Cost of applying for Express Entry or PNP
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Cost of applying for Express Entry or PNP

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Cost of applying for Express Entry or PNP

Applicants usually have to pay a certain fees in order to apply for immigration programs. British Columbia recently decided to increase the price for applying to the Skills Immigration stream. However, it is still not as expensive as some other programs in countries.

Interested candidates will now have to pay $1,150 if they want to submit their application to the Skills Immigration Stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Why the hike?

British Columbia has said that this fee hike will allow the province to cater to the increased number of applicants more efficiently. With Canada becoming a popular destination for immigrants, the number of applicants to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has also risen.

Usual costs

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Skilled worker candidates who have already secured a provincial nomination will have to pay an application fee ranging between $250 and $2,000. However, candidates will not have to pay any application fee if they want to apply for PNPs in Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Alberta.

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PNP applications costs in Canada

The application fee for each PNP in Canada is listed as follows:

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – $1,500-2,000
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – $0
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) – $250
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) – $1,150
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) – $300
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – $500
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) – $250
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) – $0
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) – $0
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) – $0
  • Quebec – $812
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – $350
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