Provincial Nomination Program

Overview of Provincial Nomination Program

PNP (Provincial Nomination Program) – Various provinces of Canada provincial nominee program comes up with a list of skilled occupations as per the shortage of professionals they are facing. It’s mostly for experienced professionals based on National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. If applicant’s NOC code is in the demand list, and they fulfil other requirements they can receive a nomination from the government. The submission can be either paper based or through Canada Express Entry. Post selection 600 points will be added to their Express Entry (if applicable).

Points to rank the application and eligibility are evaluated based on:-

  • Age- Should be 18 +
  • Education- Should have at least a Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Experience- Should have more than a year of professional experience.
  • Language competency- Either English or French.
  • Adaptability factors (if applicable)- Relative in Canada, Spouse language competency, Previous study or work of applicant in Canada and Arranged employment of Spouse in Canada.
  • LMIA approval letter for applicant.

If you qualify with the above criteria and secure the minimum score of 67 (Express Entry Program) or 60 (PNP Program), you become eligible to apply for Canada Immigration.
Usually the process can get confusing with all the paper work and form filling. Here is where FlyingColour Immigration will help and make your immigration process hassle-free. We encourage individuals to apply immediately while this program is open. Whether it is for business, personal, or professional reasons that you wish to settle in Canada, we are here to help with years of experience and a strong team of immigration professionals.

Steps To Apply For The Express Entry/ PNP Program

  1. Education Credential Assessment (ECA) to evaluate education as per Canadian standards.
  2. Language ability test for either English or French.
  3. Lodging of Express Entry/ PNP program profiles online while using profession experience classification.
  4. Increase chances of getting invited through either receiving job offer or increasing points.
  5. Post receiving invite, completing all formalities until visa stamping.
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Requirements for PNP Program

The Canadian PNP programme was established to allure skilled foreign talent to Canada. With thousands of PNP applications, many have permanently settled and relocated to Canada through Canada’s PNP programme. However, there are some processes and requirements for the PNP programme that an applicant must meet. 


  • A skilled professional with prior experience in finance, technology, marketing, education, or healthcare can apply for the PNP programme. In addition to this information, if you wish to apply for such a programme, you can select from a list of Canadian provinces and contribute to the country’s economy.
  • There are a couple of options while filling an application for the PNP programme. These two options are Express Entry and Paper-based processes.
  • In paper-based applications, the initial step is to apply for the territory or province. If you are eligible to apply for this programme and qualify its requirements, you can simply make the list of nominations brought forward by the province.
  • Post this point; you may have to submit the application papers for your permanent residency visa. Remember, the processing time is typically longer than the express entry system or programme. Moreover, there are a couple of ways to apply.
  • An applicant can apply for the nomination by contacting the territory and province and apply for nomination through the express entry system. Once you get a good or positive response from the territory or province, you may move ahead and create the express entry profile.
  • Moreover, you should meet the requirements for a seamless application outcome. There are three steps in the PNP application process if you want to apply for the PR visa afterwards. As already mentioned, the application’s result varies from province to province.
  • To apply for this programme, you need certain documents like your current passport and travel history, educational credentials, professional credentials, recent medical report, police clearance certificate, and other supporting documents.
  • Here are some of the eligibility requirements that depend on nearly 80 other PNPs that the country offers. While some PNPs allow applicants to see out their immigration requirements, they can check out the labour shortages in some provinces and enrol in those fields.
  • Moreover, many PNPs need primary applicants to have a minimum of one connection with the province. They should have either studied or worked in that province. Besides, they can also have a job offer from an employer based in your preferred province.

Documents required for PNP programme:

  1. Primary applicant’s general application form
  2. Form attested by the applicant’s spouse and various other dependents
  3. Valid passport
  4. Recent colour photographs
  5. ECA or Educational Credential Assessment report
  6. Identity proof
  7. Proof of fund
  8. Language skills results
  9. Police clearance certificate
  10. Medical certificate
  11. Documents to support your dependants


Yes, one can simply apply for PNP even if they do not have a job offer yet. There are many PNPs that won’t require any job offers. Some of these are Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

The Canadian PNP provides an excellent pathway to the PR Visa. Here, the PNPs happen to permit provinces and territories in Canada to make their nominations. Every territory and province of the country has its exclusive PNP scheme, the only exceptions being Nunavut and Quebec. Moreover, every PNP has a minimum of one immigration stream linked with federal immigration selection systems of Canadian Express Entry.

To apply for such a programme, an applicant must be eligible for the non-Express Entry streams of the province, or they should be nominated under that specific stream. If you don’t get any nomination, consider reaching the province directly. 

There are a couple of ways through which an applicant can apply for the PNP in Canada. These are Express Entry and Non-Express Entry. The application through the express entry requires you to create a profile. If you score minimum points, you can enter into the candidate pool. If any province or territory has specific requirements, they can opt for your profile and put it up for nominations. 

The job opportunity is not essential for the underlined PNP streams that are linked with the Express Entry. These are MPMP Skilled Worker of Manitoba, Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick, PNP Nova Scotia, and Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario.

Every Territory and Province in Canada has its programmes and requirements. For instance, Provinces and Territories can simply target Specific occupations, Semi-skilled workers, Skilled workers, Business people and Students. Moreover, candidates can apply for the nomination by acquiring suitable job offers through express entry. 

If you are nominated by a Canadian PNP, you will not be able to work immediately. If an applicant has not received a PR card, you may not be able to work in the country. However, you can apply for valid work permits while receiving the PR card from the Canadian authorities.

Some of the most famous areas where an applicant can immigrate are Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Burlington, Saanich, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Calgary, and West Vancouver.

Some ideal factors can determine your PNP status. These are the required CRS score, language proficiency levels, and work experience requirements. If you go by the above-determining factors, highly popular provinces are Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), and Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

Since Quebec has a different agreement from the federal agreement, it is not a part of the PNP scheme. However, Quebec enjoys an extended autonomy in some of the immigration cases than others.

This program offers a pathway to Canadian permanent residency for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory. Each of the Canadian province with the exception of Quebec operates its own PNP designed to meet its specific economic and demographic needs.

Following three provinces have the easiest criteria to get Canadian permanent residence in the year 2021:

  1. Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker: It is designed to bring workers with experience in the province’s in-demand occupations. To be eligible, a candidate must have at least one year of experience in one of the jobs included on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List.
  2. Alberta’s Express Entry Stream: Alberta is western province of Canada with thriving cosmopolitan cities such as Calgary and Edmonton. It selects candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool and invites them to apply for a nomination by the province.

    The major benefit of this stream is that the minimum CRS score is 300, this means more candidates in   the pool will have a chance at receiving a notification of Interest from the province.  Once a candidate receives a provincial nominationit increases the applicant’s CRS score by 600 points, this literally guarantee is that  they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
  3. Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream: One of the popular destinations for the immigrants due to the growing technical job market in the Ontario province. The province provides a large quota for helping newcomers immigrate through PNP streams.  It is quite popular with the people who are living outside Canada. The program gives special importance to the skilled workers who will be able to fill skilled employment positions in the province.

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