There are countless nominee programs offered by Canada’s ten provinces and three territories. Different PNPs require a connection to the province to apply for nomination. But there are some programs that invite overseas candidates solely based on applicant’s ability to respond to the province’s labor market needs.
Each PNP has its own application processing time. After receiving a nomination from province, PNP candidates must apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent residence. The time it takes to process the permanent residence application will depend on whether the PNP operates using the Express Entry system.
The cost of immigrating to Canada through a PNP is usually the same as Express Entry, with some additional fees, depending on the province. Certain provinces don’t charge a fee to process PNP applications, while others, such as Ontario, can charge up to 1,500 CAD.