Provincial Nominee Programs
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Most of the provincial programs mirror federal immigration classes, such as skilled workers and international graduates, family and business class, although providing more flexible and faster alternative to immigrate. Provinces have their own unique programs and selection criteria to nominate immigrants.
Benefits of applying under a PNP program is that once nominated you receive points towards your CRS (see Express Entry) score so you will get almost immediately an invitation to apply for Permanent Residence. Also candidates who don’t meet the requirements to enter the Express Entry pool, still have a chance via certain PNP’s to apply for Permanent Residence after been nominated.
Although the PNP’s offer more flexibility and provide more options due to a wider variety of immigration streams/programs, most programs are not captured in legislation or regulations and criteria and programs can change or even close over night. Some programs are open for just a few weeks or even days.
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