The labour market and the regional economic growth drive the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in Canada, so potential nominees may contribute significantly to a region’s economy. Consequently, demonstrating that you can become economically established may lead to a provincial nomination or Invitation to Apply (ITA). That is to say, a provincial nomination means 600 additional points, which can significantly improve your Express Entry CRS score. Moreover, the Federal Government sets the number of nominations for each province.
In other words, you will have eleven provinces/territories to choose from to participate in a Provincial Nominee Program. Each Canadian province and in agreement with the Immigration Minister can create a stream to meet local objectives. Under this agreement, provinces will embark on recruiting and selecting optimal individuals for the province. Under this stream, individuals who are nominated by the province may obtain permanent residency if they meet eligibility provincially and federally.
Be aware that Quebec’s ranking system requires a professional specialized in this province.
Provinces participating in the program are:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
It will be helpful to find an employer who can offer employment to solidify your position.
This program is not applicable to refugees, or if you have received a deportation order or if you are inadmissible to Canada.