PNP Canada programs allow Canadian provinces to nominate individuals for immigration to their province based on criteria set by the provincial government. Successful applicants obtain a provincial nomination, which may then be used to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

Eligibility
To apply as a provincial nominee, you must:
  • meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams
  • be nominated under that stream
Provinces allows PNP program
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

How to apply

Fill out your application

Once you’ve been nominated by a province or territory, you can submit an application for permanent residence.
The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out after a province or territory has nominated you. The guide will help you fill out the forms properly.
If you aren’t truthful in your application for permanent residence we may:
  • refuse your application
  • find you inadmissible
  • bar you for up to 5 years from applying for permanent resident status

Pay your application fees
You’ll have to pay:
  • processing fees
  • right of permanent residence fees
  • other fees

Submit your application
Before you send us your application, make sure you:
  • answer all questions
  • sign your application and all forms
  • include your processing fee
  • include all the supporting documents (you must include a copy of the nomination certificate that the province or territory sent you)

If your application is incomplete, we’ll reject it and send it back to you. You’ll have to fix any errors and then re-submit it.

Mail your application to cic
Mail your application and your online payment receipt to the DEPARTMENT.

Do not send your application to the visa office that serves your home country.
Processing fee for you and your family members

You must pay a separate fee for each family member who is included on your application and will be joining you in Canada.

If your application is complete, we’ll let you know and we’ll send your application to one of our offices for processing. Once we start processing your application, we cannot refund your processing fee. Make sure you’re eligible before you apply.

You must include the processing fee with your application.
  • Some PNP Canada streams are aligned with the federal Express Entry (EE) immigration selection system, while some are managed entirely outside Express Entry.
  • Some PNP Canada streams require applicants to have a job offer, while other streams do not.
  • Some PNP Canada streams allow individuals to apply directly, without first being invited to apply, while other streams operate on an EOI basis, whereby eligible individuals must first be invited to apply before submitting an applications.
  • In December, 2018, Ontario received an increase to its 2018 nomination allocation, meaning that the OINP will continue to process applications and issue nominations until the increased allocation is fulfilled. Any applications submitted that exceed the OINP’s nomination allocation increase will be processed. If approved, you will be nominated in 2019 and you will be notified at that time.