Provincial Nominee Program

The provincial nominee program lies under the umbrella of express entry. It is the skill base selection of candidates to arrive in a specific province and territory. In Canada, each and every state runs its own immigration stream in an order to recruit immigrants with suitable skills to fill in the employment gaps within the territory or province. The sole purpose of PNP is to meet the demands of the employment market.

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Expected candidates for PNP

PNP is a program primarily offered for workers. The expected candidate list is as follows:
• Having skills, education, and work experience sufficient to contribute to the economic needs of a province or a territory
• Willing to become a permanent Canadian resident
• Want to live in a specific province

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Immigration stream of different provinces and territories

Every province and territory has a different immigration stream that is targeted to a different group of people. Generally, the most commonly targeted class is:
• Students
• Skilled workers
• Business people
• Semi-skilled workers

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Application options of PNP

There are two prevailing application options for PNP i.e., paper-based process and online process.
Initially, a candidate is required to pass a medical exam and submit his/her police clearance certificate before taking any further step towards form.
Note: this is the mandatory requirement for every candidate willing to make his route to Canadian immigration.

Paper-based application

This is done manually under the non-express entry stream.
• Your first step is to apply to a province or a territory to which you want to fly to, under a non-express entry stream
• The second step is to meet the eligibility criteria of the province that has nominated you.
• Now once you have been nominated, the third step is to submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Here, police check and medical exam are two compulsory requirements. The application processing time is unpredictable under the case of PNP but it is surely longer than the one done through express entry.

Online Express entry

The online express entry application has two ways to apply:
• You, yourself contact any province or territory to apply for a nomination under the express entry stream that is followed by generating an express entry profile only if a certain province or territory agrees to nominate you.
• The second option is to make your express entry profile to broadcast it to different provinces and territories. This is followed by applying through express entry stream only if you receive a “notification of interest” by any province or territory. Here, the candidate contacts the province/territory directly. Lastly, the candidate is nominated electronically through his personal account.
However, in both cases, one must meet the eligibility criteria of the province or territory he is applying to. Secondly, he must also be eligible for express entry and the immigration program he is applying for. The invitation to apply is followed by submitting your application digitally to IRCC.

Here, police check and medical exam are two compulsory requirements. The application processing time is unpredictable under the case of PNP but it is surely longer than the one done through express entry.

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