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Looking to relocate to Canada quickly and get on track for a PR? The Canada Provincial Nominee Program is an accessible way to settle in Canada. Under the Provincial Nominee Program Canadian provinces and territories can nominate individuals for a Canadian Permanent Residency. While the PNP program is separate from the Express Entry program, it does offer applicants holding a select PNP an additional 600 CRS points when they enter the Express Entry pool. Several PNP programs have sent Letters of Interest to applicants with CRS scores under 400 as well. Y-Axis can help you take advantage of this huge opportunity to migrate to Canada with our dedicated visa and immigration support.

Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Details

The Canada Provincial Nominee Program was created to attract skilled international talent to Canada provinces facing a talent shortage. Thousands of successful applicants have relocated and permanently settled in Canada through the PNP program. Some of the best Canadian provinces to apply to under this program are:

  • Prince Edward Island
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia
  • Alberta

If you are a skilled professional with experience in technology, finance, education, marketing or healthcare, now is the perfect time to explore your options through the PNP program.

You can apply under the PNP option to migrate to Canada if you want to live in a province, contribute to its economy and wish to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Options in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

There are two options when filling an application through the PNP program:

  1. Paper based process
  2. Through Experss Entry

 Paper based process:

The first step is to apply to the province or territory for nomination under the non-Express Entry stream.  If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify through the individual In-demand Occupation Lists of some provinces, you will get a nomination from the province if your occupation is on the list. You can then apply for a Canada PR Visa.

You will now have to submit a paper application for your PR visa. The processing time is usually longer than through the Express Entry system.

Express Entry System:

There are 2 ways to apply:

You can apply for a nomination by contacting the province or territory and apply for a nomination under the Express Entry stream.

If you get a positive response from the province or territory to nominate you, you can create an Express Entry profile or update your profile if it already exists.

The other option is to create an Express Entry profile and indicate the provinces or territories you are interested in. If the province sends a ‘notification of interest’ you can then contact them and then apply through the Express Entry system.

You must meet the eligibility requirements for a successful outcome of your application.

Steps in PNP application for PR visa:

  1. Apply in the province or region where you desire to settle.
  2. If your profile meets the eligibility criteria, you could be nominated by the province to apply for a PR visa.
  3. Apply for your PR visa after you are nominated by a province.

The criteria for evaluating the PR application varies from province to province.

Documents Required

To apply for the Canadian PNP program, applicants need to present their:

  • Current passport and travel history
  • Educational credentials
  • Professional credentials
  • Recent medical report
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Other supporting documents

Features of the Provincial nominee program:

Canada offers nearly 80 different PNPs which have their individual eligibility requirements. The PNP program allows provinces to meet their individual immigration needs by helping them fill jobs that are in demand and meet labor shortages in their province.

Most PNPs require applicants to have some connection to the province. They should have either worked earlier in that province or studied there. Or they should have a job offer from an employer in the province for a job visa.

A provincial nomination can help you in two ways to get your PR visa. It can add 600 CRS points to your Express Entry application and makes you eligible to apply for your PR visa directly to IRCC.

Provincial Nominee Program – All PNP invitations in 2021  [as on December 31, 2021] 
Date of Draw Province  Invitations Issued 
December 30, 2021 Manitoba 393
December 21, 2021 British Columbia 243
December 16, 2021 Manitoba 349
December 16, 2021 Prince Edward Island 125
December 14, 2021 British Columbia 71
December 7, 2021 British Columbia 318
December 7, 2021 Ontario 1,186
December 2, 2021 Manitoba 438
November 30, 2021 British Columbia 89
November 24, 2021 Alberta 100
November 23, 2021 British Columbia 357
November 18, 2021 Manitoba 428
November 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island 188
November 18, 2021 Saskatchewan 633
November 16, 2021 British Columbia 87
November 9, 2021 Alberta 200
November 9, 2021 British Columbia 340
November 2, 2021 British Columbia 77
November 1, 2021 Manitoba 421
October 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador 260
October 27, 2021 Ontario 1,408
October 26, 2021 British Columbia 358
October 21, 2021 Manitoba 459
October 21, 2021 Prince Edward Island 204
October 20, 2021 Ontario 546
October 19, 2021 British Columbia 85
October 12, 2021 Alberta 293
October 12, 2021 British Columbia 424
October 7, 2021 Manitoba 426
October 7, 2021 Nova Scotia 330
October 7, 2021 Ontario 162
October 6, 2021 Ontario 486
October 5, 2021 British Columbia 108
September 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador 22
September 28, 2021 British Columbia 422
September 27, 2021 Saskatchewan 391
September 23, 2021 Manitoba 650
September 22, 2021 Ontario 72
September 21, 2021 Alberta 450
September 21, 2021 British Columbia 74
September 21, 2021 Ontario 995
September 16, 2021 Prince Edward Island 143
September 14, 2021 Alberta 385
September 14, 2021 British Columbia 464
September 14, 2021 Ontario 691
September 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 528
September 7, 2021 Alberta 500
September 7, 2021 British Columbia 34
September 2, 2021 Manitoba 602
August 31, 2021 British Columbia 488
August 30, 2021 Alberta 400
August 26, 2021 Ontario 20
August 25, 2021 Ontario 326
August 24, 2021 British Columbia 74
August 23, 2021 Alberta 450
August 19, 2021 Prince Edward Island 161
August 19, 2021 Saskatchewan 496
August 18, 2021 Ontario 479
August 17, 2021 British Columbia 427
August 12, 2021 Manitoba 275
August 11, 2021 Ontario 48
August 10, 2021 Alberta 396
August 10, 2021 British Columbia 51
August 6, 2021 Ontario 2
August 5, 2021 Saskatchewan 452
August 3, 2021 British Columbia 374
August 30, 2021 Alberta 400
August 23, 2021 Alberta 450
August 10, 2021 Alberta 396
July 27, 2021 British Columbia 59
July 27, 2021 Ontario 1,031
July 27, 2021 Manitoba 1,140
July 21, 2021 Ontario 115
July 21, 2021 Saskatchewan 280
July 20, 2021 British Columbia 383
July 15, 2021 Ontario 55
July 15, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 127
July 14, 2021 Alberta 181
July 13, 2021 British Columbia 56
July 13, 2021 Ontario 1,685
July 9, 2021 Manitoba 277
July 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 295
July 7, 2021 Ontario 21
July 6, 2021 British Columbia 387
June 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador 381
June 29, 2021 British Columbia 52
June 28, 2021 Manitoba 1,017
June 23, 2021 Ontario 583
June 22, 2021 Alberta 184
June 22, 2021 British Columbia 395
June 17, 2021 Manitoba 141
June 17, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 113
June 16, 2021 Ontario 940
June 15, 2021 British Columbia 86
June 15, 2021 Saskatchewan 255
June 8, 2021 British Columbia 373
June 7, 2021 Manitoba 142
June 5, 2021 Alberta 191
June 1, 2021 British Columbia 68
June 1, 2021 Ontario 986
May 27, 2021 Manitoba 404
May 26, 2021 Ontario 158
May 25, 2021 British Columbia 370
May 25, 2021 Manitoba 232
May 25, 2021 Saskatchewan 421
May 20, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 155
May 18, 2021 Alberta 250
May 18, 2021 British Columbia 82
May 18, 2021 Ontario 138
May 11, 2021 British Columbia 379
May 11, 2021 Ontario 81
May 5, 2021 Alberta 250
May 6, 2021 Manitoba 150
May 6, 2021 Saskatchewan 259
May 4, 2021 British Columbia 83
May 4, 2021 Ontario 102
April 20, 2021 Alberta 200
April 20, 2021 British Columbia 90
April 27, 2021 British Columbia 362
April 26, 2021 Manitoba 367
April 22, 2021 Saskatchewan 269
April 19, 2021 Manitoba 399
April 15, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 156
April 13, 2021 British Columbia 452
April 13, 2021 Ontario 528
April 8, 2021 Manitoba 243
April 8, 2021 Saskatchewan 279
April 6, 2021 Alberta 200
April 6, 2021 British Columbia 80
March 26, 2021 Alberta 300
March 30, 2021 British Columbia 330
March 30, 2021 British Columbia 44
March 29, 2021 Nova Scotia Not disclosed
March 25, 2021 Manitoba 335
March 24, 2021 Saskatchewan 418
March 23, 2021 British Columbia 95
March 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 150
March 11, 2021 Manitoba 299
March 11, 2021 Saskatchewan 248
March 16, 2021 British Columbia 506
March 9, 2021 British Columbia 95
March 3, 2021 Ontario 126
March 2, 2021 Alberta 200
March 2, 2021 British Columbia 444
March 2, 2021 Ontario 754
Feb. 26, 2021 Manitoba 207
Feb. 25, 2021 Saskatchewan 299
Feb. 24, 2021 Nova Scotia 43
Feb. 23, 2021 British Columbia 87
Feb. 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 121
Feb. 16, 2021 Alberta 159
Feb. 16, 2021 British Columbia 494
Feb. 16, 2021 Ontario 1,186
Feb. 12, 2021 Manitoba 296
Feb. 11, 2021 Saskatchewan 541
Feb. 10, 2021 Alberta 200
Feb. 9, 2021 British Columbia 74
Feb. 2, 2021 British Columbia 216
Feb. 2, 2021 Ontario 283
Jan. 28, 2021 Alberta 100
Jan. 28, 2021 Manitoba 218
Jan. 8, 2021 Alberta 50
Jan. 26, 2021 British Columbia 81
Jan. 21, 2021 Prince Edward Island [PEI] 211
Jan. 21, 2021 Saskatchewan 502
Jan. 19, 2021 British Columbia 195
Jan. 19, 2021 Nova Scotia Not disclosed
Jan. 14, 2021 Manitoba 272
Jan. 13, 2021 Ontario 338
Jan. 13, 2021 Ontario 146
Jan. 12, 2021 British Columbia 80
Jan. 7, 2021 Saskatchewan 385
Jan. 5, 2021 British Columbia 168
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  • Relocation and post-landing support in Canada

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program is a time-sensitive program that you must capitalise on immediately. Reach out to us to discover how you can take advantage of this.

FAQ
What is Canadian PNP?

The Canada Provincial Nominee Programs offer a valuable pathway to Canada PR Visa. The PNPs permit territories and provinces in Canada to nominate persons. These must be inclined to migrate to Canada and settle in a specific province.

Each territory and Province in Canada has its own exclusive PNP. The exception is Quebec and Nunavut. Each PNP has minimum one immigration stream that is linked with the federal immigration selection system of Express Entry.

Nominations from provinces offered under these streams linked with Express Entry also known as enhanced nominations. These incur extra 600 CRS/ Comprehensive Ranking System points to the Express Entry. It effectively ensures an ITA for Canada PR Visa in the subsequent Express Entry draws.

What are the eligibility requirements for the PNP program?

To apply under the PNP program you must meet the minimum requirements for the province’s non-Express Entry streams or must be nominated under that stream.

If you do not receive a nomination, then you must contact the province directly.

How can I apply for PNP in Canada?

There are two ways to apply for Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada. These are:

Express Entry

Non-Express Entry

Application through Express Entry:

Most of the streams in Provincial Nominee Programs are linked with Express Entry system. You can create a profile and if you score the minimum points you will be entered into the pool of candidates.

If any province has requirements, they can select your profile for nomination. This is subject to the suitability of your profile. You can then apply for the PR Visa after you get Invitation to Apply from any province. 

The application directly to a PNP:

If you have a specific Canadian province in your mind, you can easily apply for that province. Below are the steps to directly apply to a Provincial Nominee Program:

  • Select a PNP of a Province
  • Fulfil the requirements and submit the complete application
  • Obtain a nomination from that Province/PNP
  • Receive the Nomination certificate

•    Apply for Canada PR Visa with IRCC

Is the job offer mandatory for PNP?

The job offer is not mandatory for the below Provincial Nominee Program streams linked with Express Entry:

  • MPMP Skilled Worker of Manitoba
  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick
  • PNP Nova Scotia
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-category International Skilled Worker of Saskatchewan
How do you get a Provincial Nomination to immigrate to Canada?

Every Territory and Province in Canada has its own requirements and programs. For example, Territories and Provinces can target the following in a program stream:

  • Specific occupations 
  • Semi-skilled workers 
  • Skilled workers 
  • Business people 
  • Students
     

Candidates can file an application for Provincial Nomination either after obtaining valid job offers of through Express Entry. Some of the Provinces have their individual In-demand Occupation Lists.

An applicant will be offered an invitation to apply for Nomination by a Province if their occupation is listed in its In-demand Occupation List. They can then file a Canada PR Visa application if they receive the nomination from the Province.

I am in India, and planning to apply for a PNP PR, does the PNP PR still help me take education first in Canada and then start working?

Applicants who possess the Work Experience, Education and Skills can submit an application for the Provincial Nominee Program. Each territory and province has its own criteria for eligibility. Some PNP programs are allied with Express Entry while some are not.

A few of the PNPs are based on occupation. Investors and Students can also submit an application for PNP.

Latest PNP Canada updates?
 

Date of Draw

Province 

Invitations Issued 

October 27, 2021

Ontario

1,408

October 26, 2021

British Columbia

358

October 21, 2021

Manitoba

459

October 21, 2021

Prince Edward Island

204

October 20, 2021

Ontario

546

October 19, 2021

British Columbia

85

October 12, 2021

Alberta

293

October 12, 2021

British Columbia

424

October 7, 2021

Manitoba

426

October 7, 2021

Nova Scotia

330

October 7, 2021

Ontario

162

October 6, 2021

Ontario

486

October 5, 2021

British Columbia

108

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