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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Find the Path to Permanent Residence Through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Keep reading to learn more about how Immigration Pros can assist PNP applicants.

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Hundreds of successful cases per year

Hundreds of successful cases per year

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Specialized in LMIAs, work permits, and family sponsorships

Specialty in LMIAs, work permits and family sponsorships

Canada’s PNP Requirements

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a general name given to different programs offered by each province or territory. Applicants may apply to the PNP directly through the province or through Express Entry creating a profile.

Provinces and territories may target students, business professionals, entrepreneurs, skilled and semi-skilled workers to select nominees according to their economic needs. As such, every province has a different name for their respective programs. 

Foreigners from most countries are welcome to participate in the Provincial Nominee Program.

The general requirements for PNP applicants are that they must first meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams and then be nominated under that stream. Every province has different requirements and programs, generally there will be a language requirement. Candidates will have to prove they have the skills, education and work experience needed to settle in Canada. Documents candidates will need include language proficiency test results, educational credential assessment reports, proof of work experience, and other such documents.

Getting Selected for Provincial Nomination

1. Select a PNP and Apply for Nomination
This is perhaps the most difficult part of the application process as there is a variety of programs available within each province and territory. It is a challenge to find the one that is more suitable to your qualifications and that is more likely to result in a successful application. Immigration Pros can provide guidance to help you select a program and apply to the PNP of your choice

2. Obtain a Provincial Nomination Certificate
If a province or territory deems an application suitable, a candidate will be nominated and invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Express Entry.

3. Apply for Permanent Residence
Once a nomination has been obtained, applicants may submit their application for permanent residence. Depending on the province and type of program, applicants will be able to submit their application digitally online or paper-based via mail.

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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Canada Cost and Processing Time

The processing fee associated with the PNP program is around $850. An additional $515 can be paid for the right of permanent residency. If applying with a spouse or partner, candidates will also have to pay the $850 processing fee and the $515 right of permanent residency fee. For each dependent child, the processing fee is $230. Additional fees may also be incurred if the government needs to collect biometrics. Language tests, police clearances, and other documents may be required incurring third party fees from the candidate’s home country.


The average processing time will depend on the complexity of the candidate’s situation. Generally the anticipated wait time for an answer is around one to two years. Applications must be processed provincially and federally meaning it will take longer. Candidates can check for a more accurate processing time here.

Get Started on Your PNP Process with Immigration Pros

1. Outreach
Call or fill out our contact form for a free assessment. Our team of professionals will evaluate your case and provide you with professional feedback on your chances of success and a quote

2. Strategy Creation
Our team of professionals will work with you to create a tailor-made strategy that is likely to result in a successful immigration process.

3. Case Revision
We will review your supporting documents thoroughly and work towards building a strong case.

4. Representation
In order to make this an easy and stress-free process, we will handle all communication with the government on your behalf while we await for a decision, keeping you informed every step of the way.

5. Decision
Once a decision has been made, our team will advise you on the next necessary steps.

Get started with PNP process with Immigration Pros

01

Outreach

Call or fill out our contact form for a free assessment. Our team of professionals will evaluate your case and provide you with professional feedback on your chances of success and a quote.

02

Strategy Creation

Our team of professionals will work with you to create a tailor-made strategy that is likely to result in a successful Provincial Nominee process.

03

Case Revision

We will review your supporting documents thoroughly and work towards building a strong case.

04

Representation

In order to make this an easy and stress-free process, we will handle all communication with the government on your behalf while we await for a decision, keeping you informed every step of the way.

05

Decision

Once a decision has been made, our team will advise you on the next necessary steps.

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FAQs

Every province has a variety of programs available to foreign nationals, overall there are around 80 different PNP streams.

This will depend on the stream you are applying through. Some PNP streams do not require a valid job offer.

Possibly, you can check if you’re eligible for the PNP through the province or territories PNP site.

This will depend on the province or territory. Generally, you will need to prove language proficiency, skills, finances, education, and work experience. The better your qualifications in each category, the higher your points and the higher your chances to immigrate successfully.

An easy way to improve your chances is to improve your language skills. You can also look for a valid job offer or, if possible, enroll in further education.

Ideally, you have work experience and skills that will help a province with their specific ` demographic needs. Other factors include strong ties to the province (previous work experience, family and friends that live there, previous studies, etc.), good language skills and education.

Realistically, without work experience your chances of a successful application are very very low as the PNP is designed to benefit the Canadian economy.