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Three Best Provincial Nominee Programs for Canada in 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019
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Three best Provincial Nominee programs

If you are thinking of migrating to Canada, you must be familiar with the Provincial Nominee Program or PNP under which Canadian provinces can nominate you for immigration to Canada.

Canada offers nearly 80 different which have their individual eligibility requirements. The PNP program allows provinces to meet their individual immigration needs by helping them fill jobs that are in demand and meet labor shortages in their province.

Most PNPs require applicants to have some connection to the province. They should have either worked earlier in that province or studied there. Or they should have a job offer from an employer in the province for a job visa.

However, there are some PNPs which require no previous connection to the province you are applying for, you can apply directly to the PNP program of that province.

Most PNPs are connected to the Federal Express Entry system. In this case, if your visa application makes it to the Express Entry pool, you will get an additional 600 points added to your CRS score when applying for a PR visa. This increases your possibility of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for your PR visa in the subsequent invitation round for the PR visa.

Those wishing to apply for the PNP programs linked with Express Entry pool must first create an Express Entry profile. There is also the option for applying under the non-Express Entry aligned PNPs.

Impact of PNP program:

Canada has increasingly come to rely on the PNP program to meet the labor shortage in the country. With more than 400,000 jobs being vacant. The Canadian government has continuously increased its targets for the PNP program. It has set a target of 67,800 for 2020.

What are the best PNPs for Canada PR in 2020?

 Considering these factors, here are the three best PNPs for 2020.

1. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):

The program offers options for a wide range of occupations. Migrants wanting to move to Canada but failing to succeed through federal programs managed under the Express Entry system may find it easier to apply for their PR visa using SINP.

The program offers a variety of categories and sub-categories to help individuals and families wanting to settle down in Canada.

To be eligible for the program:

 Candidates must have at least one year of experience in any of the jobs in Saskatchewan’s in-demand list of occupations

They must have completed their education up to the post-secondary level

Have proficiency in either English or French.

Many categories and sub-categories in the SINP program are not aligned to the Federal Express Entry system. However, the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker is aligned with the Express Entry program which creates the possibility of adding 600 points to your CRS and getting an ITA in subsequent Express Entry draws.

2. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):

The province of Ontario with its capital Toronto is an important tech hub and offers many job opportunities in this sector. This program has several categories to help skilled workers, graduates and business owners to migrate to Canada.

The OINP offers three streams that are aligned to the Express Entry program. So, an OINP provincial nomination under any of these programs will add 600 points to your CRS score.

 Among them is the Human Capital Priorities Stream. To apply under this program candidates must have a CRS score of 400 points or higher. There is the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream for candidates who proficiency in French ranging from intermediate to advanced levels.

There is also the Skilled Trades Stream designed for candidates with experience of working in a trade-in Ontario.

3. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):

The NSNP offers a range of options to skilled workers, entrepreneurs, international graduates and temporary foreign works wanting to settle down in Canada.

 The Nova Scotia Immigration Program is aligned with the Express Entry system. Candidates with an active Express Entry profile are eligible to apply for this program. The NSNP offers two categories.  Category A which requires candidates to have a job offer from an employer in the province. This could be a challenge for applicants from outside Canada. The other Category B does not have such a condition. The candidates are only required to have experience in any of the in-demand occupations in the province.

To help you decide on the best PNP option to get your PR visa to Canada in 2020, take the help of an immigration consultant. You can use their expertise to successfully apply for the right program.

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