Provincial Nominee Programs
Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. There are common threads across this land that unite the country, but at the same time there are significant geographical, cultural, and even linguistic differences that make each province and territory unique. As a whole, Canada can be a very attractive destination for people around the world who are seeking an opportunity for a better life. However, if one was to dig a little deeper, it may be possible to pinpoint even further a specific area within this great country that you feel will best meet your needs; somewhere that truly feels like a place to one day call home.
While immigration matters are ultimately overseen at the federal level through an organization called Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the provinces have a major role to play in the immigration policies of Canada. Most Canadian provinces and territories have their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. With the different programs available, and the complexities involved with an application, you should seek the help of qualified immigration professionals to make sure you are following the best immigration pathway for your individual situation. The experts at Mansouri Firm can help you.
One of the main objectives of the Canadian immigration system is to strengthen the fabric of this country, and share the benefits of immigration across all provinces and territories. It is for this reason that provinces are permitted to play such an important role in this system. What does this mean for you? It means that there may be yet another economic stream to consider in order to apply for permanent residency to Canada.
As is the case with permanent residence application programs of any kind, the application is complex and important. Working with the immigration professionals at Mansouri Firm can demystify the process for you, as we are well versed in Canadian immigration law and have experience assisting foreign nationals with their applications for permanent residency through the various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). We understand what makes each region of the country unique, and we stay abreast of the specific initiatives that provincial governments are focused on at any given time. The economic realities of each region of Canada may differ from one another, and we will be able to advise you on specific places to focus on based things like on your work history and qualifications.
The goals around the Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada are based on seeking and retaining eligible foreign nationals to live in specific provinces/territories in order to help meet the economic needs of that province/territory, and to streamline the process of applying for Canadian permanent residence. Provincial nominations are aligned with the Express Entry system but can be issued separately from this system. If one receives the provincial nomination though, it is important to understand that he or she must still submit an application for Permanent Resident into the federal system, to the IRCC. In other words, the nomination is a key step in significantly strengthening your application for permanent residency, but it does not directly result in permanent residency in and of itself. Please speak with one of our experts to learn more about how this works.
Please note that nine provinces and 2 territories that presently offer PNPs. Through a number of agreements with the federal government of Canada, the province of Quebec has been granted the right to manage its own immigration policy. This is not to say that it is any easier or more difficult to immigrate to Quebec than to the other provinces, just that the process will be different as their program is not within the PNP class.
The available PNP programs are:
British Columbia Nominee Program
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Nova Scotia Nominee Program
Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
Northwest Territories Nominee Program
Yukon Nominee Program
Why Work with Us?
The experts at Mansouri Canadian Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) are here for you. We are dedicated and attentive. Our aim is to help you understand your options, and to guide you along the complex application process ahead. Every case is unique, so we make sure that we understand your personal situation. We have experience with a great number of immigration programs for Canada, and we will do our best to find the right pathway for you.
The details of your application are critical. The timelines involved in this process are also very important. The assistance of the experienced immigration professionals at Mansouri Canadian Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) will give you the peace of mind on two fronts: First, we will ensure that you understand the best immigration program options available to you. Second, you can feel certain that your application has been completed accurately, and meets every deadline. The consequences of even minor errors and/or inattention to detail can lead to results ranging from delays to having your application rejected permanently, so let Mansouri Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) assist you toward achieving your specific immigration goals.