Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

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    The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada helps provinces and territories attract necessary skilled workers to boost the local economy. The PNPs grant applicants a choice to select a province or territory, and apply to get nominated by it. Using the provincial nomination, the applicants can further apply for Canadian permanent residency

    Each province and territory of Canada has its own provincial nominee program, except for Quebec and Nunavut. Nunavut is a relatively new territory and hence, there is no immigration program for it. However, this does not mean that one cannot immigrate to Nunavut. If you obtain Canada PR, you can move to Nunavut. 

    As for Quebec, the province runs its own administration and manages its own immigration. This autonomy has been granted by the Canada-Quebec Accord, signed by both the federal and provincial governments. To immigrate to Quebec, one has to apply to the Quebec Selected Skilled Worker Program

    Canada Provincial Nominee Programs

    The following are the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada through which one can immigrate to Canada: 

    Canadian Provinces

    1. Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
    2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
    3. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
    4. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
    5. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
    6. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
    7. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
    8. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
    9. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

    Canadian Territories

    1. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
    2. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

    PNP Streams: An Overview

    A PNP is further divided into various streams and then pathways that serve the purpose of inviting candidates who will be better capable to help the local industries thrive. 

    PNP streams are actually separated into two ways:

    • Express Entry linked streams
    • Non-Express Entry linked streams

    The following are the classifications of each PNP:

    1. Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    For WorkersRural Renewal StreamAlberta Express Entry Stream
    Alberta Opportunity Stream
    Tourism and Hospitality Stream
    For EntrepreneursFarm Stream
    Rural Entrepreneur Stream
    Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
    Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

    2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Skills ImmigrationEntry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS)Skilled Worker
    Health Authority
    International Graduate
    Entrepreneur ImmigrationBase streamInternational Post-Graduate
    Regional Pilot
    Strategic Projects

    3. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)
    Skilled WorkerSkilled Worker in Manitoba
    Skilled Worker Overseas
    International EducationCareer Employment Pathway
    Graduate Internship Pathway
    International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
    Business InvestorEntrepreneur Pathway (EP)
    Farm Investor Pathway (FIP)

    4. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Expression of Interest EJO: Foreign Worker stream
    EJO: International Student stream
    EJO: In-Demand Skills stream
    Masters Graduate stream
    PhD Graduate stream
    Express Entry StreamsHuman Capital Priorities stream
    Skilled Trades stream
    French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
    OINP Business Stream

    5. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    International Skilled WorkerTech Talent Pathway Tech Talent Pathway 
    Employment OfferHard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
    Occupation In-DemandSaskatchewan Express Entry
    Worker with Saskatchewan Work ExperienceHealth ProfessionalsHard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
    Skilled Worker With Existing Work PermitTech Talent Pathway 
    SINP Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
    Hospitality Sector Project
    Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
    SINP Students
    Entrepreneur & Farm Owner and OperatorEntrepreneur Category
    International Graduate Entrepreneur
    Farm Owner and Operator

    6. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Candidate streamsNew Brunswick Skilled Worker StreamNew Brunswick Express Entry Stream
    New Brunswick Strategic Initiative Stream
    New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot Program
    Business StreamNew Brunswick Business Immigration Stream
    Employer streamNew Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot

    7. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

    Streams (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Nova Scotia Labour Market PrioritiesNova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
    Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
    Physician
    Entrepreneur
    International Graduate Entrepreneur
    International Graduates In Demand
    Skilled Worker
    Occupations in Demand
    Critical Construction Worker Pilot

    8. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    For WorkersCritical WorkersPEI Express Entry
    Intermediate Experience Stream
    International Graduates
    Occupations in Demand
    Skilled Workers in PEI
    Skilled Workers Outside Canada
    For EntrepreneursBuy or Sell a PEI Business
    Work Permit Stream

    9. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

    Streams (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    NLPNP International Graduate EntrepreneurNLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker
    NLPNP Skilled Worker
    NLPNP International Graduate
    NLPNP International Entrepreneur

    10. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Yukon Nominee ProgramCritical Impact WorkerExpress Entry
    Skilled Worker
    Yukon Community Program
    Yukon Business Nominee Program

    11. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

    StreamsPathways (Non-Express Entry)Pathways (Express Entry)
    Employer-Driven StreamEntry Level/Semi-Skilled OccupationsNWT Express Entry
    Skilled Worker
    Francophone Stream
    Business Stream

    Eligibility Requirements

    Each province and territory’s eligibility requirements are different but there are some common criteria that one needs to meet no matter which stream they are applying through. These are:

    • Meeting the language requirements
    • Meeting the work experience requirements
    • Educational requirements
    • Be of the right age
    • Having all the necessary documents

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    Document Checklist

    Similar to eligibility requirements, the documents that you would need depends on the particular stream that you are applying through. Common documents that are required no matter the provincial nominee program are:

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    Provincial Nominee Program Application Process – Through the Express Entry Way

    Follow the steps below to see how you can apply for the PNP through the Express Entry process:

    Step 1 – Be Eligible 

    You not only need to be eligible for the PNP stream that you are applying through but also for at least one of the Express Entry programs. These are:

    Step 2 – Get Nominated

    To get nominated by a province or territory, you can go with any one of the following:

    • Contact the province/territory and submit an application to get nominated
    • Create an Express Entry profile and then select all the provinces and territories where you might like to live in. You can show that you are interested in immigrating there and if any province or territory selects you, it will send you a “notification of interest”. Once you receive a “notification of interest”, you can apply to get nominated by them. 

    Step 3 – Receive 600 CRS Points

    Once you are nominated by a province or territory under any of the PNP, update the nomination certificate to your Express Entry profile. The system will recognize the nomination and award you 600 CRS points

    Step 4 – Receive an ITA in an Express Entry Draw

    Since your profile has more than 600 CRS points, you are most likely going to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry draw

    Step 5 – Apply for Permanent Residence (PR)

    Since you have been invited, apply for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You must submit a completed application within 60 days or else the ITA will expire and you will need to start the process again. 

    PNP Application Process – Through Non-Express Entry Way

    Follow the instructions below to apply for the PNP through the non-Express Entry way:

    Step 1 – Meet the eligibility requirements of the stream you are applying through.

    Step 2 – Contact the province or territory where you want to settle down in, and apply for a nomination. 

    Step 3 – Once nominated, apply for Canada PR to IRCC within the required time. 

    Processing Time & Fee

    1. Alberta 

    Streams For WorkersFeesProcessing Time
    Alberta Opportunity StreamCAN$4807 Months
    Rural Renewal Stream6 Months
    Tourism and Hospitality Stream1 month
    Alberta Express Entry StreamDedicated Healthcare Pathway – 2 Weeks
    Priority Sectors – 5 Months
    Accelerated Tech Pathway – 6 Months
    Family Connection and In-Demand Occupation – 4 Months
    Streams For EntrepreneurFeesEOI scoringBusiness Application decisionFinal report & Nomination
    Rural Entrepreneur StreamCAN$3,500 – Application Processing Fees
    CAN$200 – Expression of Interest Fees
    1 Month3 Months4 Months
    Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
    Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
    Farm Stream4 Months

    2. British Columbia

    StreamsFeesProcessing Time
    Skills Immigration0- Registration3 Months – Application
    CAN$1,475 – Application3 Months – Post-nomination request
    CAN$500 – Request for review6 Months – Request for review
    Entrepreneur ImmigrationCAN$300 – Registration6 Weeks – Registration score notification
    CAN$3,500 – Application4 Weeks – Application decision notification
    4 Months – Application decision notification
    CAN$500 – Request for review6 Months – Request for review
    Strategic ProjectsCAN$300 – Registration
    CAN$3,500 – Application
    CAN$1,000 – Key Staff
    CAN$500 – Request for review

    3. Manitoba

    StreamsFees
    Skilled Worker in ManitobaCAN$500 – Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA)
    Skilled Worker Overseas
    Career Employment PathwayCAN$500 – Application
    Graduate Internship Pathway
    International Student Entrepreneur PilotCAN$2,500 – Application
    Entrepreneur Pathway (EP)CAN$2,500 – Processing Fee
    Farm Investor Pathway (FIP)

    4. Ontario

    StreamsFeesProcessing Time
    Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream120 – 150 days
    Employer Job Offer: International Student stream90 – 120 days
    Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streamCAN$1,500 – Application Fee (if job offer is outside GTA)
    CAN$2,000 – Application Fee (if job offer is within GTA)
    120 – 150 days
    Masters Graduate stream30 – 60 days
    PhD Graduate stream31 – 60 days
    Human Capital Priorities stream60 – 90 days
    Skilled Trades stream120 – 150 days
    French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream90 – 120 days
    OINP Business StreamLess than 1 months – EOI Assessment

    5. Saskatchewan

    StreamsFeesProcessing Time
    Tech Talent Pathway4 weeks
    Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot7 weeks
    Employment Offer6 weeks
    Occupation In-DemandCAN$35035 weeks
    Saskatchewan Express Entry29 weeks
    Health Professionals
    Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit2 weeks
    SINP Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
    Hospitality Sector Project4 weeks
    Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
    SINP Students3 weeks
    Entrepreneur CategoryCAN$2,5006 Weeks – Application
    9 Weeks – Nomination
    International Graduate Entrepreneur
    Farm Owner and OperatorCAN$2,500

    6. New Brunswick

    StreamsFees
    New Brunswick Express Entry StreamCAN$250
    New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream
    New Brunswick Strategic Initiative Stream
    New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot Program
    New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot
    New Brunswick Business Immigration StreamCAN$2,000

    7. Nova Scotia

    StreamsProcessing Time
    Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry3 Months
    Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
    Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
    Physician
    Entrepreneur
    International Graduate Entrepreneur
    International Graduates In Demand
    Skilled Worker
    Occupations in Demand
    Critical Construction Worker Pilot

    8. Prince Edward Island

    StreamsFees
    PEI Express EntryCAN$300 – Nomination Application
    Critical Workers
    Intermediate Experience Stream
    International Graduates
    Occupations in Demand
    Skilled Workers in PEI
    Skilled Workers Outside Canada
    Buy or Sell a PEI BusinessCAN$10,000 – Application

    9. Newfoundland and Labrador

    StreamsProcessing Time
    NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker21-25 Days
    NLPNP Skilled Worker
    NLPNP International Graduate
    NLPNP International EntrepreneurDepends on each case
    NLPNP International Graduate Entrepreneur

    10. Yukon

    StreamsProcessing Time
    Critical Impact Worker12-14 weeks
    Skilled Worker
    Yukon Business Nominee Program

    11. Northwest Territories

    StreamsProcessing TimeFees
    Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Occupations10 weeks
    Skilled Worker
    NWT Express Entry
    Francophone Stream
    Business Stream12 weeksCAN$2,800

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