The Canadian immigration streams include Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), Private sponsorships, or Refugees programs for seeking refugee.
Here, we will 12 answer commonly asked immigration questions about Canadian PNP that may help you with the immigration process.
- How should I select the right Canadian province for immigration?
The best way to select a province for immigration would be to check which province has an active immigration program, a high demand for your professional skills, and an immigration program linked to express entry.
- Which provinces are part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?
12 provinces are a part of the Provincial Nominee Program or PNP. These include:
- British Columbia
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- New Brunswick
- Northwest Territories
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Each province operates its own PNP program with several streams. Check for the requirements of each province to determine your eligibility before applying.
- Which PNP is easy to get PR in Canada?
The easiest PNP to get PR in Canada is Alberta PNP. The Express Entry invites applicants with a CRS score of as low as 300 points.
- Which PNP is the fastest go get PR in Canada?
British Columbia PNP offers fast immigration and an easy documentation process. Hence, this province has become most immigrants’ preferred province to apply for.
- How do I apply for a Provincial Nominee Program in Canada?
- Find the Canadian PNP that is right for you. Check the requirements and eligibility of each PNP.
- Submit an application to the chosen province.
- After submitting the application, the province will nominate you to apply for the PR. Get the provincial nomination certificate.
- Finally, submit the application for PR. If the province allows Express Entry, you can do this online, otherwise submit a paper-based application.
- Does PNP guarantee PR?
If you get a nomination from any Canadian province, it almost guarantees getting a PR. Since it would be through PNP, it would be an expedited process.
- How do I apply through the Paper-Based Process?
For PNPs that are not aligned with Express Entry, you have to apply through the paper-based process. This is how it works:
- After getting nominated by a province, you need to fill out a paper application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
- You must pass a medical examination and police check.
- Pay all the necessary fees.
- Submit the paper application.
- How do I apply through the Express Entry Process?
For provinces that are aligned with Express Entry, you can apply online.
- Create an account and submit an Express Entry profile. Here, you have to indicate that a province has nominated you.
- After the confirmation of your nomination, your profile will be placed in the Express Entry pool after which 600 additional points will be added to your CRS current score.
- After that, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian PR.
- How long does it take to get PR in Canada through PNP?
The average processing time for a PR application through Express Entry is 6 months. For a paper-based application, it could take to an average of 18 months.
- Can I still qualify for a PNP if I don’t qualify for Express Entry?
Some provinces do accept applications from applicants who do not have eligibility for Express Entry. Such provinces have varying eligibility criteria, so check them before applying. Then, you have to submit a PR application to the federal government in a paper-based format.
- What are the benefits of PNP Canada?
Some benefits of PNP Canada include:
- It’s the easiest process to immigrate to Canada as you don’t need a high CRS score.
- A direct nomination from a province will complete the process in less than six months.
- They offer many job opportunities as the nomination is given only when the specifications for a job demand or profile are met.
- Some Express-Entry linked PMP streams don’t have a mandatory requirement of employment.
- Does PNP work on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis?
Some PNP streams operate on a first-come, first-served basis but not all. Others may require you to first register an Expression of Interest before the application process proceeds.