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Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

Old Jul 25th 2002, 6:20 am
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Default Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

Hi Mr. Miller I need some information on provincial nominee program for skilled
workers in order to make a decision wheather to apply for a Provincial Nominee
Certificate or simply go with Federal Immigration office. Questions are:

1) Is the criteria for skilled worker set by provincial goverment lower than the
federal one?
2) Is landing conditon thru PNP stricter than the regular one? eg. required to land
in specific province and stay in for certain time.
3) Is the processing speedier than the regular one?
4) Is the PNP only available to the residents of some geographic area or open to
everywhere in the world? Once the PNC received, does it matter where/visa post to
submit the appliction to?
5) Is it good time to submit application at this moment, considering the old/new rule
replacement?

Your information and opionion is highly apprecialted.

Thanks a lot!

Derrick
 
Old Jul 25th 2002, 7:06 am
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Default Re: Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

Derrick,

The various PNP's (with the exception of Quebec) constitute a very small amount of the total number of immigrants. The provinces are allowed to pick people but the number they can pick is capped, therefore they have to pick a small, limited number from a large number of people who may well meet the provincial criteria.

Each province has different criteria, for some people it may be more easy to qualify for than the federal system, but for others it may be impossible (for example those in professions not on the occupation list of the province). You'll have to go to the various provincial web sites and check their selection criteria.

The programs are open to people from anywhere in the world, but the selection process is more secretive. Like the Quebec system, you have to send away your application and they will write back and tell you if they have chosen you or not....you've no idea what goes on behind closed doors, you'll just have to take your chances.

If you get a PN visa then its the same as any regular visa. After you've landed you are legally free to move wherever you want in Canada....but thats legally. Morally you're obliged to live in whatever province had the generosity to award you a visa, especially if you're someone who doesn't qualify for the regular federal program. But hey if you can live with yourself after moving away thats up to you.


Now is probably not a good time to apply for one - since as you say the new laws are in place now and as a result probably lots of folks like yourself are now on the lookout for alternative ways to enter Canada. Since the nominee intakes are capped, they'll be forced to choose only the very very best of all the people who apply even though thousands of them might be of a good quality.

My adivce: wait a year...and in the mean time, improve your chances by going back to school or something.
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Old Jul 25th 2002, 7:11 am
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Default Re: Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

[1]yes
[2]No
[3]yes (except ontario and british columbia)
[4]everyone in the world
[5]the old new regulations do not affect on the provincial level... remember there are many levels of government in canada, municipal,provincial,& federal so when the federal laws change it did not affect the provincial critera or its point systems. Here:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigrat...ation/2_2.html
the above is an exampl of one province's immigration. British Columbia and Ontario have their own immigration process in that it is EMPLOYER driven. So those provinces can only bring in workers if the economy warrants them... this is not always good for example manitoba is requesting a lot of IT professional immigrants to become citizens of Manitoba, but myself being in the IT industry and living in Manitoba I can tell you that its much easier to get a job in toronto or vancouver in the IT industry than in manitoba and the pay would be higher as well. But it is easier getting into canada on the provincial lever then the federal because of the new regulations.

A huge bonus to the provincial regualtions is that you do not need a validated job offer from HDRC, for provincial, all you need is only a job offer (it does not have to be validated) You can get an employment agency (specializing in immigration)from the province in which you want to settle for around $1200 USD for get you interviews and a job offer.

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Old Jul 25th 2002, 7:20 am
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1. They are different, not always lower

2. In most cases yes

3. Not always and for sure not now as all PN Programs have already received several
times more applications than they are authorized to approve per year. For example
Manitoba with largest number of certificates available per year (currently 1,000)
just in the first 3 months of this year received over 10,000 applications.

4. You must submit PR visa application to the visa post normally processing
immigration cases from your country of legal residence or your country of origin.

5. Your best bet is the federal program if you qualify as it doesn't look that any
PNP will be faster for the next several years.

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../..

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millercicanada.com (delete REMOVE and INVALID from the above address before
sending email)
________________________________

"DYF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi Mr. Miller I need some information on provincial nominee program for skilled
    > workers in order to make a decision wheather to apply for a Provincial Nominee
    > Certificate or simply go with Federal Immigration office. Questions are:
    >
    > 1) Is the criteria for skilled worker set by provincial goverment lower than the
    > federal one?
    > 2) Is landing conditon thru PNP stricter than the regular one? eg. required to land
    > in specific province and stay in for certain time.
    > 3) Is the processing speedier than the regular one?
    > 4) Is the PNP only available to the residents of some geographic area or open to
    > everywhere in the world? Once the PNC received, does it matter where/visa post
    > to submit the appliction to?
    > 5) Is it good time to submit application at this moment, considering the old/new
    > rule replacement?
    >
    > Your information and opionion is highly apprecialted.
    >
    > Thanks a lot!
    >
    >
    > Derrick
 
Old Jul 25th 2002, 10:23 am
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Default Re: Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

Is it possible to apply for PNP if one has already applied for Immigration via Buffalo. I am a Canadian citizen and trying to help my cousin with his immigration process.

He applied for immigration to Canada earlier this year from USA at the Buffalo center but now wants to apply for PNP from Manitoba. Can he do that ?? He is afraid of having his application in Buffalo rejected because of the change in the law and the point hike.

What effect would applying for PNP have on his current application. Would his PNP application be rejected if he has applied for immigration already...?

Thanks for help
Regards
Shikari
 
Old Jul 25th 2002, 11:31 am
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Yes
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Old Jul 25th 2002, 12:20 pm
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Thanks a lot Mr. Miller, I really appreciate your time and help. Have a good day.
Derrick "Andrew Miller" <millercitelus.net> wrote in message
news:<5uX%[email protected] >...
    > 1. They are different, not always lower
    >
    > 2. In most cases yes
    >
    > 3. Not always and for sure not now as all PN Programs have already received several
    > times more applications than they are authorized to approve per year. For
    > example Manitoba with largest number of certificates available per year
    > (currently 1,000) just in the first 3 months of this year received over 10,000
    > applications.
    >
    > 4. You must submit PR visa application to the visa post normally processing
    > immigration cases from your country of legal residence or your country of
    > origin.
    >
    > 5. Your best bet is the federal program if you qualify as it doesn't look that any
    > PNP will be faster for the next several years.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ../..
    >
    > Andrew Miller Immigration Consultant Vancouver, British Columbia email:
    > millercicanada.com (delete REMOVE and INVALID from the above address before
    > sending email)
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    >
    > "DYF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi Mr. Miller I need some information on provincial nominee program for skilled
    > > workers in order to make a decision wheather to apply for a Provincial Nominee
    > > Certificate or simply go with Federal Immigration office. Questions are:
    > >
    > > 1) Is the criteria for skilled worker set by provincial goverment lower than the
    > > federal one?
    > > 2) Is landing conditon thru PNP stricter than the regular one? eg. required to
    > > land in specific province and stay in for certain time.
    > > 3) Is the processing speedier than the regular one?
    > > 4) Is the PNP only available to the residents of some geographic area or open to
    > > everywhere in the world? Once the PNC received, does it matter where/visa post
    > > to submit the appliction to?
    > > 5) Is it good time to submit application at this moment, considering the old/new
    > > rule replacement?
    > >
    > > Your information and opionion is highly apprecialted.
    > >
    > > Thanks a lot!
    > >
    > >
    > > Derrick
 
Old Jul 26th 2002, 3:14 am
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Default Re: Question regarding Provincial Nominee Program, Mr. Miller please!

Can one apply for PNP from Manitoba after applying as Independent . Would it affect the application that is inprocess.
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Old Jul 26th 2002, 6:20 am
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PNP gives you only the selection certificate and with such you must apply for PR visa
through Canadian visa post abroad anyway.

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../..

Andrew Miller Immigration Consultant Vancouver, British Columbia email:
millercicanada.com (delete REMOVE and INVALID from the above address before
sending email)
________________________________

"Engineer3216" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can one apply for PNP from Manitoba after applying as Independent . Would it affect
    > the application that is inprocess.
    >
    >
    >
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