Provincial Nominee Program
What is PNP Program and how it is work
Under Provincial Nominee Programs, provinces and territories in Canada can nominate individuals and families who wish to settle in their province or territory based on criteria set by the province. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are a key part of Canada’s immigration policy, with more than 200,000 people expected to obtain Canadian permanent residence through a Provincial Nominee Program between 2020 and 2022.
To apply as a provincial nominee, you must:
- meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams
- be nominated under that stream
How the pool works
A points-based system is used to assess and score your profile, and to rank you in the pool of Expressions of Interest. You will be assessed based on factors including:
- Language ability
- Work experience
- Adaptability and other factors
These factors all play an important role in your future economic success in Canada. A goal of the Expression of Interest system is to ensure strong economic outcomes and long-term retention in Canada for those selected.
Follow step-by-step instructions to apply for your PNP of choice:
- Find out your eligibility:Use the PNP Live Tracker to track available PNPs and determine your eligibility for the many options available.
- Complete a Provincial Nominee Program application: Submit your application to the province or territory.
- Receive your Provincial Nomination certificate:If your application is complete and you are eligible, you will receive an official Provincial Nomination certificate, allowing you to continue to the next step.
- Submit your permanent residence application
You can choose a province or territory
To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
The criteria of selection will vary anytime by province and territory without notice.