Provincial Nominee Programs

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The provincial nominee programs allow

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Investment-based immigration
  • Start-up based immigration
  • Entrepreneurship-based immigration
  • Self-employment based immigration

of foreigners or citizens of other countries to Canada to gain permanent residence in the country. The best thing about these programs is that the Canadian work visa applicants enjoy a speedy application process.

Most Canadian provinces or territories are in agreement with the Canadian Government that allows the former to nominate people to immigrate to Canada, who have education and skills necessary to contribute to the economy of the province or territory. However, each province has its own nomination guidelines, which can be changed without any prior notice.

Benefits of Provincial Nominee Programs

The aim of this visa program is to foster economic development of the province or the country as a whole and create employment opportunities by bringing employees, investors, entrepreneurs and business people to Canada. The applicants of any of the above mentioned visas are not only allowed to work in the country but they can immigrate and settle themselves and their families in any of the Canadian provinces.

Prerequisites for Applying for Canadian Work Visa under Provincial Nominee Program

You may apply for a Canadian work visa in two stages:

1)You need to apply to the province where you want to work and settle. This is the first stage and your visa application will be reviewed on the basis of:

  • The immigration needs of a province
  • Your plans to live there

You also need to

  • Take a language test to show your ability to listen, understand, speak and write in English or French meets a minimum standard.
  • You must have the knowledge, skills and experience to work with a Canadian employer or start your own business
  • You must be willing and have funds to make an investment of required minimum amount and create at least 5 full-time permanent jobs, if you're applying for an investor-based immigration.

2)Once you're nominated by a province or a territory, you must

  • Apply for permanent residence to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Pass a medical check
  • Get a police check certificate

Your application and supporting documents will be reviewed by CIC based on Canadian immigration rules. And once you get an approval, you may prepare for your arrival in Canada

FAQs about Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

  1. Which all Canadian provinces offer Provincial Nominee Programs?

    Currently 11 Canadian provinces and territories offer Provincial Nominee Programs. These include Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island.

  2. What all applicants of work visas under PNPs are entitled to, once they become landed immigrants of Canada?

    The applicants of work visas under PNPs are entitled to freely settle in the province they have applied to and pursue further studies and do the business or take up a job and explore Canadian landscapes. Investors will have access to a trained workforce and first-rate communication facilities. In addition, they are eligible for special taxation incentives for business investment.

    All immigrants holding permanent residence will have access to government-subsidized healthcare and education.

  3. Do I need to know English to work in Canada?

    Yes, your ability to listen, speak, read and write in English or French play a crucial role. You must meet the minimum language standards to work in Canada. In fact, you will have to take an assessment to show your linguistic abilities.

  4. Is it important to seek professional help?

    The rules and requirements for PNPs are different for every province. And as it is an opportunity for you to gain permanent residence in the country, you really can't afford to file an uncompleted or erroneous application. A single error in application or non-fulfillment of even a minor condition can lead to refusal of your application. Therefore, it's important to seek professional help with you PNP application. They are the experts in the field and know what the right way to do things is and what it takes to get an application approved.

  5. How long does processing of applications under PNPs take?

    Actually, it all depends on the immigration needs of the province that you have applied to and your reasons for living in Canada. Typically, the applicants of Canadian work visas enjoy speedy processing of applications, but you never know how long it may take. Obviously, an uncompleted application will be rejected and you will have to file your application again. It also depends on the competencies of your immigration consultant.

Why Hire SPS Canada to Help with Your PNP Application?

The first step towards applying for a Canadian work visa under PNP is to assess your eligibility. SPS Canada offers you free online immigration eligibility assessment form that you can fill right from the comfort of your home to know your eligibility. Moreover, you don't need to call us once you have filled the form. We will get back to you within 24 hours or one business day.

Secondly, when applications are not completed correctly, there is a high risk of refusal. As we are experts in documentation involved and know how to navigate smoothly through the process, we recommend you the best course of action. This will ensure a speedy processing of your application, while eliminating the chances of refusal to a great extent.

Thirdly, no matter how easy and uncomplicated applying under PNP may seem, you always need legal assistance when you migrate to a foreign land. We are a bunch of regulated immigration consultants who are well-versed in every aspect of immigration to Canada and can offer you tailored services. In addition, most of our staff members are immigrants themselves. They know what potential problems may suddenly crop up just when you think everything is going smooth. On the basis of their personal experiences, they are in a better position to guide you.

So, take our free online immigration eligibility assessment and let us serve you better.