with DJP Quebec Immigration Services
If you are a foreign citizen, wish to obtain permanent residence in Canada and find yourself in one of the following situations:
- You are in the Express Entry pool but do not have enough Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
- You received a job offer from an employer in a province.
- You are already in a Canadian province, a student or a temporary worker, and are eligible for one of that province’s immigration streams.
You can reach your goal quickly—within about six months—by participating in Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
PNPs allow various provinces and territories to choose from among those wishing to immigrate to Canada and are interested in settling permanently in their particular province or territory.
Each province and territory in Canada, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, has its own PNP with specific criteria tailored to its particular needs. Each province or territory’s PNP has at least one immigration stream that is standardized with the federal system for selecting immigrants through Express Entry.
To be selected through a provincial PNP, you will first need to meet the criteria for one of the three federal programs available under the Express Entry system—namely, the following:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program
- The Canadian Experience Program
Next, you will also need to complete a federal Express Entry profile.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be eligible for a provincial nomination, which will grant you an additional 600 CRS points for your Express Entry file. These points will increase your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). This will allow you to apply for permanent residence in Canada with a processing time of 6 months or less.
Please note, receiving an ITA does not mean automatically obtaining permanent residence. From the federal Express Entry pool, a province can choose between 500 and 1,000 candidates for nomination each year. The competition is stiff, and there are a many critical steps to be taken to obtain permanent residence. Maximize your chances for successful immigration by contacting our immigration consultants. With many years of experience, our specialists will adeptly guide you through the various stages and ensure that all the selection criteria are met.
Quebec and Nunavut
Currently, Quebec does not participate in the federal government’s PNP. The province has entered into a series of agreements with the Government of Canada that allow it to establish its own selection criteria for economic immigration.
The territory of Nunavut does not currently have a PNP.
To learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.