Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Getting Permanent Status

New Canadian Citizenship

BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Getting Permanent Status

Permanent residency in Canada is a dream for many immigrants. Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to invest in the Canadian economy particularly find it as an extra motivation. However, the recent caps in federally operated business immigration programs made them disappointed. This is exactly when the British Columbia (BC) province came up with good news through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It is the transition of the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program to a permanent channel to acquire a Permanent Residency in Canada.

The program launched as a pilot in March 2019 has become officially permanent as of May 27, 2024. This program aimed to strengthen the regional economies of BC is another approach to attract foreign contributions to the Canadian economy beyond Canada Skilled Migration. Leveraging the flexibility of the PNP program the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Program invites entrepreneurs with an interest in building projects in a small community.

BC PNP EI Regional Program: An Overview

This program reflects the interests of British Columbia in particular and Canada in general, to support the growth of regional economies by encouraging investments in their small communities. Interested entrepreneurs, if selected, will be allowed to invest in the interior, coastal, or rural areas in any of the seven regions in British Columbia in their selected list of business types. These seven regions comprise:

  1.   Cariboo
  2.   Kootenays
  3.   Nechako
  4.   Vancouver Island/Coast
  5.   Thompson Okanagan
  6.   North Coast
  7.   North East

To be selected the candidates have to meet eligibility criteria including net worth and investment. The bright side of this program is that it requires a net worth and investment requirement which is half of what is required for the general BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Program.

How it Works

Communities in these seven regions will have identified certain business types that require to be developed to suit their economic goals. If they find an entrepreneur’s business proposal suiting their goals they will invite the candidate for an exploratory visit. This allows this candidate to visit the region in person to decide if it suits their expectations and the well-being of their family. Once they fix the project they can ask the community for a referral. It is this referral that makes them eligible to register and apply for the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) EI Regional Stream.

Other Eligibilities for Application

  • The candidate should meet the following eligibilities to apply for the program:
  • Experience: They should demonstrate business/ managerial experiences.
  • Net Worth: A personal net worth of at least CAD 300,000. This is half of the CAD 600,000 required for the general stream of the BC PNP EI program.
  • Investment: A minimum of CAD 100,000 is required.
  • Job Creation: The entrepreneur should create one full-time job for a Canadian or a Permanent Resident.
  • Language Requirement: It is a must to meet CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) Level 4.
  • Legal Status: Either the candidate should have legally entered Canada or possess eligibility for legal entry.


That’s it! Now you have the required information to pursue the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) EI Regional stream. The next thing that you may need could be the assistance of a professional consultant who can make the process easier. In this direction Trenity Consultants with experienced and qualified professionals will be your best choice.


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New Canadian Citizenship

Marc Miller Introduced a New Canadian Citizenship Legislation (Bill C-71)

New Canadian Citizenship

Marc Miller Introduced a New Canadian Citizenship Legislation (Bill C-71)

Unveiling good news for Canadians who await Canadian citizenship from outside Canada the bill which is intended to amend the Citizenship Act has been passed in the House of Commons. The bill titled Bill C-71: An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act (2024) was introduced in the House by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marc Miller on Thursday, 23 May 2024. This act which unveils a new Canadian citizenship logistics is supposed to be a relief for some second-generation Canadians born outside Canada and Canadians who have lost citizenship due to a convoluted Citizenship Act.

The highlight of this bill is that it stands to clear many anomalies that existed in the Citizenship Act. More importantly, it is intended to reverse the consequences of the 2009 amendment enacted by the then-conservative government. It has been a heated debate in the political sphere of Canada more than the ones triggered by Canada Skilled Migration. The following sections are intended to give a better picture of this new legislation.

Bill C-71: A Birds Eye View

Benefits the Lost Canadians

There is a concept called “Lost Canadians” in the citizenship realm of Canada. This refers to Canadians who have lost or failed to acquire citizenship as a result of intricacies within the Citizenship Act of Canada.

Even though many of this category have got citizenship through the previous amendments including the 2009 amendment there were still a lot of people who remained in the shadows. This new bill has the potential to automatically give them citizenship

Removes “First Generation Limit”

This is a concept laid down by the 2009 amendments of the conservatives. According to this amendment, citizenship was issued to Canadians born outside Canada only if their parents had been born in Canada or had been naturalized before their birth. This took away citizenship from many Canadians who were born outside Canada and whose parents were also born outside Canada. 

Fortunately, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the provision as unconstitutional back on December 19, 2023. The Minister of IRCC also agreed with this repeal. This is exactly what is reflected in the new Canadian citizenship logistics. 

By removing the first-generation limit the bill seeks to give citizenship to this category of “Lost Canadians”.

The changes introduced in this direction include: 

  1. Automatic award of citizenship to Canadians born outside Canada before this law comes into force, to Canadians who have also been born outside Canada. 
  2. Direct issuance of citizenship for adopted Canadians who are born outside Canada and are adopted before this law comes into force, by parents who are also born out of Canada. 
  3. In the case of second generation who belong to the above two categories, but are born after the law comes into force, the first generation parents will have to prove substantial connection with Canada. This means they should have resided in the country for a total of 3 years or 1,095 days before the children are born or adopted.


It is expected that this new Canadian citizenship logistics will change the lives of many Canadians who live abroad. Trenity Consultants being the leading immigration consultant in Canada is also open with all ears to these latest developments through IRCC.


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Provincial Immigration in Latest Draws

Five Provinces Issue Invitations for Provincial Immigration

Provincial Immigration in Latest Draws

Five Provinces Issue Invitations for Provincial Immigration in Latest Draw

Migrating to Canada as a resident is a dream for many international migrants who wish to embrace the quality of living in this developed country. Fortunately, the country offers a series of legitimate pathways that facilitate such a dream. It includes the express entry gateway, provincial nominee program (PNP), and family sponsorship among others. Among these options, the PNP and Quebec’s independent selection process offers a flexible pathway of opportunities for those who don’t qualify for the federal immigration schemes. In this light, the invitations issued for provincial immigration in the latest draws are something worthy of looking after. The outcomes of these processes from April 27 to May 3 are the crux of the following sections. 

By late April and Early May five provinces from Canada, namely British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba issued invitations for the provincial immigration draw. Among these provinces, Quebec is an odd one in that it conducts an autonomous selection process out of the PNP scheme. Within or outside the scheme each of these provinces makes way for Canada Skilled Migration while catering to their unique labor requirements and demography status. So it is mandatory to have eligibility as specified by each province to qualify for their draw.

British Columbia

The British Columbia Province conducted two British Columbia PNP (BCPNP) draws on April 30, 2024. In one of these draws, which was a general draw, the province issued 47 invitations to candidates from five streams. These streams include skilled worker, skilled worker- Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option, International graduate, and International graduate EEBC option and the applications belonging to Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category. The point cut-off was  131 except in the last category mentioned above. Other than these they conducted parallel draws for other four occupational categories namely childcare, healthcare, construction, and veterinary care with cut-offs in the range of 80 to 100.


The province which release the results of its provincial immigration in retrospect released the results of two draws conducted on April 11th and 25th of 2024. These draws which invited more than 1000 applicants each to apply for its permanent selection had separate eligibility requirements to get invited. The first required the satisfaction of two conditions. It includes the attainment of at least level 7 in oral French proficiency according to Quebec’s French proficiency scale for adult immigrants and a valid job offer located outside the Communaute Metropolitaine De Montreal area. In the second draw along with these conditions, there was an additional requirement to attain a minimum score of 598 points.


This province made way for provincial immigration in the latest draws conducted on April 17, 2024. During this draw the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) a part of its PNP sent 49 Notification of Interest (NOI) to eligible candidates as per its “Dedicated healthcare pathway with Alberta Job Offer” category. They were also required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 302.


Manitoba on April 30 published the updated result of a recent draw. This draw was dedicated to a purpose. The purpose was based on the provincial government’s special immigration measure for Ukraine. In a subsequent draw conducted on May 02, the Manitoba PNP sent invitations to three other streams of applications. This includes an occupation-specific skilled workers-Manitoba stream, international education stream and skilled workers overseas stream. While the second category had no point requirement the third category required a minimum CRS of 796 to be considered.

Prince Edward Island

As of May 2, PEI PNP sends 6 invites to applicants working in healthcare and construction.


That is all about the update on provincial immigration in the latest draws from April 27 to May 3. These updates could be beneficial for every applicant who wishes to enter Canada through the PNP scheme. However, navigating this terrain could be perplexing due to the varying eligibility conditions between different provinces in Canada. Moreover, these requirements are volatile, increasing the need for high alert. This is where the support of the best immigration consultants in Dubai, UAE will be of great help. As a veteran player in the field, Trenity Immigration Consultants will be the best choice in this direction. We will take care of your Canadian skilled migration requirement while you caress your dreams of migrating to this country.


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Spousal Open Work Permits

IRCC Introduces Changes to Eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits

Spousal Open Work Permits

IRCC Introduces Changes to Eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits

Canada presents immigrants with immense opportunities to work and settle in the country. Among such options a strategic pathway that enriches the Canadian economy while strengthening the economic sustainability of immigrants is what is called Spousal Open Work Permits. It allows the spouse of a foreign worker or international student to have access to an open work permit in Canada that enables them to work with any employer. 

This is indeed a channel to ensure the IRCC’s (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) mandate to promote family reunification. Even though it bypasses Canada Skilled Migration pathways, it has a greater significance for the Canadian economy. However, in recent months this scheme has faced significant setbacks and eligibility changes. The following sections are dedicated to exploring these policy changes. 

The Background

Earlier this year, on January 22, 2024, IRCC made a stringent restriction on Spousal Open Work Permits. According to these changes, spouses of international students in undergraduate and college programs were denied eligibility to apply for the SOWP. However, the latest update in this direction as of March 19, 2024, is something that offers relief to such SOWP applicants.

Notified Changes in SOWP

According to the latest notification eligibility for SOWP is based on satisfying any of the following points:

The sponsor, that is the partner, is enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in Canada. 

In the case of undergraduate student partners it is a must that they pursue a degree-guaranteeing program at a university in one of the following disciplines:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery ( DDS, DMD) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( BSc N, BSN, BNSc)
  • Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor ( LLB, JD, BCL) 
  • Bachelor of Engineering ( B. Eng, BE, BASc)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • Bachelor of Education ( B. Ed)
  • Pharmacy ( PharmD, BS, BSc, BPharm)

Required Documents to Apply for SOWP

  • Proof of Relation: The spouse who applies for SOWP must submit relevant documents to prove their relationship to the sponsor. 
  • Proof of Enrolment: The following proofs are accepted to prove that their partner is pursuing any of the above-mentioned degrees:
  1. Valid Letter of Acceptance from a Designated  Learning Institution (DLI)
  2. Proof of enrolment letter from the partner’s DLI
  3. Transcript from the partner’s current program.

Regulations for Applications Before March 19

In case you have applied for Spousal Open Work Permits before March 19, which is the date from which this new notification is in effect, you are eligible  for SOWP subject to satisfying the following conditions:

  • The partner has a valid study permit
  • They are eligible for PGWP
  • The partner is a full-time student at a post-secondary school or CEGEP in Quebec, a private college-level school in Quebec, or a Canadian private school that can legally award degrees according to provincial law.


So here we discussed the latest updates in SOWP applications for Canada. The course and current state of the notified changes, eligibility, required documentation, and the condition of the applications applied before the date of the latest notification have been discussed. In case you find this information a bit overwhelming it is better to get assistance from a professional consultancy services. If that is the case don’t hesitate to reach out to Trenity Immigration Consultants for we are one of the leading immigration consultancy services around the world.


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Canada Work Permit

Canada Open Work Permit Vs. Closed Work Permit

Canada Work Permit

Canada Open Work Permit Vs. Closed Work Permit

Canada is an attractive destination for expats who wish to lead a better life in a developed country. However, finding a work in this country legally requires a Canada work permit. This allows foreign nationals to make use of job opportunities in the country for a specified time frame.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the top occupations for work permit holders in Canada include retail salespersons, software engineers, and food service supervisors among others. In a Canada Skilled Migration channel an immigrant can either choose for a flexible work permit that allows them to work for any of these industries or a rigid work permit with fixed industries and employers to work with. These options known as open work permits and closed work permits respectively have their advantages and disadvantages. Weighing both sides is essential to pursue the right work permits that fit one’s requirements.

Open Work Permit

It is a work permit that facilitates arriving in Canada without any job offers. With this permit, a candidate can search for jobs across industries and choose one that suits them perfectly. The Canadian authorities will check your eligibility before offering work permits under this scheme. The following are some categories usually considered eligible for this scheme:

  • An international student eligible for Post-Graduation Work Permit Programme in Canada.
  • The dependent of a permanent residency applicant or the spouse of a skilled worker or a master’s or doctoral degree student. 
  • A refugee or their family members. 
  • A temporary residence permit holder
  • Students who are unable to meet their cost of studies.

The Context

According to a European Union announcement these rules come in the context of an EU-India Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility which demands comprehensive cooperation on migration policies between EU and India.

The advantages of Open Work Permit

  • Flexibility: As mentioned earlier this permit doesn’t restrict workers with a particular employer. 
  • No Job Offer Required: The immigrant doesn’t have to submit a job offer for permit processing.
  • No LMIA Required: A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is not required as a requisite for this permit. 
  • Career Development: Flexible work permits allow immigrants to shift careers and follow the most ideal path for their career development. 
  • Permanent Residency Channel: The experience acquired through open work permit channels can be used to support the application for permanent residency.

Disadvantages of Open Work Permit

  • Limited Duration: An open Canada work permit is issued for a limited duration like 1 to 2 years. It has to be renewed after this period to continue work. 
  • No Job Guarantee: It is the applicant’s responsibility to find a job once they land in the country. There is no guarantee to find a job.

Closed Work Permit

In this scheme, an employee who has attained a job offer from an employer is given a permit to come and work in Canada.

Advantages of Closed Work Permit

  • Job Security: Since you have already got a job offer there is no need to worry about finding a job post arrival. 
  • Faster Processing Time: Since the job has been secured already the Canadian authorities will not have to spend much time on the candidate’s eligibility to reside and work in the country. So faster processing of permits in the range of 1 to 2 months can be ensured.

Disadvantages of Closed Work Permit

  • Limited Job Mobility: The employee is restricted to one industry and a particular employer. 
  • LMI Assessment: An employer needs to prove the unavailability of Canadian citizens and residents to fill this role with a Labour Market Impact Assessment from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This makes it tougher to obtain permits through closed work permit schemes. 
  • Dependency on Employer: The employment conditions and job security depend on the employer. Even though there is an option to look for Canada skilled migration in open work permit schemes in case of abuse or chances for abuse it could be a troublesome affair for novice immigrants.


By now you must have become capable of selecting the right work permit scheme for your immigration into Canada. However, there could be complex paperwork and compliance requirements that any applicant finds a headache. In such scenarios, it is better to get assistance from an immigration consultant who can help process your Canada work permit without any hiccups. Such professional assistance like the one provided by Trenity Consultants will save you much trouble while you prepare mentally for a new life in Canada. 


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