Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program is for those workers who have the skills, education, and experience.
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What is Provincial Nominee Program?

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

The main purpose of the PNP is to spread the benefits of immigration across Canada. Prior to 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.

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The eligibility for this immigration program is based on the point-based calculation system. With the help of this system, the Canadian government manages the applications of the skilled workers who want to migrate to Canada.
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This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. The Federal Skilled Worker Program is Canada's primary immigration program. This program invites skilled workers from across the world to contribute to the economic needs of the country.
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Why You Should Apply For PNP?

Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is 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 major 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 obtain a provincial nomination, the federal government will process your permanent residence application.

The Various Provincial Nominee Program:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Programme
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

FAQ's Section:

01
How do I qualify for PNP in Canada?
  1. Submit an Express Entry profile
  2. Get an Express Entry stream nomination
  3. Get an invitation to apply for permanent residence
  4. Fill out your application.
02
Does PNP guarantee PR?
Once the applicant receives the nomination from any province of Canada for the visa under PR, it is almost a guarantee and stamp of getting Permanent residency in Canada.
03
Which PNP does not require job offer?

Canada PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is an excellent immigration gateway for aspirants without a job offer. It is interesting to note that some Canadian provinces invite immigrants without a job offer.

04
Can I change Province after PNP?
Yes, you can. As a permanent resident, you have the right to live, work or study anywhere in Canada. However, if you became a permanent resident through the Provincial Nominee Program, the province that nominated you has chosen you to bring skills to their province.
05
How long does it take to get PNP nomination?

Typically, the processing time to make a decision is approximately 4 months from the date of the assignment.