What is Canada PNP?

Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another way/ option to apply to Canada PR. If you are a skilled foreign worker and want to Immigrate to Canada but do not have a good CRS score in the Express Entry Pool, don’t worry; you have another way to settle in Canada through Canada PNP.

Canada has ten provinces and three territories; each province and territory has its own Canada PNP streams & their criteria. So choose the most suitable Canadian PNP where you are interested in settling and check if you meet Canada PNP stream criteria.

Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) benefits:

Canada's PNP has their own benefits. Please find some of the important benefits below.

  1.  No need to file an Express Entry
  2.  No war for the Highest CRS score
  3.  You can apply Canada PNP till the age of 55 years
  4.  You can be eligible for Canada PNP on 4.5 IELTS score
Ms. Tashi
watch Ms. Tashi experience with Aptech visa, She got PNP nomination with 381 CRS score 

Who is eligible for PNP Canada?

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada is designed to allow individual provinces and territories to nominate individuals for immigration to Canada based on their specific economic and demographic needs. Each province and territory has its own PNP with unique eligibility criteria, but generally, the following factors may make you eligible for a provincial nomination:

1. Work Experience:
Many PNPs require a certain amount of work experience in a specific occupation or industry that is in demand in the province. For example, Ontario PNPs prioritise health care, Tech and Finance occupations.

2. Job Offer:
Few PNPs may require a job offer from an employer in that particular province. For Example, British Columbia gives priority to those applicants who have a job offer letter from BC Employer.

3. Education:
Educational qualifications may be a factor, and certain occupations may require specific educational credentials. For example, the Saskatchewan PNP always looks for relevant qualifications towards the nominated NOC code.

4. Language Proficiency:
Proficiency in English and/or French is often required. This is usually demonstrated through language tests such as IELTS or CELPIP. Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia require 6 bands in each on the other hand, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and BC may issue nominations with 4.5 bands in IELTS.


5. Connection to the Province:
Some provinces may prefer candidates connected to the province, such as having studied or worked there or having family ties. Manitoba Only given a letter of advice to apply if you have any connection in Manitoba (Such as a Blood relative, relative, or friend. In Manitoba past 1 year. )

6. Adaptability:
Factors such as adaptability, including the ability to settle in the province and integrate into the local community, may be considered. For example, Alberta looking for how soon you can settle in Alberta Permanently.

It's important to note that the eligibility criteria can vary significantly between provinces and territories, and they may change over time. Therefore, it is crucial to check the specific requirements of the province or territory you are interested in.

Please find the PNP Requirements links below.

a) Saskatchewan PNP 
b) Ontario PNP 
c) Manitoba PNP 
d) Nova Scotia PNP
e)Alberta PNP 
f) British Columbia PNP 
g) Prince Edward Island PNP
Canada PNP
Saskatchewan PNP
Click here to learn about Saskatchewan PNP, requirements, and processing time.
Ontario PNP
Learn How to get Ontario PNP from India, including requirements and draws.
Alberta PNP
Get Canada PR through Alberta PNP with a 300 and above CRS score. To know more click here.
Ms. Neeti
Watch Ms Neeti's Expereince regarding her SK PNP nomination with a 4.5 band IELTS score.

How to apply for PNP Canada?

Looking for applying Canadian PNP from India, here is the process. It involves a two-step process: first applying to the province or territory you're interested in, and then applying for permanent residence (PR)through the federal Express Entry system or a separate immigration stream. Here's a general guide on how to apply for a PNP from India:

Step 1: Choose a Province or Territory:
The first step is researching and choosing the province or territory that aligns with your skills, work experience, and preferences. Each province has its PNP with specific eligibility criteria and application processes.

Step 2: Check Eligibility:

Review the eligibility criteria for the PNP stream you're interested in within the chosen province. Requirements may include factors such as occupation in demand, points score,  work experience, job offers, language proficiency, and ties to the province.

Step 3: Create an Express Entry Profile (if applicable)

If your chosen province's PNP stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, you may need to create an Express Entry profile. This involves submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) and completing the required profile information.

Step 4: Apply to the Province:
Follow the specific application process outlined by the province or territory. This typically involves applying to the provincial authorities. You may need to provide documents such as educational credentials, language test results, and proof of work experience.

Step 5: Receive a Nomination:
If your application is successful, you will receive a provincial nomination. This nomination gives you additional points in the Express Entry system and essentially guarantees you an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next federal Express Entry draw.

Step 6: Apply for Permanent Residence:
After receiving the provincial nomination, you can apply for permanent residence through the federal Express Entry system or another immigration stream specified by the province. Submit your application and required documents within the specified time frame.

Step 7: Complete Medical and Security Checks
If your application is successful, you will be asked to undergo medical examinations and provide police certificates to ensure you meet the health and security requirements.


Step 8: Wait for Permanent Residence Approval:
Once all checks are complete and your application is approved, you will receive confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) and can then travel to Canada as a permanent resident.


If you still have any questions, consider consulting with a licensed immigration consultant or lawyer at 750-383-2132/928 928 9006/ 928 928 9007.to ensure that you understand and meet all the requirements.

Sukhwinder Singh
Meet, Mr Sukhwinder Singh who got his Canada PR PR through the Manitoba PNP nomination. 

How much does it cost to apply for PNP Canada?

The cost of applying for a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada can vary depending on several factors, including the specific province or territory you are applying to and the stream under which you are applying. Here, find the cost to apply for PNP Canada.

Application TypeFees in CAD Fees in Indian Rs. (1 CAD = Rs. 60)
Ontario PNP application $ 1500 Rs. 90,000
Saskatchewan PNP Application $ 350 Rs. 21,000
Manitoba PNP Application $ 500 Rs. 30,000
Nova Scotia PNP Application $ 00 Rs. 00
Alberta PNP Application $ 500 Rs. 30,000
BC PNP Application  $ 1475 Rs.  88,500
Prince Edward Island PNP application $ 300 Rs. 18000


Apart from PNP fees, you need to pay IRCC. Fees for PR application: Please find the other fees included in the application

Visa ApplicationFees in CADFees in Indian Rs. (1 CAD = Rs. 60)
ECA $ 240 Rs. 14,400
PR application per adult $ 1365 Rs. 81,900
PR application per child $ 230 Rs. 13,800
IELTS fees $ 258 Rs. 15,500
Biometric Fee for Individual $ 85 Rs. 5100
Biometric fees for family $ 170 Rs. 10,200


It's important to note that fees are subject to change, and the information provided here is based on the fee structure as of my last knowledge update in January 2024.

Arun Kumar
Watch Mr Arun Kumar's experience regarding his New Brunswick PNP nomination expereince. 

How long does the PNP process take?

The processing time for a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) application in Canada can vary depending on several factors, including the specific province or territory, the immigration stream, and the individual circumstances of the applicant.

As of January 2024, the Canada PNP processing time is as follows.
Province Processing Time
 Ontario PNP 3- 4 months 
 Saskatchewan PNP 5 -6 months
 Manitoba PNP 4 -5 months
 Nova Scotia PNP 8-10 months
 Alberta PNP 3- 4 months
 British Columbia PNP 3-4 months 


Remember that processing times can change, and it's essential to stay informed about the latest updates. If you have specific questions about your application, you may contact our visa consultant at 750-383-2132/928 928 9006 / 928 928 9007
Kinjal Patel
Watch Ms. Patel's experience regarding her Canada PR.

Can I apply for Canada PNP without job offer?

Most certainly, an applicant can apply for the Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) without a job offer. Some of the provinces have specific streams under the PNP pathways that do not require any job offer letter, such as:

1. Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP):
Stream: Human Capital Priorities Stream- To be eligible under this stream the applicant does not require a job offer all they need is 400 CRS score, their Occupation in the in-demand occupation list, their profile must be in Express Entry Pool, and they also need to clear the 67 points criteria for this stream. A nomination from the Express Entry Pool would grant an additional 600 CRS helping the applicant to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) in the next draw.

2. Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)
 Stream: SINP Express Entry Sub-Category and SINP Occupation in Demand Subcategory  To be eligible under the SINP Express Entry streams you must at least have 67 points out of 100 points and for SINP Occupation in Demand the applicant must score at least 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point grid and a minimum CLB 4 in language proficiency in the OID Stream, while you need to have CLB 7 in the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream. For SINP Express Entry Sub-category you must have a valid and active Express Entry profile. As for, SINP Occupation in Demand (OID) Subcategory you require skills and experience in occupations listed in SINP's In-Demand Occupation List. Both streams provide an additional 600 CRS points in the Express Entry system upon provincial nomination.

3. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):
Stream: Alberta PNP through Express Entry- To be Eligible for Alberta Immigration Nominee Program an applicant must have an Express Entry profile. They must have demonstrated intent to live and work in Alberta. Occupation categorized as O, 1, 2 or 3 in the NOC TEER category.  Meeting minimum language proficiency and settlement funds requirements.

4. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):
 Stream: Express Entry stream- To be eligible, an applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile intending to move to Nova Scotia. They must receive a Letter of Interest from Nova Scotia. They must also meet the work experience requirements for the relevant Express Entry stream (FSWP, FSTP, CEC).

5. Prince Edward Island PNP (PEI PNP):
To be eligible the applicant must have profile in the Express Entry program. They must also have a diploma after high school or a degree, Their Skilled work experience should be in NOC Skill Level 0, 1, 2 or 3. Applicant must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7. The applicant must demonstrate sufficient funds.
 
It is advised that the applicant must thoroughly check their eligibility criteria for the specific Canada PNP they are applying for.
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