Canadian provinces and territories, under the program called Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are permitted to nominate individuals who are willing to immigrate to Canada and express their interest to settle in that province. The provinces and territories to suit its needs, have designed unique set of immigration streams under the Provincial Nominee Program. They can nominate eligible candidates under their ‘Base’ Provincial Nomination. Also, all the provinces have at least, one of its immigration streams under PNP collaborate with the federal Express Entry selection program. These streams are called ‘Enhanced’ nomination streams (Also called ‘Express Entry based nominee stream’) and nominated candidates are awarded 600 additional points in their Comprehensive Ranking System score. To locate the best route from more than 45 PNP streams could be challenging for you. Here, we have tried to bring the information all provincial nominee streams at one place!
Under the Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), the province nominates prospective
immigrants from the following streams:
Under the British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), the province nominates prospective immigrants from the following two major streams:
Skills immigration (including Express Entry British Columbia): This category is further dissected into the following categories
The Government of British Columbia nominates candidates from the federal Express Entry pool. The selected candidates are awarded additional 600 points to the CRS score that fast-track the processing of their BC PNP application and if nominated, their permanent residence application.
The candidates under Skilled worker, Health Care professional, International Graduate and International Post-graduate categories may be processed through Express Entry British Columbia.
Under the Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the province nominates prospective immigrants from the following streams:
Skilled Worker Immigration Stream-including those in Manitoba and Overseas -
a. Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
b. Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
a. Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
b. Human Capital Pathway
Manitoba Business Investor Stream
-Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway
-Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative
International Education Stream
a. Career Employment Pathway
b. Graduate Internship Pathway
c. Student Entrepreneur Pathway
Under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), the province nominates prospective immigrants from the following streams:
Under the Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), the province nominates prospective immigrants from the following streams:
Under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the province of Ontario accepts prospective newcomers under the following immigration categories:
a. Human Capital Priorities Stream: Individuals who are eligible under the federal Express Entry pool, meet the requirements such as skilled work experience, language skills, to understand and merge into the province’s labour market.
b. French-Speaking Skilled worker Stream: This stream is open for French-Speaking workers who possess strong English language skills and intend to live and work permanently in Ontario. The Ontario’s PNP select candidates from the federal Express Entry pool.
c. Skilled Trades Stream: Individuals who are tradespersons with ongoing or recent experience of working in Ontario
a. Foreign Workers with a Job offer Stream: Individuals who may be living in abroad or in Canada, who have a job offer from Ontario employers for approved skilled positions, may apply under this category.
b. Employer Job Offer In-demand Skills Stream: Individuals who are working in certain agriculture and construction occupations.
a. Job offer Stream: International with job offers in the province may consider applying under this stream. The stream focuses on facilitating employers to recruit international students.
b. Masters Graduate Stream: Individuals who are master’s graduate from one of Ontario’s publicly funded Universities may apply under his stream even without any job offer.
c. PhD Graduate Stream: Individuals who are PhD graduates at one of the Ontario’s publicly funded Universities may apply under his stream even without any job offer.
a. Entrepreneur Stream: Individuals who are interested to implement a new business proposal or plan to purchase an established business in Ontario, may get a temporary work permit support letter in the beginning. Based on their performance, the entrepreneurs will be offered to permanent residency in Canada.
b. Corporate Stream: International corporations which are intending to expand into Ontario or acquire established businesses in Ontario. The key staff can become permanent residents of Canada upon establishing the business while carrying a provincial nomination certificate.
Under the Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), prospective newcomers are accepted under the following immigration categories:
a. Skilled Worker Stream: Individuals who are currently working in a skilled profession in the province of PEI or have a job offer from an employer in the province or possess relevant experience with at least post-secondary degree or diploma.
b. International Graduate Stream: Individuals who are graduates of recognized accredited Prince Edward Island universities and colleges and who are employed by a PEI employer in their field of study.
Under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), prospective newcomers are accepted under the following immigration categories:
a. Employment Offer Category: Individuals who are skilled workers with a skilled job offer from an employer in the province.
b. Occupation In-Demand: Individuals who are highly skilled workers with work experience in an in-demand occupation in the province, may apply under this category even without a job offer.
c. Saskatchewan Express Entry: Individuals who have applied under the Express Entry pool and have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in the province.
a. Existing Work Permit
b. Health Professionals
c. Hospitality Sector Project
d. Long Haul Truck Driver Project
Under the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTNP), prospective newcomers are accepted under the following immigration categories:
a. Critical Impact worker Stream: Those who have received job offers in semi-skilled or unskilled position and have worked in the Northwest Territories for at least six months, may apply under this sub-category.
b. Skilled Worker Stream: The applicants who have received job offers in skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer may apply under this sub-category.
a. Entrepreneur Stream: Individuals who are interested to establish a business in the Northwest Territories may apply under this sub-category.
b. Self Employed Stream: Individuals who are self-employed professional and plan to establish business outlets or professional practices to serve the needs in demand in the Northwest Territories.
Under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), prospective newcomers are accepted under the following immigration categories:
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