The following is CIC News’ monthly summary of PNP activity across Canada.
Over the past month, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) maintained a steady pace in issuing invitations to apply for provincial nomination.
Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut, operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Each province adopts its own criteria for selecting foreign workers eligible for Canadian permanent residence under its respective PNP. Having their own immigration programs allows provincial governments to select individuals who are best suited to meet their local labour market needs.
The PNP program is a primary route to permanent residence in Canada. These programs alone are expected to result in over 80,000 immigrants per year becoming permanent residents between now and 2023.