Don’t know much about the Canada Provincial Nominee Program? We, therefore, give you the frequently asked questions. Along with these, we provide you with the answers to guide you on your application for permanent residence:


Q:   Are there specific provinces and territories participating in the Provincial Nominee Program?

A:   Yes! Below is the list:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


Q:   If I receive a nomination, is that already an assurance that I can immigrate to Canada?

A: Getting a nomination is not an assurance that you can become a permanent resident of Canada. But this will give you an additional 600 points to your Comprehensive Ranking System score (Click here to learn how to improve it).


Q:   Why is the Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) a big help to skilled workers like me who plan to immigrate to Canada?

A:   All provinces participating in the PNP have a link to the Federal Express Entry selection system. A provincial nomination will give you an additional 600 points. This, therefore, guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the following draw from the Express Entry pool. However, you will need to create an Express Entry profile first.


Q:   If I get a nomination for the PNP, how long should I wait before I receive the result of my permanent residency application?

A:   Processing time depends on the completion and the type of documents you submitted. However, it is faster than other hopefuls applying through different immigration programs.


Q:   I received an ITA. Does this guarantee my permanent residency in Canada?

A:   As what ITA stands for, it is only an invitation to apply. You still have to collect and submit other documents within 90 days, along with your permanent residency application. The IRCC reviews all these documents and may ask for some clarifications or may ask you to send additional documents. If you comply with all these and everything goes fine, you can hope for the best.


Q:   What if I applied under another immigration program and got rejected? Can I still apply for the PNP?

A:   Yes! You only need to inform the Canada Provincial Nominee Program you are applying to about the result. Provide them with copies of the related correspondences for evaluation.


Q:   Why do you need assistance from an immigration specialist or consultant?

A:   An immigration consultant offers help to make your permanent residency application not as difficult. Gathering and submitting the proper documents becomes more accessible. Therefore, their expertise in the immigration and visa process is of enormous help to your permanent residency application. An immigration specialist can assist you until you get your PR approval.


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