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Provincial Nominee

The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows Canadian provinces to select people for immigration based on criteria established by the provincial government. Those who receive a provincial nomination can apply for permanent resident visa status with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Types of PNP Programs

There are two types of PNP programs. Find their detail below:

  1. Skilled worker PNP – This policy allows qualified employees to be processed more quickly if they have a job offer from any regional company in a professional or business field that fits provincial criteria. The following may likewise be requirements for some PNP streams:
    • Job proposal from a local employer;
    • Work expertise in the province/territory; and
    • Adjustability and familial links to someone living in the province.
  2. Business immigration PNP – The Canadian immigration Provincial Nominee Program permits faster immigration processing if the applicant adopts one of the following in the province:
    • builds up another business;
    • invests money, or
    • enters a joint enterprise with a local business.

PNPs in Canada

  1. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
  3. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  4. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  5. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  6. Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP)
  7. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
  8. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  9. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  10. Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)
  11. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  12. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Applying for a Provincial Nominee Program in Canada

There are various steps to apply for Canadian Provincial Nominee Program. It doesn’t matter which province you want to apply for PNP.

  • Step 1: Discover your eligibility
  • Step 2: Start the process of an application
  • Step 3: Determine the processing time
  • Step 4: Give the essential documents
  • Step 5: Ready for arrival to Canada or re-apply with corrections to the application.

Direct Application Process

For the direct application process, you will have to submit a paper application through courier or mail. This procedure is typically lengthy, lasting between 15 and 19 months.

Express Entry Application Process

For the Express Entry application process, there are two pathways, and you can choose any of those:

  • Live Expression of Interest – When you create your Express Entry profile, you can express your interest in a specific province or territory. This method allows the province to select your profile directly from the Express Entry draw pool and send you a provincial nomination if you have the necessary skills and experience
  • Apply through a Provincial Nominee Express Entry Stream – Almost every province has an Express Entry stream accompanying a list of in-demand occupations in Canada.

The benefits include prompt processing (typically six to eight months) and a greater chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Eligibility for PNPs?

Eligibility requirements are different for each PNP in Canada. Provinces and territories look for individuals with:

  • Work experience that fulfills all the conditions of their labour market.
  • English language ability
  • Higher education
  • Competency

To be eligible, you must prove that your expertise will contribute to the local market, leaving a positive intent to live in that province or territory.

How Move Immigration Services May Help

The procedure to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program is complicated as there is a big chance of refusal. We found various cases where the Provincial Nominee Program application is rejected due to not being correctly prepared. Move Immigration Services helped thousands of families and individuals successfully immigrate as provincial nominees to Canada. We have experienced Canadian immigration consultants that evaluate your case and suggest a course of action that best serves your needs. Contact us today!

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