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5 Best Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to apply for Canada PR in 2021

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 04, May 2021

5 Best Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to apply for Canada PR in 2021 Are you a Canada Permanent Residence (PR) visa applicant in Express Entry System waiting for ITA (Invitation to Apply) since long?

Well, you are not the only one waiting for your turn, as there are many candidates in Federal Express entry system, who have not received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) this year until date. The reason is there has not been a draw this year inviting Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category candidates. All 15 draws opened this year until date were the program-specific draws targeting CEC or PNP candidates.

Therefore, if you do not want to wait further for the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR from IRCC, applying in a relevant PNP would be best alternate. Nomination for Canada PR acquired through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) helps increase your CRS score by 600 CRS points and thus, help you get the ITA, based on this enhanced CRS score.

Here are the five best PNPs to apply for provincial nomination this year.

Also read- How to apply in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) - programs process and requirements

  1. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Ontario is the main province of Canada and its PNP, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), invites and nominates the candidates with CRS score relatively low compared to federal EE system. Here are the key streams of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  • Human Capital Priorities stream
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Skilled Trades stream

This year, Ontario PNP has invited 3,361 candidates under the above three streams.

  1. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta PNP is largely popular among the skilled worker candidates. The Express Entry stream of AINP, invites the candidates with CRS score as low as just 300 CRS points. Needless to mention that AINP- EE stream pathways is gold especially for the candidates with quite low CRS point score in the Federal Express Entry System.

  1. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan PNP has its own point system to assess and nominate the candidates for Permanent Residence (PR) visa. It conduct the periodic Expression of Interest (EOI) based draws and invite the candidates under two main subcategories of its ISW (International Skilled Worker) stream. These two popular subcategories are:

  • ISW- Express Entry Subcategory and
  • ISW- OID (Occupation in Demand) sub-category
  1. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba Canada invites the candidates through the regular draws of MPNP and issue the Letters of Advice (LAAs) to apply for provincial nomination. Here are the key streams of MPNP.


However, the Skilled Workers in Manitoba nominates applicants who have a strong connection to the province.

  1. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
Prince Edward Island invites the candidates and nominate them for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) via its key streams. This year the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has invited the candidate under its following streams, i.e.

  • Labour & Express Entry stream
  • Business Work Permit Entrepreneur

If you wish to apply to any of these Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this year to get the provincial nomination and subsequently, the ITA from IRCC, you may contact Visas Avenue for assistance.

Visas Avenue is a leading and trusted Visa Advisor and Consultant for Canada immigration. To assess your eligibility and apply to relevant PNP this your, you may contact VA Canada immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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