Provincial Nominee Programs
Last updated: September 27, 2019
Often overlooked by many, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are growing in popularity and functionality. PNPs allow provinces to nominate candidates for permanent residency (PR). People who might not otherwise have enough Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for a direct Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government, might find hope in PNPs.
Each province or territory have their own PNP streams with unique requirements, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut. The streams are mostly, but not exclusively, geared towards international students and temporary foreign workers in a given province. With that said, there are provinces with streams targeting skilled people in certain occupations without any requirement to be currently residing in Canada.
Once a PNP application is processed and approved, the PR candidate pockets in an additional 600 CRS points in the Express Entry (EE) pool. This practically guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government. Please visit the links below to learn more about the Provincial Nominee Program you are interested in:
- Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP)
- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
- New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
- Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
- Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWTNP)
- Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
- Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
- Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
- Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
- Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)