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The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) allows provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.
Each Canadian province and one territory has its own unique Provincial Nomination Program (except for Quebec, which has a different selection system).
Provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to more effectively and efficiently welcome newcomers to their region. Each PNP is tailored to the province’s/territory’s specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community.
Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and criteria for their PNP.
To apply for the PNP applicants must:
By their very nature, Provincial Nominee Programs are a dynamic and constantly evolving set of Canadian immigration programs. These programs often have relatively small intake caps, and provincial governments are entitled to make changes to them in order to respond to local labour market needs.
Please note, this information was compiled on October 30, 2015. For the most up to date information, visit the individual province’s website, as PNP changes occur on a regular basis.
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