How the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) works
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) offers a great opportunity for Canadian provinces
and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and are
interested in settling in a particular province. The first step in the process is
to apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify,
you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle
in Canada and support yourself and your family.
We encourage prospective immigrants to research and understand provincial nominee
criteria’s, career prospects and socio economic conditions of each province while
making the decision to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program.
Each Canadian province and territory (except Nunavut and Quebec, which has a different
selection system) has its own unique Provincial Nominee Program. Nomination for
PNP can be done either through express entry or non express entry pnp stream based
on qualification criteria’s. After the province or territory approves your application,
your next step is to apply for permanent residence within the time period.
With more than 80 PNP streams available, identifying the PNP option that’s best
for can be challenging and we encourage prospective immigrants to use the PNP calculators
and tools and resources available on our website to help identify PNP options that
best suit your profile.