Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Each province in Canada, offers its own pathway for those who are interested in immigrating to that province. According to the cultural and economical demands, Canadian provinces provide variety of programs that are concluded to the Canadian permanent residency status.  

Any individual or family, based on the primary assessment and consultation with us can find a fitted PNP category of immigration to relocate to Canada.

What is the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) and How Does It Work?

According to the CIC, the PNP allows each province and territory of Canada to have its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. In a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • Students
  • Business people
  • Skilled workers
  • Semi-skilled workers

To qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program, a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant. Many Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the national Government of Canada in order to carry out their prerogative of nominating immigrant workers who would like to establish themselves in their respective province.

How CansultHub Can Help You to Apply for PNPs!

Expert Lawyers

By the network of top-ranked immigration lawyers, CansultHub will review your assessment form

Best PNP plans

We will then help you to find the best province matched with your situation to apply for The PNPs

Application submission

Finally after preparing all primary materials ,our team will assist you to submit your PNP application

How Do I Being Qualified for PNPs in Canada?

Based on the demand of the applicant to apply as a provincial nominee, as a business owner or skilled worker, there are different conditions the applicant should meet to be eligible for that specific category for example to apply as skilled worker of PNPs you must:

To receive the detailed information of each province you can click on that province in the above Canada’s map.  

How Much Score is Required for PNP Canada?

Firstly, each applicants need to enter into the Express Entry System based on their collected CRS score(Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool: skilled immigrants (Express Entry) ( , then mentioned applicant can apply to a PNP program through a separate application. For instance if you want to be nominated for PNP under Express-Entry now, you have to be awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System for having a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination, and must have a provincial nomination certificate that:

  • Was issued after January 1, 2015,
  • Was issued for a PNP Express Entry stream,
  • Is valid (i.e., not expired) when you submit your application for permanent residence, and,
  • Is accepted in the system by both you and the province or territory.


If any programs have an easy process to apply and suit your profile, it can be best program for you.

Based on latest PNP news and updates of the year before the date you want to apply, you can achieve  a better idea about the last CRS cut of score of each province that suits your profile and is the best program for you to apply. 

Yes, If the applicant receives nomination approval from any provinces for the visa under PR, it means that you will be get the Permanent residency in Canada if your application has been submitted without any errors. To submit a risk-free application for this program, please fill the assessment form right now.

Majority of Express Entry applications are processed in much shorten time compared to PNPs. Although, Provincial Nominee Programs have different processing time, but it makes sense to enter Express Entry pool for a greater chance of obtaining an ITA from the federal government, or an invitation from a province or territory to obtain PR.

Note that every province or territory has its own provincial nominee programs so you can check the requirements of each one by clicking on the name of each province on the above map.

Some provinces in Canada have specific requirements that is not including a job offer to eligible for applying.and some nomination programs do not require a job offer to be eligible for applying. 

If you have received nomination, the next draw should give you an ITA. The ITA gives you 90 days to submit your application (e-APR). After you submit your e-APR, wait for PR is around 19-24 Months.


Firstly, each applicants need to enter into the Express Entry system based on their collected CRS score (Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool: skilled immigrants (Express Entry) ( , then mentioned applicant can apply to a PNP program through a separate application. After processing of your PNP application by province, typically you will obtain 600 points to your Express Entry score. These additional 600 points will nominate you to apply for PR in the next draw based on your qualification, age, work Experience, IELTS, Arranged Employment in Canada and Adaptability.

Most Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants in National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels C and D occupations are need to write a mandatory language test and achieve a minimum standard of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in each of the 4 skills(listening, speaking, reading and writing) before obtaining a provincial nomination certificate.

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is a proof on your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate to show your credentials is comparable to Canadian ones.

You need ECA proof to file your application and without ECA you can not complete your online profile.

How Much Does It Cost to Apply for PNP?

The amount of money you need to support your family depends on the size of your family. To calculate the size of your family you must include

Include your spouse or dependent children even if they’re permanent residents or Canadian citizens

Number of Family Members Funds required (in CAD)
For each additional family member

Canada PNP for entrepreneurs

Check Canada PNP Entrepreneur Immigration streams on each available province’s programs to find a way to permanently settle in Canada. To find the best entrepreneur immigration Streams and your eligibility, book a free business consultation session now!