Canada is planning to welcome 1,233,000 new residents between 2021 and 2023 in a bid to rebuild the economy and recover from the impact of Covid-19. 60% of these will be via pathways such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The program enables provinces and territories of Canada to nominate individuals and families who wish to relocate and settle within their provinces and territories based on their individual eligibility criteria.
Applications are a two-part process and can take approximately 15-19 months to complete. Many of the larger provincial programs tend to face problems with processing delays, but Canadian provinces open and close their popular streams periodically which vastly reduces this issue.
As final immigration decisions are made by the Canadian federal government and not the provincial government, you first need to apply to the provincial government. If your application is successful, you will then have to submit a second application to the federal government to achieve permanent residence status.
Initially, it is important to establish the process stream that you belong to, as this will dictate your application procedure. It may require a paper-based process, or an online process through Express Entry. Regardless of your chosen province, you will also need to pass a medical exam and submit a police check certificate, both of which are compulsory.
It is essential that you are honest in your application for permanent residence. If you are not, your application will be refused and you may be found admissible. You are also likely to be banned from a further application of permanent residency for up to five years.
With eleven current active immigration programs, Vazir Group specialise in assisting individual and family migration, and our expertise in the field has placed us as leading immigration advisors for Canada. We will support, encourage and guide you through every aspect of the application process, and ensure that you progress with confidence. We will work to ensure that you are suitably placed in a province or territory that both requires and rewards your experience and skillset.
We are passionate about embracing opportunity that lies ahead, and believe that immigration can be the catalyst for new and exciting change. We strive to keep you well informed, and our talented team of consultants will help through your immigration journey.