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Provincial Nominee Immigration or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) is a network of varied programs that run across Canada, supported by almost all provinces and territories. These programs allow these provinces to nominate skilled workers as candidates to be allowed into Canada. This varies for what skills are required in each economy that is nominating these skilled workers.

SPONSORED EMPLOYEES

For some of these programs, the employer nominates their candidates and after approval from the province, are run through an expedited process. The early stages see these skilled workers obtain temporary work permits to enter Canada while simultaneously being processed for permanent residence. Outside of a few provinces (Saskatchewan, Quebec and Manitoba), skilled based provincial programs usually need an employer to sponsor an applicant. Without government approval by said province, the application will be denied. This is usually caused when an employer does not have approval for sponsorship by the government.

Sponsoring employers must show efforts to hire local workers and meet varied terms and conditions that exist in the occupation. These efforts help qualify foreign workers, and is sometimes labeled a transition plan. To become a sponsored employee, skill level must meet Type 0 or Skill Level A/B on the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

HOW TO APPLY

Find the right Program
Reflect on the available provinces and territories, and see which fits best for you. Requirements and eligibility factor by province, so it is important to see which fits your criteria.

Apply
We will be happy to assist you with the submission of your application to the PNP office, as applicable and where you qualify.

Getting a Provincial Nomination Certificate
Following a successful application, you will be nominated for an application to become a permanent resident of Canada

Submit Permanent Residence Application
Apply for permanent residence to the Canadian federal government. This can be done by 2 processes, depending on the PNP you have chosen.

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS BY PROVINCE

Ontario

Ontario’s PNPs works as pathways to bring in immigrants that can prove beneficial in areas such as: skilled trades, working in sectors with labour shortages, investors and entrepreneurs. The province divides streams into 3 major categories that include:
  • Ontario Human Capital

    This section focuses on targeting the labour force. Skills and experience that work through this stream include being proficient in English and/or French, having work or educational experience in Ontario and having valued Express Entry profiles. Streams under Ontario Human Capital include: Masters Graduate, PhD Graduate, Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker.
  • Ontario Employer Job Offer

    Streams under this category are for individuals who have a valid job offer pending from an Ontario employer. Both the employer and job must meet certain requirements for validity and the applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements varying on the stream. Streams under Ontario Employer Job Offer include: Foreign Worker, International Student with a Job Offer and In-Demand Skills.
  • Ontario Business

    Ontario Business immigration hones in on applicants interested in making corporate or entrepreneurial investment in business development in Ontario. As of right now, the Corporate and Investor streams have been closed making the Entrepreneur stream the only available stream currently in this category.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in Ontario, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Alberta

Alberta is the center of agricultural production in Canada. This makes Alberta unique in the pathways it has. Alberta operates its streams throughout 3 major categories:
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream

    This stream targets individuals who are already working presently in Alberta and have an offer of employment to continue to do so full-time. The eligibility requirements are work experience centric, with 12 months minimum of work experience in Alberta, along with a withstanding job offer and a language level of CLB 4.
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream

    This stream allows the province to make nominations to certain candidates with active profiles in the Express Entry system. The exact selection process in unclear but considerations correlate to those with strong ties to Alberta and have the ability to help expand diversification and economic growth.
  • Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream

    This stream zeroes in on immigrants who are seasoned in farming operations. This would require having sufficient funds to launch a farming operation in Alberta. A minimum investment of $500,000 CAD is required as well as a detailed plan laying out the launch of the farm.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in Alberta, contact us at Just to Canada today.

British Columbia

British Columbia looks at economic development and labour force needs as ideal areas of enhancement, making it a great location for immigration. BC’s pathways look specifically at skilled workers, entrepreneurs and workers in sectors with labour shortages. The streams are divided into 2 major categories:
  • British Columbia Skills Immigration

    Skills Immigration aims at skilled workers who could be capable members of the workforce in British Columbia. The pathways through this category looks at immigrants who have prospected employment opportunities and have experience indicating they can maintain employment consistently. The streams through BC Skills Immigration include: BC Skilled Worker, BC Healthcare Professional, BC International Graduate, BC International Post-Graduate and BC Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Worker.
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

    This category targets those with a solid background in running a successful business. Whether that be from an ownership, investment or management position. High net worth and corporations that prove high revenues have the ability to immigrate and start a business or enterprise in British Columbia. The streams that follow under BC Entrepreneur Immigration include: BC Entrepreneur, BC Entrepreneur Regional Pilot and BC Strategic Pilots.
For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in British Columbia, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Manitoba

Manitoba looks at economic development and labour force needs as ideal areas of enhancement, making it a great location for immigration. Manitoba’s pathways look specifically at skilled workers, entrepreneurs and workers in sectors with labour shortages, recent graduates and business-minded agricultural specialists. These streams are broken down into 4 major categories:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba

    Skilled Worked in Manitoba looks at skilled workers that have work experience or have a job offer in Manitoba. Applicants must be currently working in Manitoba during the application process. Some cases of consideration occur for those who have attended a recruitment session in their foreign nation. The streams under Skilled Workers in Manitoba include: Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, Manitoba Experience Pathway, Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
  • Skilled Workers Overseas

    This category focuses on workers who are experienced to join the work force and have the adaptability to easily transition to live in Manitoba. Workers with experience in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations are prioritized in this category. Streams in Skilled Workers Overseas include: Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, Manitoba Express Entry Pathway and Manitoba Human Capital Pathway.
  • International Education Stream (IES)

    IES targets those who have recently graduated from post-secondary within Manitoba. It is also required for candidates to have some work experience or business management expertise. This can be completed following their graduation, or as a part of the co-op they completed during their time of study. The streams in IES include: Manitoba Career Employment Pathway, Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway and Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway.
  • Business Investor Stream (BIS)

    The BIS category focuses on individuals looking to launching a new business in Manitoba. The two streams look at different business models, one focusing on a general model while the other hones in on the agricultural sector. The two streams in BIS include: Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway and Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway.
For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in Manitoba, contact us at Just to Canada today.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal location for immigrants to fill in the workforce and help grow New Brunswick both on an economical and communal level. New Brunswick operates on 4 major streams:
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream

    This stream acts as a direct pathway to permanent residence. It is aligned with Express Entry and mainly targets highly skilled individual. The process is expedited with those who have successful applications on their Express Entry profiles.
  • Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

    Aimed at recent graduates of New Brunswick universities and colleges who have started or purchased a New Brunswick business and have run it for at least a year If an applicant meets these requirements and intends to settle permanently in New Brunswick, they may be eligible for a provincial nomination through this stream.
  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support Stream

    Looks at high skilled foreign workers with a current job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

    This program is an initiative created by Canada’s Atlantic provinces and the Canadian federal government. This process is for those who have obtained a job offer from an employer in the Atlantic region.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in New Brunswick, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal location for immigrants to fill in the workforce and help grow Nova Scotia both on an economical and communal level. Nova Scotia operates on multiple streams including:
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

    This particular stream is looking for highly skilled individuals who will be able to join and contribute to the Nova Scotia economy. Candidates must have either a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer or work experience in one of Nova Scotia's in-demand occupations to qualify. This program is linked to the federal Express Entry immigration system, allowing successful applicants to have their immigration applications processed more quickly.
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

    The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is designed for highly skilled individuals who want to live and work permanently in Nova Scotia. Candidates must have at least one year of experience working in a highly qualified occupation in Nova Scotia to be eligible. This program is associated to the federal Express Entry immigration system, enabling successful applicants to have their immigration applications processed more quickly.
  • Nova Scotia Skilled Workers

    The Nova Scotia Skilled Worker stream allows Nova Scotia firms to hire foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose talents are in high demand in the province. If a skilled worker receives a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, he or she may be able to apply through this stream to expedite their immigration process.
  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur

    The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream is designed for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to invest in and run a Nova Scotia firm. Applicants must have a considerable net worth and be ready to use their business management experience to start a new firm or purchase an existing business in Nova Scotia in order to qualify. After one year of conducting a business in Nova Scotia, applicants may be nominated for permanent residence status.
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

    This stream seeks Express Entry candidates with work experience in particularly in-demand positions in the province Currently, this stream is only accepting applications from Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214).
  • Atlantic Immigration Program (AIPP)

    This program is an initiative created by Canada’s Atlantic provinces and the Canadian federal government. This process is for those who have obtained a job offer from an employer in the Atlantic region.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in Nova Scotia, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Prince Edward Island

PEI uses programs to aim at business acumen, skilled workers and young graduates right out of university or college. These different programs are used to accelerate skilled immigrants into permanent residence. These streams are broken into 3 categories:
  • PEI Express Entry

    Prospective immigrants who have expressed an interest in living and working on Prince Edward Island and are in the federal Express Entry pool may be eligible for PEI Express Entry. Candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration classes, but only those with skills and experience that meet the province's current labour needs will be considered for Express Entry PNP.
  • Labour Impact

    Labour impact streams gives foreign workers and graduates who have already been hired by a PEI employer to gain access to an accelerated path to permanent residency. Streams in Labour Impact include: Skilled Workers in PEI, Skilled Workers Outside Canada, Critical Worker and International Graduate.
  • Business Impact

    Individuals desiring to immigrate to Canada on a business visa may take advantage of the PEI PNP's Business Impact route, whether they are creating an enterprise with 100 percent ownership or investing in a new or established PEI business. They may also choose to obtain a work visa by investing in a PEI firm, which will allow them to settle into their new life in Canada and PEI more quickly.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in PEI, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has a set of immigration routes that allow foreign persons to become permanent residents of Canada. The PNP is intentionally designed to recruit immigrants who would benefit the province, such as skilled workers, workers in industries with labour shortages, employees with job offers, and entrepreneurs. The province has many immigration channels grouped into three categories:
  • Saskatchewan International Worker

    This category aimed at skilled individuals who can readily integrate into Saskatchewan's workforce and adjust to life in the province. Some streams favour employees with experience in industries with labour shortages, while others target workers with job offers from Saskatchewan firms. The streams in Saskatchewan International Worker include: Saskatchewan Express Entry, Saskatchewan Employment Offer and Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation.
  • Saskatchewan Experience

    The Saskatchewan Experience looks at workers who have an offer of employment in Saskatchewan. They must also have previous work experience in the province. Some streams may prioritize workers with experience in certain sectors for reasons such as labour shortages. The streams in Saskatchewan Experience include: Saskatchewan Existing Work Permit, Saskatchewan Health Professionals, Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project, Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project and Saskatchewan Students.
  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm

    Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm is a set of two immigration streams targeted for people with business management experience who want to start a new enterprise in Saskatchewan. The entrepreneurial stream is intended for general entrepreneurs with business plans in a variety of areas, whereas the farm owner and operator stream are intended exclusively for farmers. The two streams are: Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Saskatchewan Farm Owners and Operators.

For more information regarding requirements and admissions for a particular stream in Saskatchewan, contact us at Just to Canada today.

Ontario

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Age limit:N/A
Education:No Minimum requirement, points will be awarded on Education
IELTS:CLB 4, points awarded for proficiency
Senior Managerial Exp:At least 24 months
Good faith Deposit:Not Required
Leading to:Work Permit, PR after nomination

In Greater Toronto Area:
Net worth requirement (not just cash in the bank, but all assets put together between the principal applicant and his / her spouse) should be Cad$800,000 and out of this net worth, an investment of Cad$600,000 is required.

Out of Greater Toronto Area:
the net worth requirement (not just cash in the bank, but all assets put together between the principal applicant and his / her spouse) should be Cad$400,000 and out of this net worth, an investment of Cad$200,000 is required.

New Brunswick

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Age Requirement:Age limit 55
Minimum Education:Minimum 14 years of education (2 years post secondary education)
Language Requirement:Min IELTS Bands 5
Senior Managerial Exp:5 years for max points
Business Exp:5 years for max points
Net Worth Requirement:CAD $600,000
Min Required Investment:CAD $250,000
Liquid funds to be shown on applying:CAD $300,000 from total net worth of the CAD $600,000 investment
Spouse ‘s English Proficiency:Will contribute to final points
Good Faith Deposit:CAD $ 100, 000(refunadble) 5 days explatory visit required
Leading to:Work Permit, PR after nomination

British Columbia

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Age limitN/A
Minimum Education:Post secondary or exp as owner/manager for 3 years
Language Requirement :Min IELTS Bands 5
Senior Managerial Exp:More than 4 years
Business Exp:More than 3 years of exp or combination of both adding to 3 years
Net Worth Requirement:CAD $600,000
Min Required Investment:CAD $200,000
Liquid funds to be shown on applying:Not Required
Spouse ‘s English Proficiency:Not Required
Good Faith Deposit:Not Required
Leading to:Work Permit, PR after nomination

Prince Edward Island

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Age limit59 Years
Minimum Education:Grade 12
Language Requirement :Min IELTS Bands 5
Senior Managerial Exp:5 years for max points
Business Exp:5 years for max points
Net Worth Requirement:CAD $600,000
Min Required Investment:CAD $150,000
Liquid funds to be shown on applying:Not Required
Spouse ‘s English Proficiency:Children are eligible to sit instead
Good Faith Deposit:Not Required
Leading to:Work Permit, PR after nomination

Nova Scotia

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Age requirement56 years
Minimum Education:14 years of education
Language Requirement :Min IELTS Bands 5
Senior Managerial Exp:5 years for max points
Business Exp:5 years for max points
Net Worth Requirement:CAD $600,000
Min Required Investment:CAD $250,000
Liquid funds to be shown on applying:CAD $300,000 from actual assets
Spouse ‘s English Proficiency:Recommended
Good Faith Deposit:CAD $100, 000 for one year (refundable) since PR program
Leading to:PR

Saskatchewan

Just2Canada Saskatchewan provincial nominee immigration Canada
To meet the minimum entry criteria you must:
  • Have $500,000 (CAD) at minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets;
  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and,
  • Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.
Age Limit:55 years
Educational Qualifications:Post Secondary
Language Requirements:Band 5

Manitoba

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  • Minimum CLB 5 for language proficiency level
  • Canada high school certificate equivalent
  • Minimum investment of CAD $250,000 in Manitoba Capital Region
  • Minimum investment of CAD $150,000 outside of Manitoba Capital Region
  • Minimum Net Worth of $500,000
  • Extra points for:
  • Spouse’s language proficiency exceeding CLB 5
  • If child is enrolled in an accredited course and institute in Manitoba

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