How Do Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs Work?
Thousands of qualified temporary visa holders enjoy employment in Canada with hopes of obtaining permanent status to better the lives of themselves and their families.
The good news is, the Provincial Nominee Program allows a Canadian province or territory to nominate an individual with the appropriate education, skills and/or work experience to be Permanent Residence of Canada. The reality is, that these visas are very limited and the majority of those whom apply may not be accepted.
After receiving a certificate of nomination, the applicant makes a separate application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for permanent residence. As well as meeting provincial criteria, the individual would have to meet federal immigration requirements.
These processes require the proper legal guidance that can only be attained through an immigration expert. Failure to meet the provincially set criteria will likely lead to a rejection of the application.
The Different Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs:
- Alberta Nominee Program
- British Columbia Nominee Program
- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
- Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
- Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program
- Ontario Provincial Nominee Program
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Yukon Nominee Program
Which Provincial Nominee Program is Easiest?
Anyone interested in moving to Canada must keep in mind that this country is made up of provinces and territories, each of which has its own distinct characteristics, work opportunities and laws. Some applicants will wonder which Provincial Nominee Program is easiest. The Provincial Nominee Programs vary from province to province.
The Canadian immigration laws are especially complex, and you will not be able to make the most informed decisions without an immigration professional to assist you. If, for example, you have employers from two separate provinces who are both willing to nominate you, it’s possible that you are not admissible to one of those provinces, and it can require extreme levels of knowledge to detect this.
Furthermore, provincial laws change, which can re-calibrate your application’s viability without your knowledge. These are the things that immigration professionals know about. They also understand all the necessary steps required to complete an application, and are especially particular to ensure that the written application and supporting documents are always dealt with properly, for the slightest error can lead to an application’s rejection.
To ensure that you’re definitely admissible to the province where you’re being nominated, hire an immigration professional who is trustworthy and respected.
What to Ask a Licensed Canadian Immigration Professional About the PNP Applications?
Not all immigration professionals are created equal. Often we’ve noticed that Canadian Provincial Nominee Program visas aren’t accepted because the right questions were not discussed.
Here are some very important questions you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Canadian Provincial Nominee Program visa application:
- What is the difference between the requirements in each province and territory?
- What are the requirements surrounding settlement in the province or territory after one has immigrated to Canada?
- Are their both business and worker opportunities under the provincial nominee programs?
- If one has a family, you may also want to know, is family also able to immigrate under the respective PNP?
The immigration professional should have no problems answer those important questions for you.
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