Canada Provincial Nominee Program

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Canada Provincial Nominee Program

The Canada Provincial Nominee Program is another way to migrate and settle in Canada. Under the program, the different provinces and territories in Canada, can nominate individuals to get a permanent residency in Canada.

The PNP program offers its candidates an additional 600 points, when they enter the Express Entry pool. Our experts and dedicated visa counsellors at Vision World Overseas, will help you with the entire process of helping you migrate to Canada.

How the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Works

This program has been designed for workers who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Every province in Canada has its own immigration program and requirements. Some provinces may target only students, some only business people while some provinces may target skilled and semi-skilled workers.

Understanding the application proces

Depending on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you are applying for, you might need to apply either using a paper-based process or through the online process via Express Entry.

You will also need to, as part of the process, pass a medical exam and a police clearance certificate.

Paper-based Processy

The paper-based process is at follows:

  • You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream.
  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.
  • Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.

Express Entry Process

In the online process, there are two ways to apply:

  • You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
  • If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated. OR
  • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
  • If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.

In both cases:

  • You must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory. And,
  • You must submit an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry

Choose a Province or Territory

These are the provinces or territories you can be nominated to. The criteria varies from province to province.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

Documents Required

Applying for PR in Canada through the PNP process requires you to present the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Travel Documents and Passport
  • Confirmation of Nomination from the province that nominated you
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • Identity documents
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates (if married)
  • Police clearance
  • Photos (as per specifications)
  • Fee Payment
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Work Experience documents
  • Medical certificates
  • Other supporting documents

How Vision World Overseas can help?

Vision World Overseas has the experience and knowledge to help you in meeting the requirements of your application. We can help you with:

  • Document Checklist
  • Complete Application processing
  • Filing of Applications/Forms
  • Updates and Follow-ups
  • Relocation
  • Post-Landing support in Canada


For the PNP Program, to be eligible, you must meet the requirements of the province you have applied for and you must receive a nomination from the province.

To know more about the program and how to apply, please get in touch with our consultants.

Every province and territory in Canada have different criteria and requirements for the programs that they offer. Usually, provinces look for the following in a program:

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

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