Provincial Nominee ProgramThe Provincial Nominee program was instituted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to allow different provinces and territories of Canada to nominate immigrants who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the development of the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there. Most territories and provinces take part in PNP Program. Highly demanded professions are doctors, nurses, accountants, managers and teachers. Skilled trades such as plumber, electrician etc. are in great demand. Each province or territory selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labor market. All provinces or territories have their own point system of selecting candidates based on age, education, work experience, language ability, financial sufficiency and adaptability. Each province and territory has its own stream and criteria for their PNP. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target students, business people, skilled workers, or semi skilled workers. Each province and territory nominates through paper based process or Express Entry System. PNP Program of some provinces allows permanent residents or Canadian citizens to sponsor their eligible relatives for permanent residency in Canada.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory. Nominated individuals are eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa. Citizenship and Immigration Canada gives priority to processing permanent resident visa applications for provincial nominees.
Quebec Immigration – Skilled Worker ProgramSkilled Worker applicants who want to reside in the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. Under this program, up to 5,000 applications will be accepted during the period June 13 to June 20, 2016. Applicants have to register themselves under Mon projet Québec. It is scheduled to open for new registrations after the June intake period. Up to 5,000 further applications will be accepted over the course of another application intake period, with exact dates to be announced later.
Applicants to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are assessed based upon different selection factors than those of the Federal Skilled Worker Class. Successful applicants are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, which is then followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa. Candidates must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system that is described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 49 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points.