P.N.P. will boost immigrant invitations by 2025
The Canadian government announced the new Immigration Levels Plan on November 1st, stating that the number of permanent residents entering the nation will grow by up to 500,000 per year by 2025. And a significant portion of this will be funded through the Provincial Nominee Program (P.N.P.)
A total of 83,500 new permanent residents were welcomed to the nation in 2022, and an additional 20,000 new permanent residents would be accepted by 2025. In addition, one-fifth of new permanent residents will be accepted via PNP.
What exactly is the PNP?
According to the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act, immigration is a shared duty of the federal and provincial governments (IRPA).
Province governments select which skill set will be most advantageous to the provincial economy under the PNP and then encourage qualified applicants to apply. An applicant who accepts a provincial nomination, indicating that they want to live and work in the province, can subsequently apply for permanent residency through IRCC, according to a CIC report.
How does the PNP invite permanent residents?
Provinces choose immigrants based on their requirements, but Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) makes the ultimate decision on whether an applicant may become a permanent resident.
Express Entry programs will invite 82,880 new permanent residents in 2023 and up to 114,000 by 2025, according to the revised proposal. This also indicates that there will be more invites in the coming years.
The PNP aims are divided into allocations for each province. For example, in 2022, the IRCC will give Alberta 6,500 provincial nomination certificates and Ontario 9,700. According to the article, the amount for each province for the next three years has yet to be made public.
Canada now has almost one million job openings and a 5.2% unemployment rate. There aren’t enough individuals in Canada to fill all of the open posts, especially because many of them are in highly specialized fields like healthcare and technology.