Provincial Nominee Program


Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory and must want to live there.

Each province and territory have its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and criteria for their PNP.

Applicants for Canadian work visas under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) enjoy a speedy visa application process. Intending immigrants under PNP should have the necessary skills, proper education, sufficient work experience, and a passing language examination result for semi or low-skilled trades or professions.

To qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant. Many Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the national Government of Canada to carry out their prerogative of nominating immigrant workers who would like to establish themselves in their respective province. Criteria and eligibilities vary depending on the place of nomination. Between provinces, variations exist in the terms and conditions of employment to qualify to sponsor a foreign worker.

  • Alberta

  • British Columbia

  • Manitoba

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

  • New Brunswick

  • Nova Scotia

  • Northwest Territories

  • Ontario

  • Prince Edward Island

  • Saskatchewan

  • Yukon