PNP candidates in Ontario Alberta and British Columbia earn the highest income
A Statistics Canada report reveals that Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) newcomers earn more in Ontario Alberta and British Columbia, whereas lower earnings are observed in Atlantic Canada, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The disparity is attributed to local unemployment rates and individual characteristics like education, pre-landing Canadian work experience, and language skills.
PNP candidates can earn extra money in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario after they move to Canada and live there for about two years. This suggests that initially in 2020, the three Canadian provinces saw an increase in the following earnings:
- $59,600 in Ontario
- $54,200 in Alberta
- $58,100 in British Columbia
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The report also highlights that economic immigrants’ earnings vary based on their immigration program, with higher earnings for the Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates since 2005 due to education, language ability, and age. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores for FSWP and CEC candidates were higher, indicating their potential for skilled work and higher earnings.
An applicant with a high CRS score may have desirable human capital qualities when they immigrate to Canada. As a result, they have a better chance than other applicants of getting a skilled job at a higher salary. Candidates in some PNP streams, such as those aimed at entry-level and semi-skilled candidates, may not need the same degree of education or work experience to immigrate. The PNP does not use the CRS for candidates who are not already Express Entry candidates.
After 2015, when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) initially revealed the Express Entry application management system, significant modifications were noticed.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
The province governments of Canada manage the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), an economic immigration route leading to permanent residence. The Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA) states that immigration is a shared responsibility of the federal and provincial governments, which makes this possible.
Due to their in-demand human capital attributes, immigration candidates who best fit local labor force needs can be chosen by provincial governments thanks to the PNP. The province has nominated these individuals, strengthening the application for permanent residence when sent to the IRCC.
In its yearly Immigration Levels Plan, the IRCC sets PNP immigration targets for each year. In 2024, Canada will admit 110,000 new permanent residents through the PNP and 120,000 each year in both 2025 and 2026.
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