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Provincial Nominee Program Canada

Immigrating to Canada is a broader term, one can concise it by deciding which province in Canada you wish to immigrate. That’s right, one can immigrate to Canada under the PNP program such as Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and BC Provincial Nominee Program. The immigration decision is mainly determined by the condition of the labour market and the type of skilled workers required, and this is the key driving force for the provincial nominee program (PNP). The sole purpose of the PNP program is to bring immigrants who are skilled enough to fill the labour gap and have the potential to contribute to the economy.

How Does the Provincial Nominee Program Work?

The Provincial Nominee Program basically defines that a potential immigrant is qualified enough to provide permanent residency in a specific province. So, if a candidate is absolutely sure which province he actually wanted to settle-in or already on a work permit, then PNP might be a favorable choice for you, and even an immigration process would be much faster. But one must understand that each province has different criteria with their own intake limits. You have to apply accordingly. Do note that the intake limit can change anytime as per the labour market needs. Hence, don’t be surprised if your PNP application is put on hold or not acknowledged.

BC Provincial Nominee Program

The B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has seized the attention of high-demanded workers and proficient entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency (PR) in British Columbia. The BC Nominee Program encompasses three pathways, and that is:

#1 Skills Immigration – That covers skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in B.C. and it uses a point-based invitation system. To qualify as a skilled worker, you need to have a job offer as per the NOC skilled occupation, must meet the minimum language requirement, and must have at least two years of relevant work experience.

#2 Express Entry B.C. – Express Entry is the fastest way for eligible skilled workers to immigrate to British Colombia. In order to qualify, one has to fall under the Federal Economic Program (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Economic Immigration Program, Canadian experience class or Federal Skilled Trades Program).

#3 Entrepreneur Immigration – The entrepreneur immigration stream is for those who can actively manage a business in British Colombia. But in order to qualify, you need to have solid business experience, establish an eligible new business, a personal net worth of at least 600,000 CND, personal investment of at least CAD $200,000 in the business and you must create at least one full-time job for permanent citizen living in Canada.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates who want to get settled in the Saskatchewan region. The process to apply for SINP is just similar to BC provincial nominee program and one has to complete federal application form. There are four SINP categories you can apply to:

#1 International Skilled Worker Category for skilled workers who want to live in Saskatchewan.

#2 Experience Category who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan.

#3 Entrepreneur Category for entrepreneurs who aim to start a business in Saskatchewan.

#4 Farm Category is for experienced farmers who want to indulge in a farming business in Saskatchewan.

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