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About Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a principal fast-track alternative for permanent residence in Canada . This program does allow provinces in Canada to choose persons that wish to immigrate in a certain province within Canada. Excluding Quebec province (entails its exceptional system of choosing immigrants), and other two territories (comprise special PNPs), all the other provinces employ a standard immigrant selection system. Territories, as well as provinces who partake, do sign covenants with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The IRCC allows them to pick immigrants who attaint the stated requirements.

The territories and province employ PNP’s to welcome new immigrants to the region more conveniently. Every program is specific to the province’s particular requirements to pick nominees who can settle into work and life in the place and partake in a positive growth of the communities. So as to receive a nomination by provincial or territorial governments, candidates must entail the education, skills, and work experience that also develops the economy and also declare an interest to move to Canada permanently. Since 1st January 2015, several Provincial Nominee Program entail as a minimum one immigration path affiliated a selection system with the federal Express Entry. They are referred to as superior nominations. Following are the Express Entry streams. They launched by the territorial as well as provincial governments:

Nominating under a Non-Express Entry stream:

A candidate has to submit his or her application via a paper-based procedure. The provincial or territorial authorities are responsible for nominating the applicants. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada does the scrutiny to ascertain the applicant meets the requirements. If the applicant is qualifying then they receive permanent residence in Canada.

Nominating under an Express Entry stream:

A territorial or a provincial government assesses the candidate’s submission. If the applicant meets the requirements, then they receive nomination. Also, the candidate has to attain the minimum criteria with reference to Express Entry.Canada_Map

Alberta

Alberta is among the most socially and economically vibrant provinces in Canada. The economic giants locationis in in Western Canada where there exist massive natural resources. Known to be among the most attractive regions in North America, Alberta houses the two biggest cities in Canada – Edmonton, and Calgary. Find well-liked national parks like Jasper and Banff in this popular ‘Prairies province’.

The Government of Alberta controls provincial immigration programs. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) a department of Government of Canada also oversees the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

AINP aims to absorb and uphold skilled people in Albert province. Applicants can drop their applications for permanent residence in Canada through the IRCC should the Government of Alberta selects them as provincial nominees. After the submission of applications, IRCC assesses them and chooses qualified applicants. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program entails numerous pathways or streams like:

Important Update: As of June 14th, 2018, Alberta introduced two new PNP streams: the Alberta Express Entry stream and Alberta Opportunity stream. The province closed two of its previously existing streams: the Alberta Strategic Recruitment Stream and the Alberta Employer-Driven Stream.
  1. Alberta Opportunity Stream
    The Alberta Opportunity Stream was launched in June 2018. This stream targets foreign nationals who are already working in Alberta and who have an official offer of employment from their Alberta employer to continue working full-time in the province. Candidates for this stream must meet a range of eligibility requirements regarding work experience, job offer, language proficiency, and education.
  2. Alberta Express Entry Stream
    The Alberta Express Entry stream was launched in June 2018. The stream allows the province to offer provincial nominations to select candidates with active profiles in the federal Express Entry system. Alberta will automatically consider profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. While the exact selection criteria is unknown, AINP states that it will seek candidates who demonstrate strong ties to Alberta and who can support regional economic development and diversification.

    Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination through this stream will a 600-point increase to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score, virtually guaranteeing they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
  3. AINP Self-Employed Farmer Stream
    The Alberta Self-Employed Farmer stream targets foreign nationals with extensive experience owning and operating a farm who have the financial resources to launch a new farming operation in Alberta. Candidates for this stream must consult with the province and submit a highly detailed proposal outlining their plan to launch a new agricultural farm in Alberta.
  4. AINP Strategic Recruitment Stream (closed)
    This stream was closed on June 14th, 2018. It is no longer accepting new applications.

    The Alberta Strategic Recruitment stream is currently closed. When it was active, it encompassed a range of immigration streams targeting candidates for Alberta’s labour force. The stream previously contained the following three programs:
    1. Alberta Compulsory and Occupational Trades
    2. Alberta Engineering Occupations
    3. Alberta Post-Graduate Worker
  5. AINP Employer-Driven Stream (closed)
    This stream was closed on June 14th, 2018. It is no longer accepting new applications.

    The Alberta Employer-Driven stream is currently closed. When it was active, it provided immigration options for applicants who have a valid job offer from an Alberta employer. The stream previously contained the following three programs:
    1. Alberta Skilled Worker
    2. Alberta International Graduate
    3. Alberta Semi-Skilled Worker
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British Columbia

British Columbia is a Canadian province located in the westernmost part of the country. The province is a center of economic development as well as ethnic diversity. The third largest city in Canada, Vancouver sits in this province rendering British Columbia among the most diverse Canadian provinces. The natural resources such as forests and the exceptional coastal climate render Canada one of the most beautiful countries under the sun.

Through British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) potential immigrants with required experience as well as skills are eligible for a British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate. The certificate allows foreigners to immigrate to Canada for permanent residence. Good news is that this program entails quicker processing procedures when compared to other Canadian immigration programs.

Following are the two major immigration streams under which BCPNP takes applications:
  • Skills Immigration (including Express Entry British Columbia)
  • Entrepreneur Immigration
The aforementioned paths or streams are split into other categories. Read along to see the extra info regarding each stream to aid you to establish if you are eligible for BCPNP.
  1. Skills Immigration
    Skills immigration is a BCPNP stream that is split into various categories such as:
    1. Skilled Worker Category
      Skilled worker category is for persons who have obtained a legal work position in a skilled profession. The employees should have many years’ experience in skilled job positions.
       
    2. Health Care Professional Category
      With the Health Care Professional Category, persons with experience and legal work positions like nurses, doctors, psychiatric experts or related health physicians can apply. There are up to 11 eligible health positions.
       
    3. International Graduate Category
      Under the International Graduate Category, qualifying persons must have graduated from an accredited college or university within the last three years. To qualify under the International Graduate Category, a work position has to be offered by an employer in British Columbia.
       
    4. International Post-Graduate Category
      International Post-Graduate category involves graduates with either Masters or Doctoral degrees offered by an accredited BC learning institution. The graduates should have graduated with degrees in health sciences, applied sciences, or natural sciences. Also, under this category, a job opportunity is not one of the requirements.
       
    5. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
      Candidates qualified for Canadian immigration through Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker category should be working in particular entry level or semi-skilled jobs. The jobs include long-haul trucking, hospitality, food processing, or tourism. Other eligible individuals are those dwelling and working in entry-level or semi-skilled jobs within the Northeast Development Region of BC.

     
  2. Express Entry British Columbia
    Express Entry British Columbia affiliates with the national government’s Express Entry immigration selection system. This allows qualified candidates to enjoy the prompt approval of both their BC PNP submission and if selected, their Canadian permanent residency.

    Below are the categories that can be catered by the Express Entry British Columbia:
    1. Skilled Worker Category
    2. Health Care Professional Category
    3. International Graduate Category
    4. International Post-Graduate Category

     
  3. Entrepreneur Immigration
    The Entrepreneur Immigration stream takes in persons who wish to live and invest in BC. For those who intend to acquire permanent residence in Canada under the Entrepreneur immigration stream, there are two categories:
    1. Entrepreneur Category
      The entrepreneur category involves business owners or directors who wish to capitalize on a projected establishment in BC.
       
    2. Strategic Projects Category
      The Strategic Projects category allows companies that are controlled from abroad to launch their branch in BC. Through the category five top managers and technical workers can be selected for BC permanent residency.
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Manitoba

Manitoba province was the first to launch its personalized Canadian immigration program. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) aims to absorb business persons, skilled employees with the goal and capacity to stay and grow economically in Manitoba.

The pathways via which the province and possible applicants may immigrate to Manitoba are presently being reviewed by the province. Below are Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled-Workers streams:
  1. Skilled Workers in Manitoba
    This stream selects candidates who entail a solid relation with Manitoba province via a continuing job, training, employment, schooling, job experience, and formal language ability to make a prompt development in the economy of Manitoba.
     
  2. Skilled Workers Overseas
    This particular stream selects candidates exhibiting a solid link in Manitoba via alternatives such as:
    1. Aid from family and/ or friends
    2. Existing education or work experience in Manitoba
    3. An invite to apply accepted right from the MPNP. The invitation is part of the Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  3. Business Investors
    The Business Investors stream in MPNP allows the government to enroll and select business persons who show the intention and capacity to immigrate to Manitoba and invest individually or partner with other investors.
     
  4. Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative
    To qualify for permanent residency in Manitoba under Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative, the candidates must have proof of experience in the farming business, enough funds and investment capital, and show a willingness to start and run a farm in the countryside of Manitoba.

    Manitoba province is situated between Saskatchewan and Ontario provinces and is in myriad ways the entryway to western Canada. The backbone of Canada’s wealth is agriculture and natural resources. The population of Manitoba is around 1.2 million and the majority dwell mostly near Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. The available labor, cordial community and vast natural wilderness are very handy in Manitoba.
     
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New Brunswick

A Northeastern Maritime province in Canada, New Brunswick, is the only Canadian province with two official languages. About 30% of the populace in New Brunswick do speak French as their first language. Also, the province houses many cities like Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton.

Potential immigrants entailing the experience and skills pursued by New Brunswick province may get awarded a New Brunswick provincial nomination certificate via the New Brunswick Province Nominee Program (NBPNP). Individuals holding the NB provincial nomination certificate qualify for permanent residence in Canada. Following are the immigration categories under which the NBPNP takes applications:
  1. Express Entry Labor Market Stream
    The Express Entry Labor Market Stream was amended and instigated by the NBPNP – New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. The stream lets the NBPNP utilize the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to attain certain demographic and labor market requirements for New Brunswick. The Express Entry Labor Market Stream works under a model termed as "Expression of Interest."
     
  2. Skilled Workers with Family Support
    Persons who have been employed and living in New Brunswick, and have relatives living in the province have their applications accepted under Skilled Workers with Family Support.
     
  3. Skilled Workers with Employer Support
    New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have received a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
     
  4. Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
    Individuals who passed through an accredited learning institution, and are operating establishments in New Brunswick can attain Canadian permanent residency under this category.
     
  5. Entrepreneurial Stream
    Persons who intend to start and run businesses in New Brunswick are accepted under the Entrepreneurial Stream. Candidates are required to have enough funds and capital to do business.
     
  6. Succession Connect
    New Brunswick started a new immigration pilot program called Succession Connect. The pilot program started in October 2016, projects to link immigrants with existing businesses in New Brunswick. Succession Connect also sorts out local business persons who would love to impart their businesses to business-oriented novices to New Brunswick who may take over and run the businesses.
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Newfoundland and Labrador

One of Canada’s most hidden secrets, Newfoundland and Labrador province, is located in the easternmost part of the country. The province comprises two different land masses including Labrador that is linked to the mainland and the Newfoundland island. Several citizens dwell in St. John, the capital of the province. There exists a dynamic culture that pulls heavily from its coastal setting. Owing to flourishing natural resources and energy Canada has risen to become an economic giant.

The Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) looks for potential immigrants possessing the required skills and experience. The qualified candidates get a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nomination Certificate. The certificate does allow foreigners to enjoy quick processing periods when applying for Canadian permanent residence.

Below are the immigration categories under which the NLPNP takes applications:
  1. Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
    Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker with help of the federal Express Entry immigration selection system enables the NLNP to pick skilled applicants with work positions. Potential immigrants who have been selected and joined the federal Express Entry pool can apply for permanent residency through the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category.

    Selection by the NLPNP adds points to persons via the Comprehensive Ranking System. As a result, the candidates receive an invite to submit their application for permanent residence in Canada.
     
  2. Skilled Worker Category
    Persons, who have obtained or have possible job positions from any employer in Newfoundland and Labrador, can get nominated under the skilled worker category. Other persons who are eligible to get Canadian permanent residence under this category include those who are presently in job positions on a legal working license.
     
  3. International Graduate Category
    Fresh graduates from an accredited educational institution who stay in Canada while holding post-graduate work license, have their applications taken by NLPNP under International Graduate category. Another requirement is that the candidates should be either be presently working or looking forward to beginning working with an employer from Newfoundland and Labrador. Also, when applying for Canadian permanent residency, the applicants should be working within their area of study.
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Northwest Territories

NWTs are the most populated territory in northern part of Canada with diamond producing being its largest industry. With the beautiful capital city, i.e. Yellowknife, it’s one of the best places to settle in Canada.

The Northwest Territories are the northern part of Canada and the most populated in the region as well with the estimated population of around 43,000. Yellowknife is the capital of Northwest Territories. It is surrounded by Yukon in the west and Nunavut in the east and Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia in the south. The Northwest Territories are known for producing diamonds. Its economy relies heavily on the geological or natural resources, i.e. Diamond, gold, oil, petroleum, natural gas, etc.

The Provincial nominee program of the Northwest Territories is Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP), which is responsible for selecting the quality immigrants for permanent residency in NWTs. The candidate with right skills and experience are being chosen for the program for provincial nominee certificate under NTNP program, which in turn makes them eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada to live and work in the NWTs.

Find below the details of all the key programs.
  1. Northwest Territories Express Entry
    This category is for the candidates who are registered and accepted in the Express Entry pool of candidates. Your profile can be picked from EE Pool by the NWTs for nomination under skilled worker category.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply under express entry stream of NWTs, you must meet the below requirements:
    1. Need to have the required certification or authorization for the particular trade or occupation;
    2. Fulfill territorial certification, licensing or registration needs for the job (if required)
    3. Need to have the work experience needed to perform the job
    4. Give proof of enough settlement funds
    5. Show ability to speak in either English or French
    6. Proof of settlement funds
    7. Should not be a refugee claimant.
  2. Skilled Worker
    This category is for the candidates, who have got an offer of job in a skilled position from an employer in Northwest Territories.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply under this category the applicant need to fulfill the below eligibility requirements:
    1. Need to have the required certification or authorization for the particular trade or occupation;
    2. Fulfill territorial certification, licensing or registration needs for the job
    3. Must have the work experience needed to perform the job
    4. Give proof of enough settlement funds
    5. Proof of settlement funds
    6. Should not be a refugee claimant.
  3. Critical Impact Worker
    This category is designed for the applicants who have got a job offer in a semi-skilled or unskilled position from an employer in Northwest Territories. The candidate applying under this category must have worked in the position in the NWTs for at least 6 months.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply under this category the applicant need to fulfill the below eligibility requirements:
    1. Need to have a temporary work permit and have worked in the given position for at least 6 months;
    2. Give proof of enough settlement funds
    3. Must have the work experience needed to perform the job
    4. Should be able to manage basic communications in either English or French, based on the official language in practice at the work place
    5. Arrange language testing by an agency recognized by IRCC.
    6. Should not be a refugee claimant.
  4. Entrepreneur
    This particular category is for those entrepreneurs or owner-operators of a business entity, who are looking to setup a business in the Northwest Territories. The businesses of all domains can apply for this category, however, businesses, which will launch any new product or a product of considerable advantage to the Northwest Territories would be given preference.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply under this category the applicant need to fulfill the below eligibility requirements:
    1. Need to Invest:
      • A minimum of $300,000 for beginning or purchasing a business in the capital city, i.e. Yellowknife
      • A minimum of $150,000 for beginning or purchasing a business outside Yellowknife.
    2. Need to have a personal net worth of:
      • Minimum $500,000 if commencing or purchasing a business in Yellowknife
      • Minimum $250,000 if commencing or purchasing a business outside of the capital of Yellowknife.
    3. Need to have an extra $75,000 kept in a trust account (to be released upon completion of a Performance Agreement as per the business proposal)
  5. Self-Employed Business
    This particular category is for the self-employed professionals, who plan to setup business outlets or professional practices to offer services, which are highly in demand in the NWTs.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To apply under this category the applicant need to fulfill the below eligibility requirements:
    1. Require practicing a profession in a field, which is considered to be having a skills shortage
    2. Fulfill certification or accreditation needed (if applicable)
    3. Need to fulfill all NWT or Canadian requirements for regulated occupations.
    4. Show basic communication skills for the province
    5. Show a knowledge and understanding of the Northwest Territories and its economy/industries
    6. Show access to enough financial resources to start and run the practice, and support themselves and the accompanying dependents, for a period of 6 months
    7. Provide a complete business plan.
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Nova Scotia

This small province, Nova Scotia, is situated in the Maritimes part of Canada. Nova Scotia is home to more than 3000 small islands and bigger ones like Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia peninsula. The main art as well as cultural center, Halifax, also acts as the capital city of Nova Scotia province. There is a great connection between citizens of the province and the sea. Also, the province is well-known thanks to the high living standards, sumptuous cuisine, and coastal beauty.

In Nova Scotia, find the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) that focuses on immigrants with required skills and experience. The immigrants upon selection do get awarded Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificates. Good news is that this certificate does accelerate the paperwork and immigration procedure in general.

Below are the immigration streams under which the NSNP takes applications:
  1. Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
    The province of Nova Scotia does utilize the selection system of federal Express Entry immigration to pick eligible applicants for Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry. Nova Scotia Demand stream took action on 1st January 2015 to help highly-skilled graduates work and live in Nova Scotia. The province approves 29 positions that are eligible under the stream.
     
  2. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
    The province of Nova Scotia does utilize the selection system of federal Express Entry immigration to pick eligible applicants for Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry. Nova Scotia Demand stream helps highly-skilled candidates who have been in employment in Nova Scotia for not less than a year.
     
  3. Skilled Worker Stream
    Applications of persons who are working under employers in Nova Scotia are eligible for Canadian permanent residence under skilled worker stream through NSNP. Other eligible candidates are those who are in low-skilled, semi-skilled, and skilled job positions.
     
  4. Entrepreneur Stream
    Entrepreneur stream is a category under NSNP that accepts persons who want to begin or buy a business and live in the province under the permanent residence.
     
  5. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
    This particular stream sorts out graduates who have graduated within the last two years while studying on a full-time basis. The graduates should have passed through an accredited college or university in Nova Scotia, have run a sole proprietorship or individual enterprise for not less than a year, and willing to live permanently in the province.

    The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is open to graduates who have completed at least two years of full-time study from a recognized Nova Scotia university or Nova Scotia Community College, have operated their own business in Nova Scotia for at least one year, and intend to settle permanently in Nova Scotia.
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Ontario

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows Ontario to nominate individuals to contribute to Ontario’s economy for permanent residence, assisting employers in recruiting and retaining workers from outside of Canada.

OINP Programs:
  1. Human Capital
    1. Human Capital Priorities
      If you are a skilled worker in the federal Express Entry pool and aiming to live and work permanently in Ontario, you may be eligible. Though, you may not apply directly to this stream without having received a Notification of Interest from Ontario to be eligible.
       
    2. French-Speaking Skilled Worker
      If you are a French-Speaking skilled worker with strong English language proficiency and aiming to live and work permanently in Ontario, you may be eligible. Though, you may not apply directly to this stream without having received a Notification of Interest from Ontario to be eligible.
       
    3. Skilled Trades
      If you have skilled work experience in an eligible occupation and are eligible for the federal Canadian Experience Class (CEC) you may be eligible. Though, you may not apply directly to this stream, without having received a Notification of Interest from Ontario to be eligible.
       
    4. Masters Graduates
      If you are an international Master’s graduate intending to live and work permanently in Ontario, you may be eligible. Prospective nominees can apply without a job offer.
       
    5. Ph.D. Graduates
      If you are an international Ph.D. graduate intending to live and work permanently in Ontario, you may be eligible. Prospective nominees can apply without a job offer.
  2. Employer Job Offer
    1. Foreign Workers
      If you have received a valid job offer from an eligible Ontario employer, or from a business making an approved and endorsed investment in Ontario, and intend to live and work in Ontario permanently, you may be eligible.
       
    2. International Students With A Job Offer
      If you are an international student with a valid job offer from an eligible Ontario employer, or from a business making an approved and endorsed investment in Ontario, and intend to live and work in Ontario permanently, you may be eligible.
    3. In-Demand Skills
      You may be eligible if you have a valid job offer from an eligible Ontario employer in an eligible in-demand occupation, have at least 12 months of experience in that occupation in Ontario, and intend to live and work in Ontario permanently.
  3. Business
    1. Investors
      If you are a key employee of a company making an investment in Ontario and are nominated by that company, you may be eligible.
       
    2. Corporate
      If you are a key employee of an established international corporation that has expanded into Ontario or bought an existing business and are nominated by that company, you may be eligible.
       
    3. Entrepreneur
      If you intend to implement a new business idea or buy an existing business in Ontario, you may be eligible.
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Prince Edward Island

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) nominates individuals to make a positive contribution to the province. Applicants are assessed on criteria set by the Office of Immigration. There are two categories of assessment: Labour Impact and Business Impact Categories. Based on the province’s priorities the PEIPNP establishes nomination targets for each category under the program.
  1. PEI Express Entry
    Candidates already in the Express Entry pool can submit an Expression of Interest to the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP). Applicants will be assigned a score and ranked against each other and the highest ranking candidates will be invited to submit a complete application.
     
  2. Business Impact
    1. 100% Ownership
      If you obtain 100% control of a business through the outright purchase of an existing business or the start of a new business in Prince Edward Island, you may be eligible.
       
    2. Partial Ownership
      If you wish to transition into the Prince Edward Island business community by becoming a part owner in a business, you may be eligible.
       
    3. Work Permit
      If you wish to transition in a more timely fashion to start a new life and business utilizing a work permit to enter Canada and begin the journey. The Work Permit program allows applicants to come to PEI and work and learn about the business they will be investing in prior to nomination by the province of Prince Edward Island.
  3. Labour Impact
    1. Skilled Worker
      If you have a valid job offer from an eligible Prince Edward Island employer, you may be eligible. The job must be categorized as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B. You must also have a post-secondary degree or diploma, and experience in the intended profession.
       
    2. Critical Worker
      If you have a valid job offer from an eligible Prince Edward Island employer, you may be eligible. The job must be categorized as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D. The job offer must also be in one of five eligible industries: customer service representatives, food and beverage servers, housekeeping attendants, truck drivers, and laborers. You must also have at least 12 years of education, and experience in the intended profession.
       
    3. International Graduate
      If you are a recent graduate from a recognized, accredited PEI university or college, you may be eligible. You also must have a valid job offer from an eligible Prince Edward Island employer for whom you have been working for at least six months on a valid post-graduate work permit. The job must be classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B.
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Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a pathway to permanent residence for prospective immigrants. Saskatchewan must target the skills and experience of individuals.

SINP Programs:
  1. International Skilled Worker
    Through this category, you need to meet the SINP criteria and have factors that will help you settle successfully in Saskatchewan, such as education, skilled work experience, and English or French Language ability.
    1. Saskatchewan Express Entry
      If you are a skilled worker in the federal express entry pool and want to live and work permanently in Saskatchewan, you may be eligible.
       
    2. Employment Offer
      If you have a valid, skilled job offer from an eligible Saskatchewan employer, you may be eligible.
       
    3. Occupations In-Demand
      If you are a highly skilled worker with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and do not yet have a job offer in the province, you may be eligible.
  2. Saskatchewan Experience
    This category is for foreign workers currently working and living in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit, and want to apply for permanent residency through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
    1. Existing Work Permit
      If you have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit, you may be eligible.
       
    2. Health Professionals
      If you have worked as a physician, a nurse, or in another health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months, you may be eligible.
       
    3. Hospitality Sector Project
      If you are currently working in Saskatchewan as a food and beverage server, food counter attendant; or housekeeping staff, you may be eligible.
       
    4. Long Haul Truck Driver Project
      If you are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan, you may be eligible. Drivers must be working in Saskatchewan for their current employer for a minimum of six months before applying.
       
    5. Students
      If you have recently graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, you may be eligible. You must also have worked in Saskatchewan for at least 24 months before applying; or for six months if the institution you graduated from is in Saskatchewan.
  3. Entrepreneur And Farm
    1. Entrepreneur
      If you wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring; or partnering in business in the province, you may be eligible. You must take on an active management role in the business. Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP.
       
    2. Farm Owners And Operators
      If you are an experienced farmer with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation; and settle in the province of Saskatchewan, you may be eligible.
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Yukon

Yukon is a westernmost federal territory of Canada and smallest among the three. The place is blessed with eye-catching landscape beauty. It is the home to Canada’s highest mountain (Mount Logan-5,959 m) and a few of the most mesmerizing locations on earth, making it the best place to live for nature lovers. The city of Whitehorse is capital of Yukon and the most populated place in the region as well. Mining, Tourism, handicrafts, clothing, furniture, hydroelectricity are the major industries in Yukon. However, the government sector is still the major employer in the in this region.

The Yukon selects the appropriate candidates for permanent residency through its Provincial Nomine Program, i.e. YNP (Yukon Nominee Program). The YNP is designed to choose the applicants with right skill and experience (as per local labour market) for Provincial Nomination Certificate. The nomination certificate enables the overseas immigration aspirants to get the PR in Canada to live and work in the territory of Yukon.

The keys streams of the Yukon Nominee Program are as follows:
  1. Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
    The Yukon Express Entry allows the Yukon to accept 60 additional applications for provincial nomination, apart from their annual quota of 190 applications. These 60 applicants are allowed to be selected from the Express Entry Pool of candidates. The employers in Yukon have the access to choose the applicants from Express Entry pool of IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada), as per their enhanced allocation, if they do not find any suitable candidate from the region to fill the vacancy. The candidates selected through Yukon Express Entry (YEE) become eligible to receive ITA for PR based on the nomination they receive through employment offer from employers in Yukon

    To enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must be eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs:
    1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
    2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
    3. Canadian Experience Class
  2. Skilled Worker
    This particular category has been designed to permit the Yukon Employers to sponsor the overseas workers for permanent residency in the territory of Yukon. However, the candidates being sponsored need to be employed in an occupation listed in NOC (National Occupational Classification) of Canada.

    Key Requirements

    To apply under this category you need to fulfill the below criteria:
    1. Need to have the qualification and work experience that adequately make them ready for their employment in the Yukon;
    2. Show minimum 1 year of relevant work experience;
    3. Show the proof of proficiency in English or French language;
    4. If you are in Canada at the time applying, you need to be lawfully residing here
    5. If living in Canada on a study permit, require providing the proof of study
  3. Critical Impact Worker
    This particular category has been designed to allow the employers to invite those foreign skilled workers who have considerable experience in the occupations, which are highly in demand in Yukon. The Yukon employer issues the job offer to such candidates.

    Key Requirements

    To apply under this category you need to fulfill the below criteria:
    1. Need to have the qualification and work experience that adequately make them ready for their employment in the Yukon;
    2. Show minimum 6 months of relevant work experience;
    3. Show the proof of proficiency in English or French language;
    4. If you are in Canada at the time applying, you need to be lawfully residing here
    5. If living in Canada on a study permit, require providing the proof of study
  4. Business Nominee
    This particular category is designed for the applicants with genuine business knowledge and experience, wish to commence a new business or venture or want to buy/run/ partner in an existing business in the territory of Yukon. However, the applicant required to invest the considerable amount in the proposed business activity in the territory.

    Key Requirements

    To apply under this category you need to fulfill the below criteria:
    1. Need to have at least 5 years of senior management or entrepreneurial experience in a relevant business (as proposed in the application)
    2. Need to have the net worth of at least $250,000, with minimum liquid assets of $150,000.
    3. Need to have visited the territory of Yukon in Canada at least once, and got an understanding of the territory’s business settings (During such visit, need to meet with the YNP program officer at the Business and Industry Development Branch).
    4. Need to show “reasonable communication skills” in English or French, i.e. good enough to run a business in the territory of Yukon.
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