Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)


What is the Provincial Nominee Program?

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a Canadian immigration program that makes it possible for Canadian provinces and territories to nominate immigrants for Canadian immigration. The eligibility requirement and nomination guidelines differ by province and territory. Keep in mind that the PNP requirements can change without notice.

These nominated immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory. One of the standard requirements is that applicants must intend to settle in the province that nominates them.

How does the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Work?

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and sets out the criteria for their PNP. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • skilled workers
  • students
  • business people
  • semi-skilled workers.

How do you get  Provincial Nominee?

There are two primary ways to get provincial nomination.


Apply to the province or territory for nomination either through an or under a non-Express Entry stream.


You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in. If you meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory and they are interested in you, the province or territory will send you a “notification of interest” to your account.

Which Canadian Provinces and Territories participates in the Provincial Nominee Program?

The provinces an territories are:

  • Alberta (AB)
  • British Columbia (BC)
  • Manitoba.
  • New Brunswick.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Northwest Territories.
  • Nova Scotia.
  • Ontario.
  • Prince Edward Island.
  • Saskatchewan.
  • Yukon.

NOTE: The province of Quebec does not have a provincial nominee program.

Additional FAQs and Answers about the Provincial Nominee Program is here {coming soon}

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