The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a group of Canadian immigration programs run by the federal government in collaboration with individual provinces, each with its own set of standards and ‘streams’ (i.e., target groups). The goal of those program is to assist people who meet the following requirement for individuals who: have the skills, education, and work experience needed to contribute to a province or territory’s economy would like to stay in that province and become permanent residents of Canada want to reside in that province. The most popular streams under PNP are: Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Business Immigration.
Canada has a two-tiered immigration system, offering programs for skilled workers. Almost all of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories can nominate skilled worker candidates for admission to Canada with specific skills required by their local economies. Successful candidates who receive a provincial or territorial nomination can apply for Canadian permanent residence through federal immigration authorities. As a result, the provinces have an increasing role in the selection of economic immigrants. In the provinces, they also run their own categories under the Canada Express Entry System. One of the most important aspects of any provincial program is selecting candidates who will be qualified for permanent residency status.
Each of Canada’s provinces and territories operates a unique Provincial Nominee Program. Program requirements vary greatly between provinces, and applicants need to consult each province’s PNP. Canadian provinces can nominate candidates for permanent residence under numerous streams:
Alberta is a province in Western Canada. The economy of Alberta is based on natural resources such as oil, gas, coal and agriculture. The capital of the province is Edmonton. The majority of the population lives within 160 kilometres (100 mi) from the US border. Alberta has a large labour force and a low unemployment rate. Despite this, Alberta’s population growth rate is tied with Saskatchewan for second-lowest among provinces.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is a key component of the Alberta Economic Strategy. The AINP matches skilled workers to specific economic opportunities in the province, thereby ensuring that immigrants are integrating into their new communities and becoming active participants in the local economy. Expertise gained through work experience in another country can be applied to positions that need filling now.
On average, two or three times in a month IRCC invites candidates to apply for permanent residence in Express Entry Draws, known as Express Entry Invitation Rounds. Individual points are determinative, however, the cut-off score varies. We post the results of the latest Express Entry Draw, CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate and the number of invitations issued on our home page.
So, candidates in the Express Entry Pool waiting for an invitation may be selected in any of the monthly Invitation Rounds.
Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. Ontario is Canada’s most populous province accounting for nearly 40% of the country’s inhabitants. It is home to the nation’s capital city, Ottawa, and the nation’s most populous city, Toronto.
Ontario has a vast range of terrain in contrast with its very small land area; from the flatlands by Lake Erie in the west to glaciated rock in the Canadian Shield in the northeast, from heavily forested areas in the north to farms along much of its southern border with Quebec.
The climate varies from temperate in south-western Ontario (particularly southwest), subarctic along northeast border with Quebec, to humid continental in much of the rest of the province.