Best Provinces For Provincial Nominee Program Immigration Application
These Are Our Most Recommended Canadian PNPs You Can Apply For.
Do you possess academic and/or work experience that can make a meaningful impact on the economy of one of Canada’s provinces? Can you see yourself building a life in that province and eventually pursuing permanent residence in Canada? If yes, then the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may be for you, especially since many people are currently turning to accessible provincial programs for Canadian immigration!
What Is A Provincial Nominee Program?
The PNP is a joint initiative among the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada. It is made up of provinces and territories that have their own streams and requirements for those interested in migrating. Each immigration program may be specifically designed for students, businesspeople, or workers.
The eligibility requirements for each PNP depend on the specific province it is in, so be sure to visit the respective website of the one you are interested in.
The following provinces and territories are home to Canada’s PNPs:
Now, let’s get a bit more specific!
PNPs for low-skilled workers
Low- or semi-skilled jobs are for workers interested in positions that require a minimal skill set and on-the-job training. These positions often consist of work in the trades, manufacturing companies, sales, customer service, and clerical roles.
British Columbia’s PNP encourages workers to apply through their Skills Immigration Stream under the entry-level and semi-skilled categories. Minimum requirements include a full-time job offer with a wage that satisfies the province’s wage standards, proof you can financially support yourself and your family, and the ability to demonstrate language proficiency.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is another alternative for low-skilled workers, it's technically a Federal program, but it's for those destined to the Atlantic provinces, specifically those desirous of living in one of the Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
PNPs that require less
Many PNPs require applicants to already have a job offer and more than 1 year of work experience to show that they’ll be able to adequately fulfill the role. This requirement tends to discourage people from applying, especially those who want to migrate to Canada in order to get valuable experience. However, the following provinces are best known for having streams that welcome applicants to apply without a job offer: Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
PNPs for French-speakers
Seeing that French is one of Canada’s two official languages, it is only fitting that there be PNPs that specifically cater to French-speaking applicants. Linguistic diversity is not only an asset to a province’s economy, but to Canadian society at large. Ideally, Quebec would be a great option for those interested in feeling fully immersed in French culture and connecting with a great population of Francophones. Nevertheless, New Brunswick’s Strategic Initiative Stream for French-speaking immigrants and Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream are PNPs specifically designed to attract French-speaking workers.
Why apply through PNPs?
Many people are turning to PNPs, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a pause on Canada’s Express Entry immigration process. Although invitations via Express Entry are expected to resume in early July of 2022, PNPs are appealing because their less demanding eligibility requirements make the path to permanent residence smoother for applicants. In fact, getting a nomination certificate through a PNP increases your comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score, which evaluates your skills, education, language ability, work experience, and other factors, and is integral to gaining permanent residence.
Let us help you with your application
As advantageous as PNPs are, the various streams and requirements can often seem overwhelming, so reaching out to an immigration consultant may be in your best interest. Jade would love to use her in-depth knowledge of each PNP to help you navigate the application process and ensure you have settled on a province that is best for you.
Before you go, here are some quick PNP facts!
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, which was the very first PNP, launched in 1998! In 1999, 418 provincial nominees made their way to Manitoba, marking a monumental step for immigration in the province and the future of PNPs.
The original purpose of PNPs was to draw immigrants’ attention to smaller provinces since most decided to reside in the larger provinces. PNPs give each province and territory the license to craft immigration streams and requirements that suit the needs of their labour market.
PNPs are believed to be significant contributors to Canada’s economic growth.
Receiving a provincial nomination certificate automatically increases your CRS score by 600 points.
The only province and territory that does not offer a PNP are Quebec and Nunavut respectively.
PNPs are known for being a speedier route to immigrating to Canada and becoming a permanent resident.
You can enter the Express Entry pool and apply directly to a PNP stream at the same time.
By 2024, PNPs are projected to welcome over 90,000 permanent residents.
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