PNP’s: a pathway for you to be a permanent resident in Canada
PNP’s have been a part of Canada’s immigration policy for many years now. Not only do these programs help you seek permanent resident ship in the country but also help the province fill its talent pool if there is a shortage.
Suppose in a province, there is a shortage of nurses, if you nominate yourself as a nurse to get citizenship for that province, the province would consider your application and escalate it to the Federal level. If they accept your application then you would receive your PR. You should remember that the province only nominates and then you can apply for PR at the Federal level.
The categories for Provincial Nominee Program
This is a very important part and if you are meeting the requirements it can quicken the overall process of your application. If you have an active profile in Canada’s express entry pool you can opt for an Expressed Entry Aligned PNP and then you would get a 600-point boost to your CRS score which can almost ensure that you will get an invitation to apply in the next round.
Now, if you don’t have an express entry profile or don’t qualify for it, you don’t have to worry. You can always apply for Non-Express Entry Aligned PNPs. What happens here is that each province in Canada can have about 80 active PNP streams at any given time and there would be some common streams such as
- Job offer PNPS
- Study work or study PNPs
- Occupation in demand
- Entrepreneurial PNPs
You can opt for any one of them based on your skill set and get a chance to receive a PR invitation. You can always get in touch with the team at Star Immigration for more details and all of the options above. We look forward to hearing from you.
What are the eligibility criteria to apply for a PNP?
As each province nominates its individual, there are no standard set of criteria for any Provincial Nominee Program. You will have to meet the criteria set by the province and this can include anything from your education, skillset, work experience and whether you can make a positive contribution to the local economy. Based on these requirements, if a province considers your application then it can elevate you to the Federal level and you can stand a chance to be a permanent citizen of Canada.
A step-by-step instruction manual on how to apply
It is a two-part process, at first, you would have to apply for a provincial nomination and then you would have to apply to the Federal government. Here are the steps that you would have to follow, have a look:
- You will have to find out whether you’re eligible or not
- You will have to complete and submit the Provincial Nominee Program application
- If you are nominated by your province then you will receive your Provincial Nomination certificate and then you will need to submit your permanent residence application to the Federal government.
You can always contact Star Immigration and we can start with the paperwork right away. Go ahead, schedule an appointment now!
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