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Migrate To Canada Through Provincial Nominee Programs {PNPs}

Canada PNP program is a great alternative to a Canadian Federal skilled worker visa (PR). The provincial nominee programs are helpful to:

  1. The candidates who can't meet the minimum criteria to qualify for the PR visa of Canada.
  2. And for the applicants who can't score enough points(CRS) to receive the invitation to apply in the Express Entry Pool to proceed for the final stage.

Which is the best province to apply for Canada PR?

Every province's requirements are different from another. A province is only going to provide a nomination if there is a demand for your skillset in their region. Some of the most active provinces that provide nominations are

  1. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
  2. Ontario Immigration nominee program
  3. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  4. Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program
  5. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

What is the processing time for Canada PNP?

The processing time varies from one province to the another. Once you have submitted your application for a PNP program, the officials verify each and every particular. The reply from the Province may vary profile to profile.

If you wish to know in-detail of each PNP program's processing time, then you can feel to speak to our visa experts.


What are the documents required for Canada PNP?

The documents which are needful to process your application for Provincial Nominee Programs are:

  1. A declaration form from the applicant and dependents.
  2. Documents which are related to your work experience, education, identity proofs, etc.
  3. Related documents to support your dependents.
  4. Valid travel-related documents, i.e., passport, visa, etc.
  5. Certificates proving your language proficiency.
  6. Bank statement & IT returns.
  7. Your recent photographs.
  8. Certificates related to health and character and more.

1. How to apply for Canada Provincial Nominee Programs?

Canadian provinces have their own nominee programs that are designed to encourage skilled migrants to settle in those provinces.

These provinces have their own eligibility for selection of the candidates in

  1. Express Entry Pool
  2. And Direct Application Process

Some of these provinces have their own demand list and a different points system.

To apply for the Provincial Nominee Program, you have 2 options:

A. Applying for a PNP program directly

If you are planning to apply for any Canada PNP program directly, then you need to choose a province to settle. The steps required to follow while applying for a PNP directly are:

  1. Select your desired province/s and check their eligibility criteria.
  2. Once you assess your eligibility and if you meet the requirements, gather the required documents. (Please note: Some provinces requires you to maintain funds for the last 3 months)
  3. Check the application process and apply for the PNP program directly.
  4. The applications or the information provided by you will be reviewed according to its selection criteria.
  5. If your application meets the requirements, then you will be fortunate to obtain a nomination letter from the Province.
  6. You can then apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.

B. Applying through Express Entry System

If you wish to process through Express Entry, then, you have to first, get registered in Express Entry. You will then be placed in the Express Entry Pool based on your obtained rank/score.

If your skills meet the requirements of any of the province, then the province will provide you a nomination certificate.

Along with a nomination, you will also receive an additional 600 points towards your CRS score. With the increase in your CRS score, you will be sure to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.

Top 5 provinces in 2020:

1. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) enables interested candidates to migrate to Canada as permanent residents in the Saskatchewan province.

The SINP allows skilled workers in many professions to enter the province and work there.

Eligibility :

  • Need to score a minimum of 60 points;
  • Your occupation needs to be listed in the Demand list (of SINP)

Fees for SINP application: CAD $350

Profile of our latest applicant nominated for SINP: scored 68 points

2. Ontario Immigration nominee program

Ontario Immigration nominee program

Ontario is the province, which provides one of the best multicultural environments to its residents. The Canadian population is also high in Ontario. Ottawa, the capital city of Ontario province, is the financial and business hub of the Canadian economy


  • Need to score 420+ CRS points or
  • Profile has to be a skill-shortage list of Ontario

Fees for OINP application: CAD $ 1500

Profile of our latest applicant nominated for OINP: Scored 435 CRS points.

3. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta Nominee Program (ANP) is designed to attract skilled professionals to work in Alberta Province.

Since the province is one of the fastest-growing economies in Canada, it requires a large number of professionals to fulfill its growing needs in various fields of expertise.

Hence this province provides bright employment opportunities to people migrating to it from all across the world.


  • Need to score 401+ CRS points or
  • Profile has to be a skill-shortage list of Alberta

Fees for AINP application: CAD $ 300

Profile of our latest applicant nominated for AINP: Scored 401 Points

4. Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia is one of the top options to migrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program. Immigrants would want to move to someplace, where there would be abundant employment opportunities.

Hence they select Nova Scotia because the province provides good employment opportunities for skilled people.

Eligibility :

  • Need to score 400+ CRS points or
  • Profile has to be a skill-shortage list of Nova Scotia

Fees for NSPNP application: NA

Profile of our latest applicant nominated for NSPNP: scored 434 points

5. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued the highest number of nominations for immigrants in 2018. Among these nominations, the highest number of them is given to Indians.

Among all the provinces, Manitoba PNP is considered as a very active one to issue nominations. Migrants also prefer the province to a greater extent because of its great facilities and opportunities in many fields.

The main attractions of Manitoba province are abundant employment opportunities, good climatic conditions, good study opportunities, a well-defined economy, and cheaper cost of living.

There are three categories under which you can apply under Manitoba PNP.


  • Need to score 300+ CRS points or
  • Working in Manitoba

Fees for MPNP application: CAD $ 500

Profile of our latest applicant nominated for NSPNP: scored 338 points

Other Popular questions:

Which is the best way for permanent residence - Express Entry or PNP?

This is a widespread doubt for many skilled professionals. Few people support for Express Entry while few other support for PNP.

For the ultimate desire to become a Canadian Permanent Resident, they put their best efforts to be successful. Hence, choosing the right path is very important.

How will Kansas Overseas help for Canada PR?

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With transparent procedures from the start to end, we have made our services assure our clients that we are always behind them to support.

We guide you individually to understand and find the best path for your application process.

Our motto is to be your friendly advisors to support your career.

With our extreme immigration services, we help you reach your goal hassle-free.

If you are in desire to become a Canadian Permanent Resident, then the first immediate step is your eligibility check.

To know your eligibility to apply for Canada PR, you can feel free to get in touch with us.

Which is the best province for Indian to apply in 2020?

To discover the right immigration program for your application, it is essential for you to know about each provincial nominee program.

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

AINP has three streams associated. Nominations are issued for candidates who meet the requirements of the program. Also, the nominated candidates must have the interest to stay in the province.

The three streams of Alberta Provincial Nominee Program are:

  1. The Alberta Opportunity Stream
  2. The Alberta Express Entry Stream
  3. The Self-Employed Farmer Stream

Eligibility requirements for AINP are:

  1. You need to have an employment or job-offer letter for full-time from an Alberta employer.
  2. You need to have a work experience related to your selected occupation to obtain a nomination.
  3. To qualify for the AINP nomination, you need to score a minimum IELTS score.
  4. You must possess the interest to work and live in Alberta.
  5. Your occupation must match the NOC categories.
  6. Need to gain a valid Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) letter.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

Under BC PNP, you can find three streams that are further divided into three categories for targeting skilled workers, international students, and professionals with valid skills, experience, and qualifications which are required for BC.

The three streams of BC PNP are:

    • Health care professional category
    • Entry-level and semi-skilled category
  • Express Entry BC
  • Entrepreneur Immigration Streams

Skills Immigration

Here, for each stream, you have different eligibility requirements. If you plan to migrate to Canada through BC PNP's Skills Immigration, then the requirements include:

  • Need to have a job offer letter from a BC employer
  • For the nominated occupation, you should have a minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Need to obey the rules and regulation which are stated by the employer.
  • Must be able to prove your eligibility to immigrate to BC.
  • Should be able to meet the required language ability.

Health-care Professional Category

The required eligibility requirements for health care professional category are:

  • You need to be an expert belonging to required health care occupations.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience.
  • Need to be considered under the NOC level 0, A, or B.
  • Have an offer-letter from an eligible public health authority.

International Graduates - Canadian Colleges or Universities

The eligibility requirements are:

  1. You should have any one of the following:
    • An undergraduate or graduate degree from Canada's post-secondary institution.
    • A diploma degree from an eligible Canada's post-secondary institution.
    • A diploma program of a minimum of 8 months (full-time).
    • A diploma program which is having an internship more than one-quarter is not allowed.
  2. Must be able to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
  3. Should have a full-time job offer letter from valid employers.
  4. For your NOC level B, C, or D occupations, you should be able to prove at least sufficient level English or French.

International Post-Graduates - B.C. Universities or Colleges

  1. It is referred for candidates who have obtained a Master's or doctoral degree in the applied, natural or health sciences.
  2. You must obtain a degree from an institution of British Columbia within 2 years of applying to British Columbia.
  3. You need to have your occupation under the below-mentioned fields:
    • Agriculture
    • Engineering
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physical Sciences
    • Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Information Sciences and Support Sciences
    • Computer Sciences
  4. Need to provide evidence which helps you to stay permanently in B.C. This include:
    • Current or previous year's length of stays.
    • Your connection to B.C. through Study, Work, or family, etc.
    • Your settlement funds description

Entry Level - Semi-Skilled Category:

  • Should have been full-time employment in eligible occupations in B.C.
  • Must have a minimum of 9 months of work experience in the sector tourism, long-haul trucking food processing, and hospitality.
  • Applicants must qualify at least high school standards.
  • You need to retain the British Columbia employer during your complete PNP/PR process.

British Columbia Express Entry Program:

The applications which are processed under the below-mentioned categories of British Columbia are only accepted under the Express Entry Programs:

  • Health Care Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International-Post Graduate Category

Entrepreneur Immigration Stream:

  • Your applications are assessed on various factors. These include your work experience, source of funds, adaptability, and business proposal.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge in the area of business.
  • You must be able to prove admissibility to Canada, i.e., you must not be blocked for entering Canada, legally accepted to stay in Canada, shouldn't have a refugee mystery in Canada, etc.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program:

It is mainly designed with streams nominating for skilled workers and their families who wish to live, work and settle permanently.

The eligibility requirements for Manitoba PNP are:

  • You must be under the age group 21 and 45.
  • Need to have an employment letter for your in-demand occupation list.
  • Should hold a bachelor's degree or diploma.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the past five years.
  • You must prove at least CLB 6 in each IELTS category.

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program:

The stream mainly targets entrepreneurs, international graduates, skilled workers, supporters, and skilled professionals in the Express Entry selection system.

The program has four streams:

  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Skilled Worker with Family Support
  • Skilled Worker with Employer Support
  • Business Applicants.

The required eligibility for NBPNP includes the following:

  • Need to submit an express entry profile with valid Federal Express Entry Profile.
  • Must have a letter of employment from an employer living in New Brunswick.
  • Should be able to score a minimum CLB 7 in all four language factors.
  • Need to have a valid ECA report. Your qualifications must match to the Canadian education system.

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program:

This program mainly accepts the applications from skilled professionals, International students who have completed graduation, and entrepreneurs who are meeting the program-specific needs.

The applications for this program are mainly accepted under the following categories:

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Nova Scotia Nominee Program:

For candidates who plan to get settled as permanent residents in Nova Scotia have to apply under this program. This is mainly considered for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, international graduates.

The program is multiple numbers of immigration streams. Three of the streams are aligned with Express Entry System.

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Physician Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program:

It is one of the successful provinces having a great interest among skilled candidates. Yearly, huge numbers of skilled workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs settle in the province as Canadian permanent residents.

The applications for OINP are accepted under the following conditions:

  • Human Capital Category
  • Employer Job Offer Category
  • Business Category

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program:

It is the economic immigration program helping skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international graduates to live and get settled as permanent residents.

The applications which are accepted by the PEI PNP include from the below categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program:

SINP is also a successful immigration program welcoming skilled professionals from various nations. Also, it provides various paths for the candidates to get part of the SINP.

The applications accepted by the SINP belong from the below categories.

  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Northwest Territories Nominee Program:

The Northwest Territories Nominee Program accepts applications of foreign professionals to help them settle in Northern Canada.

It has two main programs - the Employer-Driven Business Program and the Business Immigration Program.

  1. Northwest Territories Employer-Driven Program:
    • Express Entry System for Skilled Workers
    • Skilled Worker
    • Critical Impact Worker
  2. Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program:
    • Business Stream

Yukon Nominee Program:

The program helps employers in Canada's Northern territory to nominate internationally-trained business people and foreign workers for Canada PR. The programs which are associated with YNP are:

  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee