Provincial Nominee Visa
One of the best and fastest and easiest routes to Canadian Residency is through the Provincial Nominee Visa Program (PNP) This Visa class enables the various provinces in Canada to directly 'nominate' individuals and families who want to immigrate to Canada and who have who have themselves expressed an interest in a particular Province.
The Provincial Nominee Program remains a fast track to Permanent Residency with each Province managing its own version of the Program, specific to the economic development needs to the individual territories.
We are experts in the various Provincial Nominee programs being offered and make it our business to stay ahead of list openings and closings. We will make all the relevant applications on your behalf to the provinces of interest and of course manage the whole process from start to the final granting of your Canada Visa.
Many of the individual Canadian Provinces have adopted the Express Entry Visa system although some still work on a traditional paper based application route. Whichever of these we must use rest assured that you are in the safest possible hands when it comes to securing your Canadian Visa.
How do I start?
Aside from taking our free online Canadian visa assessment we need to look at some general eligibility requirements. The PNP visa is not an ‘easier’ visa to apply for or be granted and we must work on making your case eligible in terms of the Provinces requirements before we make the formal application.
Guide to Provincial Nominee Visa Programs:
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program: Not currently accepting applications until early 2016
The BC Provincial Nominee Visa Program: Although this Provincial Nominee Program has been curtailed the British Columbia program is still inviting applications for occupations that are potentially paid in excess of $100,000 CAD. Such examples include engineers, senior construction professionals, top class electricians and those in the IT sector.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Visa Program: Manitoba is very much open for Immigration. This Canadian province is a land of outstanding natural beauty and opportunity. It’s clean, safe cities offer Skilled Migrants a relaxed and rewarding lifestyle combined with a relatively low cost of living. The often overlooked Manitoba remains one of our favourite Migration destinations. Manitoba has been welcoming immigrants for over 100 years and is a place of great cultural diversity with over 200 languages being spoken. If you have a skilled trade, occupation or profession Manitoba would love to hear from you!
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Visa Program (NBPNP): Potential applications to the NBPNP are done through expression of interest / Express Entry. New Brunswick is very much open to nominating the right applications that will fill some critical gaps in their economy and contribute to future successes. Because this is an Express Entry based PNP we must first work to evidence your English ability, Educational attainment and work experience. New Brunswick is currently open to any occupation on a current NOC list and the visa is of course Permanent.
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Visa Program (NLPNP): Potential applicants must to either the Skilled Worker or International Graduate Stream. Skilled Workers must have a guaranteed offer of employment, or be already working in Newfoundland on a valid Work Permit. Those in the International Student stream have a Post Graduate Work Visa and a job or at least a job offer from a Newfoundland employer.
Northwest Territories Nominee Visa Program: Managers, Professionals and those with Skilled Trades with valid job offers will find themselves in favour in the Northwest Territories. In addition applicants are also welcomed from those lower down the NOC list but who still provide critical and essential roles; the aptly named Critical Impact Workers. The Provincial Government encourages employers to look to Skilled Migrants to fill serious gaps in the local talent pool.
Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Visa Program: It is not an absolute requirement to have a valid job offer as the local Nova Scotia Office of Immigration is able to directly Nominate those it chooses. A great option for Canadian Immigration!
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Visa Program: Very much open for the right skills. Either a valid job offer is required or an applicant must have either a Masters or PHD. The team at Immigrate Canada will work to find you a suitable offer of valid employment in Ontario if this is your chosen destination.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Visa Program: Prince Edward Island has really taken it’s Immigration Visa program to heart and has actively managed the flow of inbound Skilled Migration for over 15 years and applicants can either be granted Permanent Residency as a result of a Job Offer or Direct Nomination by the Immigration Office of Prince Edward Island.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Visa Program: The International Skilled Worker visa class is aimed at skilled workers who want to live in Saskatchewan. This class enables Saskatchewan to nominate applicants who have the right skills to successfully establish and integrate into the area. No job offer is required for this Provincial Nominee Visa program. Applicants for 2015 are currently closed but will be reset and reopened so it is essential your application and expression of interest to Canada (and Saskatchewan) are lodged soon. As well as this non job offer route employers in Saskatchewan are encouraged to recruit outside of the local talent market if they are unable to find essential and suitable skills.
The Yukon Nominee Visa Program (YNP): The YNP streams for Skilled Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Yukon employers. These employers are encouraged to recruit internationally when local applicants are unsuitable. The local Yukon Immigration Office also selects applicants who have the skills needed locally, and nominates them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas with no need for a valid job offer.
In summary the Provincial Nominee Visa Programs can provide the kick start ‘fast track’ to your Canada Visa. It is a complex process but a well trodden path for thousands of individuals and families before you.
We are with you for the Immigration journey all we need is the right information at the right time and leave the PNP Visa Process to our experts.
Take our free online assessment to kick start your Canada Provincial Nominee Visa Program application.