These mistakes may get your provincial nomination canceled!

A provincial nomination grants an individual an additional 600 CRS points which almost confirms an ITA for the individual. However, there are a few requirements that might lead to the cancellation of this very same provincial nomination. Before we understand the errors, let us first understand what provincial nomination cancellation means.  

Provincial Nomination Cancellation: What does it mean?

IRCC states that “Once a nomination has been issued by a PT and accepted by a candidate, it cannot be cancelled in the candidate’s Express Entry profile.” Doesn’t this contradict the piece you are reading? No. 

What IRCC means to say is that a province or territory cannot cancel a candidate’s nomination once they have accepted it and their profile is put in the Express Entry pool. However, there’s a loophole. This statement does not say anything about canceling the nomination before the profile slides into the pool. 

Moreover, a candidate also has the ability to withdraw their nomination after accepting it in case they change their mind. In such a scenario, the candidate will have to cancel their Express Entry profile and then submit a new profile in their only account. 

This will also be the case if the province or territory decides to withdraw the nomination once it’s accepted by the candidate. 

Moreover, if it’s the province or territory that withdraws the nomination, it needs to inform the IRCC via email to the Centralized Intake Office immediately. 

So, now that we understand what cancellation means, let’s see what could lead us to it. 

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    Reasons that Lead to Provincial Nomination Cancellation

    Other than the reason stated above, each province and territory that operates PNP, informs candidates of the grounds for provincial nomination cancellation beforehand. Check out some of the common reasons below province-wise. 

    • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)- if you want your provincial nomination to be sustained until you get permanent residency, you need to keep showing a strong intent to reside in Ontario. 
    • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)- it is possible that SINP cancels your nomination if you were either approved for residency via an immigration program other than SINP or you decided to withdraw the nomination. 
    • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)- your provincial nomination received by MPNP may be canceled if the province deems that your intentions to live and work or start a business in the province are not true anymore. 
    • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)- your BC PNP nomination may get canceled if you don’t apply for PR before the nomination expires. 
    • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)- your nomination may get canceled if IRCC gets to know that the spouse/common-law partner of the principal applicant is not allowed to immigrate. 
    • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)- New Brunswick may cancel your nomination if you don’t have genuine intentions to live in the province. 

    Other than the reasons stated above, a province or territory may withdraw or cancel one’s nomination on other grounds as well. Hence, it is important that the candidate understands all the conditions while applying for PNP. 

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    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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