Understanding the Stability of Your Provincial Nominee Program PNP Nomination

PNP Nomination

The Importance of a PNP Nomination

A nomination, from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP Nomination) can greatly improve your chances of migrating to Canada. It provides a pathway for entry. Boosts your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score by a substantial 600 points if you are in the Express Entry pool. This increase, in score significantly enhances the possibility of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for residency.

Potential for Cancellation of PNP Nomination

However, it’s vital to recognize that PNP nomination are not irrevocable. A province has the authority to rescind or cancel a nomination based on specific criteria not being met. Below are circumstances under which a nomination may be withdrawn:

  1. Employment Maintenance:

Your PNP nomination is often contingent upon keeping the employment through which you were deemed eligible. If this job is lost or left, the province may withdraw the nomination.

  1. Financial Stability:

Provinces require nominees to sustain certain financial thresholds. Failing to show required funds might lead to cancellation.

  1. Accuracy and Honesty:

Misrepresentation, or failing to keep your information current concerning impactful life changes, is grave and can lead to revocation.

How Provinces Handle Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation is a severe offense in the immigration process. It includes submitting false information or omitting critical details intentionally or accidentally. Such infractions can result in immediate cancellation of your nomination.

Staying Compliant Post-Nomination

To maintain your PNP nomination:

– Adhere strictly to all conditions laid out in your original application.

– Report any changes in your circumstances promptly.

– Maintain transparent communication with immigration authorities.

British Columbia (BC)

In British Columbia, PNP nominees have a crucial deadline to meet; they must apply for permanent residency (PR) to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) before the expiration date of their nomination. Missing this deadline can lead to the cancellation of their nomination.


Ontario’s government emphasizes the necessity for PNP candidates to consistently exhibit an intention to reside within Ontario. This intent must be maintained reasonably until such time that the candidate has been granted PR.


Manitoba assesses a candidate’s commitment, to living working and potentially establishing a business in the province. If there are any doubts about the sincerity of their intention Manitoba reserves the right to cancel their nomination.


There are two reasons why Saskatchewan cancels a nomination; if a nominee or their representative requests to withdraw their nomination and secondly if the nominee obtains permanent residency through an immigration category other, than Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Nova Scotia

In the context of Nova Scotia if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finds out that the main applicant or an immediate family member, like a spouse, common law partner or dependent is not eligible for immigration, to Canada their nomination can be withdrawn.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick emphasizes that failure to request an amendment of a nomination before it expires or evidence of intentions to reside in New Brunswick can lead to the withdrawal of a candidates PNP nomination.

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

In Newfoundland and Labrador any changes in circumstances during the application process must be promptly reported. Failure to disclose changes such as status updates expanding family through childbirth employment transitions or updates, on work permits/PR applications may result in withdrawal of the PNP nomination.

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories require candidates to apply for PR within six months following receipt of their nomination approval letter. Delays beyond this timeframe may lead to cancellation.

Alberta, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Yukon

For candidates interested in Alberta, PEI or Yukon, there are no detailed conditions provided publicly regarding why nominations may be rescinded. It is advisable for candidates intending on migrating to these regions first engage with local authorities directly prior to applying for these PNPs.

By staying informed about each region’s guidelines and ensuring compliance with all stated requirements from respective provincial authorities, PNP candidates can safeguard their nominations and advance smoothly through the Canadian immigration process.

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