Provincial Nominee Program

Program Overview

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate those specific individuals who wish to immigrate to those provinces. The applicant must have the intent to reside in that specific province but is not obligated to do so if he/she so chooses.

The PNP program operates through the Express Entry Route. There will be separate scoring for the Express Entry profile and the applicant will receive points based upon his/her qualifications. The total points that can be allotted under the Express Entry profile are 1200. Points are awarded based upon an applicant’s skills, education, language ability, work experience, and other factors. Up to 600 points are awarded if an applicant receives a provincial nomination. The minimum number of points upon which candidates are selected is ever-changing and is dependent upon immigration policies as well.

There are 2 streams we offer for the PNP Program

Stream 1

  • The Express Entry profile of the applicant is created and the applicant chooses the provinces and territories they are interested in.
  • If a province or territory shows interest in your application, they will send a notification of interest to us.
  • The applicant is then required to submit an Expression of Interest. SUN will assist the client during this stage.
  • After accepting your offer, the applicant is awarded 600 points to their CRS.

Stream 2

  • Through SUN, the applicant contacts the province or territory and applies for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
  • If the province or territory agrees to nominate the applicant, the Express Entry profile is updated accordingly and the client is awarded 600 points to their CRS.

In both cases:

  • The applicant must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory.
  • The applicant is required to submit an Express Entry profile and show that they meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.

In addition to these requirements, successful applicants must show that they have the means to be financially independent after their arrival in Canada. Applicants and their dependents must also undergo medical examinations and security clearances as part of the Canadian immigration application process

Express Entry applicants must also have at least 1 year of continuous full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid work experience in the past 10 years in jobs that fall under National Occupation Classification A, B, C, or 0.

***Regardless of the number of points awarded, Canadian Immigration Visa Officers have the discretion to accept or refuse an application based on a substituted evaluation.

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