Immigration to Canada made easy, especially for those who do not have a job offer. The Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is fast gaining popularity among people applying under the Express Entry system. It must also be mentioned that applicants having a low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score find it smooth to get Canada PR through the PNP program. PNP programs can be broadly categorized into:
- PNP with job offers
- PNP without job offers
We will be dealing with the second category in details.
PNP Immigration without job offers
It is a common misconception that immigration to Canada is possible only when you have a job offer. Like skilled workers, there are ample opportunities for unskilled workers too since Canada is facing a tremendous shortage of these types of immigrants. All that is required for this is tertiary education and a temporary working visa.
So, if you create an online profile through the Express entry system, the introduction of PNP form from the below-mentioned provinces will add 600 points to your score, securing a better chance to immigrate to the country.
Below-mentioned are the three PNP immigration pathways that provide nomination to candidates under Express Entry without a job offer.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):
This province in Canada has a growing economy, which is picking up pace with the economy of the rest of the country. It has a high demand for skilled workers. Occupations in-demand is a sub-category of the province through which foreign workers can apply for a PNP even without a job offer. However, one has to fulfil certain eligibility criteria for the same:
- The applicant should be the legal resident of the country he/she is applying from
- Should have a minimum language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
- Post-secondary education spanning at least one year
- Work experience of at least 1 year in a highly skilled sector under NOC, A, O, and B. This should have been acquired in the past 10 years.
- Required licenses to practice in Saskatchewan
- Score of at least 60 out of 100 in the unique point grid system of Saskatchewan
- Sufficient settlement funds
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP):
The eligibility criteria one has to fulfill are the same as above. However, candidates have an option of picking up French as a language of proficiency at par with CLB 4.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):
To meet the eligibility for this PNP program, you have to be between the age of 18 and 49 and intention to live and work in Nova Scotia. Rest all the parameters are the same as the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Two of the other PNP programs include the Alberta PNP through Express Entry and the Prince Edward Island through Express Entry, which have similar requirements as the programs mentioned above. Both the regions have high demand for labourers in supply and service of crude oil, sand and other resources, apart from aerospace, ICT, biotechnology, renewable energy as well as tourism.