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FWS
(Federal Skilled Worker)

PR VISA

Provincial
Nominee Programs

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) offer a pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory.

Eligibility

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3 categories of designated entry

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

●       Ontario is Canada’s second largest province, covering more than 1 million square kilometres (415,000 square miles) – an area larger than France and Spain combined. Its economy thrives through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. It lies in the core of the North American Free Trade area, which includes more than 460 million people and generates a combined gross domestic product of more than $18 trillion.

Ontario Express Entry

Stream/Category

Job offer required?

Basic criteria

Human Capital Priorities

No

Be in the Express Entry pool as a FSW or CEC candidate and meet a minimum CRS score requirement determined by the director [of the OINP]

French-Speaking Skilled Worker

No

Be in the Express Entry pool as a FSW or CEC candidate with adequate-intermediate (CLB 7) or better French and developing-intermediate (CLB 6) or better English ability

Skilled Trades

No

Be in the Express Entry pool as a CEC candidate and currently residing in Ontario, with work experience in a listed skilled trade occupation

Graduate Streams

Stream/Category

Job offer required?

Basic criteria

Masters Graduates

No

Graduated from a Master’s program in Ontario within the last two years

PhD Graduates

No

Graduated from a PhD program in Ontario within the last two years

Employer Job Offer

Stream/Category

Job offer required?

Basic criteria

International Student

Yes

Graduated from a degree program at a Canadian college or university that is at least two years in length, or a diploma program at a college or university that is at least a one-year post-graduate certificate program

Foreign Worker

Yes

Have a permanent job offer in a skilled occupation that meets the prevailing wage levels in Ontario for that occupation and region.

In-Demand Skills

Yes

Recently worked in Ontario in a high-demand construction or agriculture occupation

Business Streams

Stream/Category

Job offer required?

Basic criteria

Entrepreneur

No (but must create jobs)

Business owner/managerial experience, high net worth (min. $800,000), personal investment funds (min. $500,000), create two or more jobs

Corporate

n/a

Terminated in 2019

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

●       British Columbia, westernmost of Canada’s 10 provinces bordered by the Alaskan Panhandle and the Yukon and Northwest Territories to the north, and by Washington, Idaho, and Montana to the south.

Today, BC is home to more than 200 First Nations whose living traditions can be enjoyed through art, food, immersive cultural experiences, and guided tours around the province. There is a large Asian population here with Chinese and Punjabi the most spoken languages after English, and also sizable German, Italian, and Russian communities.

BC-PNP overview

Express Entry BC

Category

Job offer required?

Aligned with SIRS?

Basic criteria

Skilled worker

Yes

Yes

Job offer in a skilled position

International Graduate

Yes

Yes

Job offer in a skilled position; studied at post-secondary level in Canada

International Post-Graduate

No

No

Graduated Master’s/PhD program in BC in natural, applied or health sciences

Health care professional

Yes

No

Job offer in a listed health occupation

Skills Immigration

Category

Job offer required?

Aligned with SIRS?

Basic criteria

Skilled worker

Yes

Yes

Job offer in a skilled position

International Graduate

Yes

Yes

Job offer in a skilled position; studied at post-secondary level in Canada

International Post-Graduate

No

No

Graduated Master’s/PhD program in BC in natural, applied or health sciences

Health care professional

Yes

No

Job offer in a listed health occupation

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

Yes

Yes

Job offer in tourism/hospitality, trucking, or food processing industry

Entrepreneur Immigration

Category

Job offer required?

Aligned with SIRS?

Basic criteria

Entrepreneur Immigration

No, but must create at least one job

No

High net worth; business proposal

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

●       Alberta is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is part of Western Canada and is one of the three prairie provinces. Alberta has a high standard of living, diverse and welcoming communities, stunning landscapes, a focus on economic growth, creating jobs and abundant opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program offers five streams:

 

Summary of AINP Options

Category

Is a job required?

Is the stream aligned with Express Entry?

Is it currently receiving applications?

Connection to province

Alberta Opportunity Stream

Yes

No

Yes

Having work experience in the province

Alberta Express Entry Stream

No

Yes

Yes

Having work experience in the province

OR

Having a parent, child, brother or sister who is a permanent resident or Canadian citizen of Alberta

Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream

No

No

Yes

N/A

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

No

No

Yes

Completed education in Alberta

Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa

No

No

Yes

N/A

 

 

 

Alberta Opportunity Stream

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a valid work permit;
  • Must be working in an eligible occupation in Alberta that matches your work experience;
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 4 or 5 depending on occupation
  • A minimum of a high school degree;
  • A minimum of 12 months of work experience in Alberta in the last 18 months, or a minimum of 24 months of work experience in Canada in the last 30 months

 

Alberta Express Entry Stream

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be in the Express Entry pool;
  • Must have expressed interest in immigrating to Alberta permanently;
  • Must be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification;
  • A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300.

 

Alberta Self Employed Farmer Stream

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Farm management skills;
  • Sufficient financial resources (minimum investment of CAD $500,000);
  • Investment plans documented in a proposed business plan.

 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least two years full time education in Alberta;
  • A Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) valid for at least two years;
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7;
  • Must establish a new business or operate an existing business with at least 34% ownership;
  • A minimum of six months of full-time work experience.

 

Foreign Graduate Start up Stream

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a business plan with projected financials;
  • Must have a post-secondary education from a foreign institution, and have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). The degree must have been completed within the last two years;
  • A 10-minute slides-only presentation that explains the business and details what an investor what want to see;
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7;
  • Must have at least 34% ownership if the business is located in an urban centre, or at least 51% ownership if located in outside Calgary or Edmonton;
  • Must make a minimum investment of $100,000 for an urban centre, or $50,000 for a regional area. More points are awarded for higher investments. These can be made from your own equity, or from a recognized Canadian financial institution, venture capital or angel investment firm;
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from an AINP-approved agency;

Must have enough money to set up their business and support yourself and your family in Canada.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

●       The Canadian province of Manitoba is a land of natural beauty, with clean, safe and friendly cities and towns that offer a relaxed and enriching lifestyle for you and your family. It is a province where people of many cultures live together in harmony. There are over 200 languages spoken throughout the province.

The Manitoba Immigrant Nominee Program offers five streams:

 

Manitoba Skilled Worker Stream

 

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

 

Criterion

Minimum Requirement

Work Experience

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 6 months in Manitoba;

 

OR

 

Out-of-province graduates in occupations on Manitoba’s published in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba in jobs related to their field of study;

 

OR

 

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba with an LMIA-supported or LMIA exempt work permit;

 

OR

 

Graduates of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand jobs list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in the province.

Additional Employment Requirements

Applicants must be residing and/or working in MB at the time of application;

Applicants must have a long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba’s employment and wage standards for the occupation;

The applicant’s employer has a registered commercial business that has been operating in Manitoba for at least the three years immediately preceding the application;

The applicant’s working conditions are consistent with those of Canadian Citizens / Permanent Residents of Canada;

The applicant’s position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based.

Language Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the assessed NOC:

●       Minimum CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations

●       Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades

●       Minimum CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations

●       Minimum CLB 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D)

Adaptability

Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba.

 

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway


Criterion

Minimum Requirement

Work Experience

Minimum of two years in the past five years of employment experience relevant to the occupation being recruited, or other relevant experience identified by the employer;

OR

Relevant experience identified by the employer if other than 2 years.

Additional Employment / Job offer

Requirements

Long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba’s employment and wage standards for the occupation;

The employer has a registered commercial business that has been operating in Manitoba for at least the three years immediately preceding the application;

The applicant’s working conditions would be consistent to those of Canadian Citizens / Permanent Residents of Canada;

The applicant’s position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based.

Language Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the assessed NOC:

●       Minimum CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations.

●       Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades.

●       Minimum CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations.

●       Minimum CLB 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D) where the employer commits to providing or facilitating workplace language training.

Adaptability

Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba.

Education

Applicants must have post-secondary education and/or training related to the occupation being recruited or identified by the employer.

If the position requires licensure or certification, applicants must apply to the regulatory body to have their qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.

For NOC C or D occupations, the MPNP reserves the right to select individuals with no post-secondary education, providing they possess the required training for the job according to employer requirements and NOC description.

Employer Eligibility for Strategic Initiatives

Prospective employers must meet specific eligibility criteria as defined by the MPNP.

 

 

 

 

 

Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

 

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

 

 

Criterion

Minimum Requirement

Work Experience

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 6 months in Manitoba;

 

OR

 

Out-of-province graduates in occupations on Manitoba’s published in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba in jobs related to their field of study;

 

OR

 

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba with an LMIA-supported or LMIA exempt work permit;

 

OR

 

Graduates of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand jobs list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in the province.

Additional Employment Requirements

Applicants must be residing and/or working in MB at the time of application;

Applicants must have a long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba’s employment and wage standards for the occupation;

The applicant’s employer has a registered commercial business that has been operating in Manitoba for at least the three years immediately preceding the application;

The applicant’s working conditions are consistent with those of Canadian Citizens / Permanent Residents of Canada;

The applicant’s position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based.

Language Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the assessed NOC:

●       Minimum CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations

●       Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades

●       Minimum CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations

●       Minimum CLB 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D)

Adaptability

Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba.

 

Manitoba Human Capital Pathway

 

 

Criterion

Requirement

Work Experience

The employment experience declared must be full-time and for a period of at least six months. There is no minimum, but zero points will be awarded for less than one year of work experience in total.

The work experience must be in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list.

Applicants must also submit a complete Career Plan.

Language Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the applicant’s declared occupation:

●       Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for Regulated Occupation

●       Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades

●       Minimum CLB 5 for all other National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, or B occupations

Points are also awarded for second official language proficiency of at least CLB 5.

Education

Applicants must have completed a minimum of one post-secondary program of at least one year. If the occupation required licensure or certification, applicants must apply to the regulatory body to have their qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.

Adaptability

Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;

 

AND

 

Confirmed support of a close relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;

 

OR

 

Previous post-secondary education completed in Manitoba within the past five years;

 

OR

 

Previous work experience in Manitoba within the past five years;

 

OR

 

A valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.

Age

Minimum age of 18 at time of submission; no maximum age but no points are awarded over 45 years of age.

 

 

 

Manitoba Business Investor Stream

 

 

Category

Minimum Requirements

Farm Investor Pathway

●       Must have at least three years of farm business management or farm ownership and operation experience;

●       Must be proficient in English or French;

●       Must invest at least CAD $300,000;

●       Must intend to establish the farming business in rural Manitoba

●       Must submit a farm business plan;

●       Must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit;

●       Must intend to live on the farm and participate in the management of the farm business;

●       Must have a net worth of at least CAD $500,000.

Entrepreneur Pathway

●       Must have three years of experience as an active business owner, or senior management in a successful business in the past five years;

●       Must meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 5;

●       Must have a minimum of a Canadian high school certificate equivalent;

●       Must make a minimum investment of CAD $250,000 if the business is in the Manitoba Capital Region (Winnipeg area), or a minimum investment of CAD $150,000 if the business is outside the Manitoba Capital Region;

●       The business must create at least one job for a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Manitoba;

●       Must submit a business plan;

●       Must conduct a Business Research Visit no more than one year before submitting an EOI;

●       Must sign a Business Performance Agreement after the application is approved;

●       Must have a net worth of at least CAD $500,000.

International Education Stream

 

 

Category

Is a job offer required?

Minimum Requirements

Career Employment Pathway

Yes

●       Must have graduated (min 1 year/2 semesters) from a Manitoba post-secondary institution in the past three years

●       Must meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 7;

●       Must have a full-time job offer that is at least 1-year long from an eligible current employer in an In-Demand Occupation.

●       Must have enough money for a six-month period or be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba;

●       Must be living in Manitoba at the time of application.

Graduate Internship Pathway

No

●       Must have a master’s or doctoral degree from Manitoba in the last three years;

●       Must meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 7;

●       Must have completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship within an eligible industry and research enterprise in ManitobaMust have enough money for a six-month period or be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba;

●       Must be living in Manitoba at the time of application.

International Student Entrepreneur Pathway

No

●       Must submit a business plan;

●       Must operate the business on a daily basis in Manitoba for at least 6 months before being nominated;

●       Must own at least 51% of the business;

●       Must meet the language requirement of CLB 7;

●       Must complete a full-time post-secondary education program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years long;

●       Must be between 21 and 35 years old;

●       Must have enough money for a six-month period;

●       Must have a valid open work permit of Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP);

●       Must have lived in Manitoba since graduation;

●       Must intend to continue to live in Manitoba;

●       Must sign a Business Performance Agreement once application is approved.

Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative

 

The Morden immigration initiative works with local employers to identify these targeted occupations and satisfy local labour market needs. Candidates must fall within one of the following targeted occupations:

  • Welders;
  • Carpenters;
  • Cooks; and
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Morden immigration initiative as a welder, candidates must:

  • Be between 21 and 45 years of age;
  • Have no other connection to other parts of Canada (i.e. through friends, relatives, or previous employment or education);
  • Have completed a post-secondary education or training program of at least one-year duration, for which they received a diploma, certificate, or degree;
  • Have passed a General IELTS test with a minimum score of five in each band;
  • Have the genuine intention and ability to economically establish themselves and settle in Morden; and
  • Have settlement funds as required by MPNP ($10,000 for the Principal Applicant and $2,000 for each dependent). This is in addition to any funds needed for exploratory visit expenses; and
  • Have two (2) years of recent work experience in welding and commercial or residential carpentry.

For all other occupations, candidates must:

  • Be between 21 and 45 years of age;
  • Have no other connection to other parts of Canada (i.e. through friends, relatives, or previous employment or education);
  • Have completed a post-secondary education or training program of at least one-year duration, for which they received a diploma, certificate, or degree;
  • Have settlement funds as required by MPNP ($10,000 for the Principal Applicant and $2,000 for each dependent). This is in addition to any funds needed for exploratory visit expenses; and
  • Have the genuine intention and ability to economically establish themselves and settle in Morden;
  • Have a federal express entry profile which will require a CLB language score of 7 and post-secondary education that is supported with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

Have two (2) years of recent work experience over the past 5 years in their target occupation.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan, province of Canada, one of the Prairie Provinces. It is one of only two Canadian provinces without a saltwater coast, and it is the only province whose boundaries are all wholly artificial. Its diverse economy, abundant natural resources, lower costs of living and great quality of life make it an excellent choice to live, work, raise a family and invest in a business.

It offers all newcomers a high quality of life, a strong sense of community, and employment opportunities, making it a great place for you and your family to call home.

 

There are 4 ways to immigrate to Saskatchewan:

 

International Skilled Worker Pathway

 

 

Sub-Category

Is a job offer required?

Additional Requirements

Employment Offer

Yes

●      Meet language requirements (CLB 4)

●      Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer for an eligible job, and meet licensure requirements if necessary

●      Have at least one year of paid work experience in the past ten years in the intended occupation;

Occupations In Demand

No

●      Meet language requirements (CLB 4)

●      Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training,

●      Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training, in an in-demand skilled occupation.

●      Get proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by Saskatchewan;

●      Have enough money to settle in the province and have a settlement plan.

Saskatchewan Express Entry

No

●      Be in the Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;

●      Meet language requirements

●      Have at least one year of post-secondary education or training

●      Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training in an in-demand skilled occupation

●      Get proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by the SINP.

●      Have a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade, if your work experience is in a skilled trade;

●      Have enough money to settle in the province and have a settlement plan.

 

 

Saskatchewan Experience Category

 

 

Category

Is a job offer required?

Minimum Requirements

Existing Work Permit

Yes

●      Have a valid work permit,

●      Have a permanent, full-time job offer from in an eligible job,

●      Have worked for at least six months for the employer offering the permanent job,

●      Meet the language requirement of CLB 4,

●      Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; and

●      Have proof of eligibility for licensure if required.

Health Professionals

Yes

Requirements differ for physicians, nurses and other health professionals. However, generally, the candidate must

●      Have a valid work permit,

●      Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter,

●      Have a permanent, full-time job offer,

●      Must meet other requirements.

Hospitality Sector Project

Yes

●      Have a valid work permit for Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6453); Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6641); or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6661),

●      Be employed in Saskatchewan for at least six months, working for an approved employer;

●      Have a permanent, full-time job offer from an approved employer;

●      Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;

●      Have at least a high school education,

●      Meet the language requirement of CLB 4.

Long Haul Truck Driver Project

Yes

●      Have been working for an approved trucking firm for at least six months with a work permit,

●      Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s license,

●      Have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer,

●      Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter, and

●      Meet the language requirement of CLB 4.

Students

Yes

●      Have graduated with a certificate, diploma, or degree outside or in Saskatchewan,

●      Meet the language requirement of CLB 4,

●      Have worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan,

●      Hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP),

●      Have a permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study from a Saskatchewan employer in an eligible occupation,

●      Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

 

Entrepreneur and Farm Category

 

 

Sub-Category

Additional Requirements

Entrepreneur Sub-Category

●      Must have at least three years of entrepreneurial experience within the past 10 years,

●      Must have a minimum equity investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon, or of $200,000 CAD in another Saskatchewan community.

●      Must have a Business Establishment Plan (BEP);

●      Must own at least one-third of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan (unless their total investment is $1,000,000 CAD or higher);

●      Must create or maintain at least two jobs for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents in Saskatchewan (if business is in Regina or Saskatoon),

●      If you’re purchasing a business in Saskatoon or Regina, you must maintain the number of Canadian or permanent resident workers at the time of purchase,

●      You must live in Saskatchewan with your family,

●      You must sign a business performance agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, which will be provided by the SINP after the application is approved.

●      The business must meet additional requirements.

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category

●      Must have relevant farm operation knowledge and experience,

●      Must have a viable, considered proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity.

The Young Farmer Stream has additional requirements:

●      Must have at least three years of experience in farm ownership, farm management or practical farming experience,

●      Must have the potential to supplement your farming income with your spouse/common-law partner’s marketable employment skills, based on education and experience.

 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old,
  • Must have completed a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma that is at least two years in duration from a Saskatchewan designated learning institution,
  • Must hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is valid for at least two years,
  • Must have lived in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program;

Must meet the language requirement of CLB 7.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia is Latin for “New Scotland”. Most of the population here are native English-speakers. FDI American Cities of the Future ranked Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Top 10 for Best Human Capital and Lifestyle (2019/20).

There are numerous ways to immigrate to Nova Scotia:

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

Minimum Requirements:

●      You must have an Express Entry profile;

●      You must be between 21 and 55 years old;

●      You must have at least one year of full-time paid work experience in Nova Scotia in the last three years;

●      You must have had proper authorization during their time in Nova Scotia, such as a work permit;

●      You must have a high school diploma/credential or higher;

●      You must have the language skills required to carry out their jobs:

○      NOC 0 and A – CLB 7

○      NOC B – CLB 5

●      You must intend to live in Nova Scotia permanently.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

Minimum Requirements:

●      You must have a valid Express Entry profile;

●      You must receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) on your Express Entry profile;

●      You must meet the work experience requirements for your Express Entry program (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class);

●      You must have the required supporting documents to demonstrate work experience;

●      You must have enough money to settle permanently in Nova Scotia;

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

 

 

Physician Stream

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • You must be a general practitioner, family physician or specialist physician (NOC 3111 or 3112);
  • You must have a signed approved opportunity with the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre;
  • Must have the education or training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

●       The PEI PNP accepts applications under three major immigration categories:

PEI Express Entry

Eligibility Requirements:
Candidates for this category must be eligible for one of the following federal economic immigration classes managed through the Express Entry system:

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class

 

Selection Factors

Selection factor

Express Entry (With a Job Offer)

Express Entry (Without a Job Offer)

Age

20

20

Language

20

20

Education

15

15

Work Experience

15

20

Employment

15

10

Adaptability

15

15

Maximum Points

100

100


Labour Impact Category
This category is divided into 3 streams:

Skilled Worker Stream

 

Minimum Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible under the Skilled Worker Stream of the Labour Impact Category, foreign workers in PEI must:

  • Be between 21 and 59
  • Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or at minimum two-year) job offer from a PEI employer in a skilled position (NOC 0, A or B level);
  • Hold a valid work permit;
  • Have legal status in country of residence;
  • Attend an interview with staff from PEI’s Office of Immigration, if required;
  • Have at least a two-year post secondary degree or diploma;
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in PEI;
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to become established in PEI; and
  • Possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the duties of the job offered in PEI. Language proficiency can be verified by one of the following conditions:
    • A language test from an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)-approved testing agency within the past two years with a minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4; or
    • An employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration; or
    • Documents from an internationally-recognized institution indicating that the main language of study was English or French.

In order to be eligible under the Skilled Worker Stream of the Labour Impact Category, foreign nationals residing outside PEI must:

  • Be between 21 and 59
  • Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or at minimum two-year) job offer from a PEI employer in a skilled position (NOC 0, A or B level); (It is important that an employer must first contact PEI’s Office of Immigration to get the job offer approved prior to an applicant’s submission of an Expression of Interest)
  • Have legal status in country of residence;
  • Attend an interview with staff from PEI’s Office of Immigration, if required;
  • Have at least a two-year post secondary degree or diploma;
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in PEI;
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to become established in PEI; and
  • Possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the duties of the job offered in PEI. Language proficiency can be verified by one of the following conditions:
    • A language test from an IRCC-approved testing agency within the past two years with a minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4; or
    • An employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration; or
    • Documents from an internationally-recognized institution indicating that the main language of study was English or French.

Critical Worker Stream

Minimum Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible under the Critical Worker Stream, foreign workers must:

  • Be between 21 and 59 years of age;
  • Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or at minimum two-year) job offer from a PEI employer in one of the following semi-skilled or unskilled positions (NOC levels C and D):
    • Truck driver;
    • Customer service representative;
    • Labourer;
    • Food and beverage server; or
    • Housekeeping attendant;
  • Have worked at least six months full-time for the PEI employer;
  • Hold a valid work permit and have legal status in Canada;
  • Have at least a high school education, or equivalent;
  • Attend an interview in PEI, if required;
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the past five years;
  • Demonstrate sufficient financial resources to cover all immigration costs (including travel expenses) for oneself and family members to be able to establish and settle in PEI;
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to become established in PEI; and
  • Provide a language test results from an IRCC-approved testing agency demonstrating a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four categories (listening, reading, writing, speaking), obtained in the last two years;

 

International Graduate Stream

Minimum Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible under the International Graduate Stream, international graduates must:

  • Be between 21 and 59 years of age;
  • Have a full-time, permanent (or at minimum two-year) job offer from a PEI employer in a skilled position (NOC 0, A or B level);
  • Have worked for at least six months for the PEI employer in a position that is directly related to post-secondary education received in PEI;
  • Have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit and legal status in Canada;
  • Attend an interview in PEI, if required;
  • Have successfully completed a post-secondary degree or diploma (minimum two-year program) from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution;
  • Possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered by the PEI employer;
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to settle successfully in PEI; and
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to become established in PEI.

    Minimum Requirements for PEI Employers

The PEI employer is responsible for ensuring the following elements:

  • The employment offer is full-time (training, internship or apprenticeship positions that terminate on a specific date are not considered) and permanent (or a minimum length of two years);
  • The employment is consistent with the applicant’s ability to perform the job based on education, training and/or experience;
  • The terms and conditions of employment meet federal and provincial standards and industry wage rate;
  • The employment does not contravene existing bargaining agreements or employment disputes;
  • The employment is to be located in PEI;
  • The foreign worker’s licensing or accreditation to perform the job is verified, if applicable;
  • An employment contract is provided, which includes the terms and conditions of the full-time job offer, signatures of the authorized signing officer of the company, and the employee (applicant)accepting the offer and conditions of employment;
  • Settlement support is provided to the applicant and their family;
  • A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is provided, if applicable;
  • Attendance at an immigration interview may be required; and
  • Documentation is provided to demonstrate effort to recruit for the intended profession has been unsuccessful within Canada and the position is critical to the operation of the employer’s business.

Business Impact Category

Applicant eligibility requirements:

In order to be considered eligible under the Work Permit Stream, individuals must:

  • Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of $600,000 CAD acquired through legal and legitimate sources;
  • Have at least a secondary education level, or equivalent;
  • Have transferable management skills and past employment or business ownership experience;
  • Be within 21-59 years of age at the time of applying;
  • Meet the minimum language requirements equivalent to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4;
  • Intend to reside and work in PEI; and
  • Provide active and ongoing management of the proposed business from within PEI.

Business eligibility requirements:

Minimum Requirements for Business Eligibility

In order to be considered an eligible business under the Business Impact Category, the business must:

  • Be a for-profit corporation incorporated under the Companies Act of PEI or the Canada Business Corporations Act;
  • Operate for the primary purpose of earning profits from active income through the provision of products/services;
  • Be in good standing with the province on all debts and obligations;
  • Have been an established commercial operation for 12 months prior to the intended business start date with validation provided to as part of the Purchase and Sale Agreement;
  • Maintain corporate headquarters in PEI;
  • Maintain a ‘permanent establishment’ in PEI as defined under the Income Tax Act by regulation 400 (2);
  • Be liable to pay income tax on taxable income;
  • Have good potential for sustained commercial viability;
  • Agree to participate in the evaluation process of the PEI PNP, which requires the business to report to the Office of Immigration on an annual basis for up to five years;
  • Have the potential to create significant economic benefits to PEI; and
  • Meet all terms listed in the Business Performance Agreement.

Ineligible Businesses

Applications from the following types of businesses will not be considered under the Business Impact Category:

  • Any business or member of an associated/related group of companies that has received investment through the Provincial Nominee Program within the past 48 months.
  • Bed and breakfasts, hobby farms, and home-based businesses.
  • If the business is an Inn or Boutique Hotel, it must satisfy the following conditions:
    • Have at least 5 rental units, each having at least a three-piece bath;
    • Have revenues of at least $100,000 in the last operating year, supported by financial statements or a tax return; and
    • Have Eligible operating expenses of at least $75,000 in the last operating year, supported by financial statements or a tax return.
  • Payday loans, cheque cashing, money changing, and cash machines
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Sale of used goods (excluding collectibles, or where the business provides value-added services such as repairs, refurbishing, or recycling).
  • Construction/Renovation businesses must meet the following:
    • Have at least 3 arms-length staff employed full-time for at least 6 months of the year that meet the terms and conditions of the Business Performance Agreement;
    • Rent or construct a space that is outside of their residence to conduct business from; and
    • Demonstrate relevant education or a minimum of 5 years experience in the proposed business.
  • Real estate development, unless deemed to be a significant economic benefit to the PEI economy.
  • Insurance or business brokerage.
  • Franchise operations, unless pre-authorized by the PEI PNP office.
  • Start-ups where the applicant will own less than 100% of business unless deemed to be significant economic benefit to the PEI economy.
  • Businesses started for the sole purpose of gaining access to permanent residency through immigration.
  • Professional practices
  • Financial services
  • Consulting services
  • Any entity that cannot issue shares.
  • An entity as described in IRPA Regulations 87(6)(a).

Any business that will bring the program or the Government of PEI into disrepute

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