Canada Express Entry program is a selection system designed for immigrants with the work skills and attributes needed to benefit the country and succeed in Canada. Because these immigrants have skills that are sought-after, they receive faster processing times (six months or less) by going through the programs that make use of the Express Entry system: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class and many of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). This allows you to make the move to Canada faster.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Atlantic Canada is a unique part of the country with its own distinct vibe and way of doing things. Here, the people are more relaxed, things move a little slower and there’s certainly not a lot of rush hour, even in the urban centres.
To welcome immigrants to this eastern part of Canada, the Atlantic provinces have created three special pilot programs to encourage the types of workers needed in the area to promote growth and economic advancement for the four Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Provincial Nominee Program
In addition to the federal-level immigration programs, Canada’s provinces and territories offer different ways to come to the country and enjoy the diversity offered from coast to coast and north to south. These are known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). As the world’s second largest country, the regions within Canada are quite unique and different from each other.
You’ll want to know more about each one before choosing a part of the country to immigrate to.Each province’s PNP processing time and eligibility criteria varies. For example the BC PNP processing time and eligibility may be different from the Ontario PNP processing time and eligibility. We can help determine how long your application might take once we know more about you and what province or territory you’re interested in. Plus, we can recommend the PNP programs you qualify for.
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in 1 of the participating communities.
This program is designed to help meet local labour market needs and support regional economic development, create welcoming environments to support new immigrants staying in rural communities. This program will help to increase long-term retention of skilled newcomers to rural areas by working with community-based partners, other federal government partners, provincial and territorial governments.
As a candidate, you need to find a job with an employer in 1 of the participating communities. If a community recommends you and you’re successful in applying for permanent residence, you’ll then move there to work and live. The application process for eligible candidates will begin as early as fall 2019. We’ll provide more information at that time.