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Looking to relocate to Canada quickly and get on track for a PR? The Canada Provincial Nominee Program is an accessible way to settle in Canada. Under the Provincial Nominee Program Canadian provinces and territories can nominate individuals for a Canadian Permanent Residency. While the PNP program is separate from the Express Entry program, it does offer applicants holding a select PNP an additional 600 CRS points when they enter the Express Entry pool. Several PNP programs have sent Letters of Interest to applicants with CRS scores under 400 as well. Y-Axis can help you take advantage of this huge opportunity to migrate to Canada with our dedicated visa and immigration support.

What is the full form of PNP?

PNP is short for the Provincial Nominee Program, which allows people to migrate to a particular province or territory of Canada. 

In order to emigrate to a particular province or territory of Canada, apply only in that place. Before applying, make sure you have the skills, work experience, and educational qualifications needed for the job vacancies in that province or territory.

After that, the province/territory will evaluate if you fulfill their job market requirements. If they find your profile suitable, they will inform you how much time it will take to process the application.

Once your application gets a thumbs-up from the province or territory, you need to apply for permanent residence within the time frame they fix it. The province/territory will also inform you if you have to apply via the Express Entry system or by means of the regular application procedure.

Through an Express Entry PNP path: If you have not enrolled in the Express Entry pool, you have to complete an Express Entry profile so that you are admitted into the pool. If not, you can commence it by using the government of Canada portal.

Through a non-Express Entry PNP path: Applicants of permanent residency who have been nominated through a non-Express Entry PNP stream need to apply for the same through the regular application process.

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
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia
  • Alberta

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:

  1. Paper based process
  2. Through Experss 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:

  1. Apply in the province or region where you desire to settle.
  2. If your profile meets the eligibility criteria, you could be nominated by the province to apply for a PR visa.
  3. Apply for your PR visa after you are nominated by a province.

The criteria for evaluating the PR application varies from province to province.

Documents Required

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.

ALL CANADA PNP DRAWS IN 2022

IRCC invited 53,057 candidates through Canada PNP draws in 2022. The below table gives information on each province’s participation to meet Canada immigration target in 2022. Quebec Invited 8071 candidates to apply for permanent selection in 2022. 

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of Candidates invited in 2022

Alberta PNP

2,320

British Columbia PNP

8,878

Manitoba PNP

7,469

Ontario PNP

21,261

Prince Edward Island PNP

1,854

Saskatchewan PNP

11,113

Nova Scotia PNP

162

*Quebec Immigration Program

8071

How Y-Axis Can Help You?

Y-Axis is one of the world’s leading authorities on Canadian immigration. Our experience and knowledge ensures your application meets all the criteria and has the highest chances of success. Our end to end services include:

  • Immigration documents checklist
  • Complete application processing
  • Forms, documentation & application filing
  • Updates & follow up
  • Job search services
  • Relocation and post-landing support in Canada

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program is a time-sensitive program that you must capitalise on immediately. Reach out to us to discover how you can take advantage of this.

FAQ
What is Canadian PNP?

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.

What are the eligibility requirements for the PNP program?

To apply under the PNP program you must meet the minimum requirements for the province’s non-Express Entry streams or must be nominated under that stream.

If you do not receive a nomination, then you must contact the province directly.

How can I apply for PNP in Canada?

There are two ways to apply for Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada. These are:

Express Entry

Non-Express Entry

Application through Express Entry:

Most of the streams in Provincial Nominee Programs are linked with Express Entry system. You can create a profile and if you score the minimum points you will be entered into the pool of candidates.

If any province has requirements, they can select your profile for nomination. This is subject to the suitability of your profile. You can then apply for the PR Visa after you get Invitation to Apply from any province. 

The application directly to a PNP:

If you have a specific Canadian province in your mind, you can easily apply for that province. Below are the steps to directly apply to a Provincial Nominee Program:

  • Select a PNP of a Province
  • Fulfil the requirements and submit the complete application
  • Obtain a nomination from that Province/PNP
  • Receive the Nomination certificate

•    Apply for Canada PR Visa with IRCC

Is the job offer mandatory for PNP?

The job offer is not mandatory for the below Provincial Nominee Program streams linked with Express Entry:

  • MPMP Skilled Worker of Manitoba
  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick
  • PNP Nova Scotia
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-category International Skilled Worker of Saskatchewan
How do you get a Provincial Nomination to immigrate to Canada?

Every Territory and Province in Canada has its own requirements and programs. For example, Territories and Provinces can target the following in a program stream:

  • Specific occupations 
  • Semi-skilled workers 
  • Skilled workers 
  • Business people 
  • Students
     

Candidates can file an application for Provincial Nomination either after obtaining valid job offers of through Express Entry. Some of the Provinces have their individual In-demand Occupation Lists.

An applicant will be offered an invitation to apply for Nomination by a Province if their occupation is listed in its In-demand Occupation List. They can then file a Canada PR Visa application if they receive the nomination from the Province.

I am in India, and planning to apply for a PNP PR, does the PNP PR still help me take education first in Canada and then start working?

Applicants who possess the Work Experience, Education and Skills can submit an application for the Provincial Nominee Program. Each territory and province has its own criteria for eligibility. Some PNP programs are allied with Express Entry while some are not.

A few of the PNPs are based on occupation. Investors and Students can also submit an application for PNP.

Latest PNP Canada updates?
 

Date of Draw

Province 

Invitations Issued 

October 27, 2021

Ontario

1,408

October 26, 2021

British Columbia

358

October 21, 2021

Manitoba

459

October 21, 2021

Prince Edward Island

204

October 20, 2021

Ontario

546

October 19, 2021

British Columbia

85

October 12, 2021

Alberta

293

October 12, 2021

British Columbia

424

October 7, 2021

Manitoba

426

October 7, 2021

Nova Scotia

330

October 7, 2021

Ontario

162

October 6, 2021

Ontario

486

October 5, 2021

British Columbia

108

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