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.

**If you completed your studies at a recognized post-secondary institute outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, your job or job offer must be related to your field of study. You also may be required to work for a minimum of 1 year prior to submission of your PNP application.


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.

276 thoughts on “Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

  1. Hello Sir,
    My ielts score is
    L: 8.5
    Wr: 6.5
    Am I eligible for a PNP? What is the probability of getting a PNP? My CRS score is 409

  2. Hello There,

    I have apply on IRCC (CRS :345) & in SINP (62 Points) in December 2019. I’ve completed my graduation in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) stream with 7 years of experience in the relevant field. In addition to this, I’ve achieved 7 Bands (L:7, R:8, W:6.5 & S”6.5) in IELTS. I want to know what are the chance of receiving ITA from any of the one.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Hi,

    I have done my MBA in tourism and have 5 years of experience in same field, my husband has done B.Tech mechanical engineering and have 7 and half years of experience in maintenance (thermal power plant). Both of us have scored IELTS 7.5 band. Keeping me as main applicant we our CRS score is 407, as express entry is impossible can you please suggest the chances of PNP nomination. Should we relay on PNP ?

  4. Hi i have completed m. Com and i have experience in finance sector more than 5 yrs. I got all over 6.5 bands but in one module I have 5.5 bands. Can I applied for pr in Saskatchewan??

  5. Hi this Santhosh.
    Education Master as per ECA.
    Age 31
    CLB 5 Ielts
    No job offer in cannada.
    Experience 8Years.
    No sibilings

  6. Hi this Santhosh.
    Education Master as per ECA.
    Age 31
    CLB 5 Ielts
    No job offer in cannada.
    Experience 8Years.
    No sibilings
    May I eligible for express entry or if not which PNP program suitable for me.

    Kindly guide me

  7. Hello sir,m working as a dentist in india for last 5 crs is 405…how r my chances of getting nomination through ainp?

  8. My CRS is 390 and I have applied for multiple PNP(Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), my sibling is at Alberta, would like to know when will I get an ITA to apply. Its my dream to immigrate to Canada, please help me out on it.

  9. Hi all ,

    I am Vinay Kumar Kilambi. I would like to know which pnp is acceptable with less crs score and ielts score to get canada pr. As I am having ielts general score 5.5 in all . Could anyone help me with this

  10. Hello sir, I want to apply for pnp but my spouse hasn’t written the language test. Secondly,I don’t have a master’s degree but am an accountant and my job is not inDemand in Alberta where I want to reside.
    What can I do to enable me get the pnp.
    Thank you.

  11. Hi my brother is 43 years old has a masters degree from Indian and has like 20 years of experience please let me know if he is eligible for pnp progran if he has ielts overall score of 6.5

  12. Hi
    I have submitted Express of Interest in British Columbia for Provincial Nomination.
    Is there anywhere your Firm could aid me get a Job offer for NOC 2172?

    Please let me know if thats possible and the cost

  13. Good Day !!

    I wanted to Check how long does the process takes to declare the Results. I had Applied for SINP ? IS it necessary to Book IELTS before making Profile?


  14. I score 7 in listening, 5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 6.5 in speaking
    So I want to ask that am I eligible for pnp programme

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