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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Launched in 1998, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second leading way to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker after Express Entry. Nearly every province and territory operates the PNP to welcome skilled workers from all over the world to help strengthen their economies.

Only the federal government of Canada may issue permanent resident visas, however, provincial nominee programs authorize provinces and territories to nominate particular foreign nationals to apply for their Canadian permanent residency. Provinces and territories nominate applicants based on the labour market and economic needs of each province or territory.

Once an applicant is nominated by a province or territory, he or she will be given a nomination certificate that is to be submitted with their application to the federal government for their Canadian permanent resident visa.


Features of PNP

This program is for candidates who:

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:

Eligibility Criteria

If you are eligible to immigrate to Canada as a Provincial Nominee, you must:


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.



Each applicant have to complete and pass an acceptable medical examination and have security clearance.


Indicate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program Territories

Currently, there are eleven territories that are participating in the program. Criteria and eligibilities vary depending on the place of nomination.


Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP)

If you have skills and abilities to fill the job shortage in Alberta, you can apply for permanent residency through this program.


British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

Skilled or Semi Skilled Worker can apply through this stream if they are working in high demand occupation and has relative work experience to meet the market needs.


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

People around the world who have a connection to Manitoba either with close relatives, education in Manitoba, or work experience in Manitoba can get nomination from the province to become a permanent Resident here.


New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

If you have skills and want to settle in New Brunswick, this program might be just for you.


Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

Skilled workers can fill the job shortage in Newfoundland and Labrador and apply for permanent residency through this program.


Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTPNP)

The Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTPNP) is an immigration program operated by the Government of the Northwest Territories through an agreement with the federal Government of Canada.


Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

If you want to move to beautiful Nova Scotia, you will want to apply to a Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) stream.


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

If you have skills and work experience and are able to fulfill the needs of employers in Ontario. You can get a job offer which will help you apply for permanent residency.


Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

If you are seeking permanent residency in Prince Edward Island, one pathway is to be nominated through the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Find out how to immigrate to Saskatchewan temporarily or permanently through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)


Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

The Yukon PNP has various categories under which an individual may qualify for immigration

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