The Canada Provincial Nominee Programs offer a valuable pathway to Canada PR Visa. The PNPs permit territories and provinces in Canada to nominate persons. These must be inclined to migrate to Canada and settle in a specific province.
Each territory and Province in Canada has its own exclusive PNP. The exception is Quebec and Nunavut. Each PNP has minimum one immigration stream that is linked with the federal immigration selection system of Express Entry.
Nominations from provinces offered under these streams linked with Express Entry also known as enhanced nominations. These incur extra 600 CRS/ Comprehensive Ranking System points to the Express Entry. It effectively ensures an ITA for Canada PR Visa in the subsequent Express Entry draws.
CANADA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (PNP) DETAILS
The Canada Provincial Nominee Program was created to attract skilled international talent to Canada provinces facing a talent shortage. Thousands of successful applicants have relocated and permanently settled in Canada through the PNP program. Some of the best Canadian provinces to apply to under this program are:
- Prince Edward Island
- Nova Scotia
- British Columbia
If you are a skilled professional with experience in technology, finance, education, marketing or healthcare, now is the perfect time to explore your options through the PNP program.
You can apply under the PNP option to migrate to Canada if you want to live in a province, contribute to its economy and wish to become a permanent resident of Canada.
Options in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
There are two options when filling an application through the PNP program:
- Paper based process
- Through Express Entry
Paper based process:
The first step is to apply to the province or territory for nomination under the non-Express Entry stream. If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify through the individual in-demand Occupation Lists of some provinces, you will get a nomination from the province if your occupation is on the list. You can then apply for a Canada PR Visa.
You will now have to submit a paper application for your PR visa. The processing time is usually longer than through the Express Entry system.
Express Entry System:
There are 2 ways to apply:
You can apply for a nomination by contacting the province or territory and apply for a nomination under the Express Entry stream.
If you get a positive response from the province or territory to nominate you, you can create an Express Entry profile or update your profile if it already exists.
The other option is to create an Express Entry profile and indicate the provinces or territories you are interested in. If the province sends a ‘notification of interest’ you can then contact them and then apply through the Express Entry system.
You must meet the eligibility requirements for a successful outcome of your application.
Steps in PNP application for PR visa:
- Apply in the province or region where you desire to settle.
- If your profile meets the eligibility criteria, you could be nominated by the province to apply for a PR visa.
- Apply for your PR visa after you are nominated by a province. The criteria for evaluating the PR application varies from province to province.
To apply for the Canadian PNP program, applicants need to present their:
- Current passport and travel history
- Educational credentials
- Professional credentials
- Recent medical report
- Police clearance certificate
- Other supporting documents
Features of the Provincial nominee program:
Canada offers nearly 80 different PNPs which have their individual eligibility requirements. The PNP program allows provinces to meet their individual immigration needs by helping them fill jobs that are in demand and meet labor shortages in their province.
Most PNPs require applicants to have some connection to the province. They should have either worked earlier in that province or studied there. Or they should have a job offer from an employer in the province for a job visa.
A provincial nomination can help you in two ways to get your PR visa. It can add 600 CRS points to your Express Entry application and makes you eligible to apply for your PR visa directly to IRCC.
Provincial Nominee Program – All PNP invitations in 2021
[as on June 30, 2021]
|Date of Draw||Province||Invitations Issued|
|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 01, 2021||British Columbia||68|
|June 01, 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 06, 2021||Manitoba||150|
|May 06, 2021||Saskatchewan||259|
|May 05, 2021||Alberta||250|
|May 04, 2021||British Columbia||83|
|May 04, 2021||Ontario||102|
|April 20, 2021||Alberta||200|
|April 20, 2021||British Columbia||90|
|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 08, 2021||Manitoba||243|
|April 08, 2021||Saskatchewan||279|
|April 06, 2021||Alberta||200|
|April 06, 2021||British Columbia||80|
|March 30, 2021||British Columbia||330|
|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 09, 2021||British Columbia||95|
|March 03, 2021||Ontario||126|
|March 02, 2021||Alberta||200|
|March 02, 2021||British Columbia||444|
|March 02, 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 09, 2021||British Columbia||74|
|Feb 02, 2021||British Columbia||216|
|Feb 02, 2021||Ontario||243|
|Jan 28, 2021||Alberta||100|
|Jan 28, 2021||Manitoba||218|
|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 12, 2021||British Columbia||80|
|Jan 08, 2021||Alberta||50|
|Jan 07, 2021||Saskatchewan||43|
|Jan 05, 2021||British Columbia||168|