Provincial Nominee Programs
Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada for Business Persons
The Provincial Nominee Program allows workers who can make immediate economic contributions to a province or territory, enter and work in Canada comparatively easily and quickly. Virtually all Provincial Nominee Programs require an employer to sponsor the foreign worker, so the start of the process is in Canada.
Applying for permanent residence to Canada under a provincial nominee program (PNP) as a business person is an excellent way to overcome the long processing times usually associated with federal immigration applications.
Briefly, Canada is a nation comprised of ten provinces and three territories which have signed agreements with the federal Canadian government to administer immigration programs such as a PNP, which address a province's particular economic objectives.
Generally, after a business applicant is approved and nominated by a provincial or territorial government, a Nomination Certificate is sent with the applicant's completed immigration forms and supporting documents to the visa office nearest to the applicant's country of last permanent residence or citizenship. The applicant's visa file is accorded priority processing. Thus, the time required to process a PNP application is expedited compared to other immigration categories.
Does your organization wish to nominate a foreign worker under the Provincial Nominee Program? Have you been nominated by a Canadian company for employment under the Provincial Nominee Program, and have questions regarding rules and procedures?
Pace Law Firm can provide effective and experienced legal help. If you require more information on provincial programs suitable for business persons please email us, or call us at 416-236-3060 or toll free 1-877-236-3060.
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