Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence.
Provincial nomination program is considered the fast track option to get Canadian permanent residency. This program allows different provinces and territories to hand pick and nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in that
specific province with their strategic and economic ability; expect Quebec and two other territories. These three (3) have different selection system and their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. The provinces upon joining this program publish their requirements and select applicants from poll who match their requirement. Upon selection they sign agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that allows them legally transfer the applicants to move in the province or territory.
This program is much more effective and efficient as the newcomers are handpicked according to the Provincial and territorial governments strategic and economic needs. Province’s/territory’s governments pick applicant who according to them will add value to their workforce and community. The most PNPs contain at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. These are known as ‘enhanced’ nominations.
Some of such program names are mentioned below:
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
And Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
In this program the applicant first receives a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory. Once the nomination in done successfully then they submit a separate application to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada for your Canada Immigration (permanent resident) Visa. The processing time varies according to respective office regulations.