In recent news, these two provinces have issued invitations to apply for their own Provincial Nomination programs (PNPs). A Provincial Nomination Invite will improve your comprehensive ranking score by up to 600 points. The PNP invite is not permanent residency however it is a giant step in the right direction.
Considering the admission to Permanent Residency, PNPs are welcoming over 105 000 admissions per year and if we look at the new immigration plan for 2023 – 2025, this is a significant number. Each province is opting for this number to increase; therefore, this is a great option for you to consider in your plan to emigrate to Canada.
Nova Scotia launched the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) in 2003. Since 2017 Nova Scotia has welcomed over 7000 new immigrants every year. A major focus for Nova Scotia is enhancing lifestyle to improve its retention rates. A program to look out for would be the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities.
- No job offer is needed
- No Application Fee
- Processing time: minimum 3 months
- Minimum Requirements: Express Entry Profile, letter of interest from Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, work experience with supporting documents, sufficient funds to settle and you need to meet the draw requirements.
Saskatchewan has a variety of sub-categories within its PNPs. The four main categories to keep an eye out for is the:
- International Skilled Worker Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
- International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
Saskatchewan has a high employment rate and an even higher retention rate. This province is considered an easier PNP pathway than the others, considering 7 out of 10 people residing in Saskatchewan followed the PNP route. Once again considering the requirements similar to Nova Scotia, the first thing is an Express Entry profile is required.
Provincial nomination programs are a great way to improve your points for receiving an invite to apply for Canadian permanent residency, however, you must have an express entry profile with the relevant documentation.
At New World Immigration, we offer a free assessment and assist you in building your express entry profile. Enquire for a free assessment. Let us help you with your Express Entry profile and your family to a prosperous future in Canada.