Provincial Nominations

Immigration to Canada based on Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)  

General background

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Provincial Nominee Programs are made up of streams which are immigration programs that candidates can apply for. Each stream is designed to target certain groups a province needs, like skilled workers, students and business people, among others.

Obtaining a provincial nomination through one of the immigration streams is a valuable route to Canadian permanent residence.

Apart from Nunavut and Quebec, each Canadian province has its own unique Provincial Nominee Program. Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Provincial nominations issued under Express Entry streams are enhanced nominations and provide Express Entry candidates with an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

Who is the program for?

The Provincial Nominee Program is for workers who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Advantages of the program FOR immigration

  • Possibility to enter Canada on a valid Work Permit
  • A way to compensate for the low scores in the Express Entry system
  • Additional points awarded by the Express Entry system for a valid Offer of Employment.

The services we offer

  • Extensive consultation on preparing a quality PNP application
  • Full preparation, filing and continuous support at all stages of the application
  • A separate application for the Permanent Residence in Canada, once the nomination is approved
  • A separate application for the Work Permit for a qualified candidate, as well as for their family, if necessary.


PNP application, per candidatevaries
Permanent Residence Processing fee, per adult$850
Permanent Residence Processing fee, per child$230
Work permit processing fee – principal applicant$155
Open Work Permit processing fee – spouse$255
Study Permit processing fee$150
Temporary Resident Visa$100
Biometrics per adult$85
Right of Permanent Residence, per adult (children are fee exempt)$515
Medical exam per person (approximately)$300
Educational Credentials assessment per person  (approximately)$280
Certified Translation (per page)$35
Courier feesvaries