The Canadian PNP program allows the provincial government to select the immigrants they require for the province or territory. It also offers applicants the opportunity to become permanent residents.

With a suitable Provincial nomination, applicants have more chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA). When you receive the ITA, you can apply for a Permanent Residency visa.

This program is for workers who

The provinces/territories are listed below, and the links will take you to full information about the various Provincial Nominee Programs. Please take a look at the following websites:

Provincial Programs 

Eligibility for Canada PNP

The people eligible for PNP are those who can meet the eligibility criteria of a specific province or territory. The eligibility criteria depend on the labour market and the economic condition of each province.

Step-by-step Process for Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

You can apply for the Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in two ways. The ways are –

  1. Express Entry
  2. Non- Express Entry
The Express Entry system can be classified in two ways –
  • The candidates make an Express Entry profile.
  • After the submission of necessary documents, they reach the Express Entry pool.
  • Thereafter, the different territories and provinces look for suitable applicants.
  • The applicants picked by the different PNPs get the NOI (Notification of Interest).
  • Now, the candidates can submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) to the Express Entry stream.


  • The candidate checks for a suitable PNP and applies for the nomination.
  • If the territory or province agrees for the nomination, the applicants can create the Express Entry profile.
  • There, they can show that they have the provincial nomination.

Non-Express Entry system -

  • Select an appropriate province based on the eligibility criteria.
  • Submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) under the non-Express Entry stream.
  • The application will be evaluated based on the points system of the specific province or territory.
  • Upon selection, the applicants receive a nomination letter.
  • After this, the candidates must submit a federal application for a Permanent Residency visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

Fees ( as of June 2023)

The PNP costs depend on the respective program.

Name of Province Fees
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) CAD 1500
Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) CAD 350
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) CAD 500
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) CAD 1150
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program ( NBPNP) CAD 250
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program ( NLPNP) CAD 250
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEPNP) CAD 300
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (APNP)  

Processing Time

The time taken to process the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) depends on the application process.

If you have applied under the Non-Express Entry system, then it will take 1-2 years. But if you have applied under the Express Entry system, then the time taken is around six months.

PNP Programs