Provincial Nominee Programs

Last updated: September 27, 2019

Often overlooked by many, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are growing in popularity and functionality. PNPs allow provinces to nominate candidates for permanent residency (PR). People who might not otherwise have enough Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for a direct Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government, might find hope in PNPs.

Each province or territory have their own PNP streams with unique requirements, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut. The streams are mostly, but not exclusively, geared towards international students and temporary foreign workers in a given province. With that said, there are provinces with streams targeting skilled people in certain occupations without any requirement to be currently residing in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Once a PNP application is processed and approved, the PR candidate pockets in an additional 600 CRS points in the Express Entry (EE) pool. This practically guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government. Please visit the links below to learn more about the Provincial Nominee Program you are interested in:

With a plethora of streams, PNPs can quickly become overwhelming. I would be happy to answer your questions and assess you for PNPs. Please fill out the free assessment form or book a consultation session.