Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

WHEREAS the PNP is a collaborative and cooperative effort between the federal government and other provinces of Canada;

WHEREAS the PNPis conducted against fundamental criteria designed for Canadian immigration;

WHEREAS the PNP provides for varying degrees of autonomy for provincial engagement in immigration;

WHEREAS provinces of Canada can utilize the PNP to facilitate provincial population growth strategies, quicker access toskilled workers shortages, international graduates who have post-graduate job offers from provincial employers and significant investment from candidates who have signaled a genuine interest in immigrating to respective areas of Canada;

WHEREAS the PNP has experienced a significant degree of variance in application among provinces, which has led to underutilization and dysfunctional application;

WHEREAS a national generic and streamlined approach can bring vastly improved functionality to the PNP;

BE IT RESOLVED the Liberal governments of Canada take immediate steps to work with all provinces and territories to streamline and harmonize the PNP;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Liberal government of Canada take proactive steps, in concert with provinces and territories, to prioritize the PNP as a key instrument of national immigration, which is linked to skills gaps, investment strategies and overall population growth strategy across all regions of Canada.