Canada PNP – Provincial Nominee Program:
Apart from the other programs, the Express Entry system manages the immigration application of a few Provincial Nominee Programs [PNP], as well. In this blog, we are going to talk about the Canada Immigration process through the PNP – Provincial Nominee Program.
The candidates who are not able to get through the FSW Program due to less qualifying CRS Score. These candidates have another option of going through the Provincial Nominations. If applied under the provincial Nominee Program, one province from Canada would be giving the applicant invitation for the PR. But then there would be more chances for an applicant to get the invitation under the PNP process. Also, if one is invited by a province, the applicant is required to stay and work in that province for at least 3 years initially. There are 11 different provinces open under the PNP program, for an applicant to choose and apply based on eligibility.
In here, the applicant gets the advantage of additional points:
- For selecting one province. (A profile gets added with 600 additional points under PNP).
- Considering the work experience of 5 years and above.
Simple steps to follow for applying for Canada PR Visa through PNP:
- Submit your EOI to the province you are eligible for applying for.
- Wait for the Nomination certificate, keep checking your email and the EOI account for the updates and notifications.
- On acceptance, you need to gather all the required documents.
- Start filling forms and uploading the documents, make sure you submit the application within a given period of time.
- Await the response from the CIC, regarding your PR Visa decision.
The eligibility criteria might vary a bit for every province, however, there would not be a huge difference in the criteria mentioned for the Express entry, in general. Do contact us for checking the acceptance rate of your profile with the province in which you are planning to settle.
Below mentioned are the Provincial Nominee Programs available, with different requirements to be eligible for applying the Canada PR.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):
A major part of the potential immigrants is adopting this province for applying the PR. Since this Saskatchewan along with being an IT hub offering a high employment rate, it also is a place of modest lifestyle and diversified community life. The eligible applicants need to apply for the nomination through the Online express entry system. On the receipt of the acceptance, the applicant needs to submit the main application to the SINP within the stipulated time.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):
The AINP is the Provincial Nominee Program of Alberta, primarily managed by the Alberta Government along with the CIC. Under this stream, the proposed candidates with proper qualifications and work experience from the province will be eligible to be nominated from Alberta. The individuals upon the receipt of the nomination can apply for the petition for the Canadian PR along with the family members (dependents) via the CIC and then it takes the final decision on the applications.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):
The MPNP would consider the skilled immigrants who have applied for the occupation which falls under the Manitoba In-Demand occupation list. This list is primarily based on the labor needs, shortages, and economic requirements of the Manitoba province. The applicant is required to lodge the EOI through the MPNP Login and wait for the nomination.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):
The OINP started in order to meet the requirements of the labor market which cannot be satisfied by the local skilled workers. Therefore, the suitable potential immigrants who are fulfilling the criteria which the province has laid down would be nominated acceptance form the Province. There are 3 different categories, where the applicant is likely to receive the notification of interest from the province named as Human Capital category, Employer Job Offer Category, and Business category. Once the acceptance is there, one needs to submit the application to the OINP within a time period of 45 days from the date the province sends the notification of interest to the applicant.
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP):
The NTNP has 2 programs, where the applicants can check and apply under the appropriate category. One is the Northwest Territories Employer Driven Program and the second one is the Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program. The eligible applicants will be nominated and then can proceed with the PR application.
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP):
The Yukon Nominee Program also has 3 different programs where the applicants are expected to receive the nominations from the Province.
- Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
- Skilled Worker
- Critical Impact Worker
- Business Nominee