Canada Provincial Nominee Program :
Provincial Nominee Program can be applied in 2 ways.
1) Apply to EE stream and apply for nomination to state. IF province or territory agrees and sends you "notification of interest ", contact them directly. Apply to their , EE and if nominated state will offer it to you through your account and you accept it electronically.
2) Contact province or territory and apply for nomination under their express entry. If they agree to nominate, create express entry and show that you have been nominated , further you can accept state nomination electronically.
Getting PNP in most of the cases is equivalent to confirmed PR . Process after ITA is same as in other EE or PF visa application.