Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

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Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

As of January 2015, most of the provincial nominee programs have combined their programs with the Express Entry system and will now accept a portion of their applicants through that program.

Here is a list of the provinces and territories currently participating in this program. Since the criteria vary among the provinces, you should visit their websites for more information.

After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.

You will have to pass a medical examination and security and criminal checks. You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You can find more information on the funds you will need in the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.


One of our licensed immigration consultants can speak with you in person, online or on the phone about your unique immigration situation and give you a breakdown of your options.

226 Responses to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

  1. Ali Khan says:

    I am 29 year old male single & i have done Masters in Human Resource Management & have more then 7 years of experience. Can i apply for Canadian immigration without Ielts ??

    • CICS Immigration Team says:

      You need to do IELTS.

    • Karishma Gulati says:

      I am 29 years old female single. I am graduate with 9 years of experience in customer service. Please advise which province can I apply for?
      My overall band score is 6

      Reading 5.5
      Listening 6
      Writing 6
      Speaking 7

      Please advise

  2. Mansi Shah says:

    My Ielts result will expired in November 2018 and before november if i will direct apply for PR through Sasketchwan PNP then I have to clear 2 nd time My IELTS exam or not?or my old IELTS result is valid still my Visa Process.?

  3. Nithyanandrao says:

    Hi There,

    I am a B. Com graduate with 12yrs of work experience in finance, customer support, Sales and hospitality industry.

    And I have taken ielts general test and my band score is 6.

    Along with me my spouse also had taken ielts general test.

    Band Score is 5.5

    Could you help us, if the above scores’ are accessible for Canada PR..

    Thank you


  4. Samreen Shah says:

    I would like to know which PNP has more demand for pharmacists ( not hospital or retail) but in Pharmaceutical Industry?

  5. vipul sharma says:


  6. harry sandhu says:

    Hi sir
    Am mechanical engg having more than 4 years experiences . Got overall 6 band
    L 7
    R 6.5
    W 5.5
    Plz tell me which province is good for me to get pr easily acc. To my profile?
    Thanks in advance

  7. Sudhansu Sekhar Subudhi says:

    Hi ,

    I am from India, had finished B.Tech. in ECE stream in 2010-14 batch. I have finished ECA and IELTS with CLB8. I am having 4 years of experience in NOC2283. I am getting a CRS score of 384 in the crs calculator. As per the CIC website my profile seems eligible.

    Will I get the ITA?
    Am I eligible for any of the 10 provincial nominee program?


  8. Santosh Kumar says:

    I want PR in Canada. I got 5.5 bands. Plz help me how can I get PR in Canada

  9. Aziz ansari says:

    Me and my wife planning to apply for PR. As my wife will be primary applicant so we both wrote ielts. In which she gets L7.5 W7 R7 S7. Myself L4.5 W5.5 R4 S6.
    Here education is botany.
    We are eligible to express entry Or PNP?
    If yes, then on PNP or express entry how much time it will take to complete the process.

  10. Sreevas says:

    I’m Sreevas, I’m holding my post graduate degree with IELTS 7 Band in all categories. My current age is 33 and having 4.5years of IT work experience. Should I eligible for CANADA Express entry and I checked my CRS score was 381. Shall I eligible for PNP program?
    Your feedback will be appreciate..Thanks

  11. Sunny Sikka says:


    My name is Sunny. My age is 33 and I am married. I have done MBA (finance) and I am working in Finance & Account domain from past 12 years. My IELTS band is 5.5 (L- 5.5, R- 5, S- 6, W-6). Can I apply for any immigration program to settle in Canada.


  12. Abdul says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am Civil Engineer, 28 years old, I have 5 years of experience, I would like to apply for British Columbia via PNP program, Candly contact me to discuss how we can work together to get it done ,

    Looking forward…


  13. asmakanwal says:

    i m bba frm human resource i have 3 year experience in human resource Field i have 5 bands in ielts can i apply for pnp?

  14. sameera says:

    hello, please i summit eoi for mpnp with a wrong noc code how can i change it ? or withdraw my eoi

  15. ms.nourayoussouf says:

    I am 32 years have BSN in nursing and 9 years experience also I did my qualification assessment equal BSN in Canada
    but unfortunately I get on IELTS exam reading 3.5 writing 5.5 listening 5 and band all on 5
    can I apply for PNP with my husband and 2 babies

  16. Yinka says:

    What’s the implication if person apply for more than one province at the same time. Please guide me on this. Thanks

  17. Devender Singh says:

    I have applied for BC PNP on 29-Apr-2018 and it was mentioned that the estimate processing time is 2-3 month which is already passed.

    Could you please confirm is there any change in timeline for BC PNP processing time.


  18. Rita says:

    Hi sir.
    My CRS score are 379 and I have achieved clb 7. My file is in EE pool. I want to know that can I get PR under SINP program because my points are 63/100 and my category is 2175 : web designer and developer which is in the list of in-demand occupation of Saskatchewan. However, I need I.S.P professional license for 2175. Can u please tell me, how many chances are there that I can get PR through SINP? My ECA evaluation is done and my degree equivalent to Canada’s Master Degree. I am 29 and married.

  19. nikhil says:

    I am falling in to the 0113 -Purchasing manager. How would i know the open posisions in the PNP

  20. Ritu says:

    I m having 2 year experience with Ielts 6 overall ,which is 6 in reading and listening, 6.5 in speaking ,5.5 in writing …shall I eligible for any PNP or not….plz suggest

  21. Sameeh Sohbi says:

    I received invitation to submit a formal application for review for SINP.

    However, because of an issue with my employer I have not been getting salaries for the last 5 months and therefore I could not maintain my balance. I am expecting to get all my salaries before the application deadline but still my statement will not show the balance maintained for 3 months. Will it work if I get a letter from my employer that explains the surge in my savings because of my late salaries being paid in one bulk?

    Please help.

  22. Avinash Singh says:

    Hi,My name is Avinash,i am working as a production Officer in a Manufacturing Company from last 6 years,i have a score of 6.5 bands in each Module & i have a 4 years Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering,my wife has scored same score in Ielts, & she have Master degree in Computer Science, we want to Get Settle in Alberta Province & want the Required guidence for the same,please suggest.

  23. mehulkumar jitendrabhai patel says:

    i m a veterinary graduate doing job in Govt of Gujarat,India since 15 years.i have got 5.5 band in Listening,6.0 in reading,5.0 in writing and 6.0 in speaking,Overall 5.5 band in Dec – real brother is citizen of Canada,lives in Saskatoon since 10 years. my wife is physiotherapist.
    with above background kindly guide me for PR in Canada.

  24. Varun George says:

    I have applied for the SINP. Got invitation too. I have 6 YEARS skilled experience under NOC 6235.
    I had worked for some time with NGO at clerical position after my graduation.
    I currently don’t have any document to prove same. Is it mandatory to submit employment proof for same..
    Plz help me..

  25. Nengi says:

    Good day, I need your advise on an issue I am facing now.
    I filled the online EOI form for SINP, and my grid point was 62.
    I currently work as a Database administrator and I noticed that there is no Administrative Jobs in the list
    of NOC, so I fiIled a one year community service I did as my NOC, because I saw community service worker in the NOC.
    But I noticed that I need to present a liesence, employment letter, salary pay slip which I don’t have, what I was presented with at the end of the one year was a certificate and I was also only paid stipends not salary which did not come in form of payment slips which I just found out will be required as a document to tender.

    Since the EOI has been put in the pool and it seems what I filled as NOC might not be considered, what do I do?

    Can I cancel the EOI request before I am been invited to apply? If I do can I apply again immediately?, What NOC can fit in for the kind of job I do now which is Adminstrative?

    Plz I need your reply Asap as it seems the next draw might include me because the last one was 65 and my grid score is 62, so I want to be fully prepared.

    Thank you.

  26. kanwaljeet singh says:

    i move canada with family

  27. Rebecca says:

    I received an invitation to apply for SINP under the occupation in demand category. I am due to submit my application on the 9th of December. My major issue now is my proof of funds. I intended using gift deed until I was told Saskatchewan does not accept that I am using a fixed deposit method for my proof of funds and my major issue now is that it’s won’t be 90 days before I submit my application. Please is it advisable for me to submit an application by the expected date?

  28. Angana says:

    Hi I am 33 years old and have scored 6.5 band overall in ielts and my husband is 35 years old with 8 overall band score in ielts. He is graduate in and I am post graduate MBA having 9 years experience in hr placements. While he has 12 years experience in IT. Is there any possibility of pr visa for Canada or any of the provinces with this score, age and education. We donot have any work or education from Canada. Kindly suggest

  29. Parvez says:

    I have recently completed my bachelors in physiotherapy (BPT) and was thinking of moving to canada. So can you please tell me that what are the options going after BPT.
    Like a friend of mine suggested to get one year experience before going as after that i can my apply for PNP within 6 months even during my study period. Is that true??
    Are there any other better options?

  30. Ashraf says:

    Which province count points from cousin,s citizen in canada

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