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Impact of PNP Programs in upcoming years on Canadian immigration

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May 9, 2023

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Sanjay Prasad

Impact of PNP on canadian Immigration

How to apply through a Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration program that operates alongside federal economic immigration programs, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The PNP allows provinces to nominate individuals who meet the specific labor market needs of their region.

Each province in Canada has its own PNP program, and each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the region. The PNP programs have different eligibility criteria, processing times, and requirements, but they all share a common goal of attracting skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and investors to their respective regions.

In this blog, we will explore the importance of the PNP programs in Canadian immigration and analyze the latest immigration targets released by the Canadian government for 2023, 2024, and 2025.

Immigration Targets for 2023-2025

The Canadian government released the Supplementary Immigration Levels plan in November 2022, which outlines the immigration targets for the upcoming years. According to the plan, Canada aims to welcome 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. Out of these targets, a significant portion is allocated to economic immigration, which includes the PNP.

For 2023, the immigration target for the Federal High Skilled (CEC, FSW & FST) program is 82,880, while the target for the PNP alone is 105,500.

In 2024 & 2025, the target for the Federal High Skilled program is 109,020 & 114,000, while the target for the PNP is 110,000 & 117,500.

The above stats means that the PNP alone is going to account for approximately 40% of the economic immigration admissions between 2023 to 2025.

Why is the PNP Important?

The PNP provides an alternative pathway for individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the federal economic immigration programs. The PNP programs have been gaining popularity in recent years. With the Canadian government aiming to increase the number of PNP admissions in the upcoming years, it is crucial for individuals who want to immigrate to Canada to consider the PNP programs as a viable pathway to achieve their immigration goals.


As per the Supplementary Immigration Levels plan, we shall say that the PNP will be the primary pathway for skilled workers and entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada in the upcoming years. And it is crucial to stay informed and up to date with the latest developments to increase your chances of a successful immigration application.


Navigating the different PNP programs in Canada can be overwhelming, but with the help of SPSCanada Immigration, you can find the right PNP program suitable for your specific needs and goals.


To have your profile evaluated and receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration, get in touch with us experienced immigration consultants from SPSCanada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad).


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