Me and my friend are almost in the same boat as you (PNP inland), and we applied for BOWP.Just to be on safe side I should go for PGWP? Correct?
Honestly, I don't know how IRCC operates.
We are cash cows for them.
I called CIC beforehand and the agent told me I am eligible to apply either BOWP or PGWP.
I assume you could try either way that makes you feel more comfortable