Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is designed for people have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates them.

There are eleven provinces and territories in Canada, which have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you must first apply to the destination province and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

Under the PNP program, a prospective nomine must first apply to the province for a nomination certificate before they file their application for their permanent resident visa.Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, they can change without notice. For this reason, consult the provincial site where you like to live in regularly.

After you are nominated by a Canadian province or territory, you can apply to CIC for your permanent immigration visa. A CIC officer will make a final decision on your application based on the current requirements for immigration to Canada.

IRCC has the authorities to check your admissibility on medical, criminal, security, and financial grounds on your self and your family members.

If your application is approved, the visa office will issue a permanent resident visa to you. Your permanent resident visa includes your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and your entry visa. You must have your COPR and your visa with you when you arrive in Canada.

Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program. That means you do not have to obtain a minimum of 67 points like what Federal Skilled Workers must meet.

Provincial Websits