Among the many immigration destinations, Canada occupies the topmost position. Up for grabs are many visa options to immigrate to your dream destination. Among others, the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is perhaps the most sought after option. The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) permits different provinces to nominate people who wish to immigrate to the ‘Land of Opportunities’ as a permanent resident. Via this easy-to-follow and fast-track process, the Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) status can be obtained straight away.
The 10 provinces and the 3 Canadian territories have their own specific Provincial Nomination Programs. Quebec though is an exception; it has a separate selection system. Since long, both the provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to recruit professional manpower and boost the economy of their province or territory.
The PNP Program allows immigration based employment and investment. This is another matter that the Canadian provinces have their own specific business immigration programs that are specifically designed to promote skilled workers to come and permanently settle on their soils.
If you are interested in applying under the Provincial Nominee Program, it is advisable that you either get nominated by a specific Canadian province or territory or recruited by a Canadian employer. You could also be accepted if you are looking to establish a business in Canada. At the present, these Provincial Nominee Programs are operational in the following provinces and territories: Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Significantly, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) gives preference to applicants submitting their application under the Provincial Nominee Program over other skilled visa applicants. To be eligible for the Provincial Nominee Program, as per the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), it is vital that you posses the set skills, education, and work-experience required to immediately contribute towards the territory’s or the province’s economy that nominates you.
The Provincial Nominee Program is the most desired Canada immigration program. It plays an important role in fulfilling the local scarcity of Canadian labor market. It has become the second largest source of immigration to the ‘Maple Leaf Country’. It helps fill the gaps in the Canadian labor market by simply allowing provinces and territories to nominate the people for permanent residency who meet specific the needs of the local labor market. However guidelines set are exclusive for each territory and province and subject to change without any notice. To keep yourself well updated from time to time keep checking their official websites for the most up-to-date information.
Once you have successfully immigrated under the Provincial Nominee Program, and once your reach the Canada Airport, you will be welcomed by an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). And once your travel documents and passport are cross checked, your entry to your dream destination as a permanent resident will be speeded up.