Did you know that you can emigrate to Canada by doing the process directly with the province of your interest?
I’m not talking about Quebec , I’m talking about the Provincial Nominations programs.
Yes, many provinces and territories have special programs to attract immigrants. Let’s explore these options a bit to encourage you to investigate further.
The information you will see has been taken from the official Canadian and provincial government sites. They provide it completely free of charge, designed for you to do the migratory processes on your own.
What is “PNP”?
It is the acronym for Provincial Nominee Program .
It is the program that a Canadian province or territory has to get new residents.
Its objective is to attract qualified personnel who can prosper the region’s economy (professionals, specialized workers, investors). It is important that applicants demonstrate their intention to live in that province.
Provincial Nomination programs operate in almost all provinces or territories, except Quebec, as this province operates its own system.
Each province has its own entry requirements, different from those of another province or territory.
All this I am presenting to you only in an informative way to motivate you to read and learn about it. I want to make it clear to you that I am not an immigration advisor or advisor at any time, nor do I offer these services. My intention in making these immigration articles and videos is to motivate you to have a starting point and thus carry out your immigration process on your own. It is your own responsibility to investigate and act, I cannot be held responsible for your actions or your results.
Is PNP the same as the process called “Express Entry”?
No, but there are some related programs. Let’s first define our starting point and then we’ll see that.
- Express Entry (Express Entry) = Federal Process (Government of the country -Canada-).
- Provincial Nominee = Process that begins with your application sent on paper directly to the province or territory.
The way Express Entry + PNP are combined
Basic PNP Programs – Not related to “Express Entry”
Within their Provincial Nominations program, each province manages different subprograms or “streams”, immigration flows with certain characteristics. Normal processes for Provincial Nomination are on paper, and the person performs them directly with the province.
Extended PNP Programs – These are the ones that work with the “Express Entry”
They are a subprogram of provincial nominations that is coupled with that of the Express Entry electronic system. (You choose the province, or they choose you from the province).
Yes, I know, you are filling yourself with doubts, it happened to me too. For you to know more about it, since I am not the one who can take you out of those doubts, I invite you to read directly the source of this information, which is the Government of Canada (in English or French):
Here’s another thing to keep in mind:
The requirements of the programs can change from one moment to the next, so I recommend you to constantly read the official websites. It could also be the case that the information I am placing here today may not be valid at the time you read it. That is why I insist that you inform yourself directly from the source, which is the Canadian and provincial governments.
Provincial Nominations: How can I learn more?
That it be worth repeating. Everything that has to do with immigration in Canada, the rules, laws, needs and requirements change over time, and sometimes relatively quickly.
- What they demanded of a person who immigrated 5 years ago is not necessarily the same thing they could demand of you if you started today.
- What they demand of someone for Province X may not be the same as for Territory Y.
In this way you can learn more about the subject of Provincial Nominations:
- Learn and improve your English (initially reading and writing).
- Read the information on the official immigration websites of the province (s) or territory (s) of interest. Information is in English!
To help you with your homework, here are the official links so you can start learning about Provincial Nominations:
- Federal Government (Canada) – General information:
- Provinces and territories that have Provincial Nomination Programs:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince edward island
Emigrate without having a job offer
If you explored the sites I linked to above, you may have noticed that, in most cases, the way to emigrate as a “skilled worker” is if a company from that province or territory has offered you work , and there is a signed contract.
Thinking about it, I went ahead and made you part of the task, finding you some options that would be worth looking at.
Saskatchewan Province: Look at the Demand Professions, Demand Occupations and Express Entry options.
Manitoba Province: Apart from having some options where it is not necessary to have a job offer, take a look at something notorious: they offer seasonal visas temporarily for interested people to make exploratory visits.
Nova Scotia Province: Seasonally offers Provincial Nominations without requiring an employment contract. The options that combine Provincial Nomination with Express Entry could be flexible for this.
As you already know, I am not a migrant consultant or expert, I just share as a motivation what I read on the official sites.
If you really want to take charge of your life project in Canada, I invite you to read and understand in depth the programs that I am presenting only as mouth gaps.
To complement this article, I created a series of 3 videos about it. Here you will see the first of them:
I hope this serves to give you ideas about planning for your future.
If you think it can help someone, do not hesitate to share.
Many successes and see you next time.