How the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) works?
PNP stands for ‘Provincial Nominee Program’ and it is one of the most popular ways to immigrate to Canada. It allows individuals who are looking for permanent residency in Canada to apply for a nomination from any of the participating provinces or territories. Calculate your PNP score to see if you’re eligible to move to Canada: add up points for your Language, Work Experience, Education level and Age.
The process of obtaining a PNP nomination from these provinces can vary significantly, but all applicants must meet certain criteria depending on the province they are applying to. The criteria typically includes personal factors such as age, education level, work experience and language abilities, among others.
Once an applicant has met the requirements of their chosen province, they will be able to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) which is then scored using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS score is based on several criteria, including age, language skills, education level and work experience. The province or territory then determines which applicants will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for a PNP nomination. This is usually done through a selection draw process called the PNP draw where only those with the highest CRS scores are invited to apply.
This program is for workers who:
- have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
- want to live in that province and
- want to become a permanent resident of Canada
Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target
- business people
- skilled workers
- semi-skilled workers
Understand the application options
How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the non-Express Entry process, or through Express Entry.
As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police clearance certificate. This is a mandatory process, regardless of the province of destination.
Non-Express Entry process
In the non-Express Entry process:
- you apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream.
- you need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
- if you’re nominated, you apply for permanent residence online
- you have to get a
- medical exam and
- police clearance certificate
- application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.
How to calculate PNP scores?
When evaluating your eligibility for any of the Canadian provinces’ PNP programs, make sure you understand how to calculate your own points against each criterion specified in the Provincial Nominee Program Points Calculator. Calculate your total points by adding up all of your individual criteria points together to get your overall point score. It is important to note that each province has different criteria and point values so make sure you take the time to research the points system of your chosen province before applying.
In British Columbia, the BC PNP awards points based upon their Skill Level of Job offer, Work Experience, Education, Annual wage and Language Scores. Moreover, BC PNP helps to grow the economy by engaging more skilled and experienced workers to get Permanent Residency in Canada.
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for BC PNP, use the free points calculator to check your eligibility.
The calculator is easy to use and only requires a few pieces of information.
To use the BC PNP draw scores calculator for 2023, you need to enter the following information:
– Your age;
– Your language ability in English or French;
– Your education level; and
– Your work experience.
Before starting, make sure that you have all the necessary documents ready. These include proof of your identity and language proficiency, education credentials, work experience, etc.
Here is the list of questions expected to be answered in BC:
Directly Related Work Experience:
- NOC O or A
- NOC B
- NOC C or D
- Hourly wage rate *
- Hours per week? *
- Total Annual Wage
- Select your annual wage
Location of Employment / Region
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada? *
Highest Level of Education:
- Master’s or Doctorate/PhD
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Trades)
- Associate Degree
- Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Non-trades)
- High School or No Formal Education
- Post-secondary education completed in B.C.
- Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.)
- Educational Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier
- (ITABC’s) challenge certification / Red Seal / Certificate of Qualification issued by (ITABC’s)
Language Scores (CLB LeveL) *
- CLB 10+
- CLB 9
- CLB 8
- CLB 7
- CLB 6
- CLB 5
- CLB 4
- CLB level below 4
If you have any questions about using this calculator or calculating your BC PNP score for 2023 year, please contact us. We can provide advice and guidance on how to maximize your chances of success.
IRCC has held its PNP draw
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued permanent resident invitations to 893 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 733.
This was the first program-specific Express Entry draw since July 2022. Between July until today, IRCC was holding all-program draws in which it was considering all eligible Express Entry candidates for invitations. In an all-program draw, Express Entry candidates may be invited, without a provincial nomination, from one of the three programs managed by the Express Entry application management system.
Express Entry candidates in this draw have already received provincial nomination. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces to nominate individuals who support their regional labour market and population objectives. Most Canadian provinces and territories have PNPs aligned with Express Entry, except for Quebec and Nunavut.
Receiving provincial nomination increases a candidate’s CRS score by 600 points. In this specific draw, Express Entry candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 133 before getting provincial nomination in order to be eligible.
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada, the PNP scores Calculator can help give you an idea of what kind of option is available for you. However, it’s important to get professional advice from Regulated Immigration Consultants, so that you know exactly which program and category will be suitable for your goals.
We, Adventure Immigration, are highly experienced in this field and can provide guidance on all aspects of the process. We will also make sure that all documents are prepared correctly and submitted on time, ensuring that your application meets all requirements set out by Immigration Canada.
If you have any questions or need more information on BC PNP Calculator eligibility criteria, feel free to reach out. We’d be happy to answer all your queries and help you move forward with your journey.
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