Immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee. A nomination by a province or territory in Canada can get you a step closer to your Canada PR visa.
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), also referred to as Canadian PNP, offers a route to permanent residence in Canada that goes through the provincial and territorial (PT) governments.
|To be able to immigrate to Canada through the PNP, you must secure a nomination through a Canadian province or territory that is a part of Canadian PNP.|
Quebec province and Nunavut territory do not have any PNP program.
To immigrate to Canada and settle in Quebec, you will have to go through Quebec immigration programs.
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How to get Canada PR through PNP?
Permanent residence in Canada through the PNP route is a two-step process, that of securing a PNP nomination, followed by applying for Canada PR in a separate application.
The Nomination Certificate issued by the province/territory will be used to submit permanent residence application to the federal government of Canada.
Canada PR applications are managed by the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Securing a PNP nomination
The first step of the process is to apply to the respective PNP of the province or territory that you intend to settle within after you get your Canada PR visa. For example, if you are thinking of settling in Alberta as a Canadian permanent resident, you will have to go through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
To qualify for Canadian PNP, you must possess the required education, work experience and skills to be able to successfully settle in the province or territory nominating you.
Provinces and territories part of Canada’s PNP will assess whether a candidate will be able to meet their specific economic and labour market needs, as well as that of Canada in general.
Applying for Canada PR visa within the allotted time
After the province or territory approves your PNP application, you can then proceed to the next step of the process. Here, you will be required to submit your Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC.
The nominating province/territory will let you know whether the application process is to be taken forward through IRCC Express Entry or a regular application process.
|Canadian PNP – Application Process Method|
|Kind of PNP nomination||Description||Application process|
|Enhanced Nominations||Nominations under Express Entry linked PNP streams||Completely online. An e-application process to be followed.|
|Base nominations||Nominations under non-Express Entry PNP streams||Application process might be –|
The eligibility criteria and selection process to get a Provincial Nominee Certificate differ from province to province and territory to territory.
Here, we shall be seeing all the provincial draws held in November 2021.
Quebec, the only Canadian province not a part of the PNP, invited a total of 33 candidates in a draw held through the Arrima portal on November 11, 2021.
|Number of PNP invitations issued in 2021, by provinces part of the PNP|
|PNP Province/Territory||Jan 2021||Feb 2021||March 2021|| April 2021|
|May 2021||June 2021||July 2021||Aug 2021||Sep 2021||Oct 2021||Nov 2021|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0||0||0||0||0||381||0||0||22||260||0|
|Nova Scotia||Not disclosed||43||Not disclosed||0||0||0||0||0||0||330||0|
|Prince Edward Island||211||121||150||156||155||113||127||161||143||204||188|
PNP draws held in November 2021 –
|Province / Territory||PNP program||Category/Stream||Status||Information of draw(s)|
|Alberta||Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)||Express Entry||2 draws held||November 9 – invitations issued: 200|
November 24 – invitations issued: 100
|British Columbia||British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)||Skills Immigration (SI), Express Entry BC (EEBC), Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||7 draws held||November 30 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 89|
November 23 – invitations issued: 258
November 23 – invitations issued: 99 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)
November 16 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 87
November 9 – invitations issued: 287
November 9 – invitations issued: 53 (only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631)
November 2 – Tech draw – invitations issued: 77
|Manitoba||Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)||Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Workers Overseas||2 draws held||November 18 (EOI Draw #130 – invitations issued: 428|
November 1 (EOI Draw #129) – 421
|New Brunswick||New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)||Express Entry||No update for this month||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)||Express Entry & Other Programs||No update for this month||A new stream – Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador – launched in January 2021.|
|Northwest Territories||Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program||–||–||–|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)||Labour Market Priorities, Express Entry Express Entry & Other Programs||No update for this month||–|
|Ontario||Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)||Employer Job Offer (EJO): Masters Graduate, PhD Graduate, EJO: In-Demand Skills, EJO: International Student stream, EJO: Foreign Worker stream||No update for this month||–|
|Prince Edward Island (PEI)||Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)||Labour & Express Entry, Business Work Permit||1 draw held||November 18 – invitations issued: 188|
The next draw is to be on December 16, as per PEI PNP draw schedule for 2021.
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)||Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand||No update for this month||November 18 – Express Entry –invitations issued: 425|
November 18 – Occupations In-Demand – invitations issued: 208
|Yukon||Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)||–||–||–|
Note. NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix. NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers. NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.
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