Canada offers different pathways for immigrants all over the world. The country hopes to meet its immigration targets in the coming years. And within that period, boost the nation’s economy and tackle increasing labour shortage in the country.
Each year the country welcomes over 350,000 immigrants which mostly comes from provincial nominations. Immigrants who are nominated are given a clear path to permanent residency in the nominating province.
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs were introduced to help the provinces bring in more immigrants to Canada. Each province will have select each year a certain number of immigrants to come to their province through nominations.
The Express Entry since its introduction has become the main source of candidates for the different provinces. The province through its nomination programs sends invitations to candidates in the express entry.
So, this year Canada’s PNPs have been active and provinces issuing nominations to skilled, experienced and talented workers. The most active this have brought in more immigrants in the first quarter of the year, but more are yet to follow.
List of 5 Canada PNPs For You This Year.
1. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
The Ontario nominee program is one of the most popular PNPs in Canada. This year the province issued over 7000 invitations to apply to express entry candidates who showed interest to reside in the province.
Candidates who are eligible and those who qualify for the various draws issued each month will receive an invitation. This year, the OINP has also shown great promise and has thus issued over 10 draws which have several express entry candidates receive an invitation.
2. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
Alberta also has one of the most popular provincial nominee programs which has so far issued invitations to candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 points. The province through its PNP has issued more than 4,500 invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates.
3. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan nominee program requires candidates to first show their interest to reside in the province. The province uses an Expression of Interest system which requires that candidates submit an EOI application prior to each draw.
Candidates with low language Canadian Language Benchmark score were favoured this year with an invitation under the occupation in-demand category. Job offer requirements for the candidate in the Occupation in Demand and Express Entry were not required.
4. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
One of the most famous provinces in the Atlantic region of Canada. This year the province has issued over 1,065 invitations, mostly to skilled workers and Entrepreneurs. The province is also a popular pathway for immigrants to gain a fast nomination for permanent residency.
5. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba is also famous for issuing invitations to skilled and talented workers, showing them an easy path to permanent residency.
These are the top PNPs so far, an invitation will surely ensure that you gain an extra 600 CRS score which should be enough to apply.