Provincial Nominee Program

What is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

Provincial Nominee Program is a way for provinces and territories of Canada to nominate individuals who can immigrate to the province or territory. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) enable Canada to select the most qualified candidates for immigration to Canada. Provincial and territorial governments can nominate individuals whom they consider will contribute positively to their province or territory, based on labour market demands, an applicant’s ability to become economically established in that jurisdiction, and other criteria set by each province or territory. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) enable Canada to select the most qualified candidates for immigration to Canada. Provincial and territorial governments can nominate individuals whom they consider will contribute positively to their province or territory, based on labour market demands, an applicant’s ability to become economically established in Canada.

Types of the provincial programs

There are two types of provincial programs, Express Entry and Non-Express Entry Streams. The Express Entry streams allow you to apply for permanent residence directly through the Express Entry after the nomination, while after Non-Express Entry Streams you will apply under the new online portal or using a paper application.

Provincial Nominee Program

How can you apply to the PNP?

Provincial Nominee Programs allow provinces, territories, and their partners to select potential immigrants based on criteria such as age, education level, language skills (English or French), work experience, occupation type (agriculture worker, etc.), intended employment sector in Canada (for example health care) and other factors.

Some provinces select candidates from the Express Entry pool, while others run their own Expression of Interest systems to select candidates. To apply for the PNP you must meet the requirements of the stream you are interested in.

What provincial programs you can apply for

Provincial nominee programs typically require applicants to have a connection with the province they’re nominating from. The requirements vary depending on the program, so it’s important you do your research before applying if you want an easier path to citizenship in another Canadian province.

There are 11 Provincial Nominee Programs:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

What are the benefits of having a nomination of the province?

It’s an easier process because you’re already being endorsed by the province. Provincial nominees are assessed for criteria that are specific to each program, commonly including work experience, language proficiency and education level. In the case of Express Entry-connected programs, you can get 600 points for the nomination, so it guarantees you getting an invitation to apply in the Express Entry.

What are the requirements of Provincial Nominee Programs?

The requirements vary depending on what Provincial Nomination Program you apply under. Typically Provincial Nominee Programs require you to have a connection with the province—such as being from there, having family there or owning property there—and be able to demonstrate your ability to settle into and thrive in the community if and when you’re approved for permanent residence.

What Provincial Nomination Program suits me best?

That depends on who you are and what your goals are. Provincial Nomination Programs may be a good choice for someone who’s looking to settle in one particular province, has family ties there, or owns property there—but Provincial Nominee Programs are also open to everyone and have no restrictions on whether you’re from Canada or another country.

Shaun Immigration are experts in the Provincial Nominee Program

Shaun Immigration team takes care of all the requirements to complete your file for permanent residency in Canada. Our expert in this field ensures full compliance from start till the end you will be updated on the progress of your case.

We have completed 100 successful Provincial Nominations and nominated candidates have got their Permanent Residence in Canada. Contact us to find out what provincial program works the best for you!