Pathway to Canada – Part 2

Another sure way of immigrating to Canada is through the Provincial Nominee Program, popularly called the PNP programs.
Launched in 1998, the PNP programs is the 2nd leading way to immigrate to Canada after Express Entry. Each Canadian province or territory operates its own PNP program designed to meet its specific economic, demographic, and occupational needs. The PNP programs offer a pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence for Individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific province or territory, to fill those needs within the province and gaining Permanent Residency and settling in the province. The main aim of the PNP programs is to spread the immigration across Canada, however, most of these programs have their own requirements, one of which is getting a job offer in Canada, but there are a few of them that do not require you to have a job offer in Canada.
Are you wondering how you can immigrate to Canada through this route? The first step is to determine, what is called your National Occupational Code (NOC). The NOC is Canada’s National system for organizing and describing occupations and is also a useful tool for job descriptions, educational requirements, required skills and related occupations. When you determine your NOC code, then you can search through the provinces and know where your occupation is needed, and you can apply to that province. Bear in mind that you will also need to have an Express Entry profile, even if you are going through the PNP route, because the PNP starts at the provincial level and ends at the Federal Level as it’s the Federal Government that issues the final decision. If you are accepted, you will be nominated and that nomination comes with 600 points added to your CRS score in the Express Entry pool, after which you are given an Invitation To Apply (ITA) to Canada. For example, John Doe is 42 years old and married with 3 children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, holds a master’s degree and lectures in a university, while his wife holds a bachelor’s degree in biology. They have both written the English Language Exams and evaluated their credentials. John Doe is the principal applicant and his score in the express entry pool is 386. John Doe heard that his occupation is needed in Saskatchewan and applies through the Saskatchewan PNP program, and he was accepted and issued a nomination, which adds 600 points to his 386 points, giving him 986 points. (Remember that the cut-off for the Express Entry and PNP draws could range from 490 and above) So with this new score, John Doe is issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) to Canada.
This is a very popular pathway gaining waves in Canada and a lot of provinces need people in certain occupations. Just maybe your occupation is needed, and you are not aware. Looking to give this route a try? Then contact us on any of our social media handles and we would be happy to assist you.
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