If you wish to immigrate to Canada, the province or territory you live or have lived in may nominate you for permanent residency. This immigration program is called Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) or Territorial Nominee Program.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a pathway for LGBTQ to obtain Canadian permanent resident status
How does PNP work
Each province or territory except for Quebec establishes its legislation and policies on selecting nominees based on their economics. Therefore, the eligibility requirements for provincial nominee programs vary.
Usually, each provincial or territorial nominee program contains several streams/categories covering skilled workers, semi-skilled workers (National Occupational Classification code C or D), international graduates, entrepreneurs, and self-employed persons.
Depending on which stream/category you are eligible for, the application process also varies.
Provincial Nominee Program for LGBTQ and permanent resident application
These are two different applications. You first need to apply for nomination to a province/territory. If you are successful, you then apply for permanent residency to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Not everyone needs a provincial/territorial nomination before applying for permanent residency.
However, for Express Entry candidates whose Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is relatively low, a nomination will give them 600 points.
Provincial Nominee Program is also a pathway to permanent residency for LGBTQ who never worked in Canada.
Challenge a negative PNP decision
Some provinces/territories offer an internal review or reconsideration process for negative PNP decisions. For example, the Ontario government allows applicants to challenge a negative decision by filing an internal review notice.
What we can do to help LGBTQ get permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program
We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances pertaining to your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine eligibility for a PNP and permanent resident application/Express Entry,
2. If you are not eligible at the time you retain us, we provide you with advice as to how to meet the eligibility requirements,
3. Help you identify potential inadmissibility issues and address them properly,
4. Help you gather the supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your applications on your behalf.
We currently only accept clients looking for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP).
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