Since January 1, 2015, many provinces and territories have launched new Express Entry streams. Check their websites to learn more about which streams they offer.
Determine your eligibility
Each province and territory’s streams, eligibility requirements and nomination guidelines for their PNP can change without notice.
Click here to check the websites of the provinces or territories for the most up-to-date information.
If you are nominated under a non-Express Entry stream:
- you will have to apply through the paper-based process, and
- if the province or territory finds you eligible and nominates you, you will send an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
If you are nominated under a province or territory’s Express Entry stream, you must:
- meet their requirements, and
- meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry
To apply for the PNP you must:
- apply to a province or territory for a nomination,
- be nominated by that province or territory, then
- apply to CIC to become a permanent resident.
Under a PNP Express Entry stream, you will need to complete an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry
Contact the province or territory
To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
Check processing times
Click here to find out how long it will take CIC to process your application under the paper-based process (non-Express Entry streams).
If you apply through Express Entry (Express Entry streams), most complete applications for permanent residence will be processed in six months or less. Since Express Entry is a new system, average processing times are not yet available