PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
Under Section 95 of the Constitutional Act of 1867 of Canada, the jurisdiction over immigration affairs is shared between the Federal and the Provincial and territorial government.
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, namely: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan & Yukon.
Verily, many Canadian Provinces have signed agreements with the Federal Government giving them authority to hire, select and choose rightful and qualified migrants/workers, to live and/or work in their respective provincial territories. The Province selects and the Federal processes the visa application.
Hence, if you desire to apply for immigration to Canada thru one of the provinces’ immigration streams, you must first submit yourself to the screening and selection authority of the Province by sending an expression of interests or by opening up an express entry file, as the case may be. That province then evaluates your qualifications and interests and if satisfied, issues a certificate of nomination or an invitation to apply, as they case may be, before visa is processed by the Federal Government.
Provincial nominee programs differ in all provinces according to their need of promoting their economic and social frameworks. To know more about the process and to determine your qualifications, submit yourself for evaluation by sending your Comprehensive Resume for assessment.
Summary of PNPs
|ONTARIO||Foreign Worker (NOC O/A/B)||In-Demad Skills (NOC C/D) – Agriculture and Construction||International Student with Job Offer||International PNP Graduate|
|International Masters Graduate||Express Entry (Skilled Trades / Human Capital Priorities)||French Speaking Skilled Worker||Corporate & Enterpreneur|
|BRITISH COLUMBIA||Skilled Worker||Health Care Professional||International Graduate||International Post-Graduate|
|Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker||Tech Pilot||Enterpreneur||Strategic Projects|
|NOVA SCOTIA||Skilled Worker||Semi-Skilled and Low Skilled Worker||Physician||Labour Market Priorities|
|NS Demand||NS Experience||Enterpreneur||Int’l. Grad. Entrepreneur|
|NEW FOUNDLAND & LABRADOR||Express Entry Skilled Worker||Skilled Worker||International Graduate|
|NEW BRUNSWICK||Express Entry||Skilled Worker with Employer Support||Entrepreneur||Post-Graduate Entrepreneur|
|PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND||Skilled Worker||Critical Worker||International Graduate||Express Entry|
|Entrepreneur Work Permit|
|ALBERTA||Express Entry||Self Employed Farmer||Opportunity Stream|
|MANITOBA||Skilled Worker Overseas (EE & Human Capital)||Skilled Worker in Manitoba (Work Experience & Employer Driven Recruitment)||Career Employment||Graduate Internship|
|Student Entrepreneur||Entrepreneur||Farm Investor|
|SASKATCHEWAN||Skilled Worker-Existing WP & Skilled Worker-EE||Semi-Skilled Agri. Worker – Existing WP / With Job Offer||Skilled Worker Occupation In-Demand||Student|
|Health Professional & Hospital Sector Project||Long Haul Drivers||Entrepre-neurs||Farmer Owner/Opera-tor (regular and young farmer stream)|
|NORTHWEST TERRITORIES||Skilled Worker||Express Entry||Critical Impact Worker||Entrepreneur|
|YUKON||Express Entry||Skilled Worker||Critical Impact||Business Applicant|
Immigration Practitioners including RCICs’ cannot practice in the Province of Saskatchewan unless they are licensed under the Foreign Worker Recruitment Immigration Services Act (FWRISA).
Disclaimer: The titles of the Immigration Streams stated in the template may not be completely similar to the Provincial Titles of the specific PNPs based on IRCC’s/PNPs website. For specifics and accuracy, contact Chaest Immigration or refer to IRCC’s website or with the respective immigration websites of the different Canadian Provinces. Chaest Immigration is not liable to any acts, damages or liabilities incurred or sustained as a result of any erroneous data use or misinformation, as the case may be.