It is a common misconception that some Canadian provinces are easier to immigrate to than others. Every Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can be easier if you meet the eligibility criteria. Some provincial streams require you to have a valid job offer which can be done if you are already living and working in Canada but not so much when you are applying from abroad.
There are dozens of different PNP streams across Canada with eligibility requirements that respond to the local labor market demands of the provinces and territories that manage those programs. However, most PNPs require applicants to have a connection to the province through previous employment, designated education programs or a valid job offer.
PNPs also offer Enhanced PNP streams that are linked to the federal Express Entry system. These enhanced PNP streams are for applicants who qualify for one of the three federal economic immigration programs and want to reside in a specific province or territory.
Receiving provincial nomination through enhanced PNP streams will grant you 600 additional Comprehensive System Ranking (CRS) points, virtually guaranteeing your Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
What Are the Most Popular Enhanced PNP Streams for 2021?
The following enhanced PNP streams are the most easily accessible immigration pathways for permanent residency in Canada:
Human Capital Priorities Stream: Ontario’s Express Entry:
The Human Capital Priorities Stream offers immigration pathways for foreign skilled workers eligible for one of the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class and an active Express Entry profile.
This stream has been actively inviting permanent residents during 2020. A job offer is not an eligibility requirement making it easier for applicants with no previous connection to the province.
Ontario also offers the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream for applicants who are fluent in the French language.
Ontario regularly conducts tech draws within the Human Capital Priorities stream to select skilled tech workers in occupations in-demand from the Express Entry pool.