Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Provincial nomination is an essential option for becoming a permanent Canadian resident.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate immigrants who are interested in living in a specific area.
Each Canadian province (except for Quebec) and its two territories have their own Provincial Nominee Programs. Agreements are signed with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which allow provinces and territories to select immigrants who meet set requirements.
Each program is tailored to the province or territories specific needs to select nominees who can settle into living in the region and contribute to its communities. Since 2015, most PNPs contain a minimum of one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system – known as an ‘enhanced’ nomination.