All the Provinces in Canada have Immigration Programs tailored according to their requirements these programs are called PNP or Provincial Nominee Programs.
Applicants, applying for PNP, should be in a position, to contribute effectively to the growth of the province, both socially and economically, to be eligible under these programs.
Once a province nominates a candidate it issues a nomination certificate. The candidate then submits the certificate with the application to IRCC. The Provincial Nominee Programs expedite the process of obtaining permanent residency.
PNP has various streams targeting Skilled Workers, Semi-Skilled Workers, Investors, Businessmen, and International students.
Quebec has its own selection criteria. Quebec has not aligned its Provincial Program with Federal Express Entry System. Quebec has designed its own –Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). QSWP is a point-based selection system in which points are given based on age, job, education, work experience, and language skills. The requirements are quite similar to that of Federal Skilled Worker Program.
The requirements and streams to apply in Provincial Nominee Programs are subject to change and are customised according to changing requirements of the Province.
The SINP IS Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program. This program is one of tools towards fulfilling of permanent residency dream in Canada.
Through this program, the province of Saskatchewan:
SINP accepts applications under the following categories:
Under the International Skilled Worker category, the applicant needs to have:
Saskatchewan Experience category – This category is for those foreign nationals who are already living in Saskatchewan and have:
Entrepreneur category – foreign nationals who want to start or operate a business in Saskatchewan can apply under this category. They will have to fulfil the following conditions: –
Foreign nationals planning to buy, start or operate a farm in Saskatchewan must:
Following foreign nationals can not apply for SINP: –
Candidates will not be eligible for nomination under SINP if they
Applications that are approved receive a nomination package and must apply to IRCC within six months of nomination. Applications with incomplete documentation will be closed and advised to apply later with complete documents.
AINP is Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program. Through this process, eligible foreign nationals with qualifying skills and experience can apply to the Alberta Province Nominee certificate.
The AINP has three Immigration streams: –
The eligible foreign nationals who have a valid temporary resident status in Canada that authorizes them to work in Canada can apply under this steam. The applicant must also meet specific requirements of the occupation, education, and work experience.
Under AINP, Alberta nominates qualifying candidates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry Program. Based on the available profiles and information in the Express Entry, Alberta may select candidates and send them a Notification of Interest letter. But to be eligible to receive an NOI letter an applicant should have:
Foreign nationals who wish to buy and operate a farm in Alberta can apply under this stream.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria: –
Under OINP, International students, foreign workers and businesspeople demonstrating qualifying skills, experience can apply for permanent residence in Ontario.
There are three ways to qualify for OINP: –
Employer job offer category – foreign workers who already have a permanent job offer from an employee in Ontario.
Human capital category
Under this category, foreign nationals who had their education of any eligible Ontario university. Applicants either from a Masters Graduate stream or a PhD Graduate stream can qualify within two years of completing their graduation.
Ontario’s Express Entry
Candidates who have an online profile in the Express Entry program and invitation to apply from Ontario can apply under this stream:
Based on NOC skill level job or international student status, BCPNP offers three ways for a foreign national to become a permanent resident in BC.
Streams available are :
Express Entry BC
This category expedites the migration of eligible skilled workers to BC. No BC work experience is required, but the applicant must also qualify for Federal Economic Immigration Program as well as meet the requirements in the field of education and language.
Under the New Brunswick workstream, foreign nationals who can contribute to the New Brunswick economy with the skills, education and work experience can apply.
This skilled worker with the employer support category has been recently added to NBPNP.
Other streams like the Business category, NBPNP Express Entry program, family support system have been temporarily discontinued until further notice.
PEI PNP offers different immigration categories allowing people with their specific eligibility requirements to apply.
PEI Express Entry
It expediates the chances of getting invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. It has three further subsections
Critical workers – It is an employer-driven program for workers already working in the province with the employer.
International graduates who have graduated from recognized post-secondary institutions in the province also qualify under this program.
Skilled workers – This is also an employer-driven stream where foreign nationals can be hired to fill the posts which the employers are unable to fill with the local workers.
Foreign immigrants like recent graduates, skilled workers, entrepreneurs who intend to make Manitoba their home can apply under Manitoba PNP(MPNP).
The MPNP for skilled workers: – Under this category, Applicants need to first submit their profile in Express Entry pool. Eligible candidates are invited to apply under MPNP
There are two streams:
Business Investor Category for the eligible foreign businessmen who wish to start or operate a business in Manitoba
There are two pathways:
Under The NSNP, Potential immigrants who demonstrate the skills and experience targeted by the employment and the economy in Nova Scotia can apply. This program can also expedite the process of getting permanent residency under the Express Entry Immigration Program. All applications for this program are submitted online under two main categories: –
Category A: for applicants with a permanent full-time job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia.
Category B: for applicants who have qualifying experience in an occupation listed in the occupation list for the province.
Nova Scotia experience Express Entry
Foreign nationals who have work experience or already working in nova scotia can apply under this category
Under this program, the province nominates qualifying candidates who wish to obtain permanent residency in the province.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot: an employer-driven program for international students and skilled workers.
Yukon PNP is a joint immigration program of Yukon Government and IRCC and holds abundant opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled immigrants to immigrate to Yukon.
It has various categories under which an applicant may apply:
For an applicant to apply as a permanent resident, under YPNP, the individual needs to hold employment that employs him for 30 hours per week. If the applicant is a provincial nomination from the Yukon government, the applicant can hold two or three jobs simultaneously in order to meet the requirement. There is no need for LMIA under this stream.