How to Apply for Canadian Visa through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

How to Apply for Canadian Visa through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

When it comes to Canada immigration, most of the applicants think of the federal express entry system.

Even though, other pathways are also there that offer the permanent residency in Canada to the skilled workers. Applying in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of such crucial pathways to move to and get PR in Canada.

What is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

A provincial nominee program of any Canadian province is an immigration program that operates in coordination with the federal government.

Every Canadian Province in Canada, i.e. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, etc. has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through which it selects skilled and talented individuals to offer permanent residency in the province. Though, the Quebec province in Canada doesnt have a PNP; rather, it has its separate immigration program called Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

How PNP works?

The candidates interested in moving to any particular province, apply in its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Most of the PNPs have a point based system of immigration, which allocates the points to the candidates based on their age, education, language skills, work experience, etc. factors. The candidates, who are able to achieve the qualifying marks decided by the PNP, become eligible to receive the nomination certificate from the province. The provincial nomination certificate in turn makes the candidate eligible to apply to IRCC for permanent residency in Canada.

Key Streams of Provincial Nominee Programs

Here are the key streams of Provincial Nominee Programs under which an applicant can apply for immigration:

  • Express Entry stream

This stream operates in coordination with the federal express entry system of Canada. Under EE stream, candidates need to register in the express entry system and then get selected in the express entry pool of candidates. The provinces enrolled in express have the access to express entry pool. The provinces can view the candidates in the EE Pool and subsequently send the notification to the selected candidates to apply in their respective PNPs. If a candidate is able to get the provincial nomination, he/she gets the 600 additional CRS points in express entry, which usually ensures the ITA (invitation to apply) of that candidate for PR Visa from IRCC.

  • Skilled Worker (Professional)

This stream has been designed for the foreign skilled workers. The candidates interested in this stream need to apply in the PNP and follow the PNP process to get selected for nomination certificate.

Both Express entry Stream and Skilled Worker stream are common in all the Provincial Nominee Programs. However, other streams are also active in most of the PNPs but not with all of them.

Other key streams of Provincial Nominee Programs are:

  • International Graduates
  • Business Immigration
  • Family
  • Semi-Skilled Worker

How to get vital support and assistance to apply in Provincial Nominee Program?

If you seek vital support from a certified migration expert to apply to a Provincial Nominee Program to get Canadian PR, you may contact Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue immigration is a team of certified immigration experts, which helps a huge number of Canada immigration applicants every year in obtaining the desired visa.

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