The Canadian PNP program allows the provincial government to select the immigrants they require for the province or territory. It also offers applicants the opportunity to become permanent residents.
With a suitable Provincial nomination, applicants have more chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA). When you receive the ITA, you can apply for a Permanent Residency visa.
This program is for workers who
- have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
- want to live in that province and
- want to become permanent residents of Canada
The provinces/territories are listed below, and the links will take you to full information about the various Provincial Nominee Programs. Please take a look at the following websites:
- BRITISH COLUMBIA
- NOVA SCOTIA
- NEW BRUNSWICK
- PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
- NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Eligibility for Canada PNP
The people eligible for PNP are those who can meet the eligibility criteria of a specific province or territory. The eligibility criteria depend on the labour market and the economic condition of each province.
Step-by-step Process for Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
You can apply for the Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in two ways. The ways are –
- Express Entry
- Non- Express Entry
The Express Entry system can be classified in two ways –
- The candidates make an Express Entry profile.
- After the submission of necessary documents, they reach the Express Entry pool.
- Thereafter, the different territories and provinces look for suitable applicants.
- The applicants picked by the different PNPs get the NOI (Notification of Interest).
- Now, the candidates can submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) to the Express Entry stream.
- The candidate checks for a suitable PNP and applies for the nomination.
- If the territory or province agrees for the nomination, the applicants can create the Express Entry profile.
- There, they can show that they have the provincial nomination.
Non-Express Entry system -
- Select an appropriate province based on the eligibility criteria.
- Submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) under the non-Express Entry stream.
- The application will be evaluated based on the points system of the specific province or territory.
- Upon selection, the applicants receive a nomination letter.
- After this, the candidates must submit a federal application for a Permanent Residency visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).
Fees ( as of June 2023)
The PNP costs depend on the respective program.
|Name of Province
|Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)
|Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)
|Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
|British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
|New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program ( NBPNP)
|Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program ( NLPNP)
|Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEPNP)
|Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (APNP)
The time taken to process the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) depends on the application process.
If you have applied under the Non-Express Entry system, then it will take 1-2 years. But if you have applied under the Express Entry system, then the time taken is around six months.