The March 12 news release follows IRCC’s establishment of the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, which is a permanent residence pathway that was opened on 4th March 2019, and is expected to stay open until 4th June, 2019, for qualified in-home temporary foreign caregivers who came to the country after 30th November, 2014.
These additional migration spaces under the PNP also compliment other migrations such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which also open pathways for temporary foreign workers to transition to permanent residence.
- The 2,000 additional National Occupation Code “C” spaces have been enforced to enable a net increase in the amount of temporary foreign workers who can transition to permanent residence under the PNP.
- The additional spaces will help the government to meet labour market needs in major sectors, as decided by participating provinces and territories.
- Additional spaces won’t impede the progress of the IRCC in reducing processing times for the PNP.
- Under the PNP, the participating provinces and territories determine foreign nationals they believe will meet set labour market needs and who plan to settle in their province.
- Participating provinces and territories are mainly responsible for the creation, management and assessment of their respective PNPs.
Canada Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program, PNP offers provinces and territories in Canada a chance to nominate people who want to immigrate to the country, and who show interest in settling in a certain province. All provinces and territories in Canada apart from Nunavut and Quebec have their own special provincial nominee programs.
Every PNP has a minimum of one immigration stream that aligns with the national Express Entry immigration selection system. Provincial nominations that are issued under the Express Entry streams are referred to as enhanced nominations, and they award participants 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System points.