Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced that the federal government will open another 2,000 spaces in the PNP program, under the intermediate skill level category.
This measure is designed to help immigrants who are already working in long-term jobs apply for permanent residence more easily, and it will help grow the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and Atlantic Immigration Pilot projects. Provinces will still select for specific skills within these new spaces to meet their unique economic needs.
The PNP program has already seen much success provincially, helping to increase diversity and welcome skilled newcomers to Canada.
Hussen stated, “Temporary foreign workers fill long-term labour market needs and contribute to the growth of our economy. We recognize the need to provide opportunities for them to transition to permanent residence—and these additional spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program will do just that.”