Provincial Nomination Program

Special Provincial Program for Canadian Citizenship

Overview of Provincial Nomination Program

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 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 Skilled Immigration.
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Steps to apply for 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 profile 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.


It is a program for the workers who wants to be become permanent residents of Canada and have the necessary skills set, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory.

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.

Each of the Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories operates its own PNP program with several streams. All in all there are more than 80 different provincial nominee programs.

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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