To offer more and better immigration opportunities, as many as 10 out of the 13 Canadian provinces have signed up an agreement with the Canadian government under the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). This program enables each of the provinces to be able to nominate the applicants based on the unique skill set requirements of the province. Hence, if there is a specific province which is facing a shortage of skilled teachers, that province will set the preference for the applicants who fulfil the criteria of a professional teacher. The Provincial Nomination Program has been designed so that it is easier for the immigrants to integrate and assimilate within Canadian society, and also at the same time they begin effectively contributing to the local individual communities.
Qualifying Criteria: Most of the Canadian territories and provinces are allowed to nominate immigrants through The Provincial Nomination Program. The immigrants who are to be nominated such should have the necessary education, skills, and the work experience with which they can be effective contributors to the local economy and should be interested in living in that specific area. For most applicants, they need to apply straight to the territory or province so that they can be considered under The Provincial Nomination Program. Ever since the cut-off date of January 1, 2015, quite a few territories and provinces have since launched the set of new Express Entry streams, which include the provinces of: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.