Provincial Nominee Program

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Overview

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) authorizes provinces to nominate candidates aspiring to migrate to Canada to settle in a specific province. Provincial Nomination is a fast-track route to Canada Permanent Residence. Applicants need the required skills, work experience and education to be able to immigrate to the particular province or territory that nominates them. Each Canadian province and territory has their own unique Provincial Nominee Program, except for Quebec, which has a different selection system and unique programs like the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW), and the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Alghoul & Associates’ immigration consultants understand the ins and outs of applying under the Provincial Nominee Programs, and we’re confident we can help you properly process your application!

Provincial Nominee Programs

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP): All other Provincial Nominee Programs (other than Quebec) follow the same basic model as this one. The MPNP for Skilled Workers is based on the needs of employers in Manitoba.  Immigrants who are experienced and/or educated in the skills needed in the local labour market are selected and nominated to receive a Permanent Resident card to immigrate and work in Manitoba. To apply to MPNP, you must file and expression of interest (EOI). The most qualified candidates in the process are then contacted and invited to file an application with MPNP. Following the assessment, the successful candidates are asked to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for Permanent Resident cards for themselves and their family members.

Quebec Provincial Nominee Program: Quebec has its own provincial nominee program; it consists of three parts, the Skilled Worker category, the Business category (including the Entrepreneur Program, the Investor Program, and the Self-Employed Worker Program), and the Student Permanent Immigration Program.

How to apply for PNP

To submit an application to immigrate to Canada under the the Provincial Nominee Program, a Nominee must receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory they plan to reside in. After receiving a Provincial Nomination Certificate, an application must be made to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to get your Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.

The Province of Quebec does not participate in the Provincial Nominee Program. Quebec has established its own selection criteria for immigrants who intend to reside there.

How do I know if i’m eligible?

By filling out a assessment form with Alghoul & Associates, our experienced immigration consultants will determine whether or not you are eligible for the Provincial Nominee Program, and can offer advice on other viable immigration options that will best suite your individual needs.

What can I do while I am waiting?

Most immigration programs require that you have a certain degree of proficiency in the English language.  To speed up the process, it is recommended that you study and write an English language test.  Click here for more information and resources on how to take the test.

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