Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian territory or province has to nominate you. They will assess if you will be able to meet their labor or economic market needs.

The Provincial Candidate Program allows qualified and experienced individuals to settle in the province and particular territories of Canada. Those provinces and territories nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada.


All about the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP):

Under Canada's Constitution, the federal government and each province and territory share the authority to manage the country's immigration system.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and are interested in settling in a particular region. The only exceptions are the Northern Canada territory of Nunavut and Quebec. Instead, the province of Quebec has the authority to establish its selection criteria for economic immigration.

The primary purpose of the PNP is to spread the benefits of immigration across Canada. Before the launch of the PNP in 1998, most of Canada's immigrants settled in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Since 1998, however, Canada has seen a broader distribution of immigration across the country since the Prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) and Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) have enjoyed more success attracting immigrants thanks in large part to the PNP.

Each PNP has at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Provincial nominations issued under these Express Entry-aligned streams are known as 'enhanced nominations.' The benefits of enhanced PNP streams are that they award Express Entry candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, which essentially guarantee they will receive a permanent residence invitation under Express Entry. Another significant benefit is they can have their permanent residence application processed by the federal government quicker, typically within six months. The other way to obtain permanent residence through the PNP is under a 'base' stream. Here, you apply to a PNP stream directly, and once you receive a provincial nomination, the federal government will process your permanent residence application.

How does the provincial nominee's program work?

The provincial nominee's program nominates people who:

  • Have skills, educational qualifications, and work experience to contribute to specific Canadian provinces.

  • He plans to live in that province.

  • You want to be a permanent resident of Canada.

Many provinces and territories participate in the PNP program along with their stream and requirements. These provinces can target students, entrepreneurs, skilled workers, and semi-skilled workers.

The following provinces or territories are currently participating in the PNP program:

  • Alberta

  • British Columbia

  • Manitoba

  • New Brunswick

  • Northwest Territories

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

  • New Scotland

  • Ontario

  • Prince Edward Island

  • Saskatchewan

  • Yukon

How to apply?

Well, it depends on the provincial candidate program you are applying for. This process can be done online through Express Entry or on paper.

  • Paper-based process: The whole process includes two stages:

    At first, you need to find out any specific province or territory to live in Canada. Check the eligibility criteria and then ask the province for a nomination.

    In the second stage, when that province nominates you, you can apply for permanent residence. This PR may take 20-24 months for your PR.

  • Through Express Entry : For any Province to invite you in your EE - profile for 600 points

    • Your must create your EE profile
    • Provinces will invite you to submit a PNP application on draw day .
    • Submit your PNP application from the PNP portal
    • Provinces will give decisions in Email and in your EE- with 600 points .
    • Then wait for EE_ Federal PNP draw to get ITA to apply PR
    • Apply for Federal PR to get PR - within 6-8 months under PNP program

You can apply in two ways, either;

1. Contact the province to request a nomination under a fast-track entry flow. When nominated by the province, create your Quick Entry Profile to display your nomination. OR

2. First create your quick entry profile to display any particular province that interests you. When the province sends you a “Notice of Interest,” contact them directly.

No matter how you apply, you must be eligible for that province. Also, submit your express entry profile with minimal criteria. Once you are invited to apply, submit your electronic application to IRCC.

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