Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will be the key pathway for Canadian PR in 2017-18

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will be the key pathway for Canadian PR in 2017-18

When we talk about immigration to Canada, Express Entry is the first name comes in the mind of every individual who aspire to move to and get Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada.

Launched in January, 2015, Express entry is certainly the premier pathway to immigrate to Canada and get the PR. However, despite all the fame and glamour attached to Express Entry system, you cannot rule out the other key pathways for obtaining PR in Canada by any means. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of such crucial pathway. Lets find more about PNPs and their significance in the New Year 2017.

What is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are also a key pathway to move to Canada and get permanent residency. In fact, a few PNPs offer relatively easier pathway for PR in Canada, with their flexible process and eligibility requirements.

The Provincial Nominee Programs are the separate immigration programs of every province in Canada. These programs operate in coordination with the federal government of Canada and are aimed to select the highly skilled and talented professionals for their labour market and industries.

How PNPs work?

Each PNP has its own selection criteria and immigration process, according to which, it invite the application and select the candidates. The candidates selected in any PNP gets the provincial nomination certificate, which in turn makes them eligible to apply for PR visa to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Express Entry stream of PNPs

Most of the provincial nominee programs have their express entry stream that function in coordination with the Federal Express Entry System of Canada. The PNPs often have the access to select the candidates from express entry pool and accordingly send the notification to them to apply in PNP. And if such candidates get selected in any PNP, they receive the Provincial Nomination which in turn provides them 600 CRS points ensuring their ITA (invitation to apply) for visa from IRCC.

Which are the key Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada?

Here is the list of key Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in Canada:

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program- Ontario
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program- Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program- British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program- Nova Scotia
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program- Alberta
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program- Manitoba
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program- New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program- Newfound Land
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program- Northwest Territories
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program- Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon Nominee Program- Yukon

PNPs will be crucial in 2017-18

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are the only immigration programs that can ensure your PR visa once you are selected for the same. Earlier an applicant used to get 600 CRS points for both Canadian Job offer and PNP nomination. However, the CRS points for job offer have been reduced to 200 or 50 points depending on your job category as per NOC. However, the PNP nomination can still get you highest CRS Points, i.e. 600. Next year, many PNPs are in pipeline, i.e. NSNP, SINP, OINP, etc. Hence, you must prepare your file fast to apply in any of these programs next year.

Get complete assistance to apply in PNP to get Canadian PR

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