Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada established and started out the Provincial Nominee Program with a view to enable different territories and provinces of Canada to select individuals who show an interest in settling down in a particular territory / province and who will in turn contribute towards the development of that territory / province.
Not all, but most of the territories and provinces participate in the Provincial Nominee Program for Canada immigration.
Advantages of Participating in Canada PNP
When an applicant has Provincial Nomination, his or her application will be processed speedily for Canada immigration. This is one more way to qualify for Canada permanent residency and immigrate to Canada apart from the Canada Skilled Worker program started by IRCC. However, it is not necessary to have provincial nomination to obtain Canada permanent residency.
There are two types of Canada PNP programs. The first one is for skilled workers who get a job offer in a business sector or occupation that fulfill the requirements of that province. The second type of PNP is for business class that allows immigration to people who want to invest money, start a new business or enter a joint venture in a particular province.
|Provinces with Skilled Worker PNP||Provinces with Business PNP|
|British Columbia||British Columbia|
|Prince Edward Island||Yukon|
|Alberta||Prince Edward Island|
|Ontario||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Nova Scotia|
Availability and Filing the Application
When an application is submitted by an individual the first step is to get an approval from the province. This first step does not take much time in the majority of the cases. Depending on the province where you have applied, the processing time can vary from nine months to as little as two weeks.
Once you get an approval, this means that you have been ‘nominated’ by the province. This is not the end of process for Canada immigration, as security checks, medical and police verification is still required to get it approved from the federal government. This process will usually take another six to eight months depending on the location of IRCC.
Know Your Options
The requirement of every province or territory is different which means you will have to deal with them in a different manner. It is not possible for a normal person to be aware of all the ins and outs for filing for provincial nominee program for a particular province or territory. For best guidance and service you can get in touch with a consultant at Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS).
Professionals at WWICS complaints cell will evaluate your case, including your educational qualification and work experience along with other factors and guide you about the right nominee program. Feel free to ask any question and get your worries removed, WWICS consultant will be pleased to remove the concerns in your mind and facilitate the path to immigrate to Canada. You can read feedbacks from clients in the WWICS reviews section.