Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals for immigrating to their province and territories based on criteria set by the provincial/territorial government. Successful applicants obtain a provincial nomination, which may then be used to apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency.

To qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant. Most Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the federal government in order to carry out their prerogative of nominating foreign nationals who like to establish themselves in their respective provinces and territories.

The Provincial Nominee Program is for workers who:

  • Have schooling experience and/or work experiences that may contribute to the economy of a designated province or territory.
  • Intent to live in that province permanently and
  • Want to become permanent residents of Canada