Everything You Need To Know About Provincial Nominee Program!
FRIDAY | APRIL 8, 2022 | BY FRENCH TWEETS
Before we dive into the details of PNPs offered by different provinces, and how having French as a second language will boost your chances to the promised land, let us break down the basics of PNP. What is the Provincial Nominee Program and how do we have to apply for it?
Provincial Nominee Program is one of the ways for you to accelerate the process of being a permanent resident in Canada. By offering additional 600 points to the selected nominees in their Express Entry scoring, this program makes it quicker for the applicants to get selected to be a permanent resident.
It is really beneficial to those wanting to offer their skills and work experience to a particular province and contribute towards its economic growth. It is well implied that the candidate wants to live in that province and obtain PR for Canada.
In this blog, in-depth details of the following provinces are provided:
2. British Columbia
5. Newfoundland and Labrador
6. Nova Scotia
7. New Brunswick
8. Prince Edward Island
9. Northwest Territories
Now when it comes to provinces, each province has its certain streams which can be described as different groups that these provinces target. Some of the groups that are targeted include-
However, before initiating the application process for the PNP of any province, there are a few basic prerequisites that must be met.
1. The two important must haves to consider applying in any province are, passing a medical exam and having a police check.
2. The candidate must meet the eligibility criteria of the particular province of choice.
3. Express Entry profile must be created and submitted according to the minimum criteria for its eligibility including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.
4. Express Entry manages application of 3 immigration programs namely-
-Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),
-Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
-Canadian Work Experience Class (CEC).
5.If the candidate gets an “Invite to apply” they must do so by submitting an application to the IRCC.
Since it is tedious to check each and every province’s site and the eligibility requirements, we have saved you time by giving an overview to all the provinces offering PNP and their details.
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills to fill job shortages or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta.
A. Under Foreign Workers it has 3 streams;
-Opportunity Stream (mainly for people already working there)
-Express Entry Stream (for people who are planning to live or work there)
-Accelerated Tech Pathway provides expedited processing to foreign workers who are currently working for, or have a job offer with, an Alberta-based tech industry employer in an eligible tech occupation.
B. Under Entrepreneurs there are 3 streams;
1. International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (Foreign graduates of approved post secondary institutions who plan on starting or buying business.
2. Self Employed Farmers (who want to start their own or buy a farm.
3. Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa (Foreign graduates from abroad can apply)
To get selected by the province of Alberta, you must have an Express Entry profile. Candidates who are suitable for Express Entry get the nomination by Alberta after scoring the minimum scores on the Alberta points calculator.
Express Entry Profile
Minimum Alberta points
Connection to province
Not required for Alberta Express Entry
Same as EE
Level of Education
Investment Requirement (for entrepreneurs)
Offered in AAIP
National Occupational Classification(NOC) codes in demand:
Web Designers and Developers
University Professors and Lecturers
Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers
Sales and Account Representatives – Wholesale Trade (non-technical)
Retail Sales Supervisors
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations
Financial Sales Representatives
Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing
Managers in Transportation
Food Service Supervisors
Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Associated Products
Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
Labourers in Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
Transport Truck Drivers
Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics