Here are some common questions and answers about the PNP program.
How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.
As part of the process, you will have to pass a ;medical exam;
and get a ;police check;(certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.
The process includes:
- Applying to the province for nomination under a stream
- Meeting the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
- Once nominated, applying for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice. Speak to us to ascertain the most appropriate program for you. See links of the various provinces above
Of course processing times vary based on the program you are applying to. Generally expect to wait about 1.5-2 years before arriving to Canada as a Permanent Resident, or Work Permit holder.
- Submitting an Expression of Interest = 1-2 months
- Waiting for reply for Expression of Interest = 3 months
- Submitting a PNP application = 3 months
- Receiving a nomination = 6 months
- Submitting an Express Entry application = 3 months
- Processing of your application = 3-6 months