The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was created by most provincial governments alongside with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, to help provinces select individuals who want to settle in a specific province; The programs main aim is to help each province boost their economy, these are the provinces that are currently part of the PNP program:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
*Quebec (This province has its own system for selecting processes and its not a part of the PNP program)
The Provincial Nominee Program is another way to obtain permanent residence in Canada. Keep in mind that being nominated does not guarantee you acceptance, all nominees need to qualify under the requirements of the program in order to be accepted.
First you submit your application to the province of your choice , once you are nominated, the province will issue you a Nominee Certificate, this will tell you whether your qualify or not.
If you qualify they will let you know if you need to apply under the Express Entry or the regular application process. Once you received this you must apply (either of the two ways) to CIC Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a permanent residence, they will make the final decision with the recommendation of each province and following Canadian Rules.
*Keep in mind that the Express Entry is on an invitation only basis. You will be asked to fill the application online – including your language test scores, education credentials and work experience –once the results are calculated you will be put into a pool based on your scores. CIC will take the top candidates from this pool and send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Only those with the invitation will be allowed to apply. This is a faster more efficient method of processing applications.
Under the PNP programs the basic requirements are:
- Job Offer (you must have a valid job offer from a authorized employer)
- Education (you must have proof of the education they have obtained)
- Work experience (you must provide documentation)
- Proficiency in English or French (you must take a test to proof proficiency)
- Close relationships in the province (Family or friends)
- Ability to adapt in the province
- Medical exam and Police check
Every province has specific criteria, please keep this in mind when you apply to the province of your choice.
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