Provincial Nominee Programs

Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate foreign workers through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the education, work experience and necessary skills to be nominated by that province or territory, and must want to reside in the province where they apply for PNP. Each province and Territory which participates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operates its own immigration streams and has different requirements, nomination guidelines and criteria, except for the province of Quebec which does not have a PNP. Majority of provinces and territories have launched Express Entry Streams where you can now apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a permanent resident after you are nominated by that province or territory.

To obtain permanent residency through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) you MUST:

  • meet the requirements of the immigration stream you apply of that province or territory
  • be nominated by that province or territory
  • apply to IRCC, either Express Entry or non-Express Entry, to become a Permanent Resident

Provincial Nominee Programs for each province and territory have different requirements and eligibility criteria based on its various immigration streams and categories.