Provincial nomination offers a pathway to permanent residence in Canada.

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) enable Canadian provinces & territories to nominate people who want to immigrate to Canada and who’re interested to settle in a specific province. Each of the Canadian province as well as territory except Quebec and Nunavut has its own PNP. Each PNP has at least an immigration stream, which is aligned with the Express Entry immigration system. The Provincial nominations that are issued under the Express Entry aligned streams are called ‘enhanced nominations’ and award the candidates of Express Entry an extra 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points.

With over 80 provincial immigration streams, finding out a valuable route to Canadian permanent residence, which suits you best can be challenging. I Can Help Immigration Services can help you find the right Canadian immigration pathway. Learn more about the Provincial Nomination Programs by clicking on the different provinces mentioned below:

BCPNP – British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program or BCPNP consists Express Entry BC, Entrepreneur Immigration and Skills Immigration Streams. These streams are categorized into divisions, which target international graduates, skilled workers & other professionals with experience, skills and qualifications required in B.C.

NSNP – Nova Scotia Nominee Program pr NSNP is a program of Nova Scotia for nominating eligible international graduates, skilled workers, business people and professionals wanting to permanently settle in the Nova Scotia province. This program includes different kinds of economic immigration streams with three streams aligned with the Express Entry immigration system.

OINP – Ontario through OINP or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program nominates international students, foreign workers and entrepreneurs who have the experience, skills, intention and education to settle in Ontario as permanent residents.

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program or SINP is an immigration program of Saskatchewan for selecting and nominating eligible foreign nationals via different routes including the international skilled worker: Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry categories.

Applying for permanent residency in Canada with a Provincial Nomination

PNPs in Canada are seeking as well as retaining eligible foreign nationals by making the method of applying for permanent residence in Canada more accessible. Whether a provincial nomination certificate is issued through Express Entry or outside the immigration system, a nominee is still needed for submitting a separate application for the PR (Permanent Resident) status to IRCC. Find out how long it can take an immigration application to process by contacting our team at I Can Help Immigration Services, an immigration consultant in Vancouver.

Quebec doesn’t participate in PNP of the federal government and Nuvanut presently doesn’t have a PNP. Rather, the Governments of Canada and Quebec have entered into various agreements that allows Quebec to establish its selection criteria for the economic immigration.