Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – Alternative Immigration to Canada

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration scheme that is based on contracts between most provinces and the federal government of Canada. According to section 95 of the Canadian Constitution Act 1867, provinces are permitted to take care of their immigration matters assuming their laws are not repugnant to the federal immigration laws and regulations. Consequently, most Canadian provinces and territories have signed agreements with the federal government in order to attract immigrants to their own provinces. In general, the province attracts, finds, and nominates immigrants. Then they refer approved candidates to federal immigration authorities in order to issue permanent resident visas.

Every year, many skilled worker, graduates and entrepreneurs come to call Canada home when a province nominates them because of the skills and/or capital they can bring to this country.

PNP mostly looks for skilled workers from all different backgrounds that have experience as well as education at a college or university. The Provincial Nominee Program also targets investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons, who can bring fresh eyes and new innovations to Canada. This helps create a more powerful and strong economy, benefiting other Canadians. Many provinces also run programs that help families reunite in their provinces.

When you are a skilled worker or an entrepreneur who has the experience and education, and the province approves you, it is very likely that you would receive the final approval from the federal immigration authorities. However, read the rest of this article before you take action.

Research

First and foremost, research all the provinces and territories that are in the program (which is every province and territory, except for Quebec and Nunavut). Quebec runs its own immigration program which is more geared toward French-speaking immigrants. All provinces need different types of workers so researching all of the provinces is important. If you find a program that suits your qualifications and/or needs then you may apply. Consider visiting the following links:

After Being Accepted by the Province

After you have been accepted into a provincial nominee program, applying to IRCC for the purpose of becoming a Permanent Resident is normally easy. However, IRCC my refuse issuing visas because of inadmissibility or misrepresentation. They may also refuse the application if the officers doubts the applicant may economically establish themselves in Canada.

If you wish to visit or move to Canada or if you have encountered any issues with the immigration authorities, you may fill out our free assessment form or book a consultation session to assess your potential opportunities or offer you immigration, visa, or citizenship advice.

Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting

Sign Up to Our Newsletter Now!

Disclaimer:
“This article provides information of a general nature only. It may no longer be current. It does not provide legal advice nor should it be relied upon. If you have specific legal questions you should consult a lawyer. If you are looking for official immigration advice contact us.”

Related Posts

measures for travellers

Current border measures for travellers entering or returning to Canada

Oct 17, 2021
British Columbia

Latest rounds of invitations: British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and more

Oct 16, 2021
Air Canada India

Air Canada announced a strategic expansion of its India services

Oct 15, 2021
Canada invited candidates

Express Entry: Canada invited 681 PNP candidates in new draw

Oct 14, 2021

If you wish to visit or move to Canada, please fill out our free assessment form. We will review it for free, but we will contact you only if we find an opportunity for you. Alternatively, you may book a consultation session. Consultation sessions are not free, but you will receive formal advice from a licenced practitioner.

Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada

Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!

Disclaimer:
This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

The characters and places in the articles:
All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.

Important Notes:
For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.

Click to read the disclaimer.

Al Parsai

Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in Toronto, Canada. He also teaches immigration courses at Ashton College in Vancouver, Canada. Al, who holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University, is a member of ICCRC and CAPIC organizations. Al, the CEO of Parsai Immigration Services, has represented thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries to the immigration authorities since January 2011.

Do you have any questions?