Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

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Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Most provinces in Canada 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 province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

As of January 2015, most of the provincial nominee programs have combined their programs with the Express Entry system and will now accept a portion of their applicants through that program.

Here is a list of the provinces and territories currently participating in this program. Since the criteria vary among the provinces, you should visit their websites for more information.

After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.

You will have to pass a medical examination and security and criminal checks. You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You can find more information on the funds you will need in the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.


One of our licensed immigration consultants can speak with you in person, online or on the phone about your unique immigration situation and give you a breakdown of your options.

191 Responses to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

  1. Kikelomo says:

    Am currently 37, would be 38 in Jan 2019, i have a masters in Business Administration, my band score in IELTS is 8 and my CRS score is 434, my work experience is in customer service in the banking industry. Please what province would offer PNP based on my profile and also am single.

  2. Help can l create province nominees profile immediately my lelts is out

  3. Emmanuel Altraide says:

    Please is it compulsory that a show of account statement is necessary for express of interest in Canada.

  4. Jonathan Nwanguma says:

    Yea @ Kikelomo you can apply through FSW or PNP you qualify.
    Omoniyi you can create your profile if you also have your WES report
    Emmanuel, what they need is Proof of Fund in any bank with your name.

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