There are many provincial nominee programs, each with unique eligibility requirements, to get a permanent Canadian Residence. The PNPs allow provinces to respond to their own unique Canadian immigration needs, as they target workers with experience in high-demand industries.
In 2022, four provinces are predicted to be the easiest for overseas applicants to get a PR:
1. Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker: Job In-Demand and Express Entry
Located in Canada’s prairie region, Saskatchewan has become a popular destination for immigrants because of its strong economic growth and job opportunities. Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker streams, In-Demand and Express Entry, are designed to recruit workers with recent experience in the province’s top occupations. These International Skilled Worker streams search resumes through a standard Expression of Interest system.
2.Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream
Ontario is Canada’s most popular destination for immigrants, which means foreign-born Canadians have the opportunity to immigrate there. Toronto, with a booming job market in the tech sector, is one of the most popular destinations to live in Ontario. Ontario wants to recruit more immigrants to help address a growing demand for labor. Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Monte McNaughton, is also hoping to double the number of immigrants allowed on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), from 9,000 to 18,000.
3. Alberta’s Express Entry Stream
Alberta is an important province for immigration to Canada. With a growing job market, Alberta’s school system is thriving and has the option to work in industries with a variety of career prospects. Therefore, narrowing down the pool of CRS-scored immigrants improves the chances someone will be selected. One significant benefit is that they consider candidates with CRS scores as low as 300, which means more candidates in the pool have a chance to receive an NOI from the province.
4. Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream
Nova Scotia has a low cost of living and is located on Canada’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Its proximity to the ocean, lower cost of living, and laid-back lifestyle make it a popular province for many people who are prospecting a new place to live. The Labour Market Priorities Program in Nova Scotia selects its candidates from the Express Entry pool. This is one of the easiest programs that welcome overseas applicants.