Canada Provincial Nominee Programme
The enterprising overseas skilled manpower, graduates, entrepreneurs & their families continue to gain from the well-liked Provincial Nominee Programmes (PNPs) of Canada, and move to the famed overseas destination using this popular & easy-to-use immigration path.
Reportedly, during the initial half of the summer, the provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia (BC), Manitoba, besides Alberta have been leaving a mark and creating waves.
For those not tuned in, the different provinces of the Maple Leaf Country using the PNP path can offer the prized nomination to the people for the overseas movement to their province. Some specific PNP classes, called enhanced classes, are duly aligned with the federal Express Entry selection structure even as the classes that are wholly distinct from Express Entry are called base classes.
An enhanced nomination leads to the candidate being greeted with 600 extra points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), above and beyond an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the cherished Permanent Residence (PR), at a following draw from the pool.
As per the latest updates on the subject, under the country’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2017, the administration has fixed a goal to welcome as many as 54,000 fresh permanent residents in 2017 alone.
So, make the most of the opportunity!
Let’s start with Ontario!
The administration of the Ontario’s immigration organization has been rather occupied over the previous some weeks, sending invites to a chain of candidates to settle down in the province, through the well-liked Ontario Immigrant Nominee Programme (OINP).
A fresh plan started launched the close of June for the Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities Class enabled the OINP authorities to explore the Express Entry pool for the applicants having pertinent experience in an Information Technology (IT) profession. Though the policy continued for just 1 week, as per the latest updates on the subject, the same may be offered once more–either for the IT experts or with other professions in mind.
Applicants with the applicable skill in any of these occupations were given a preference for selection, even if they had not managed to get more than 400 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Generally, Ontario sends invites to only those with 400 or plus CRS points.
NOC 0131: Telecommunication Carriers Managers
NOC 0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
NOC 2133: Electrical and Electronics Engineers
NOC 2147: Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
NOC 2171: Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
NOC 2172: Database Analysts and Data Administrators
NOC 2173: Software Engineers and Designers
NOC 2174: Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
NOC 2175: Web Designers and Developers
NOC 2241: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
NOC 2281: Computer Network Technicians
NOC 2282: User Support Technicians
NOC 2283: Systems Testing Technicians
NOC 5224: Broadcast Technicians
NOC 5241: Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Significantly, all through–under the Human Capital Priorities category–the province has kept on sending Notifications of Interest (NOIs) every week to a vast range of applicants, who may not essentially possess IT-associated skills.
In addition, the OINP keeps on rolling-out red carpet welcome to the petitions submitted under its other categories, which comprise options for the French speakers, graduates, tradespersons, and entrepreneurs. Recently, the province reportedly declared that the overseas employees and international students/graduates could now submit an application for a base OINP nomination under the Employer Job Offer categories.
Recently–on July 5 to be precise–the province threw its doors wide open, yet again, for its poplar Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry category. That it was a positive news report for the aspirants in one of the 16 target professions, which comprises the professions in Information Technology (IT), finance, law, healthcare, engineering, academia, and social work cannot be ruled out.
For only some few hours–post the class became available once again–some Express Entry aspirants in the said professions managed to present a petition to the Nova Scotia Nominee Programme (NSNP), minus an offer of employment.
NOC 1111: Financial Auditors and Accountants
NOC 1114: Other financial officers
NOC 1123: Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
NOC 1241: Administrative assistants
NOC 1311: Accounting and related clerks
NOC 2131: Civil engineers
NOC 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants
NOC 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media development
NOC 2281: Computer network technicians
NOC 2282: User support technicians
NOC 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3233: Licensed practical nurses
NOC 4021: College and other vocational instructors
NOC 4211: Paralegal and related occupations
NOC 4212: Social and community service workers
NOC 6235: Financial sales representatives
The intake time-frame shut down the very same day, in the process, establishing all over again the continuous acceptance and fame of the specific immigration category.
British Columbia (BC)
Through the preceding couple of weeks & months, the province has become a part of the ever-growing group of provinces that are hunting for the IT/tech experts. In the case of BC, the arrival of the tech-only draws–via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programme (BC PNP)–was reportedly made public, post 6 such draws had occurred from May through to July. The province also keeps on inviting employees and graduates in the professions which are non-tech by nature.
Allegedly, the plan of the province could be seen as an attempt to leverage the BC PNP into a wider goal to make the province–especially the Greater Vancouver Area–a major and highly successful tech centre in the whole of the North American continent.
Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programme (MPNP) trained employees and business immigrants have been the major beneficiaries hitherto this summer. In recent times–on July 11 to be precise–a combined total of 494 employees managed to obtain a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). Using the letter, a person has the right to present a petition for a provincial nomination certificate, though the MPNP.
The MPNP for the qualified manpower comprises of two classes, namely, for the foreign manpower, and for the local manpower. Those who may not essentially have the necessary qualifications under the federal Express Entry selection structure could find these immigration choices pretty appealing. The reason: the eligibility conditions are not the same. The skilled worker category of the province runs on an exceptional Points Arrangement, even as it is compulsory that the possible aspirants first register an Expression of Interest (EoI), prior to they could hope to obtain an ITA.
For the entrepreneurs, previously this month the province made public that 90 LAAs had been given through May & June for its business class (MPNP-B). The class enables the province to offer the prized nomination to the qualified business persons who have the determination, and the capability, to make a major investment in a new or existing venture/firm, and hold an active managerial responsibility in the province.
Via the under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Programme (AINP), the province has given as many as 3,150 provincial nomination certificates hitherto this year. The programme has a share of 5,550 nominations for the year. Despite the fact that the province does not presently support any AINP with Express Entry, it is possible for those—having a nomination certificate–to submit an application to the Canadian administration for the much sought after Permanent Resident position.
The AINP has 3 key streams:
- The Strategic Recruitment Stream: For the tradespeople, engineers, and post-graduate manpower.
- The Employer-Driven Stream (3 categories): For the qualified labor force, international graduates, and semi-skilled manpower.
- The Self-Employed Farmer Stream: Path for people to buy and expand a farm in the province.