Provinicial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is another way of immigrating to Canada by applying to a province of your choice provided you meet the eligibility requirements of that specific province. There are two ways of applying for a Provincial nomination, namely through the Express Entry system or through a direct provincial application.
Provincial Nomination through the Express Entry
Under the Express Entry system, the candidate will have to create a profile in the Express Entry pool and either wait for a provincial invitation by a specific province or apply in parallel to a province of their choice and wait for an invitation to apply by that province. Through the Provincial Nomination under the Express Entry, provinces and territories can search the Express Entry Pool to find candidates for nomination. Depending on their individual profile, Candidates in the Express Entry pool are picked by any of the provinces or territories and are invited under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply to that particular province. Once the application has been processed and approved by the province, the candidate is awarded an additional 600 points under the CRS that would add to their CRS score in the Express Entry Pool and will help them to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence at the next draw.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) without Express Entry
Provincial Nominee Program is a program for foreign workers planning to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents and who have the skills, education and work experience to participate in the economy of a specific province and who has the intention of living in that province.
Depending on the type of Provincial Nominee Program the candidate is applying to, he will be requested to submit either a paper-based or an online application. Under this stream, the candidate contacts the province or territory directly and once nominated, they will have to apply to the Federal Government to complete the process.