To encourage immigration and to meet each province’s/territory’s explicit requirements, each of the provinces and territories have their own set of rules for immigration known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who can effectively contribute to the community and wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.
The Entrepreneur Immigration stream that falls under the BC Provincial Nominee Program is for business people with experience and seeking to start a business in British Columbia and become a permanent resident. In this case an individual willing to invest and manage on a business in British Columbia may apply under this category.
A point-based system is used to assess eligible candidates, who may be outside of Canada. The applications are accepted from qualified applicants who are able to show strong connection to the province through past education,family or friends or employment (Manitoba Experience), or by invitation of the MPNP and who can get a minimum of 60 points score on the basis of five eligibility factors: age, language proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability.
Under the Business Investor category, Individuals from foreign countries seeking to invest in the province are nominated and recruited. The Business Investor operates on an ‘Expression of Interest’ system, whereby prospective applicants express an interest by putting in an application to the program. The most qualified applicants are invited to apply for immigration.
The Entry Skilled Worker stream enables the Newfoundland And Labrador PNP to nominate skilled candidates with job offers through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Prospective immigrants who have been accepted into the federal pool may be able to apply to the Newfoundland And Labrador Entry Skilled Worker.
Candidates seeking to live and work in Prince Edward Island may put in application an application for the PEI PNP Express Entry Stream. Applicants who are eligible may have processing times of six months or less befit. The PEI PNP does not provide an assurance of reviewal or acceptance after all profiles submission.