Canada immigration provincial nominee program

Canada immigration provincial nominee program is for workers who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Under a shared jurisdiction between Ottawa and the provinces, Canada operates a two-tiered immigration system, offering various programs for skilled workers at both federal and provincial levels. Through a network of (PNP), almost all provinces and territories can nominate a skilled workers for their admissibility to Canada. Successful candidates who have received a provincial or territorial nomination can then apply for Canadian Permanent residence through feral immigration authorities. 

However, many provinces have their own categories running under Canada Express Entry system. Therefore, the provinces have an increasing role in the selection of immigrants under economic class.

In some cases, candidates who do not qualify for express entry under any federal program may quality to enter Canada under a PNP program. Some of the candidates are prior eligible to avail a work permit. The Canada Express Entry system does not face processing delays as compared to the provincial nominee programs.
Nonetheless, under various PNP programs, many employers can sponsor candidates and have them nominated. Once approved by the province, then candidates are subject to an expedited process. Initially, it is expected that applicants can receive temporary, renewable work permit to enter Canada while they are being processed for their permanent residency status.

Under, Canada immigration provincial nominee program, in order to invite as an employee, the positions must comply with National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0  or level A, B or alternatively, must meet the terms of a particular pilot project which is defined for low skilled workers and are limited in scope.

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