PNP-Provincial Nomination Programs

PNP-Provincial Nomination Programs

Canada has signed separate agreements with each of the ten provinces and three territories for the nomination of skilled workers by those provinces and territories. By virtue of those agreements, Canadian provinces and Territories can nominate permanent residents to live in those provinces and meet the labor shortage and demand for skilled workers in those areas. The following provinces and territories are participating in this program:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • New Found land & Labrador
  • Nunavut
  • Northern Territories
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edwards Island
  • Quebec (Separate agreement)
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

The provincial nomination program has been very popular in recent years due to the very high threshold of Federal programs. Provincial programs have comparatively soft eligibility criteria. However, each province has its own demographic composition due to which most of their nomination programs are either occupation-restricted or job offer based. For high-tech and technical jobs, the job offer route may work. Other applicants have to adopt the occupations in demand route.

Some PNPs are without job offers. Applicants are ranked according to their points. Highest scoring applicants in different occupations are invited to apply for Provincial nomination. Once the Provincial nomination is received, the application is put to the federal government either in Express Entry with additional 600 points in their CRS or a direct paper application for Permanent Residence.

Applicants are ranked for their Education, Age, Experience, English & French language skills, Education / Experience in that province, job offer, and relatives in that province.

For a FREE assessment of your profile, please submit our online assessment form.

Provinces do charge an application fee to applicants when they are invited to submit a full application. This fee varies between C$300-1500 for an application (whether a single person or one family application)


At Euro Immigration Consultants, we are licensed and authorized by the majority of the Canadian provinces and territories to submit nomination applications on clients’ behalf as their authorized representatives. Being a Regulated Immigration consultant duly authorized by the provinces as well, we have in-depth knowledge and accomplished experience in handling Provincial nomination applications of different provinces.


Provincial Nomination is a two-step process:

  1. Provincial Processing
  2. Federal Processing

Applicants first submit an Expression of interest (EOI) to the said province where their profile qualifies. Upon receiving an invitation to apply, their full application along with supporting documents is submitted to the provincial immigration department. There is a provincial application fee as well that is paid at this stage. Upon completion of the eligibility assessment, a nomination certificate is issued to the applicant along with a work permit support letter.

Applicants then submit applications for Permanent Resident Visa to the Federal government. Besides they may submit a Work Permit application to come earlier and start working in the province as the federal processing of PR visas could be time-consuming, particularly in the case of Paper applications. The Federal government assesses the applicant and his family for admissibility concerns as enumerated below.


Foreign nationals are strongly advised to visit Canada and visit the participating community. An in-person visit helps to meet employers and prove to them your suitability for the job they have.



As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.


After completion of the eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending on the country of origin of the applicant, the country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:

  1. Security
  2. Human or International Rights Violation
  3. Serious Criminality
  4. Organized Criminality
  5. Health Issues
  6. Financial Reasons
  7. Misrepresentation



For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form. Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291 will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.

Next Steps: 

  1. Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant at which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.
  2. Applicants are sent our retainer agreement
  3. Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and initial installment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end.
  4. The client is sent a link to our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and the progress of the client application.
  5. At Euro Immigration Consultants, we charge our professional fee in 2-3 installments as per the task ahead.


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