PNP & EXPRESS ENTRY TO CREATE A HUGE IMPACT ON CANADIAN IMMIGRATION

Over the next three years, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program to create a huge impact on immigration in the country.

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program and the high-skilled economic immigration programs are under the control of Canada’s Express Entry system in plans to play vital roles in Canada’s immigration strategy in the years to come. The admissions targets are set for the combined plan for Canadian Provincial Nominee Program and the high-skilled economic immigration programs are set to reach 160,100 new permanent residents in 2021 under Canada’s new immigration levels plan released last week. This indicates a 23% hike in comparison to the earlier years.

For applying for permanent residence under Provincial Nominee Program, the applicants need a to be nominated by a Canadian province or territory. But first, you will have to apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process.  The application then will be considered on the immigration needs and your unmalicious intention to live in the province.

The candidates nominated by the province will have the skills and education to help the economy of the province thrive while making a significant difference to the community. Once the candidates receive the nomination, the candidate will have to apply for the further processing of permanent residence or their citizenship which will then be examined based on Canadian immigration regulations.

The three  Federal High Skilled programs(Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class) and Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will attain nearly 44% of 1.3 million new permanent residents which is 572,000 which is planned for the term between 2018-2021.

The tabular below clearly explains the admission targets

Year

Federal High Skilled Targets

Provincial Nominee Program Targets

Combined total

2018

2019

2020

2021

74,900

81,400

85,800

88,800

55,800

61,000

67,800

71,300

129,900

142,400

153,600

160,100

Express Entry system immigration is one of the important drivers of Canadian economic immigration, while the federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class candidates are pool based on points awarded for human capital factors including education, work experience, age and language proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

The PNP provides the participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates every year to apply for permanent residence with at least one PNP stream to nominate Express Entry candidates for permanent residence. As a result of the nomination, additional 600  are added toward their Express Entry ranking score and prioritized for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.

 In the year 2017, we saw a spike of 73% over Express Entry PNP admissions in comparison to the year 2016 according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The admissions by Canada’s various economic immigration programs are nearly 60 per cent of all admissions to Canada in 2017, a part that the Government of Canada has plans to attain annually through 2021.