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 Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)

Provinces and territories (PTs) that operate a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can nominate candidates through the Express Entry pool, in addition to nominating foreign nationals to the existing paper-based process.

Candidates who have a PT nomination receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA) at the next round of invitations.

Minimum requirements for PNP candidates in Express Entry

To enter and remain in the Express Entry pool as a PNP candidate, a foreign national must demonstrate the following:

  • that they have a PT nomination that has been validated by the nominating jurisdiction; and,

  • that they meet the program requirements of one of the Express Entry federal immigration programs (i.e., Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian Experience Class).


To know more about which program might best suit you and for assistance with your application, contact us 

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