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.

**If you completed your studies at a recognized post-secondary institute outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, your job or job offer must be related to your field of study. You also may be required to work for a minimum of 1 year prior to submission of your PNP application.


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.

226 Responses to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

  1. Kulvinder Singh says:

    Hi mine clb score is 6 got more then 9 years of work experience in teaching (play school, maxfort and presidium) age 36 years. Did BA, MA and NPTT.
    any provenance where I can apply for PR with my family

  2. Bhagat says:

    I completed my study in CDI College Montreal. Somebody told me you can not apply in ontario PNP program because Your college is private and your study is useless . Is it true???

  3. Saqib Ilyas Sheikh says:

    Want to know about Medical Examination?

  4. Edwin Chidiebere says:

    Is possible migrating to Saskatchewan or Manitoba through pnp programs without connection.If it is possible.How I go about it?

  5. Ravneet says:

    My noc -2173
    I have 2-3 years experience in IT.
    As my IELTS score is 5.5 in one band .can I still be eligible for ITA.?

  6. Kunal Shah says:

    I have 14 years and above job experience in banking and financial sectors. Which province is suitable for me as per my experience as well as how much band score I have required for Canada PR. I am 37 years old so I am eligible for with family in immigration process.

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