A guide to opportunities for skilled workers, businesses within the Provincial Nomination (Nominee) Program
As with states, territories, and other political and administrative entities in one’s native country or other parts of the world, the provinces and territories within Canada differ vastly. Perhaps due to our country’s unique vastness and geographic features, these differences are often considerable and striking. Each has its unique resources, cultures, demographics, economic and natural landscapes, and myriad other differentiators. As an experienced business lawyer in Mississauga, Tarunjeet Gujral is intimately aware of both provincial law in Ontario and federal law. These nuances are particularly important when clients consider the likes of the Provincial Nomination (Nominee) Program.
Basics about the PNP
There are several “streams” to immigration established by the Canadian government. These include the Provincial Business Program, which offers PNPs unique to Canada’s ten provinces and three territories. PNPs present the opportunity for foreign nationals to live and work within targeted provinces or territories. Each program is structured in such a way that the province or territory must undergo a nomination process. The nominees or candidates are recommended based on their respective potential to contribute positively to the market. The specific requirements and factors that may make a candidate attractive in a given market depend on the unique variables within the region. Criteria revolve around the ability of the nominee to meet the labour needs within the local/regional economy.
Gujral Law Professional Corporation’s familiarity with the provincial business program is invaluable. Our team understands the nuances. So, we can best guide you toward the best option and help you navigate the process in a way that gets desired results that align with your professional and personal goals. For instance, in our office’s “home” province, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers its pathways of immigration for skilled workers and students, including:
- Human Capital Category – This program targets both foreign workers that can fill labor gaps and skilled workers with competency in the French language. Skilled tradespeople with demonstrated language skills and financial requirements may also qualify.
- International Graduates – For those students who have completed master’s or doctorate degrees from accredited institutions may qualify under the Master’s Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate “streams.”
- Businesses – As a law firm specializing in the business and corporate practice areas, we have a keen familiarity with potential paths for entrepreneurs. There are several investment-oriented, work experience, business plan, language proficiency, residency, and business partnership requirements to demonstrate. We look forward to going over those with you!
The Employer Job Offer category presents additional opportunities. As its title suggests, this is an avenue for skilled and in-demand foreign workers who have been invited to work within the country by a specific Canadian employer. We encourage you to phone our firm today at (647) 957-8077 to schedule a consultation. So, we can take the mystery and complexity out of these many programs and nuances on your immigration and expansion journey.Back to Business Law Page