BC`s Provincial Nominee Program

BC`s Provincial Nominee Program2020-11-09T04:44:08+00:00

The BC PNP

BC PNP – A pathway to permanent residence in Canada

Becoming a Permanent Resident in Canada can be as easy as qualifyig or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These days, one of the most popular pathways to permanent residence is the BC PNP which is situated in British Columbia, Canada. Let`s see if you qualify for Permanent Residence in Canada through the BC PNP and its many streams. Contact us today and take the first step.

Most territories and provinces in Canada are free to nominate immigrants of their choice via the provincial nominee program (PNP).  Before you are nominated, it is believed the immigrant has:

  • The skills
  • Work experience and
  • Education

That will contribute to the economic advancement of that territory or province, and they must be willing to live and work there.

Every territory and province has their own immigration programs or streams which target certain groups of people. For example, territories and provinces may target:

  • Skilled workers
  • Semi-skilled workers
  • Business people,
  • Students

The province of Quebec doesn’t have a provincial nominee program (PNP). You can learn more about their programs by visiting their immigration website.

What Happens When You Are Nominated Under Non-Express Program?

If you are nominated under a non-express entry program or stream, you can submit your application via the paper-based process, and if the territory or province is happy with it, and nominates you, you will then be required to submit your application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

What Happens When You Are Nominated Under Express Entry Stream Or Program?

In this case, you must:

  • Meet the basic criteria for express entry
  • Meet at least any of the immigration programs it covers

To apply for the provincial nominee program:

  • You must apply for a nomination from a territory or province
  • A territory or province must nominate you, then
  • You will need to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to become a permanent resident.

To be nominated by a territory or province, you need to follow all the instructions on their website and you should contact them directly, or have an immigration consultant help you every step of the way:

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Nominee Programs by Province/Territory

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)2020-08-27T05:02:41+00:00

Alberta is acclaimed as one of the most socially dynamic and economically advanced provinces in Canada. Located in western part of Canada, its economy is largely based on vast natural resources.

Alberta is the home to Edmonton and Calgary- Canada’s two largest cities and most populous of the three ‘prairie provinces’. Alberta is no doubt one of the most beautiful provinces of North America, with wonderful tourist attraction parks such as Jasper and Banff.

Through AINP, interested immigrants with relevant skills and experience that are targeted by the province may get Alberta provincial nomination certificate- this will surely speed up their immigration process:

The Alberta provincial nominee program is made up of three main immigration streams:

  • Self-employment farmer stream
  • Employer-driven stream, and
  • Strategic recruitment stream
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)2020-08-27T05:00:55+00:00

This province is largely acclaimed as a center of economic activity and cultural diversity in Canada- strong natural resources, forestry, mining, expansive forests, unique coastal climate etc. British Columbia is located in the western part of Canada.

Home to Vancouver- Canada’s third largest city. British Columbia is renowned as one of the most beautiful places not just in Canada, but in the world. Through this British Columbia provincial nominee program, interested immigrants with relevant skills and experiences may get certificates which will allow the person to apply for permanent residence program. The processing time is usually faster than most Canadian immigration programs.

The British Columbia provincial nominee program can accept applications from prospective immigrants under two main streams:

  • Entrepreneurship immigration, and
  • Skills immigration ( which includes Express entry British Columbia)

However, these streams are divided into various categories. Taking time to go through them will help you to know if the British Columbia provincial nominee program is right for you.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)2020-08-27T04:52:53+00:00

Manitoba is situated between the provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario. The province of Manitoba is known for many things, as it is the gateway to western part of Canada. Its robust economy is based on agriculture and natural resources- that is why it is one of the ebullient drivers of Canadian economy.

Manitoba has an estimated 1.2 million population, and it is largely within the capital boundaries of Winnipeg. Manitobans are happily benefitting a lot from:

  • Sweeping natural wilderness
  • Stable labour market, and
  • Tight-knit communities

Through Manitoba provincial nominee program, interested immigrants with relevant skills and experience required by the province may get a Manitoba provincial nomination certification; this will speed up their immigration process.

Prospective immigrants can come to Manitoba in three ways either through express entry or outside express entry:

  • Modern community driven immigration initiative
  • Business investor immigration stream, and

Skilled worker immigration stream

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)2020-08-27T05:07:22+00:00

New Brunswick is one of the Maritime Provinces located in the north eastern part of Canada. This is the only accredited bilingual province in Canada- about 30% of her population speak French as their first language. New Brunswick is home to a good number of cities such as Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton.

Through this program, interested immigrants with the required skills and experience needed in the province may get nominee program certificate from New Brunswick, which will authorize them to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The processing times are usually faster than most Canadian immigration programs. Applications are accepted under the following immigration streams:

  • Business applicants
  • Skilled workers with family support
  • Express Entry labour market category
  • Skilled workers with employer support

Note: Please keep in mind that the government of New Brunswick recently announced a pilot program known as ‘Succession Connect’. With this new program, prospective immigrants to the province may have to think of running an established business in the province. More details will be given on this in due time.

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)2020-08-27T05:06:15+00:00

Located in the eastern part of province. This province is made up of two distinct land masses namely:

  • Labrador, and
  • The island of Newfoundland

This province is booming with natural resources and energy.  Through this program, interested immigrants with relevant skills and experience needed in the province will get a Newfoundland and Labrador Nomination certificate, which will allow foreigners to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The processing time will be done promptly than most Canadian immigration classes.

Applications are accepted in this province under the following streams:

  • Skilled worker category
  • Express Entry skilled worker, and
  • International graduate stream.
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)2020-08-27T05:09:07+00:00

This is an expansive territory, located between Nunavut and Yukon. It boasts of acres of untapped forests with more than 40,000 residents. Its economy cuts across vast geological resources like natural gas, diamonds, gold and petroleum. The capital city, Yellowknife is an industrial hub for hundreds of workers as well as a scenic town with rich recreational opportunities.

Through this program, interested immigrants with the needed skills and experience required in the province can get nomination certificates approved by the province; this will allow them to apply for Canadian permanent residence. It is usually processed faster than most Canadian immigration classes.

Applications are accepted under the following immigration programs. Each of them comes with their own categories:

  • Business-driven program
  • Employer driven program, and
  • Northwest territories express entry
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)2020-08-27T05:06:51+00:00

This is a small province situated in the maritime region of Canada. Nova Scotia is composed of:

  • Cape Breton Island
  • Nova Scotia Peninsula plus
  • Over 3,000 smaller islands

Halifax is the capital city, and it is famous as a centre of culture and arts plus high standards of living. Nova Scotians are known all over the world as people with close link to the sea. Though a small province, but it is renowned for its delicious cuisine and coastal beauty.

Through this program, interested immigrants with the required skills and experience needed in the province may get certificate which will fasten their overall immigration process.

Applications are accepted from people under the following immigration categories:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Skilled worker stream
  • Foreign graduate entrepreneur stream
  • Express entry: Nova Scotia demand, and
  • Express Entry: Nova Scotia Experience
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)2020-08-27T05:04:05+00:00

Ontario is number one landing destination for most immigrants coming from different parts of the world. It is famous as Canada’s most populous province. Home to about 40% of Canadians. It is also home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital and its biggest city, Toronto. By all standards, Ontario is the center of Canada’s political, social and economic life.

This program is also known as Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). With this program, interested immigrants with relevant skills and experience required in the province will get a certification from Ontario Provincial Nomination; this will permit them to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This is usually processed faster than most of the Canadian immigration classes.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program accepts applications under the following categories:

Ontario Express Entry

  • French-Speaking skilled worker stream, and
  • Human capital priorities stream

General category (also known as Employer Category)

  • Foreign nationals with a job offer category

International Student Category

  • Foreign students with a job offer stream
  • Foreign students –Masters Graduate category, and
  • Foreign students- PhD Graduate category

Business Category

  • Corporate stream, and
  • Entrepreneur stream
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)2020-08-27T05:03:14+00:00

This is made up of the island and other surrounding isles. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada. It is popularly known as the: ‘the birthplace of Canada’ as a result of the Charlottetown conference, which gave rise to Canada’s formation.

Prince Edward Island is well-known for it’s:

  • Beautiful coasts
  • Lush farmlands
  • Bourgeoning economy which is centered on fishing, tourism and agriculture.

Through this program, interested immigrants with skills and experience required in the province may receive a certificate, which will allow foreigners to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Usually, the processing times are faster than most Canadian immigration classes.

Prince Edward Island accepts applications from prospective immigrants under the following categories:

  • Business impact category
  • Labour impact category, and
  • Prince Edward provincial nominee program express entry
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)2020-08-27T05:08:09+00:00

This is home to Canada’s most growing economies and large populations, which is as a result of the massive influx of immigrants from different parts of the world. It is part of the Prairie Provinces in the western part of Canada.

Its economy is strongly based on important natural resources such as fishing, and forestry and agriculture. Saskatchewan is made up of vast area of pristine wilderness, plus two major cities namely Regina and Saskatoon.

Through this program, prospective immigrants with the needed skills and experience required in the province will get a nomination certificate which will allow them to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Usually, it is processed quickly and efficiently than most Canadian immigration classes.

Applications are accepted under the following streams:

  • Entrepreneur and farm stream
  • Saskatchewan Experience stream, and
  • International skilled worker category

Each of them has one or more sub-categories. We will provide you with additional information that will help you to determine if the Saskatchewan immigration nominee program is the best for you.

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)2020-08-27T05:02:34+00:00

Situated in farthest north of Canada. It is well-known for the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. Yukon is home to about 30,000 people, a greater majority of these people are living in Whitehorse, its capital city. It has a growing economy, which is mainly composed of tourism and mining. If you are someone that loves great outdoors and strong communities, then this is an ideal place to visit.

Through this amazing program, interested immigrants with skills and experience will be given a certificate which will allow foreigners to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The Yukon nominee program is made up of the following programs:

  • Skilled worker
  • Business nominee
  • Critical impact worker, and
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)