Provincial Nominee Program (PNP Programs)
Applicants for Canadian work visas under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) enjoy a speedy visa application process. Intending immigrants under PNP should have the necessary skills, proper education, sufficient work experience, and a passing language examination result for semi or low-skilled trades or professions.
To qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant. Many Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the national Government of Canada in order to carry out their prerogative of nominating immigrant workers who would like to establish themselves in their respective province.
What Provinces offer PNPs?
Currently there are eleven territories that are participating in the program. Criteria and eligibilities vary depending on the place of nomination.
- British Columbia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Prince Edward Island
What to Expect When Applying for the PNP
Once nominated by a province or territory, the next step is to file a PR (Permanent Residence) application with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The CIC will then evaluate your application and supporting documents based on Canadian immigration rules.
Why Seeking Professional Help with PNPs is Important
The Provincial Nominee Program is a great opportunity for foreigners to gain permanent residence in Canada. However, since the criteria for PNP differ in every province or territory, an applicant cannot afford to make a single error. Consulting with a legal expert from Canada will help you understand what province might be the best option for your application bid, and what specific requirements are necessary.
Why Hire Us to Help with Your PNP Application?
While the procedures for applying for a PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can "do it themselves."
For PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high. The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise. We have helped thousands of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs, be it for Nova Scotia, Ontario, BC, or another major province.
The first step towards your Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.
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