Are you the perfect candidate for the Provincial Nominee Program?
Are you the perfect candidate for the Provincial Nominee Program?
Prior to 1998, there were very few provincial immigration programs, and the majority of immigrants opted to reside in British Columbia's, Ontario's, and Quebec's urban centres.

Are you the perfect candidate for the Provincial Nominee Program?

A comparison of base and boosted PNP.

The PNP is a crucial route to obtaining permanent residency in Canada.

According to the Canadian Constitution, the federal and provincial governments share responsibility for immigration.

Prior to 1998, there were very few provincial immigration programs, and the majority of immigrants opted to reside in British Columbia's, Ontario's, and Quebec's urban centres. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was created by the federal and provincial governments in the hopes that it would encourage immigrants to settle in other provinces, thereby reversing this trend and spreading the advantages of immigration across Canada.

With over 80,000 new immigrants each year, the PNP has proven to be a huge success and will be Canada's top economic class pathway in 2022 and 2023.

What's the procedure for the Provincial Nominee Program?

While the final decision on any application for permanent residency rests with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), each province and territory is free to propose candidates they believe have the best potential of succeeding economically in their region.

Candidates who use a PNP can do so in one of two ways: either they can submit an upgraded nomination through the federal Express Entry system or apply directly to a province through a base stream.

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Provincial nomination criteria

It is possible to submit an application directly to a province for those who desire to obtain permanent residence in Canada. The base provincial nomination is what this is. In Canada, there are more than 80 PNP streams, therefore it is up to the applicant to determine which one best suits them and then follow the instructions on the website of the relevant provincial government. A province will analyze the application after receiving it and then determine whether to nominate a candidate.



If a candidate is chosen, the letter of nomination and application for permanent residency must be sent to IRCC. If you are already in the Express Entry pool but need more visas, you can also apply for a base PNP.

Superior nomination

The PNP's enhanced nomination process can expedite the process of obtaining Canadian permanent residence. An applicant may build an Express Entry profile on the website of the federal government if they are qualified for at least one of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Provincial governments can assess the applicants after gaining access to the Express Entry pool and creating a profile. They can send a candidate a notification of interest encouraging them to submit an application for provincial nomination if they believe the candidate would be a suitable fit for the province.

After you receive a notification of interest

The nominee must then submit a new PNP application if they accept the provincial nomination.

The candidate will receive a letter of nomination, which they can submit to their Express Entry profile for an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if provincial eligibility standards are met. These extra criteria increase the likelihood that IRCC will issue an invitation to apply (ITA) to an Express Entry candidate.

Express Entry process:

Step 1: Determine your eligibility for the Express Entry PNP.

Step 2: Create an Express Entry profile

Step 3: You can accept a provincial notice of interest and submit your provincial nomination application if you do.

Step 4: You can add a province nomination to your Express Entry profile for 600 more CRS points if you get one.

Step 5: Submit your permanent residency application to IRCC as soon as you receive an Express Entry invitation from the agency.

Step 6: Pass a medical examination and obtain a police check.

Step 7: After receiving IRCC approval, you can finalize your immigration to Canada for permanent residency.



Cons and benefits

The PNP has numerous benefits, but an enhanced nomination is one of them. Your chances of receiving a permanent residence invitation through an Express Entry program will be greatly improved by a province nomination, and you'll also gain access to a six-month processing standard. This is faster than the basic PNP streams' current average processing time of 27 months.

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But there are additional costs to take into account. In addition to the cost of biometrics, language testing, and evaluations of educational credentials, Express Entry fees with IRCC start at $1,365 CAD. If you are bringing a spouse or dependent along with you, there are also additional costs.

Costs for permanent residence are charged by the Canadian government as of April 30, 2022.


Your application


Processing fee ($850) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)


Spouse or partner processing fee ($850) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)


Include a dependent child

$230 (per child)

Additionally, depending on the program, many PNPs charge application fees that vary from $250 to $1,500. In essence, a PNP requires two application costs to be paid. Your PNP application will be processed by a province once, and then the IRCC will process your application for permanent residence. However, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon are the only four jurisdictions that don't require a price to submit a provincial nomination application.

Provincial Nominee Program Fees 2022

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) + Quebec

Application fee for the principal applicant

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)


British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)


New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP)


Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program (NLPNP)


Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)


Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)


Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)




Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)


Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)



The decision to seek or accept provincial nominations ultimately depends on the individual circumstances of each candidate. The best course of action is to conduct an in-depth study, consult with a professional, and choose what suits your needs in terms of scenario, budget, and time frame.


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