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Provinces and territories in Canada, with the exception of Quebec, can chose to nominate individuals and persons with certain skills and certain qualities to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). These nominated individuals must have the desired skills, educations, and practical applicable work experience related to the field through which they are applying, a sense that they are going to contribute to the Canadian economy as well as the provincial economy that supported them and the requirement to live in that respective province.
Each province and territory has a special “stream” through which they nominate persons for immigrations. A stream is an immigration program that targets certain groups and that match the criteria for which the applicant applied for. For example, a stream of a program at a provincial and territorial program may target students of certain education, business people specialized in certain sectors, skilled workers or semi-skilled works.
The province of Quebec does not have a Provincial Nomination Program. To learn more about the methods for settling and migrating in Quebec, refer to Quebec’s immigration website.
Applying for the Provincial Nomination Program depends on what stream you are applying for. Likewise, you might be required to apply through the paper based program or the online based application process through the Express Entry. Whatever case you chose to apply for, it will have 2 stages which you must complete:
Firstly, you must decide in which province or territory you want to live in Canada, from there you must apply to that respective province or territory for a provincial nomination. The province or territory will review your application based on the following:
And if you are applying thorough the Express Entry program; if you meet the minimum criteria of at least one of the federal immigration programs that fall under the Express Entry immigration categories
When applying for an Express Entry program, you will have to select the provinces and territories you are interested in residing, for example if you are a bilingual Anglophone and Francophone, then you may wish to reside in Quebec as your top priority. The provinces you select while creating your Express Entry profile may contact you and ask you to submit a Provincial Nomination Program application so that they can nominate you. If you already have a nomination from a province or territory, then you must state this in your profile while you are creating it. For successful nominations you must contact each province directly to see if you meet their eligibility requirements.
Secondly, after a province or territory nominates you for immigration, you must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. CIC will assess you application based Canadian immigration law.
Also as part of the process, you must have passed a medical exam from a suitable and accredited medical practitioner in your city of residence and will also require a police certificate or clearance.
The application process through which you will be applying for depends on the Provincial Nomination Program stream that you are going to choose to apply through/for. There is paper based process and an electronic or online process.
In both cases
A Provincial Nomination Program could very much be the defining chapter of a successful future. Contact us at Akrami and Associates today and book a consultation to determine your best approach for a positive application
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