Immigrating to a new country is not always an easy step to take; various immigration requirements and regulations make it difficult to sort through. Nevertheless, there are some countries with immigration-friendly policies, and one of them is Canada - their relaxed immigration laws and policies make it easy to immigrate to Canada.
One of the ways to immigrate to Canada is through the Provincial Nominee Program. This program allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate people who will settle in their provinces and work in the region as long as they meet the specific province requirement.
The first step towards emigrating under this program is to search for the province in Canada you would like to immigrate to. Different provinces have their peculiar criteria for selecting applicants under this program. Searching through the various provinces will allow you to choose a province which you are better tailored to and increase your chances of qualifying under this program. Some provinces currently participating in this program are Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
In Canada, there are multiple Provincial Nominee Program that occasionally chooses and nominates the applicants for Canadian permanent residency. A few of the popular ones are- Ontario Immigrant Nominee program (OINP) - Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) - Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) - British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) - Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) - New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Applying directly to the province
To immigrate under this program, a province needs to nominate you.- Choose your preferred province - Complete a Provincial Nominee Program application in that province - Your application will be reviewed - If you are selected, you receive a provincial nomination certificate. - On this nomination, you can apply for permanent residency.
If you are registering under the express system, your profile can be viewed by the different provinces in Canada. If your profile is picked by any, you will get an invitation to get in touch with the province to be considered for their program. If you are invited this way, you become eligible to get an online Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency visa based on your invitation from the province.
After sending in your application, you do not have much to do anymore. At this stage, you should find out how long it will take to process your request. Under the non-Express Entry system, it could take as much as 24 months. While under the Express Entry system completed applications for permanent residence will be processed within six months or more.
After applying, find out what happens after you apply to Canada to become a provincial nominee. Then you can start making plans to pack your bags.
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