An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2021

A look back at PNP activity over the past month.

Canadian provinces issued 3,625 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence last month.

Canadian provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Each province sets its own criteria for selecting eligible foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence under its respective PNP. By having their own immigration programs, provincial governments are able to select those individuals who are best suited to meet their local labour market needs.

Along with Express Entry, which is the primary immigration pathway for economic immigrants, PNPs provide a major route to permanent residency in Canada. Between now and 2023, over 80,000 immigrants per year are expected to become permanent residents through these programs alone.

In recent weeks, the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have issued invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience. Invited candidates get the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination, which will support their eventual application for Canadian permanent residence.