Processing Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications: Putting the application into process

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Once an application for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has been assessed as complete under R10, the application is put into process.

For all PNP applications, the processing office is responsible for:

  • assessing if the applicant meets the requirements for membership in the Provincial Nominee (PN) class; and,
  • assessing if the applicant is admissible to Canada

For PNP applications submitted through Express Entry, the processing office is also responsible for:

  • assessing if the applicant meets the Express Entry minimum entry criteria (i.e., that the applicant meets the program requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class); and,
  • assessing if the applicant meets the requirements under A11.2.

The processing office should carry out normal security screening procedures once the application is put into process. The office should also issue medical instructions to applicants whose applications are not through Express Entry. (Express Entry applicants submit proof of having undergone a medical examination as part of their complete application, so they will have already completed this requirement.)

For detailed information about determining admissibility, see ENF 2 / OP 18 – Evaluating Inadmissibility (PDF, 726.46KB).

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