Immigration programs

Provincial Nominee Programs

About Provincial Nominee Programs


Under this stream, Canadian Provinces and Territories have the authority to nominate applicants for Permanent Residence. Each PNP is different and tailored to provincial and territorial priorities. Over 80 PNP streams are available and cover opportunities for investors, farm owners and operators, skilled workers (NOC 0, A and B level), semi-skilled workers (NOC C and D level) and international graduates.

Due to the number of streams under PNP and that these programs are constantly changed, added or removed, it is advisable to do thorough research. We would be happy to consult with you and explore options if you:

  • Have a job offer from an employer in Canada
  • Are currently working in Canada or abroad, in a skilled and/or in-demand occupation
  • Are studying in, or recently graduated from, a study program in Canada
  • Intend to invest and/or open a business in Canada

PNPs and the Express Entry system


Candidates who qualify to enter the Express Entry system under the Federal Skilled Worker program, the Federal Skilled Trades program, and the Canadian Experience Class, can increase their chances for permanent residency by getting status as a Provincial Nominee. There are two means via Express Entry:

  1. Applying through the PNP Express Entry stream first, and creating a regular online Express Entry profile once receiving a provincial nomination
  2. Provinces and territories can invite candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and qualify for a PNP stream

Receiving a provincial nomination grants the applicant an additional 600 CRS points which virtually guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence.

Candidates for PNP streams outside the Express Entry system are directly selected through the Provinces or Territories. Once selected they can submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Provinces and Territories with PNPs



British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



The province of Quebec does not have a provincial nominee program as it runs its own programs for the selection of refugees and economic immigrants.

Initial Consultation

How do i book a consultation

Please email (preferred), WhatsApp message, or call (leave detailed message) with a summary of your scenario. If we are able to assist you, we will follow up with the booking details.

Once you have a time selected, you will be asked to sign the terms and conditions, and pay for the consultation. If you are booking an in-person consultation you have the option of an e-transfer, sent ahead of the appointment. No cash or debit cards are accepted. ALL appointments must be fully paid for prior to the consultation time being reserved. Until payment is received your spot could be lost.

You will receive a confirmation email, and a link to an online meeting if your consultation is online.

If you are not able to find a convenient time for your in-person or online consultation, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate you.


What to Expect

The consultation is designed to assess your eligibility for immigration streams to Canada. The Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will advise you on possible pathways, give you ideas for increasing your score or other requirements, and assist you with creating a plan. You will not be encouraged to spend money or time on something which has a high failure rate or that you simply don’t qualify for. We pride ourselves in being 100% transparent at all times.

what techology do i need for online consultations

We use Zoom video conferencing for our consultations. This has proven to be the best experience for clients as the sound and picture quality are generally excellent. It is highly recommended that you use a good headset or microphone attached to your computer or device.

We recommend that you download the free software in advance of the meeting. Then simply click on the link in your confirmation email and join the meeting at the time of the consultation.

If the Zoom platform doesn’t work for you, or you prefer another means of communication, we are happy to work with your choice. Please let us know ahead of time.

what if i don't use the full hour

We understand that in some situations you might not need or use a full hour consultation. If you do finish early, we will make a note of the time remaining and you are welcome to continue the consultation, either with emailed questions or call/video, within one month of the initial consultation.

The one-on-one initial consultation is with our immigration counsel and Director, Dianne Olsen. This meeting can be done in-person or online and involves a discussion of your personal circumstances in relation to immigrating to Canada. You will receive a breakdown of your options as well as an informed understanding of the process. We firmly believe in being completely up-front about the chances of success for any immigration plan. The consultation process is designed to provide you with a “push in the right direction” and you will never feel pressured to retain us for anything further.

If you do choose to retain us for Full Package services within 5 business days of the consultation, we will provide you with a credit for the same amount paid (C$150) and apply it to the balance of your total retainer fees.

To book a consultation, please email (preferred) or call 1-778-800-9963 and provide us with a detailed description of your situation. We will then provide you with our booking link to arrange a time convenient for you.

I can highly recommend Olsen Canadian Immigration – Dianne provided a succinct and honest assessment which enabled me to make decisions without wasting time and expense exploring avenues that wouldnt have a high chance of success. Thank you!

—Dave Aitken, South Africa