Provincial Nominee Program
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. All provinces and territories offer provincial nominee programs except Nunavut and Quebec. Each province and territory have its own immigration programs and requirements targeting students, experienced entrepreneurs, skilled workers, semi-skilled workers depending on the economic requirements of the province or territory. Please select the province below to know more about their programs.
What is PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)?
There are more than 70 programs to get permanent residence of Canada. One of which is the Provincial Nominee Program. PNP’s are a key part of Canada’s Immigration Policy and are the fastest growing economic programs. Every year, the government of Canada has increased annual allocations of provinces to nominate the skilled workers, which shows the significance of this program in the overall Canadian Immigration policies. Every province across Canada are actively nominating eligible individuals and families by easing the process of Canadian permanent residence based on the eligibility criteria endorsed by the province. Each province or territory
Who is eligible for PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)?
If you don’t meet the requirements of the Express Entry system or haven’t scored enough points in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) or not receiving an ITA (Invitation to Apply) in any of the express entry or federal immigration programs then PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) may be an option. PNP is a great opportunity for workers who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory in Canada, Intend to live in that province and want to become a permanent resident of Canada
Note: One of the criteria may be to have a Canadian Job Offer from a designated employer in your province or territory of interest.
How to apply for PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)?
The process of applying to a province depends on your profile. You have 2 options to apply for PNP either paper-based process or express entry process depending on your eligibility for a particular provincial immigration program.
Step by step process of PNP
Selection of the province and program: Firstly, select the province you are interested to live and find a program that you are eligible for. Need help complete our contact us form. We will help you out with choosing the province or program based on your profile.
Determine the application process: Choose the process in which we apply for the PNP either by paper-based or express entry process depending on the eligibility criteria.
Apply to the province in the paper-based process: We apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-express entry stream. We need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates us.
Apply to the province in the Express Entry process: There are 2 ways to apply.
We create an Express Entry profile and apply to the province separately which we are interested in using the Express Entry details for nomination
We create an Express Entry profile and provide an expression of interest to a province. If province or territory sends you a “notification of interest”, contact the province and apply for nomination
Approval of Nomination: If your application meets the eligibility criteria and other requirements the province will nominate and approve your application. If approved you will be issued a nomination certificate to apply for the federal permanent residence
Submit permanent residence application to the federal government: If you are nominated for PNP then apply for the federal government for the permanent residence. Depending on the process you applied you may need to apply through express entry or paper-based application.