The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an immigration pathway for skilled foreign workers who want work and live in Canada. Applicants can apply for this program into two stages. In first stage, applicants need to apply for territory nomination, and in stage two they can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. Please read this page for detailed instructions for stage 2 of the application process.
Registration Deadline: N/A
Organization: Government of Canada
Target Group: Skilled Refugees
Funding Type: Self-funded
Degree Required: Post-secondary
Processing Time: 24 months
Application Fee: 1,365 CAD
Number of Positions: N/A
Eligible Countries: All
Language Required: English
By applying to PNP, skilled refugees from inside or outside of Canada can benefit to live and work in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
Applicants who apply as provincial nominee need to meet eligibility criteria as follows:
- The minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams
- Should be nominated under that stream
If an applicant doesn’t have nomination and want to be nominated by any of the province territory, they must follow the instructions on their websites and contact them directly through websites:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
The application procedure for PNP is as follows:
- Fill out application form: A province or territory must nominate an applicant first. After successful nomination, applicants can apply for a permanent residence sign in or creating an account in online portal. Applicants can use instruction guide (IMM EP7000) to fill out the forms properly.
- Pay the application fee which mostly includes processing fees for main applicant and dependents, the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF), biometrics to prevent application processing delays, and third party fees including medical exams, police certificates, language testing, and educational credential assessment.
- Submit the application forms and all required documents via online portal. Make yourself sure to answer all questions, sign the form digitally, attach your processing fee receipt, upload all supporting documents.
To prevent application processing delay, applicants need to submit all these document as instructed. If you face any technical issues during filling out the forms and submission, please use web form to contact technical team:
- Fill out these digital forms online for main applicant and dependents:
- Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
- Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
- Supplementary Information – Your travels (IMM 5562)
- Also fill out these PDF forms:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5690]
- Provincial Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4]
- Provincial Nominees – Business Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4A] (if applicable)
- Complete and sign these PDF forms, if applies to you:
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604]
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409]
- If you want to appoint someone as your business partner on your behalf, you must download, complete, sign digitally, and submit these documents:
- Use of a representative [IMM 5476] OR
- Authority to release personal information to a designated individual form [IMM 5475]
- Submit these documents after you apply:
- Fingerprints and photo taken
- Medical exams
- Police certificate
- Passport and its copy in case of application approval
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application forms and all required supporting documents via online portal. Please watch the tutorial video shows applicants how to complete their application correctly and avoid common errors to prevent application delays.
After applicants submit their applications and all required supporting documents, the assigned team will:
- Review their application
- Process their application
- Make a decision on applications
- Verify applicants’ information in case of refusal or inadmissibility, etc.
Applicants must follow these instructions after submission:
- Keep their information up to date
- Get their fingerprints and photo taken
- Get their medical exams and police certificate and submit it
In Case of Application Approval
If the review team approved applicant’s application, the applicant will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) or permanent resident visa if s/he is from a country that requires a visa. They also receive letter with important information about their COPR and other requirements.
If applicant resides in Canada, they will be contacted for further instruction. If the applicant is outside of Canada, they should use ArriveCan to provide the mandatory travel information required for entry into Canada and follow the instructions. In this case, applicant must have a valid passport and/or travel documents, Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), or issued permanent resident visa.
For further information and details, please visit the website.