The provincial Nominee program is a popular route for candidates who want to immigrate to a particular province. PNP is a good alternative for candidates who do not qualify for the express entry program and are in a need for more CRS points. It allows the provinces and territories to choose candidates having specific skills in occupations listed in the Canadian Occupation in demand(NOC) List 2023. However, not all candidates who are shortlisted by the provinces become permanent residents in Canada. Here, in this article we are going to point out those factors that IRCC takes into consideration to decide whether the candidate can economically establish in canada or not.
What are the economic establishment requirements?
The candidate must demonstrate that he has enough means to establish himself in canada, it means that the candidate should be able to support themselves financially without any social assistance. In other words they must have funds and resources to settle and integrate into Canadian society.
Getting a nomination by the province itself is enough proof of your establishment as PNP has the same eligibility criterias as for permanent residence. Instances where the immigration officer might look for more factors than the PNP nomination. For example candidates current job, work experience, education and language ability.
FACTORS THAT IRCC TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION!
While assessing whether a PNP candidate can establish himself in Canada, the IRCC takes in account a range of factors;
EDUCATION AND TRAINING!
IRCC examines closely the educational qualifications of the applicant that he/she can establish themselves in canada. It is to determine whether the candidate has enough skills and knowledge to find and maintain an employment in Canada. This includes examining candidates educational credentials, work experience and language proficiency.
Having a job offer from an authorised Canadian employer significantly increases the chance of a PNP candidate’s chances to have a permanent residency in canada. The job must be in demand occupation that matches the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The IRCC considers The applicant’s work experience to determine that they have necessary skills and experience to succeed in the Canadian labour market. The work experience must be in demand occupation in the province or territory that has nominated the candidate.
Age is another crucial factor that IRCC considers and based on which the candidates are awarded points. Younger the candidate, the more will be the chances of getting a permanent residence in Canada. According to IRCC younger candidates have greater ability to blend into the Canadian labour market and integrate into Canadian society.
It refers to the candidate’s ability to adapt in Canada and integrate into Canadian society. The IRCC considers several factors such as a candidate’s previous work experience in Canada or if a candidate has studied from a Designated Learning institution (DLI) in Canada. It also considers a candidate’s capability to support their family and themselves.
THE MINIMUM INCOME THRESHOLD!
The minimum income threshold refers to the minimum income requirements for a candidate to be eligible for the PNP program. This ensures that the candidate is able to support himself and his family without relying on any social assistance. The minimum income threshold is based on the size of the candidate’s family and the province or territory where they plan to settle.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION!
To prove that the candidate can establish themselves in the nominated province or territory without social assistance, the candidate has to submit related documents such as:
- bank statement
- tax returns
- employment contract and
- other financial documents.
The IRCC analyses all these documents to assess whether to give out the Invitation to apply (ITA) or not.
Now, you know that the economy is a crucial factor to immigrate to a provincial Nominee program. The candidate who is chosen for a PNP program demonstrates that they will be able to support themselves and their family financially. There is a wide range of factors that IRCC takes into consideration like age, occupation, work experience, adaptability, job offer etc. that has been mentioned above. This assessment by the IRCC is to determine whether the applicant can support themselves and their family in the province or territory that has shortlisted the candidate in the first place.