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Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Introduction to Canada Provincial Nominee Program

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs

Visa under Provincial Nominee Program of Canada is one of the most preferred medium of getting to Canadian permanent residence.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate immigration aspirants immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling down in a specific province of Canada.

Every province of Canadian except the territories of Nunavut and Quebec has their unique rules and eligibilities of Provincial Nominee Program. Moreover every PNP has at least one immigration stream that is associated with the selection system of the Federal Express Entry immigration.

Provincial nominations that are issued under the Express Entry-aligned policies are known as ‘enhanced nominations’ and grant the Express Entry candidates an additional 600 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS Score) points.

Since there are more than numerous provincial immigration programs, choosing the one that suits you the best may be challenging. Following are some of the prominent provincial nominee program of Canada which are preferred by the Indians:


  1. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is the Provincial Nominee Program of Alberta. Prospective immigrants with have the right mix of skills and work experience acquired by the province as will receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate with the help of this program

    AINP further consists of the following immigration programs:

    • Alberta Opportunity Stream – This program allows individuals who are able to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and are working in Alberta as a professional in one of the occupations eligible to apply for an AINP provincial nomination.
    • Alberta Express Entry Stream – This program allows the Government of Alberta to nominate only the eligible candidates selected from Canada’s Express Entry system. An applicant who receives successful nomination under this stream will be able to score 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System
    • Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream – Under this stream of immigration individuals who have farming experience and personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in Alberta are able to apply for permanent residence.

  2. The provincial immigration program of Manitoba comprises of streams that are designed to nominate only skilled workers and their families who want to work and live in the province of Manitoba permanently. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is currently undergoing a renewal process.


  3. With the help of NBPNP, prospective immigrants who have the required skills and experience as targeted by the province will receive a provincial nomination certificate by New Brunswick. With this nomination, foreign nationals may then apply for Canadian permanent residence. The New Brunswick PNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

    • Express Entry Labour Market Stream
    • Skilled Workers with Employer Support
    • Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
    • Entrepreneurial Stream
    • Skilled Workers with Family Support
    • Succession Connect pilot program

  4. Under this program, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience as required by the province may receive a Newfoundland and Labrador provincial nomination.

    The NLPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

    • Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
    • Skilled Worker Category
    • International Graduate Category
    • International Entrepreneur Category
    • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
    • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

  5. The NSNP (Nova Scotia Nominee Program) accepts applications under the following immigration streams:

    • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
    • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
    • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
    • Skilled Worker Stream
    • Entrepreneur Stream
    • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
    • Physician Stream

  6. Under OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience as set by the province as eligibility criteria will receive a provincial nomination from Ontario, only after receiving which they will be apply for a Canadian permanent residence. The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

    • Human Capital Category
    • Employer Job Offer Category
    • Business Category

  7. The PEI PNP (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program) accepts applications under three major immigration categories:

    • PEI PNP Express Entry
    • Labour Impact Category
    • Business Impact Category

  8. The SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) accepts applications under the following categories:

    • International Skilled Worker Category
    • Saskatchewan Experience Category
    • Entrepreneur and Farm Category

  9. The NTNP (Northwest Territories Nominee Program) accepts applications under two programs, one of which has three distinct streams:

    • Northwest Territories Employer-Driven Program:
    1. Express Entry System for Skilled Workers
    2. Skilled Worker
    3. Critical Impact Worker

    Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program:

    1. Business Stream

  10. The YNP (Yukon Nominee Program) consists of the following programs:

    • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
    • Skilled Worker
    • Critical Impact Worker
    • Business Nominee

  11. With the right education, experience, skills, and ability, a person can becomes eligible to get visa for Canada under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). There are many candidates who have already settled in Canada contributing towards the economic development of the specific province or territory.

    The program is an easy way to get entered in the desired province of Canada. People who want to live and work in a specific province or territory can have a better opportunity. The country ensures speedy processing and it is a fast-track way for those who want to secure the Canadian Permanent Residency.

    Following are some benefits of visa for Canada under Provincial Nominee Program:

    • Eligible applicants get a Permanent Residency instantly.
    • Applicants may bring along their family who are eligible to enjoy the similar status that of the primary applicant.
    • Easy access to healthcare facilities. The candidate can also get an education at a subsidized rate.
    • Restriction-free travel, both inside and outside the country. However, aspirants are restricted from settling permanently in some other province or territory.
    • You can select your desired province to settle down
    • You can apply for most PNP programs without a job offer
    • You will get additional points depend on your area of training
    • Get nominated directly by the province instead of pool of candidates
    • Avail provincial benefits after landing in the province

    • Live in Canada for indefinite time
    • Study and work anywhere in the province
    • Enroll in Canadian healthcare system to avail benefits
    • Get protection under Canadian law
    • Avail social and family security services
    • Sponsor living of you parents, spouse, kids and relatives

  12. #Step 1: In order to receive a Canada PNP Visa you need to prepare yourself step by step. First you need to prepare all the documents that are required by the provincial government. This will save any kind of delay for the approval of your visa document. He is a list of common required documents for a PNP:

    • A signed declaration form by principal applicant and family members
    • Additional signed declaration form of your dependents
    • Documents related to your past history like past work experience letters, educational documents, identity proofs etc.
    • Documents related to your family member (parents, partner/spouse, and child)
    • Your valid travelling documents (passport, visa with valid date)
    • Proof of your language proficiency (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL etc.)
    • Civil or legal documents showing your name, father’s name, date of birth, birth place etc.
    • Police clearance certificate
    • Health related documents
    • Your recent photographs

    #Step 2: The next step is to self asses you profile and know the Eligibilities and Requirements of Canada Provincial Nominee Program. In order to immigrate to a province, you should meet the minimum requirements criteria provided by each of the province. Each province and territory has its own streams and criteria for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These can change without notice. As a candidate you must fulfill all the provincial program requirements which are as follows:

    • Must be greater than 21 years of age
    • Score at least minimum in the point assessment grid
    • Your job must lie in the NOC of that province
    • You should have required work experience in the relevant profession
    • Have sufficient language proficiency according to CLB and other requirements

    #Step 3: Once you are done with the above two steps you can apply for a PNP program either through non-Express Entry or through Express Entry. These are the only two modes which are available for application, let us know then in detail


  13. Most of the PNP programs are aligned with Express Entry system. Once you create an Express Entry profile, it will be put in the pool of candidates. If there are requirements by any province, they can choose your profile for the nomination. Once getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from any province or your desired province you can apply for Permanent Residency status.


  14. If you have planned or chosen a province then you can easily apply for that province. Below are the steps to apply for a province:

    • Select a provincial PNP program
    • Fulfil the eligibility criteria and fill the form
    • Get selected/nominated from that province
    • Receive a Nomination letter
    • Apply for permanent residency status in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada

  15. After submitting your application to the provincial government, you will not receive any reply from them up to 6 months. They will analyze each and every profile by verifying your documents. Processing times varies from profile to profile. However if submit all the requirements properly then there is chance to get nomination from the province a bit faster.

    Everyday all the provinces of Canada receives thousands of application. Many of them get rejected due to lack to documents or required eligibility. Only those candidate receives response from the province who able to proof themselves eligible as per the academic, professional, business requirements.


  16. Canada has Provincial Nominee Programs which aims to nominate and select potential candidates. Provinces nominated individuals who are interested in settling in Canada permanently. Canada PNP Visa for Indians is a fast track method for obtaining Permanent Residency in Canada from India. A plus point for Indians is, in Canada there is a majority of Indian community throughout the country. Canada has 10 provinces and all of them have immigration programs with different category. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia are the popular provinces for Indians.

    You can apply for a PNP Visa from India very easily via express entry or directly apply to PNP Program. If you are an Indian and want to apply in PNP program for Canadian Immigration, there is province waiting for you. You can have your Canada Permanent Resident (PR) Card within months, you just need to fill our Free Assessment Form‘ and start the immigration process. Provinces have Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) by which they nominates potential skilled worker, international students and business professionals to fulfil their need local labor market and economy.


  17. A fee will be applicable for each PNP program you are applying for. Following as the list of the cost incurred in the process:

    • The PNP program will cost you 550 CAD
    • 550 CAD will be charges for your Permanent Resident application
    • For medical 250 CAD will be charged
    • Fee for the Right of Permanent Residency is 490 CAD.
    • For the temporary visa you will be charged 190 for each visa.
    • So the total cost stands approx. 1790-184 CAD

  18. Express Entry Program 2019:

    To get Canada PR by means of Express Entry, you need CRS score around 440 points (according to the most recent Express Entry draw prerequisite). On the off chance that your CRS Score is far not exactly the required check, you may choose Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). However, regardless of whether you are applying for PNP, making express section profile is fundamental as the same number of PNPs additionally has an express entry linked subcategory or stream for which an express entry account is essential.

    The Express Entry System is the point based online migration arrangement of the government of Canada. It is considered as the quickest pathway to get permanent residency in Canada in 2019. Applicants willing to apply through this federal system need to score least of 67 out of 100 under Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Category of Express Entry.

    Positives: Less handling time

    Negatives: Too high score required generally going from 430 to 450 CRS

    Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) 2019

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    Each Canadian territory and province has a Provincial Nominee Program or PNP. Through PNPs, Canadian region welcome and select the reasonable qualified outsiders for their individual areas. Each PNP has a distinctive procedure and prerequisites. The PNP dispatch application admission of their diverse streams consistently. To the extent processing time is concerned, each PNP has a different handling time of applications.

    Positives: A great chance of getting PR for region if occupation is sought after/ in-demand

    Negatives: Processing time is too high around 1.5 years or even 2 years depending on the demand.


  19. Even though a lot of people are immigrating to Canada, many applications for Permanent Residency (PR) also get refused due to various reasons. One of the main reasons for rejection is submission of incorrect or incomplete documents by the clients. This can be avoided when you have an immigration consultant at your service. We provide right mentorship when it comes to immigration process. Our team has the complete knowledge of the immigration proceedings and the latest changes in rules and regulations. Thus, we will do our best to guide our clients in the best possible manner for immigration to Canada.

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FAQs Section

Does all provinces require IELTS test?
Yes, IELTS test is mandatory for all Provincial and Federal programs.
Yes, each province is having different fee amount needed.
Yes, candidates can apply for one or more programs after creating their Express Entry Profile.
It is not mandatory for obtaining a provincial nomination for Canada immigration. You need to choose an appropriate visa program based on your eligibility and visa requirements.

Candidates selected under the PNP programs are granted with a Provincial Nomination. Also, they are provided with an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which boosts the candidates profile for obtaining ITA.

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