Find your place to thrive in a Canadian province with Canada PNP:

Canada offers you a pathway to Canada PR through its Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). If you are interested to immigrate to a particular province or territory, PNP is a great way to choose.

Every Canadian province/territory has its own PNP that it operates to meet its economic and demographic requirements.

On a yearly basis, Canada’s federal government raises the number of invitations to immigrants via PNP draws. These immigration events offer the fastest path to Canada’s economic immigration.

Except for Quebec, all other Canadian provinces select and invite immigration candidates via PNP invitation rounds. These PNP events give you the opportunity for becoming a Canadian permanent resident.

A successful applicant to a PNP will receive a provincial nomination. With this provincial nomination, you can apply for Canada PR with a better chance to get one at the federal level.

Canadian Provinces and Territories

The following are the Canadian provinces and territories that operate their own PNP to meet their economic and demographic requirements.

  1. Yukon
  2. Saskatchewan
  3. Prince Edward Island
  4. Quebec
  5. Ontario
  6. Northwest Territories
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. Newfoundland & Labrador
  9. Manitoba
  10. New Brunswick
  11. Alberta
  12. British Columbia

With each province and territory operating its own PNP program with various streams involved, there are 80 provincial nominee programs in Canada.

PNPs Involving Express Entry

The launch of the Canada Express Entry system happened in 2015. It was designed to manage the Canada immigration applications that classify and chooses candidate profiles based on human capital factors.

Canadian provinces have since then created PNP streams that are aligned with Express Entry. Candidates who are nominated by Canadian provinces via these PNP streams will get an extra 600 CRS points. It virtually guarantees the candidate that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.

If you get a nomination from a Canadian province via a PNP that’s not aligned with Express Entry, then you will have to submit a paper-based federal application for Canada PR.

PNP is meant for immigration candidates who will live in a province and contribute to its economic and social development. Some PNPs give priority to the candidates who have work experience in occupations highly in demand in the province. Those who have a relative in the province as a connection have an increased chance of staying in the province.

Steps in applying for a PNP in Canada

· Find the PNP that suits you

· Apply for the chosen PNP

· Get a provincial nomination certificate

· File an application for Canada PR

Processing time for a PNP application

It’s a 2-step process to follow to apply for a Canada PR.

First, apply to the province. Once your application is approved, then file your application for permanent residency to the federal government. It’s the sole discretion of the federal government that you are granted a Canada PR visa.

Though processing times vary, your application will be processed within a few months of filing it.

If you are choosing a PNP that’s not aligned with the Express Entry, you will have to submit an immigration application on paper, which will take more time than electronic applications.

Provincial Nominee Program – All PNP invitations in 2021 

[as on September 30, 2021]

Date of Draw Province  Invitations Issued 
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
July 29, 2021 Manitoba 375
July 27, 2021 Alberta 148
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 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
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 Province Update
19-Aug-20 Ontario Opened the Employer Job Offer
18-Aug-20 British Columbia Invited 302 candidates
14-Aug-20 Saskatchewan Invited 533 candidates
13-Aug-20 Manitoba Invited 199 candidates
11-Aug-20 British Columbia Invited 52 candidates
07-Aug-20 British Columbia Invited 437 candidates
07-Aug-20 British Columbia Increased application fees
30-Jul-20 Manitoba Invited 199 candidates
29-Jul-20 Saskatchewan Issued 502 invitations
29-Jul-20 Ontario Issued 1,288 Notifications
28-Jul-20 British Columbia Invited 34 candidates
21-Jul-20 British Columbia Invited 62 candidates
21-Jul-20 Ontario Opened and then closed the Employer Job Offer
20-Jul-20 Ontario  Announced Employer Job Offer
16-Jul-20 PEI 195 invitations were issued
16-Jul-20 Manitoba Invited 174 candidates
15-Jul-20 Quebec Invited 7 candidates

*Please note that Quebec does not operate a Provincial Nominee Program, but instead manages its own provincial immigration program.

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