Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This program is for candidates who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • students
  • business people
  • skilled workers
  • semi-skilled workers

The provinces and territories in Canada have an agreement with the Canada government that enables them to nominate immigrants (individuals and their families) based on its immigration needs and the applicant’s intent to settle in that province. The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) enables Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to engage immigrants to their region.

Here is a list of the provinces and territory currently participating in PNP:

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AS A PROVINCIAL NOMINEE,
    YOU MUST:
    Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Complete the provincial nomination process of the Province or Territory you wish to settle in.
  • Each province and territory possesses its own immigration program with varying criteria, except for Quebec, which has a different system from Canada altogether.
  • You must demonstrate the skillset and ability to contribute to the economy of the province/territory you are applying to.
  • Receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory.
  • Once you get the Provincial Nomination Certificate, you must:
  • - Send an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for Permanent Residence.
  • A CIC officer will evaluate your application based on the Canadian Immigration requirements. These applications will not be evaluated based on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
  • ALL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO:
  • Complete and pass an acceptable medical examination.
  • Have security clearance.
  • Indicate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.

Every province and territory has its own program stream, supporting to identify applicants that showcase the ability and skills to contribute to the growth and prosperity of that province and territory in Canada.

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British Columbia
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Ontario
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Alberta
British Columbia
Prince Edward Island
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Saskatchewan
Newfoundland
Northwest Territories
Yukon
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Newfoundland
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Saskatchewan
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Saskatchewan
Yukon
Alberta
British Columbia
Saskatchewan
Northwest Territories
Yukon

With the aid of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), immigrants with a lower Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score can still attain a Permanent Resident status in Canada. If you have the essential skills, education and work experience to support and contribute to the economy of any of the provinces or territories, this program can help you find suitable work in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program is the fastest-growing economic Canadian immigration program. Over the past few years, the federal government has gradually increased provinces’ annual allocations for their respective PNPs, showing the rising importance of these programs within the Canadian immigration landscape.