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Provincial Nominee

Provincial Nominee

Workers who have the skills, education, and job experience to support the economy of a particular province or territory are eligible for the PNP program. Additionally, the candidate wants to reside in a certain province in order to get permanent Canadian residence.

Each province has its own streams, standards, and programs that may be targeted toward businesspeople, students, skilled employees, or semi-skilled workers. You could have to use the paper-based application process or the online application using Express entry

1. Express Entry process

There are two ways to apply for Express Entry online:

  1. You get in touch with the territory or province and request a nomination through an Express Entry stream.
  2. Create an Express Entry profile (or edit your existing profile if you already have one) and indicate that you have been nominated if the province or territory agrees to nominate you.


  1. By indicating the provinces and territories you are interested in, you may establish an Express Entry profile.
  2. You should get in touch with a province or territory directly if they send you a “notice of interest” for your account.
  3. You make a submission to their Express Entry stream.
  4. If you are nominated, the province or territory will send you an electronic nomination certificate that you must accept. In both cases, you must:
    1. meet the provincial or territorial eligibility standards
    2. submit an Express Entry profile
    3. and demonstrate that you meet the Express Entry basic requirements, including being qualified for one of the immigration programs it covers.

    If you accept the invitation to apply, you send IRCC an electronic application

2. Process for Non-Express Entry

When using a non-Express Entry method: To be nominated in a non-Express Entry stream, you must apply to the province or territory. You must fulfill the province’s qualifying standards to be nominated. If you are nominated, you must apply for permanent residence online. The application processing times are lengthier than with Express Entry since you must undergo a medical examination and a police check (certificate)

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