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Provincial nominee program presentation for international students and graduates september 22 2007

Provincial Nominee Program

Presentation for International Students and Graduates

September 22, 2007


Immigration strategy
Immigration Strategy

  • First provincial immigration strategy released March 2007.

  • Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) established.

  • Provincial Nominee Program transferred from INTRD to Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

  • Retention of international students identified as a key goal.


International students graduates
International Students & Graduates

  • Over 1000 international students enrolled in provincial institutions.

  • Possess recognized credentials.

  • Possible local work experience.

  • Ties to the local community.

  • Growing economy provides opportunities for employment.


What is the provincial nominee program
What is the Provincial Nominee Program

  • The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a result of an agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

  • The PNP enables the province to nominate individuals for immigration.

  • Individuals who have a strong commitment to maintaining a residence in the Province will have greater chance of being nominated.


Program objectives
Program Objectives

  • To enhance the provincial economy through the immigration of skilled workers and entrepreneurs.

  • To address particular skill shortages/gaps in identified sectors and regions of the province.

  • To attract entrepreneurs with the appropriate skills and capital to create new jobs.

  • To increase our population base.


Program categories
Program Categories

  • Skilled Worker - guaranteed job offer from a local employer or are currently employed on a work permit with a local employer.

  • Entrepreneur Category: establish a new business or purchase an existing business, intend to be self-employed in the business and reside in the province.

  • Immigrant Partner Category: invest in a local company.


Skilled worker category
Skilled Worker Category

  • Eligible applicants are required to have:

    • specialized skills that are deemed as having critical impact on the operations of the employer;

    • bona fide offer of paid employment

  • The employer will have to ensure that the applicant’s skills could not have been met locally and /or that the position was extremely difficult to fill.


Skilled worker category cont d
Skilled Worker Category cont’d

  • Provincial credentials standards and/or professional licensing requirements must be successfully completed prior to nomination.

  • In some cases, OIM will cooperate with the employer to obtain a work permit.

  • Healthcare sector- OIM will require applicants to work for at least 6 months before they are eligible to apply.


The application process
The Application Process

  • Applicant completes the Self-Assessment form - score of 50 points is required.

  • Complete Skilled Worker forms and attach supporting documents.

  • Employment Offer completed by employer.

  • Processing Fee reduced to $150


The application process cont d
The Application Process cont’d

  • Additional information may be requested at any time.

  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

  • Average processing time – 3 to 6 weeks.

  • Additional staff will further reduce processing time.


Next steps successful applicants
Next Steps: Successful Applicants

  • Successful applicants will be issued a Certificate of Nomination.

  • Certificate is forwarded to a Canadian Embassy.

  • Applicants submit permanent residence application to same Embassy.

  • Application is processed as a PN category.


Why choose the pnp
Why Choose the PNP?

  • Nomination = NL Sponsorship of federal immigration application.

  • Applicants will have direct access to visa office via OIM.

  • Processing of the permanent residence application will be expedited.

  • Work permits


Office of immigration and multiculturalism responsibilities
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism Responsibilities

  • Conduct due diligence to validate information submitted on applications.

  • Confirm employment.

  • Make a determination on commitment to reside in the province.


Citizenship and immigration canada responsibilities
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Responsibilities

  • CIC will conduct security, admissibility, and medical screening and interviews when necessary.

  • CIC will consider the issuance of work permits at the request of OIM.

  • CIC has sole responsibility for issuing permanent residence visa.


Future of pnp
Future of PNP

  • OIM committed to the enhancement of PNP;

    • International Graduate category

    • Family Connection category

    • Other

  • Increase promotion of PNP to local employers.

  • Create awareness among employers of the benefits of hiring international graduates.


Can pnp work for you
Can PNP work for you?

YES IT CAN!

  • You can apply for nomination:

    • Job offer or employed in field of study or related field

    • Work permit

      Make an appointment with a Program Officer to discuss your eligibility.


Contact information
Contact Information

  • PNP website www.nlpnp.ca

  • Email [email protected]

  • Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism

    http://www.hrle.gov.nl.ca/hrle/immigration/english/index.htm

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada www.cic.gc.ca


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