Canada is one of the most sought after place to immigrate to. One of the main reasons for its popularity is its immigrant friendly policies and time-efficient skill oriented pathways. Express Entry is the fastest way to apply for permanent residence visa but provincial nomination program (PNP) is the way to immigrate directly to province directly of your choice.

PNP are the pathways to get permanent residence visa for those immigrants who have low score in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) applying through express entry can get it via provincial nomination. Provincial nomination depends on the eligibility criteria set up by provinces and each one of them has different criteria of their own.

Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is designed to help provinces to select skilled and capable immigrants to settle and work in the province. Choosing the skilled immigrants helps the province to develop their economy. All of the provinces have one common criterion that is all of them follow the recommendations of the National Occupations Classifications (NOC).

Candidates who have applied for permanent residence visa knows having a full-time job offer is always a good thing. Job Offer from an eligible employer from the province gives extra points in the express profile. But there are other PNP’s program that offers nomination without job offers.

PNP’s that offers pathway to Canadian permanent residency without asking for job offers are as follows:

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP)
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program(NSNP)
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program(QSWP)
  • Alberta PNP Program

One can always opt for above programs and look for job after immigrating to the province. Now let us discuss each of the programs in details:

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):

Saskatchewan province like any other province has their own provincial nomination program – SINP. SINP allows immigrants to apply for permanent residency visa without job offers. It comprises multiple streams or categories to invite immigrant in the province under various categories.

Occupation in-demand in Saskatchewan province allows immigrants to apply for permanent residency visa without job offers. If the immigrant has work experience in profession that is listed in occupation in-demand by the province they are nominated for the permanent residency. After receiving the nomination, applicants express profile is awarded with 600 points in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) thus increasing their rank and their chances to get an invitation to apply for permanent residence visa.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the provincial nomination of Ontario province. Immigrants that are looking to settle and work in Ontario province can apply directly in this provincial nomination program without any job offers.

OINP express entry HCP stream is the key to immigrate to this province. In order to qualify for applying under this program immigrant’s express profile should have minimum 400 points in the CRS. After meeting this requirement they are issued a notification of interest (NOI) by OINP to apply for permanent residency in the province. After they are selected for nomination by the province, they are awarded 600 points in their express profile increasing their ranking in the CRS. Improved rank means they have more chances to get a Canadian permanent residency.

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 Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):

NSNP gives pathway to the immigrants who are looking to settle and work in Nova Scotia province without any job offers. Immigrants are able to apply permanent residence visa for Canada pnp without job offers under the NSPNP category B.

Main category for immigrants without job-offers under NSNP to apply for is Nova Scotia Demand – Express Entry (Category B). This category opens and closes throughout the year depending upon the occupation demand or any current status prevailing in the country. Same as in other provincial nomination after getting the nomination 600 points are awarded in the applicant’s express profile. Such express entry CRS points will surely help the applicant to get Canada PR invitation from IRCC.

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP):

Quebec province has their own provincial nomination program to help them select capable and skilled immigrants to develop the economy of the province – Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). One of the main features of this provincial nomination is that they offer permanent residency to the immigrants without any job offers. Candidates can migrate to the province and then can look for the job that matches with their skill sets. After getting the job they can apply for permanent residency in the province.

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 Alberta Provincial Nomination Program (APNP):

Province of Canada – Alberta has their own provincial nomination program – Alberta provincial nomination program(APNP). Immigrants without any job offers can apply under Strategic Recruitment Stream head of Alberta PNP. This stream allows the province to select the skilled immigrants to immigrate to the province and help them develop the economy of the province.

The Strategic Recruitment Stream has following categories under which immigrants can apply for:

  • Engineering Occupation Category.
  • Post-Graduate Category.
  • Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

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