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Canada has become a favorite destination for new immigrants because of the well regulated and clear policies introduced by the Canadian immigration system. Canada’s immigration system has been a role model for many countries. The biggest percentage of Economic immigrants come under the Express Entry program which gives an opportunity for Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Provincial nominees to immigrate to Canada. Over the years, Canada has set an example of valuing and welcoming new immigrants and their cultures.
We have compiled a few Frequently Asked Questions which are often asked by people who wish to embark on their immigration journey to Canada. The answers to these questions will help clear your doubts and bring you one step closer to fulfill your dream of immigrating to Canada.
- You may receive Canada PNP nominations from multiple provinces and territories; however, you may accept only one PNP nomination. Your profile will remain in the Express Entry pool until you accept the PNP nomination.
- You are under no obligation to accept a Canada PNP nomination and may decline it if you don’t intend to stay in a particular province that has nominated you.
- A PNP nomination by a province does not guarantee that you will be eligible for permanent residency. The final decision to issue a visa rests with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- Please ensure that the information provided by you in your Express Entry profile remains truthful and accurate at all times. Any change in your circumstances must be updated in your profile
You will receive a response from the province once they have made a decision based on the documents provided by you. The Canada PNP decision letter will be sent via email as well as it appears in your Express Entry profile. Once the province wishes to nominate you for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), they will notify you and then you have 30 calendar days from the date of their correspondence to accept the PNP nomination.
passport copy, copy of approved language tests such as IELTS, and your Education Credential Assessment (ECA) original or copy. They will also need copies of your degrees, reference letters from your employers stating specific details as mentioned in the checklist.
You can apply for Canada PNP in the online Express Entry process in two ways: Contacting Province Directly Accepting Notification of Interest (NOI) Contacting Province Directly You can contact the province directly and apply for a PNP nomination under the Express Entry stream. Based on their PNP requirements, the province agrees to nominate you and updates your Express Entry profile to show that you have been nominated. For more information on this topic visit and select the province you wish to move: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/provincial-nominees/works.html So, the above Contacting Province Directly process will look like: Visiting the above link -> Selecting the Province you are interested in -> Wait for them to respond Accepting Notification of Interest (NOI) from the Province A province sends you a “Notification of Interest (NOI) to your account if your profile fits their PNP requirements. It is up to you if you wish to accept the NOI sent by the province for their Canada PNP program. Notification of Interest (NOI) from a province gets sent to your Express Entry profile stating that the province is interested in considering you for nomination under their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Once you receive an NOI, you have to contact the province directly within two weeks via email stating that you wish to proceed with the Canada PNP process. You must provide your Express Entry profile number and a screenshot of the NOI received from the province in your email. The province explicitly informs you that this is just a letter of interest and that it is not a guarantee that you will be nominated by them. Canada PNP nomination happens only after you qualify all the requirements of the province. The province will confirm your information and will send you an email requesting you to submit an application, which includes a form to fill out and a document checklist listing all the required documents. Some provinces charge a fee for applying while others let you apply for free. There is usually a deadline for applying so make sure that you start working on it right away. So, the above Acceptance of Notification of Interest process will look like: You Receive NOI -> Express your Interest via e-mail -> Wait for them to respond
Canada operates in a two-tiered immigration system i.e. Federal and Provincial levels under a shared jurisdiction between various provinces. Almost all ten Canadian provinces and three territories follow this protocol. A Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) means provinces get to nominate an individual or a skilled worker candidate to come to their province with the specific skills set as required by their local economies (businesses).
The Canada PNP Program is designed for individuals who: Have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory Want to live in that province, and Want to become Permanent Residents of Canada