates must demonstrate that they have the skills, education, and work experience required for a specific occupation or industry in that province or territory.

To apply for a provincial nomination, candidates must first express their interest by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) or registering with the province’s PNP. They will then be assessed based on factors such as their age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability to the province’s economy and society.

Provinces participating in the PNP

Currently, all provinces and territories in Canada participate in the PNP, except for Quebec, which has its own separate immigration program. Each province in Canada has its own PNP, which is designed to meet the specific economic and labor market needs of that province. Here is a brief overview of each province’s PNP:

1. Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) has three streams: the Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Alberta Express Entry Stream, and the Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

British Columbia has several streams, including the Skills Immigration Stream, the Express Entry BC Stream, and the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream.

3. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The streams under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) includes Skilled Worker Stream, the International Education Stream, and the Business Investor Stream.

4. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has Skilled Worker Stream, the Express Entry Labour Market Stream, and the Entrepreneurial Stream.

5. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

The PNP program for Newfoundland & Labrador has Express Entry Skilled Worker Stream, the Skilled Worker Stream, and the International Graduate Stream.

6. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) has two streams, the Skilled Worker Stream and the Business Stream.

7. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has several streams, including the Skilled Worker Stream, the Entrepreneur Stream, and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

8. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The OINP is designed to attract skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs to the province. The program has several streams, including the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the Entrepreneur Stream, and the International Student Stream.

9. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Skilled Worker Stream, the Critical Worker Stream, and the Business Impact Stream are the primary options under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

10. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has the International Skilled Worker Stream, the Saskatchewan Experience Stream, and the Entrepreneur and Farm Stream.

11. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Applicants for Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) can apply under the the Yukon Express Entry Stream, the Skilled Worker Stream, and the Business Nominee Stream.

To apply for a Canadian provincial nomination, candidates must first express their interest by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) or registering with the province’s PNP. They will then be assessed based on factors such as their age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability to the province’s economy and society.

If the province or territory determines that the candidate meets its needs and priorities, they will be nominated for permanent residency by that province or territory. Once nominated, the candidate can apply for permanent residency to the federal government through Express Entry or a separate paper-based application.

The advantages of being nominated by a province or territory include additional points for the CRS score in the Express Entry system, faster processing times, and the ability to work and settle in a specific province or territory that has identified a demand for their skills.

Canada’s PNP streams can vary significantly between provinces and territories, and some may be more accessible for certain occupations or industries than others. Our qualified consultants at Advision Overseas are well equipped to guide you through the golden visa application journey. Click here to book a free consultation with us.