Every year, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada plays a vital role in the immigration process. With an improved nomination provision quota in the last few months, PNPs are having a significant effect on the Economic immigration programs of Canada.
Although PNPs play the role of an additional fiddle to Federal Express Entry System, however, in the last 12 months or so, they have really started making their presence felt. As the Express Entry System cut off marks are not reducing by much in the last year or so, Provincial Nominee Programs have come out to the rescue of the candidates with low CRS score. Let’s find out the top PNPs to apply in 2019.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Ontario PNP with its increased annual nomination target this year will be a key provincial nominee program to apply. Moreover, it is the preferred choice for immigrants with low CRS score due to its recent announcement about minimum CRS score requirement. Ontario has recently revealed that it is no longer having minimum CRS requirement of 400 points for its Express Entry Stream, rather it will be decided by the OINP director for each draw.
Since then it has even accepted the applicants with CRS score as low as 350 CRS points. However, such applicants need to have experience in priority occupation such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT) or proficiency in the French language.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Saskatchewan PNP is a vital Provincial Nominee Program with its popular streams, i.e. Express Entry Subcategory and Occupation in Demand (OID) Subcategory. SINP has become more organized and popular with its new Expression of Interest (EOI) based system, as the applicants get sufficient time to register their profile and then wait for the outcome in the form of Invitation to apply for provincial nomination.
The best thing about applying in SINP is you do not need any job offer from Canada; additionally, the OID subcategory accepts the applicants with limited language proficiency, i.e. as low as CLB 4.<br>
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
Nova Scotia accepted 2,272 candidates in the year 2018, and it is going to be a telling Provincial Nominee Program this year as well. Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream (Category B) is largely popular among the aspirants with no job offer requirement. Last year, EE stream alone accepted 1400 applications. Hence, NSNP – Express Entry stream is going to be a vital Canada PR pathway in 2019.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
With its Expression of Interest (EOI) system in place, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is going to be an in-demand PNP in the year 2019. Be ready with your immigration file to apply in the upcoming intake. Among other PNPs, you may also think of applying in AINP, BCPNP, PEI PNP, etc. These are also good programs to obtain provincial nomination and subsequently, the Canada PR in the year 2019 based on your profile.